How many bands can stake claim to performing at such former Pittsburgh music venues as Rosebud, Graffiti, Beehive in Oakland and Mellon Arena (Robert Pollard)? Unless you’re a local like Joe Grushecky, you’ll be hard pressed to find any. This feat is even more impressive when a touring band can boast those credentials. That is the case with indie rock band Guided By Voices.
The Dayton, Ohio band has been around since 1983 playing mostly local shows and not really breaking out in popularity until the early 90’s. Since then the only constant member through 23 albums has been Robert Pollard, who is also the primary songwriter. Pollard has 21 solo albums to his name since 1996, not to mention countless collaborative albums.
GBV is touring in support of Please Be Honest the latest efforts of Pollard who wrote all the songs and played all the instruments. The album is a bit of a throwback to the bands earlier lo fi sound. The latest band line-up includes Pollard, Kevin March, Bobby Bare, Jr., Nick Mitchell and Mark Shue.
Now’s your chance to catch the indie legends at Mr. Smalls Wednesday July 6 for an all ages show. Doors open at 7pm with local rockers Pet Clinic opening the show at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at ticketweb for $25, or win a pair by emailing email@example.com. Please use the name of the event in the subject line and the name of the person who will be claiming the tickets at the event. Valid ID is required to claim the tickets. The winner will be notified 24 hours before the event. Like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter to hear about our latest ticket giveaways.