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Past Event Sound Series: The Ladybug Transistor with special guests Giant Day

A collage of six square black and white images of members of The Ladybug Transistor playing various instruments and singing into a microphone.

Photo by Laurent Orseau

We welcome The Ladybug Transistor for a special appearance featuring members Gary Olson, Sasha Bell, Julia Rydholm, and Pittsburgh siblings, Jeff and Jennifer Baron. After initially forming in Brooklyn in 1995, the band released Beverly Atonale (1997), followed by their landmark The Albemarle Sound album (1999), then followed by Argyle Heir (2001), and the self-titled LP The Ladybug Transistor (2003). The albums all share a refined psychedelic-pop approach that often feature distinctive string and brass arrangements. Jeff and Sasha eventually departed from the group to focus on their parallel band The Essex Green. Jennifer formed The Garment District and Olson made his first solo record. San Fadyl, the original drummer, passed away in 2007. 

In 2019 Gary, Jeff, Jennifer, Sasha, and Julia reformed for shows in New York City and Norway to celebrate the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of The Albemarle Sound. 2023 finds them back on the road with a run of shows this summer and fall. The set list will highlight songs from 1999-2003 along with a few other surprises. The minimalist, electro-pop duo, Giant Day (Derek Almstead and Emily Growden), opens the evening. 

  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • This performance is primarily standing room only. Limited seating is available upon advance request. We are committed to offering inclusive, engaging experiences for people of all abilities. To request accommodations to enhance your visit, please contact or call 412.237.8354.


Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.