Last weekend Pizza FM booked a show with Jarring, Parachute Day, Imelda Marcos, and Phantom Broadcast at Blips and Chitz and also had a little shindig at Oregon Haus where multiple dj’s played including DJ Dsoltr, DJ Manta, Val Zilth, and Jus Wav.
Photos Taken by Subtle Punk Photography.
Pizza FM Presents Another Party:
Cooper-Moore does it all. He builds instruments and he plays them too. Currently jamming at the age of 71 with no foreseeable end in sight, Moore will be performing at Krannert on Thursday at 7:30 PM. A wide array of instruments and sounds will be played/produced; his style ranges from jazz and blues to improvisational and gospel.
I had the pleasure of seeing Cooper-Moore perform this Tuesday in UIUC’s very own Allen Hall through the guest-in-residence program. He performed playing a variety of instruments. One instrument appeared to be a half-string half-flute hybrid which utilized a violin bow to pluck the string. Moore strummed a beautiful song on his homemade eight dollar harp in which he had a charming story to accompany it. Moore was planting in his garden when suddenly his new hoe broke. Left only with a wooden stump, he knew that this broken piece was crying to be whole again. One day when Moore woke up, it hit him what he had to do to make the broken hoe into something splendid and that’s how the eight dollar harp came to be. I can assure you that Moore will have many more stories to tell, stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and reconstruction. So go to the free concert at the Krannert Center this Thursday, you have nothing to lose but yourself in his music and brilliance.
A final question to chew on that Cooper-Moore pondered during his Tuesday show, “When the bow was first made millions of years ago, what do you think it was used as? A weapon or an instrument?”
Notable events that have occurred on April 22nd:
- 1864: U.S. mints 2 cent coin (do you think this is also when people started giving their “two cents”?)
- 1969: 1st human eye transplant (can you see me now?)
- 1970: 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources (I have no joke for this, the conservation of our planet is of the utmost seriousness)
Well, this April 22nd is extra special this year, not only is it Earth Day (that’s where you live!! love it!! respect it!!) it’s also Record Store Day. This is a magical day where vinyl lovers of all kinds come together to groove to grooves and appreciate this wonderful format of music. To learn more about this event and what to expect this Saturday, click here.
Pizza FM is teaming up with local vinyl shop See You CD and Vinyl to bring you live music at The Sipyard by 6 bands playing every hour from 4 PM to 10 PM. From 7 AM to 3 PM you can stop on by the See You shop to look for some new favorites or get your hands on the long-awaited LP you’ve been searching for. Record Store Day brings along special presses available only at Independent Record Stores, so ya might wanna get there early to snag somethin’ good.
Support your local business by shopping vinyl this April 22nd! Happy groovin’!