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Thursday June 10th 2021

04:00 PM until 08:00 PM

Inside Out — Title Town

On Thursday, June 10, enjoy happy hour in the museum's outdoor sculpture courtyard with tunes provid
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Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh

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On Thursday, June 10, enjoy happy hour in the museum's outdoor sculpture courtyard with tunes provided by the DJs behind the all-vinyl soul and funk dance party, Title Town.

Bring your appetite, too! Regional food trucks and a bar created by Café Carnegie offering custom snacks, kid-friendly treats, local beers, delicious wines, and more will be on-site.

While you’re at Inside Out, participate in art-making activities for all ages.

Inside Out events are FREE, open to all ages. Make a day of it and reserve your timed tickets to visit the museum before or after you enjoy Inside Out!

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Liner Notes w/ Inside Out co-producer Lauren Goshinski:

TITLE TOWN is an all-vinyl dance party hosted by Pittsburgh DJs J Malls, Gordy G, and rotating guests who play exclusively 45s. TITLE TOWN has run for more than 10 years at multiple venues around Pittsburgh, drawing people of different ages and backgrounds to the dance floor with a mix of rare grooves and up-tempo energy from Northern Soul, ‘70s nightclub funk, deep disco, ’80s boogie, and vintage R&B, to Latin boogaloo and more.

WHAT ARE 45s
The most common form of the vinyl record single is the "45". The name is derived from its play speed, 45 rpm. The first 45 was released in 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable, high-fidelity replacement for fragile shellac discs. Before the cassette tape, CDs and MP3s, 45s were the perfect portable music medium that revolutionized popular music. Today, even a one-track stream reminds us that the burst of joy people get from a single song has never died.

THE PAST IS PRESENT
“The concept of DJs playing “old records”, rather than the newest music, began in Pittsburgh with radio DJ Porky Chedwick, just as much as any other place. This was a common practice by Pittsburgh DJs that dated back to the 1960’s. Mad Mike Metrovich, one of Pittsburgh’s most notorious and eccentric DJs, is a primary influence. There’s a long lineage of DJs, record store history, and of course DJ PARTIES in Pittsburgh. We’re just a chapter to this story.” - J Malls

“Every single TITLE TOWN party has a different vibe. My inspiration comes from artists and musicians, like Chicago’s Renaldo Domino or even Sharon Jones or Charles Bradley, who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to make this music we’re able to play and enjoy today; especially the ones who never quite broke through or earned the success they really deserve so much.” - Gordy G

HELP KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE
“Get vaccinated and help your friends and family get vaccinated. When the time is right and folks feel comfortable - go out and support live music, DJs, and artists. Show up early and have some dinner at a venue, or stick around to buy some merchandise. The large, corporate venues with touring acts will be just fine - the most important thing you can do is support independent venues and local music.” - Gordy G

You can help nightlife workers and local musicians get back on their feet with a donation to www.nightlifeline.org - a Pittsburgh-based relief fund and 501c3 project of the Giving Back Fund.

Added by Geoffrey Maddock

Related Entities: Carnegie Museum of Art

Tags: Funk Soul


Inside Out — Title Town