Pink Turns Blue - Pittsburgh Show
The first time I ever heard by Pink Turns Blue was in the year 2000, and I was 21 years old. I was at an 80s night when those simple frantic guitar and bass riffs kicked on without any fade in or mitigation of any kind; I was hooked at once. I was dancing with reckless abandon like Aiden Quinn to Never Say Never. The words called out to my broken dramatic 20 something heart. Pink Turns Blue has been a favorite of mine ever since. Even the lyrics to WoBS hit me differently now, with all my emotional 40-year-old baggage, belting out "how should I know whether I love you, walking on both sides."
October 3rd, 2019 is quite a ways away, but Erica and I are so excited for Play Alone Records to be putting on the show for post-punk legends Pink Turns Blue.
For those of you who may not know, Pink Turns Blue was formed in 1985, quickly releasing their first LP, If Two Worlds Kiss. Their sound evoked the earlier new wave and post-punk sounds, having been inspired by Hüsker Dü, but with darker undertones. They become one of the pioneering bands to help develop the subgenres darkwave and later cold wave.
Pink Turns Blue's most recent Album is “The AERDT – Untold Stories.” The record is still full of the introspective romanticism we've come to expect from Pink Turns Blue. The atmospheric record was recorded between 2014 and 2015 with Mic Jogwer (vocals, guitars, piano), Ruebi Walter (bass, keys), and Paul Richter (drums). The group showcases their enduring song-writing skills in an unpretentiousness heartfelt way, making this album what we have come to expect from these post-punk legends.
The show will be held at Spirit, which is on 51st St, right off of Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Spirit is a two-story event space and music venue repurposed from what was once a Moose Lodge. Spirit has excellent sound and the perfect capacity for Pink Turns Blue.
Tickets available here!
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