Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22, 2020 | Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm
AJJ frontman Sean Bonnette can summarize the band’s new album, Good Luck Everybody, in a single sentence: “Sonically, it’s our least punk record, and lyrically, it’s our most punk record.” And indeed, Good Luck Everybody (January 17, 2020), the Arizona band’s seventh album, stands out in their already diverse catalog. While still rooted in the folk-punk sound AJJ has become known for, the album is unafraid to delve into new territories that test the limits of what the band is capable of. “I think it explores some of the weirder sides of AJJ, the more experimental leanings that we’ve had in the past,” says bassist Ben Gallaty. Good Luck Everybody draws from a wealth of sonic inspirations, from Laurel Canyon folk-rock of the 60s and 70s to avant garde artists like Suicide, as well as some orchestral pop. There is even a piano ballad, the tragic “No Justice, No Peace, No Hope.” Lyrically, Good Luck Everybody is a change of pace from the idiosyncratic songwriting style Bonnette has honed over more than 15 years fronting AJJ. It still features his wonderfully weird turns of phrase and oddball word pairings, but this time, his thematic lens is more directly focused on the inescapable atrocities of the world around him. Longtime fans will recognize the album’s social commentary as a return to their 2011 release, Knife Man, but this time it’s fueled by a more radical urgency.
Stay at the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville!
We are about 1.2 miles from the event
Our Offerings Include:
- Number of upscale packages
- Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access
- 2 Restaurants & a Coffee Bar
- Premium Bedding
- Valet Parking
- Fitness Center
- 100% Non-Smoking
- Pet Friendly
About the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville
Set in the historic Washington Education Center building at the base of the 40th Street Bridge, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a boutique hotel located the center of what TIME and Money Magazines named “The Coolest Neighborhood in America.” Steeped in neighborhood history and adorned with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurants, Over Eden & Brick Shop, a coffee bar and spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views, and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a local gathering place and a hidden gem destination just 3 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the City's most celebrated art, dining, and shopping districts.