The Damaged Pies 35th Anniversary Documentary Screening

The Tull Family Theater Hosts The Damaged Pies for Benefit Documentary & Concert

The Tull Family Theater and one of Pittsburgh’s long-time favorite bands are joining forces for a film, concert and fight against hunger on Sunday, June 19.

For their 35th anniversary, The Damaged Pies will bring their trademark rock and five-part harmonies to an all-ages benefit gig for their long-supported cause: the global nonprofit WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. 

The event kicks off with a 2 p.m. screening of Go and Get Your Girl, featuring exclusive footage of The Damaged Pies in rehearsal and performance at the historic, acoustically acclaimed Carnegie Music Hall and Free Library in Carnegie. Captured by Tom Weber Films, this footage shares behind-the-scenes and before-the-audience moments of the band’s artistry, back story and the drive that has led to such longevity. 

“We wanted to commemorate the band’s 35th anniversary with a sequel to our 2011 movie, Same Circus, Different Town,” band frontman Steve Bodner explains. “The idea was to get a loose, intimate look at the band through songs and interactions. 

“As far as the title,” Bodner adds, “Go and Get Your Girl had that old Elvis or beach movie feel that made it fit. We had a great time on the set, with our friend, Megan Paullet, sitting in on a few songs.” 

After the documentary screening, The Damaged Pies will perform live in a 40-minute concert at the Theater.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance online or at the door. Attendees also are asked to bring boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and granola bars to support the Coraopolis Food Pantry. Anyone who can’t attend in person is still able to donate to WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty online. In addition to The Tull Family Theater, the law firm Burns White LLC is a project sponsor.

INFORMATION

Event: 35th anniversary of The Damaged Pies, all ages show

Date: Sunday, June 19

Doors: Open at 1:30 p.m.

Documentary: 2:00 p.m.

Concert:  3:45 p.m.

Tickets: $10 online or the door

Benefit: All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty. Donated nonperishable foods will be distributed to the Coraopolis Food Pantry.

The Damaged Pies, a durable and well-traveled act in its 35th year, has played and recorded at some of the world’s most legendary venues: CBGB’s in New York City, Whisky a-Go-Go in L.A., Liverpool’s Cavern, Sun Studio in Memphis, Farm Aid Eve in Hershey, Wrigley Field, Three Rivers Stadium, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Wheeling Jamboree, White’s Bar in Saginaw, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Band members are: Marjie Michel Pintea (vocals, acoustic guitar), Mark Pintea Sr. (drums), Mark Pintea Jr. (guitar, vocals), Amy Withrow (vocals, percussion), Elana Shahen (vocals), Jerri Collins (bass) and Steve Bodner (guitar, vocals). Guest vocalist is Megan Paullet..