Things have finally come together and the lineup is complete! Here’s the lineup and the performance schedule for the festival on Sunday, July 21:
12:15 – 1:00 Steel Clover
Susan Borowski is Steel Clover, performing Celtic standards. She will be playing with special guests: whistle player Bob Pegritz and well-known Irish singer Mike Gallagher. Check out the Steel Clover website, and listen to the music here.
1:15 – 2:45 Pandemic
DJ Pete from Pandemic will play lots of his favorite music including Balkan beats, gypsy brass, Afrobeats, bhangra, Russian ska, reggaeton, dancehall, baile funk, tropical bass…and more. Find out more at the Pandemic website, and listen to some of their sets here.
3:00 – 3:45 Married to the Wolf
Last year, Kayla Slicker played at the festival with her solo project, The Committee for Getting Attention. Now she’s back with a new band, Married to the Wolf. They don’t have any sounds online yet, but Kayla describes their sound “we are comprised of an electric piano, guitar, drums and trumpet. some of our songs are instrumental, painting a picture of a place or event, while others have droney, delayed vocals. not really sure what genre it falls into”. Kayla is a Polish Hill resident — part of the amazing pool of neighborhood talent!
4:00 – 4:45 Timbeleza
A returning festival and neighborhood favorite, the Brazillian samba drum ensemble Timbeleza is guaranteed to get everyone moving. In addition to their dozen or so drummers, they’re also planning to bring capoeristas and samba dancers. Be sure to check out their website, which has a lot of clips of their performances.
5:00 – 5:45 Flora Fauna
A moody, trippy post-rock band and another example of great Polish Hill creative energy. Listen to their music here.
6:00 – 6:45 King Fez
In their own words: “King Fez takes a romp through Turkish, Exotic, Bellydance and Pop styles of music..sometimes all at once!” Here’s some more info, and here’s a video.
7:00 – 7:45 The Pressure
The Pressure is an ” authentic 60s style reggae and ska act”. Listen to them here, or watch a video — this one is about Pittsburgh’s own Rialto Street.
8:00 – 9:00 Lungs Face Feet
Another Polish Hill-based band, Cumbrian-style brass bandLungs Face Feet is a huge festival favorite — and getting pretty well-known around town. We’re really glad they are back this year to close out the festival. Listen to Lungs Face Feet here, and find out a little more about the band here.
So that’s the lineup — and we’re really excited to have them all joining us!
UPDATE, July 20: We have an unexpected last-minute special guest at the Polish Hill Arts Festival! Pete/Pandemic has given up his afternoon performance slot so that the Harlan Twins, whose show at Weather Permitting was cancelled, can play. The Harlan Twins will go on at 1:30, and Pandemic will be dj’ing before and after their set, and between bands.