Remember Ti Kanaval in 2010? Remember Punchline, the rock band that played that fundraiser, for free?
4. Punchline. I can’t even tell you how awesome they are. Every song was catchy and made me want to jump up and down in place. NOW I know why people do that when they go to punk concerts. You cannot help but jump up and down to the beat of the drum. Totally buying their CD now and I’m going to stand in my living room and jump until my kids are all, “Mom. You are so weird.”
They’re getting huge. Mac Miller huge on their way to Wiz Khalifa huge.
And let me just state here that Jamie and Ali McMutrie (check out their new website!) told me and Jonathan Wander about Wiz Khalifa way before he was big.
Then they told us about Mac Miller before he was huge, hoping he could play a benefit for them because people in Haiti love Mac Miller and they have his posters up everywhere.
THEN they told us about Punchline WAY before they were huge, hoping to snag them to play Ti Kanaval, which they did.
The moral of this story is two-fold.
1. Pittsburgh has got it going on in the music business.
2. Jamie and Ali are geniuses. I’m going to go ask them what the next big act out of Pittsburgh is and then I’m going to go see about being that act’s manager, because CHA-CHING, baby.
Maybe they’ll surprise me and tell me my new air band Holy Mother of Thundersnow is the next big thing.