We’re pleased and grateful to return to live, in-person performance, featuring internationally touring artists, with our inaugural Sound Series: Block Party. An early fall afternoon and evening of live music in a relaxed and festive environment outdoors in our North Shore neighborhood. Food and beverages will be available to purchase on site, along with hands-on t-shirt, tote bag, or poster making. Presented by The Warhol’s Sound Series, a varied roster of artists will perform on a stage adjacent to the museum on Isabella Street, including Pastor Deryck Tines & the Lemington Chorale, Tomberlin, Andy Shauf, 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, featuring Dean & Britta, and Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500’s On Fire.
Entrance at Federal and Isabella Streets.
3 p.m. Pastor Deryck Tines & the Lemington Chorale
We kick off the day with a high-energy, spiritually-energizing, and soul-stirring set by Pastor Deryck Tines and Pittsburgh’s Lemington Chorale. Tines will lead this group of dynamic singers though a medley of gospel songs, spirituals, and hymns celebrating black history, spirituality, and soul, from his recently released live album We Shall Overcome Someday.
4:30 p.m. Tomberlin
We welcome singer/songwriter Tomberlin (aka Sarah Beth Tomberlin) for an intimate solo performance as part of tour with Andy Shauf, supporting her latest EP Projections on Saddle Creek Records. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Tomberlin moved around a bit growing up as a result of her father’s work as a Baptist pastor. She moved to Louisville in 2017 and released her first album At Weddings, featuring her sparse arrangements and vivid lyrics, produced by Owen Pallett.
6 p.m. Andy Shauf
We welcome the songwriter Andy Shauf, and are pleased to reschedule his performance from June so that he and his band could be part of our Sound Series: Block Party, as part of a tour supporting his most recent, highly lauded album Neon Skyline on ANTI records. His music is often described as reflecting the Canadian prairie with a unique blend of hushed vocals, vivid lyrics, and intricately crafted arrangements, drawing on influences such as Neil Young, Wilco, and Elliot Smith.
7:30 p.m. 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, featuring Dean & Britta
In celebration of its 13th anniversary, we’re thrilled to bring back, 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. The performance, which consists of commissioned soundtracks by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips for a selection of Warhol’s silent film portraits, toured extensively after its premiere in Pittsburgh in October 2008, playing over 85 dates over eight years. The 13th anniversary tour will provide audiences with another opportunity to experience this critically lauded performance with newly digitized HD versions of the films. The project resulted in the first official release of early Warhol films on DVD, which was produced in collaboration with Plexifilm.
13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, a project jointly commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts 2008.
9 p.m. Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500’s On Fire
The Warhol’s inaugural Sound Series: Block Party closes with a seamless transition from 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests to a special set of Galaxie 500’s seminal album On Fire, performed by the same band, featuring Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips, Anthony LaMarca, and Matt Sumrow. Wareham, who formed Galaxie 500 in 1987 and Luna in 1991, has also recorded several albums with his wife Britta Phillips as Dean & Britta, and beyond working with Andy Warhol’s films, they have scored films such as The Squid & The Whale and Mistress America by Noah Baumbach. Most recently they released A Sentimental Education, an album of covers, and A Place of Greater Safety, an EP of 6 instrumentals on Double Feature Records.
- The Sound Series Block Party is rain or shine. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
- Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
- Wristbands will be provided for re-entry.
- All bags subject to security search.
- Alcohol, coolers, chairs, pets prohibited (with the exception of service dogs).
- No outside food or beverage allowed, except sealed bottles of water.
- Please note the Sound Series: Block Party is primarily standing room only. We are committed to offering inclusive, engaging experiences for people of all abilities. To request accommodations to enhance your visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412.237.8354.
- Notice for all buyers – By attending an in-person event at any of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, you and any guests agree to voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
- Please see our health and safety guidelines.
Sound Series: Block Party is presented by the Richard King Mellon Foundation and sponsored by Dollar Bank
Media sponsors 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA
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