Here we go with soulshowmike’s picks for this week, along with the whys. I focused a lot on the one-off shows, vs. the fine weekly offerings. Enjoy.
|Thundercat, at Roxian Theatre, May 29||This is an important member of the West Coast contingent that includes Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Trevor Lawrence, Jr. and Terrace Martin. Bassist T’Cat wrote and produced for Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Grammy winner.|
|Women Who Rock, at Stage AE, May 30||An important fundraiser for women’s health, with one of our last chances to see Lyndsey Smith before she moves to the BigEasy. Also, there’s Sheila E. as headliner.|
|Sirens & Queens by Anqwenique, at Hotel Indigo (E. Liberty), May 30||Chamber Music Society teams with local artists to present shows at funky locations.|
|Beauty Slap w/Funky Fly Project at South Park, May 31||This is the first installment of the Allegheny County Summer Series, including our young upstart outfit FFP. Bring your blankie.|
|Royce album release, Cattivo, May 31||The first of two weekend album release parties, this one with James Royce and his new band.|
|Starship Mantis and Feralcat album release, at Mr. Smalls, June 1||Roger Romero’s Feralcat recording debut, along with SSM’s sophomore release – |
fusion and space funk, respectively.