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Shade's lost tracks

• Pittsburgh rock band Shade is hitting the 17-year mark with the release of "Trains in the Sky," a collection of songs that never saw the light of day, including the title track.

It also features "Let Your Hair Down" and "Hey Rocco," recorded in 2003 with local producer Grec.

Through its history, Shade has shared the stage with the likes of The Black Keys, Dinosaur Jr., Metric and Crystal Castles.

Shade will celebrate the release with a show at Mr. Smalls at 9 p.m. Friday with The Red Western and Claire with the Turban. Tickets are $12. www.mrsmalls.com.

Nashville bound

• Longtime Punchline frontman Steve Soboslai is headed for Music City.

The singer-songwriter-guitarist, who recently released the fine solo project Blue of Colors, is moving to Nashville in August "to be exposed to more opportunity for my musical endeavors and for a change of pace," he says.

What does this mean for Punchline, which formed in 1998 and released its last album in 2010?

"Still planning on doing a new Punchline record when the time is right," he says, "but I want to go above and beyond what we've done before."

Incidentally, the Pittsburgh band he manages, Badboxes (featuring Blue of Colors producer Harrison Wargo), plays a show at the Brillobox, Bloomfield, at 9:30 p.m. Friday. www.brillobox.net.



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