If you haven’t heard of Rupa & The April Fishes you aren’t alone… yet. The diverse sound quality and powerhouse instrumentation that this San Francisco based international phenom is bringing to Pittsburgh should be a treat, not the least because the ideas that Rupa Marya imbues their multilingual, gypsy rock songs with is as prescient to the mind as it is kind to the ear.
The band is promoting their new album, “BUILD,” and coming off of the Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival in North Carolina. At Thunderbird Wednesday night, their opener will be Pittsburgh act Phat Man Dee, a unique jazz singer with cabaret swing style that should be a strong pairing with Rupa & The April Fishes oft cabaret inspired songs and beautifully analog/acoustic sound.
The show begins at 9PM, $12 at door.