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Skyliners on screen
• Original Skyliners Jimmy Beaumont and Wally Lester are among the guests expected tonight at the SouthSide Works Theater for a private screening of "Since I Don't Have You," a new biopic of the famed Pittsburgh doo-wop group.
The film was written by Gavin Rapp, son of the late Skyliners singer Janet Vogel Rapp, and he co-directed it with Rob Hankinson. It stars the Pittsburgh-based talent Kristin Spatafore (Janet) and Ron Marnich (as Mr. Beaumont).
There are still tickets available for a screening on Oct. 25 at the SouthSide Works (Oct. 4 and 11 screenings are sold out). It will be shown at the Capitol Theater in Cleveland in Oct. 18. There are no plans yet for a weeklong run.
For information, go to www.wintermorningpictures.com.
Beware of Dethlehem
• Dethlehem will unleash the hammer of the gods at The Club at Stage AE on Saturday celebrating the second anniversary of The Pittsburgh Scene, the website that offers a platform for local bands.
JT Penderville offered an update on his own medieval metal group: "Since we lost Lord Bonecrush in an eternal portal, we have been slaying dragons with Brutalitus the BloodBeard, our new fearless leader. We also picked up a new bassist, an old, perverted, lvl 5 barbarian named, Hank the Guy. Our previous bassist, Davidicus the Black accidentally cast a level 30 Bass Solo spell that inadvertently banished him into space... the solo rocked him too hard."
Problems even Spinal Tap didn't have ...
He added that the band is "looking to ramp up the touring and release 'Ghorusalem Codex, Volume III' sometime next year."
Opening the all-ages show will be Through These Walls, Doomsday Initiative, August Ruins, Scene Stage the World and The Park View. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 advance; $10 day of show.
New music notes
• Wiz Khalifa's new album, "O.N.I.F.C.," pushed back from September, will be released on Rostrum/Atlantic Records on Dec. 4. The next single will be "Remember You," featuring The Weeknd.
• Pittsburgh rapper Boaz drops "Bases Loaded," his debut album for Rostrum Records, which includes the chill single "Gettin' After That Money," with an edgy guest feature from labelmate Wiz Khalifa.
• Instead of Sleeping, an indie-rock band that draws inspiration from the likes of Minus the Bear and The Dear Hunter, issues the new EP "The Reds, The Blacks, The Grays" with a show at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Smiling Moose, South Side, also featuring Heathens to Heroes and Sikes. Admission is $10.
• Squirrel Hillbillies sounds like a joke name, but the folk duo of Jenny Wolsk Bain and Gary Crouth is no laughing matter. They play early '60s folk with earnest lyrics, gentle harmonies and delicate acoustic musicianship. The Hillbillies releases its debut CD with a show at SongSpace at First Unitarian Church, Shadyside, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Suggested donation is $15 ($10 for students). Go to www.squirrelhillbillies.com.
First Published September 27, 2012 12:00 am