Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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TUESDAY

In a previous life, which was only a few years ago, Father John Misty was J. Tillman (or Joshua Tillman), an indie-folk singer- songwriter who also drummed in the band Fleet Foxes. For his eighth solo album, last year's "Fear Fun," he reinvented himself as Father John Misty and became more adventurous as an artist, placing on year- end top 10 lists. Pitchfork said of the record, "He's finally shaken that lonesome, somber tone, and these songs sound all the better for it: gregarious, engaging, even funny." The tour brings him to Mr. Smalls in Millvale at 9 p.m. with Night Moves. Tickets are $17. www.mrsmalls.com.

THURSDAY

"RAW: natural born artists" showcases local emerging artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography at Cavo, 1916 Smallman St., Strip District, at 8:30 p.m. This month's event, "En Masse," includes Streetheart, Stephanie Truchan, Trilodeon, Georgette Frances Jewelry, Cindy Hines, Phoenix Rose, Autumn Cook, Ashley Bates, christan, Rob Sassi, hoornaz, Pet Clinic, rachel toxic, Barry Simpson, KloRebel, Dan Landoni, Bellibeautiez, Headphone Activist, Mario Fusca, Matt Hunter, StOG, Liz Dabecco and Eve Negley. Mad Tom Brown is the DJ and Kellee Maize the host. Dress code for this 21- and-over event is fashionable cocktail attire. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; www.RAWartists.org/pittsburgh or the RAW Pittsburgh Facebook page.

FRIDAY

The underground art genre known as "Obscuro Culture" will become slightly less, well, underground when the exhibit "Obscuro Bezango!" opens at Future Tenant, 819 Penn Ave., Downtown. In addition to art, sculpture and cartoons, the free event, 7 to 10 p.m., will have live music and complimentary drinks. There will also be some underground artists, but if we told you they wouldn't be so obscuro. More at futuretenant. …

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