Inside Out — Kinselland Radio
On Thursday, July 22, enjoy happy hour in the museum's outdoor sculpture courtyard with deep cuts of classical, jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues, rock and retro pop records courtesy of Kinselland Radio.
Bring your appetite, too! Regional food trucks and a bar created by Café Carnegie offering custom snacks, kid-friendly treats, local beers, delicious wines, and more will be on-site.
While you’re at Inside Out, participate in art-making activities for all ages.
Inside Out events are FREE, open to all ages, have limited capacity, and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Make a day of it and reserve your timed tickets to visit the museum before or after you enjoy Inside Out!
with Inside Out co-producer Lauren Goshinksi
LG: Greetings to one of Pittsburgh’s most dynamic duos. In addition to being artists, educators, forces behind BOOM Concepts, and parents together, you also added DJ-ing to your list of collaborations. How is Kinselland Radio another creative outlet for you?
KinselLand Radio is transforming our personal and intimate home activity of playing records and shifting that to a public facing experience. People who are close to us have been experiencing KinselLand Radio everytime they come over to our house for holidays, dinner parties and kickbacks!
LG: What do your individual music collections look like? What do you both bring to the decks that express your personal taste?
The KinselLand collection at this point is just one huge archive. The cool thing is that there was always interesting overalaps in our collections. We both love 80/90’s funk and rnb - Darrell will bring some Gene McDaniels or Dionne Warwick and Anqwenique will of course lay down some Leontyne Price mixed with Rich Boy. Both of us will sneak in a bit of Mister Rogers or The Wiz soundtrack over everything!
LG: Before Covid, folks could find you in the lobby of venues like Ace Hotel sharing your record collection in a loungey social atmosphere. Is there a certain kind of atmosphere you look for, or like to create, when playing as Kinselland? With Ace being permanently closed, are there other spots in Pittsburgh you are looking forward to playing as we open up again?
KinselLand Radio is a WHOLE MOOD; its not a party, or a jump up and down type of thing. We bring bops from across genre and time to take you on a sonic adventure, folks are guaranteed to grove ya hips, vibe, and do a little two step. During lockdown we live streamed a DJ set from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art as part of our residency. Our goal is to connect with museums, neighborhood block parties, festivals, rooftops, or ya local forest kickback as long as the energy is right.
LG: What are the sources of your music inspiration? Or, is there anything you wish people knew more about Pittsburgh music & nightlife?
The foundation of our record collection is what we’ve inherited from our family members. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins have contributed to our music knowledge just through what we have been handed down. It’s cool to know what our elders and ancestors liked to listen to and how that influences our music taste today!
LG: How can people help music & nightlife in Pittsburgh recover from Covid, and come back better? Anything on the horizon folks should attend or support?
Stop supporting anti-black venues and promoters who operate as culture vultures.
Pay artists more than you did pre-covid - ask artists how they can be supported. Patronize black-owned venues and support venues in Black neighborhoods. Know the difference between supporting an artist, supporting a promoter, and supporting a venue.
LG: For you, why is music & nightlife an essential part of culture at large?
People need different spaces and places to be themselves. A healthy nightlife ecosystem and economy can signify more than a few things for an urban environment: positive youth engagement, healthy arts community,
LG: TRACK ID. Name a track you’re rinsing right now, that we might hear at CMOA.
The still relevant "Niggers vs. Police" by Richard Pryor off his That Nigger’s Crazy comedy album. That Nigger's Crazy is the third album by Richard Pryor. It was recorded live at Don Cornelius' Soul Train nightclub in early 1974. This album won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for 1974.
About the Artist:
Kinselland Radio is a vinyl drive sonic experience with inaugural artists in residence Anqwenique and DS Kinsel. Listening to their hearts and trusting their hands to guide the groove, they will take you on a trip exploring throwback deep cuts of classical, jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues, rock and retro pop records from the family’s inherited personal collection. This live vinyl DJ set is inspired by the African American Art in the 20th Century exhibition and celebrates the rich legacy and contributions of Black artists.
About Inside Out:
Inside Out is Carnegie Museum of Art’s new outdoor summer event series celebrating and supporting Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape. Running from June 5 through September 4 on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-5 p.m., the museum is partnering with over 28 regional artists and small arts organizations to transform the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Courtyard into the season’s go-to destination with a robust schedule of pop-up performances, DJs, art-making activities, local food trucks and beverages, kid-friendly treats, and more. See the full schedule of events here.