Creative Reuse Gallery: Opening Reception
Thursday 3.24.16 | 6PM @ PCCR
214 N. Lexington St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Don’t miss the opening of the brand new gallery by the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse‘s first artist resident, Juliet Pusateri. As a part of their residency program, each artist will be given a stipend and materials over the course of three months to present at a two-month gallery showing. DJ Smokifantastic will be playing soul jams to compliment the evening and Pusateri’s artworks. Admission is free, and all works sold will support her as well as the Residency program.
THUNDERCUNTS DANCE PARTY x okay.cd
Thursday 3.24.16 | 9PM @ Spirit | 21+
242 51st St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Sweat it out on the dance floor with your fav waves queens and get down to dancey house music courtesy of okay.cd. Additional artists on board include Alexis Icon, DJ Babyteeth, Chadkid (A/V set), Jack b2b Tom b2b Bella (a.k.a. the okay.cd crew), and Julie Mallice with support on visual production.
On Avery Island/In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Thursday 3.26.16 | 8:30PM @ Cattivo | $7 – $10
146 44th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201
20 years ago, Neutral Milk Hotel dropped their first album, “On Avery Island.” This key element in the band’s development deserves its day of celebration in indie music history. For one night only, some of PGH’s best musicians are getting together to play this piece of history in its entirety from start to finish. Due to high demand, the artists will play “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” as well. Don’t miss The Hills and The Rivers, Chase the Monkey, Two Tall Twins, Host Skull, Pro Wrestler, Rowan Erikson and Mara Yaffee as they pay tribute to the greats.
MISCELLANEOUS: Tom McConnell/Jose No Release Party
Friday 3.25.16 | 10 PM @ Brillobox | $5 | 21+
4104 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Come out to get groovy this Friday night with DJs and local favorites Tom McConnell
and Jose No
, who’ll both be dropping collab tracks via Pittsburgh’s fresh new house music record label, MISC. Check out the tracks below and get ready to groove:
TOBACCO w/ Hood Internet x ShowYouSuck, Lasers & Fast & Shit
Friday 3.25.16 | 10 PM @ Spirit | $15 – $17
242 51st St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Fresh off the completion of his third album, TOBACCO “deepens his approach to aural depravity,” explaining the concepts and themes that drive his music: “I wanted to push each song just enough, so that even when the album’s at its wildest, it’s something you can zone out to. It feels like a definitive end to a concept I’ve been trying to perfect forever.” This weekend, he’ll be hitting up Spirit with Hood Internet, ShowYouSuck, Lasers, and Fast & Shit to throw down an immense live performance of his latest tracks. This show is currently SOLD OUT.
Pin-Up Pabst Charity Fundraiser
Friday 3.25.16 | 9PM @ Dee’s Cafe
1314 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Stop by Dee’s Cafe for some ultimate girl power and the finishing of the PBR Mural by Ross Kennedy. Get a free makeover by a professional make up artist. You can enter in a free pin-up girl contest judged by Pittsburgh’s own Dana Von Dangerously
. If that’s not really your thing, head up to The Attic for the PBR Art Show of pieces donated by local artists. You’ll also get a chance to win some awesome prizes–like a PBR Guitar! All donations go to the Women’s Shelter of Karissa’s Army
to help fight the war on domestic violence.
Layer Cake Music Showcase
Saturday 3.26.15 | 7PM @ New Hazlett Theater | $15
6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Layer Cake Festival took over the ‘Burgh last fall and is back again to host their first ever Music Showcase. Four bands, one comedian, and an artist are all teaming up to bring something unique to the table. The Commonheart
takes you time traveling with some old-school rock riffs, soul and gospel organs, and gritty vocals. The band Wreck Loose
is putting their own spin on indie rock music. Devin Moses & The Saved
will bring forth irreverent attitudes and eclectic influence; while Working Breed
will present a motley of musical instruments, space jams, “spy” music, and even acoustic reggae. Artist Danielle Robinson will be lending her talents for a live painting session and Pittsburgh funny man Stoph Edison will be your host for the evening.
MATTACHINE: Queer Dance Party
Saturday 3.26.16 | 10 PM @ Ace Hotel | $10-$40
120 S. Whitfield St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
Fresh off their collab on the Shortbus film, DeBoy and Mitchell created “MATTACHINE”, a dance music Monthly at Julius’ Bar in NYC’s West Village. Their plan was to revive one of the city’s oldest establishments with a welcoming, creative environment to inspire future pioneers and queer ragers to come. Luckily, the duo did just that… The NYC dance party’s been spreading good vibes across the nation for nearly eight years strong; and this month, it’s coming to Pittsburgh. To celebrate the music of “queer yesteryear,” MATTACHINE brings forth a vintage vinyl, tag-team mashup that’s sure to be spontaneous and full of surprises. The party goes down Saturday with a star-studded lineup of special guests on board, including the co-op’s creators, who’ll be joined by NYC performance artist, Amber Martin, and Shortbus’ Paul Dawson.
Hot Mass pres. Stripped & Chewed Showcase
Saturday 3.26.16 | 11:59 PM @ Hot Mass | $15 – $20 | 21+
1139 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Stripped & Chewed are a handful of friends that focus on positively contributing to the Chi-town’s storied history of house music. Recent releases from heavy-hitter locals have garnered attention outside city limits; and now, the collective is bringing their talents to the Burgh. This weekend’s lineup includes Garrett David
, a Chicago house scene staple, the renowned Gramaphone Records’ house buyer and longtime Queen!/Smart Bar Resident; Adam Rowe
, house/disco/techno extraordinaire, techno buyer at Gramaphone, and David’s production partner/right-hand man at Smart Bar; and Studio Casual duo, a common fixture at Smart Bar and Deep Turnt’s trash alley basement, who’ll be bringing forth an eclectic mix of underground dance tracks.
TEDx @ University of Pittsburgh
Saturday 3.26.16 | 10AM @ William Pitt Union | $5
5th Ave., & Bigelow Blvs., Pittsburgh, PA 15260
TEDx is returning to Pitt with “MOVE!” Here, local speakers will talk about the progress Pittsburgh has made in politics, medicine, technology, social reform, and spirituality throughout two lecture sessions. (10-11:30AM; 1-2:30PM.) Those who don’t attend University of Pittsburgh are invited to a neighboring room to watch a live-stream of the lecture and take part in some activities, photo opportunities, and free food. Attendees also have a chance of winning lunch with one of the TEDx speakers and several other fun prizes! Speakers include: Michael Boninger (Professor and chair in the Department of Physical Medicine), John Fetterman (Mayor of Braddock), Christopher Seymour (UPMC Dept. of Critical Medicine and Emergency Medicine), Kerry Harling (UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine – Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Founder Of Holistic Highway), Raymond Gastil (Director of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh), Janera Soloman (Publisher of 1839 Magazine and Executive Director of Kelly Strayhorn Theatre at East Liberty).