Events . WYEP Presents: The Cynics with Carsickness and The Infidels

Friday Nov 25th 2022

7:00 PM until 12:00 AM

WYEP Presents: The Cynics with Carsickness and The Infidels

classic pittsburgh garage, psych and punk
Thunderbird 4053 Butler Street Pittsburgh

21+ $20

91.3 WYEP Presents:
The Cynics
with Carsickness & The Infidels

Friday, November 25th, 2022
Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm

AGE RESTRICTION: 21+ or Accompanied by Legal Guardian
VIP Tickets - Access to the Upper Balcony, with Private Bar, Private Bathroom, and a View. Includes a Meet and Greet with the bands throughout the show and a complimentary cocktail! Must be 21+ to purchase (IDs will be checked upon arrival). Sold in pairs of 2.

The Cynics are internationally known garage-rock revivalists recognized for their primal distorted, three-chord, high-energy Stone Age rock ‘n’ roll infused with fuzz-guitar and howling vocals. They are energetic live performers who appear on four continents and prolific recording artists that have influenced garage rock bands for four decades. The Cynics along with the Chesterfield Kings, the Milshakes, and the Fuzztones were early founders of the 1980s garage rock revival movement. Since their start at Pittsburgh’s Electric Banana in 1983 they have survived the whirl of changing musical trends staying true to their garage punk sound to influence the bands of the 2000s garage rock revival like the White Stripes, The Vines, The Hives, Kings of Leon and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

“We’re still standing and we’re still doing it the way we did when we started. I guess you could say we were here when it all started and we’re still here now” - Michael Kastelic

In Pittsburgh, in 1980, [Carsickness] were playing a music that didn’t yet have—and would never really find—a name: post-punk.
In fact it might be argued that in their restlessness to move, musically if not politically, beyond the stupid-is-smart aesthetic of punk, Carsickness invented post-punk—in Pittsburgh. Just as Husker Du and Gang of Four and Mission of Burma and Sonic Youth were busy restlessly inventing it in Minneapolis, London, Boston, and New York. Just as, a few years later, bands in Pittsburgh that were made up of post-post-punks like me and my friends, kids who loved the Birthday Party and Wire but refused to stop listening to their Black Sabbath records, would spontaneously evolve a kind of heavy, heavy music that was called—as a Seattle-obsessed national media would in time inform us—“grunge.”
I didn’t know, in the fall of 1980, that there was something called “post-punk.” But I could tell—anybody could—that Carsickness were moving in another direction.

The Infidels:
The Infidels started in Youngstown, Ohio in 1982. Their high energy, melody-driven punk/garage rock style quickly drew more and more fans at every performance.
Tickets go on sale Friday 10/7 @ 10am:é-music-hall

Related Entities: Thunderbird
Tags: Garage Psychedelic Punk