Thursday, September 2, 2021

Mini Trees in Pittsburgh, December 1 at Club Cafe.


Mini Trees will perform in Pittsburgh on December 1 at Club Cafe on the Southside (map). A July Beats Per Minute review describes a recent single "Carrying On":
“Carrying On” comes bounding out of the gates with a buoyant and propulsive bass line and strident drumming, which acts as a brilliant counterpoint to Vega’s more circuitous and uncertain words. It’s as if the instrumentation is the activity of the world rushing on all around, while Vega is stuck in the middle simply striving for a “sense of peace” and trying to keep troublesome ideas at bay, vividly describing her thought patterns in lines like “Colors paint my mistakes, it’s more than I can take.” The push-and-pull continues throughout “Carrying On”, resulting in a finale where one moment she’s quietly musing “I try to convince myself we’ll see it through” and the next she’s yelping “Is it over like that? Was it all a wash?” It’s a simple but effective reflection of our current mental dissonance, all wrapped up in a three-minute indie pop package.


Tickets for the 21+ show are available online. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8:00.