guest mix: The Government Center
words + mix: John Cozby
The Government Center is a record store and live music venue on Pittsburgh's Northside. We stock used and new records, with no specific focus or specialty besides music we love and want to share with people. We love crate digging, finding old weird music that isn't on streaming services, and we're also here for new music that's coming out every week. Our goal is to be a place for ongoing conversations about music, where we learn stuff from our friends and customers all the time.
This playlist offers a glimpse of our current favorites at this particular moment, mostly new(ish) stuff but some classics as well; ask in a week and it will be completely different. It includes local hooligans The Gotobeds, who have a new album out later this month; Shana Cleveland, who recently performed songs from her amazing new album in the shop; Mdou Moctar, who blasted our faces to bits at the Warhol last month; Jessica Pratt, who we can’t wait to see there next week, and our ever present spiritual guide, Jonathan Richman.