By Margaret Welsh
Pittsburgh Current Music Editor
The Mr. Roboto Project Benefit Compilation Vol. 3
Among many other tragedies of the pandemic, the closing of beloved venues — including Brillobox and the Rex — are particularly heart-wrenching losses.
The Mr. Roboto Project hopes someday to continue hosting shows, whenever hosting shows might again be a thing. But before that, they have to continue to pay rent.
Earlier this month, booking collective Don’t Let the Scene go Down on Me released the third in a series of comps to help raise money for the storied all-ages, DIY venue
Like previous installations, Vol. 3 brings together tracks from a mess of different bands, all of who have some sort of connection to Roboto — some are locally based, some are from other places, but hit the venue while on tour.
A few of my favorites tracks this time around come from Philadelphia post-pop-punk band Church Girls, elegant dream-pop duo Drauve, and long-running hardcore band Killer of Sheep, and there’s plenty of other great stuff to discover here. Pick up the digital album for $5 (or more if you have some extra money), and maybe grab the other two while you’re at it.