#NYO10 Weekly Event Guide | 01.28.16

Published On January 28, 2016 | By Leah Kennedy | Events

Get up with our weekly event guide each Thursday to find out what’s happening in the 412–from daytrips, to nightlife, and more…

Below, you’ll find our top selections for the week ahead:


1.28.16 | 8PM @ The Space Upstairs | $5
214 N. Lexington St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Create, Define, Release“– a music project and workshop series c/o DME–gives producers the opp. to submit songs, get feedback on their works in progress, and network with other local artists/vets in the scene. Producers are encouraged to bring uploaded tracks (CD/USB), tweak them, and hear them live over amplified speakers. Organizers of CDR hope to strengthen the bonds between artists by providing a platform where creative ideas can be discussed and evolved.

title townTITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party

1.29.16 | 9PM @ brillobox | $6 | 21+
4104 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Join DJs Gordy G. and J Malls on the brillobox dance floor just one more time as they celebrate three solid years of soul and funk at their former spot. After their final shindig at Brillo, TITLE TOWN takes up a new monthly residency at the Ace Hotel, where you’ll continue to find them spinning throwbacks, deep disco and vintage R&B classics.

madmike newMad Mike vs. The Mad 80s

1.30.16 | 8PM @ Cattivo | $10 | 21+
146 44th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Mad Mike vs. The Mad 80s is a battle-of-the-bands concept with a twist. Tunes from local radio legend MAD MIKE METRO! will be featured on the top floor; and signature 80s-decade classics will be played on the bottom level. Top floor “MAD MIKE METRO!” acts include The Me Toos, The Specters, Th’ Royal Shakes, The Hi-Frequencies, Sun Hound, Nox Boys, and special guests. “80s” acts will include the Cramps, Joy Division, The Go-go’s, The Fall, and more.

*FYI: $10 bucks get you access to both shows.

northern libertiesNorthern Liberties, Come Holy Spirit + Moon Baby

1.30.16 | 8PM @ Babyland | $10
3577 Beethoven St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Rock out with Philly punk rock power trio Northern Liberties when they come through the ‘Burgh for their gig this weekend. They’ll be joined by Pittsburgh staples Come Holy Spirit and Moon Baby for a captivating live performance.

fettermanProject Progress: Live Music Fundraiser for John Fetterman

1.30.16 | 5PM @ Spirit | $15-$20 | 21+
242 51st St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

#TeamFetterman joins forces for an evening of live music and local artwork to support Braddock Mayor, John Fetterman, and his candidacy for U.S. Senate. The night includes two floors of live music with 15 bands, and 100+ visual artists who’ll be donating artwork to the Project Progress raffle. Come support the movement and find out how you can get involved with future events to come.

*FYI: Entry includes three raffle tickets; additional tix may be purchased for $1 each/10 for $5.

eric robersonSoul Sessions: Eric Roberson

1.30.16 | 8PM @ August Wilson Center | $28.25
980 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Singer-songwriter Eric “Erro” Roberson pulls musical influence from genres across the board, including soul, R&B, house, hip-hop, jazz and rock. His music is uplifting, poetic and thoughtful; and he’s earned an esteemed reputation for his deliverance of solid, dynamic performances. You can catch him performing live in the next installment of the Cultural Trust’s Soul Sessions concert series this January.

rich medinaRich Medina @ Cantina

1.30.16 | 10PM @ Round Corner Cantina | $8 | 21+
3720 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Round Corner Cantina is kicking off their 2016 “Sound Corner Series” with plans to feature talented DJs and musicians all year long. First up on their roster is world renowned DJ, comedian, tastemaker and poet, Rich Medina, who’ll be joined by the ‘Burgh’s own J. Malls and Selecta. Gear up for warm, fuzzy tunes that’ll heat things up and make you move.

*FYI: This is the official afterparty spot for the Soul Sessions/Eric Roberson show!

pgh spelling beeThe 4th Great Pittsburgh Spelling Bee

1.30.16 | 6PM @ Irma Freeman Center for Imagination | FREE
5006 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

The PGH Spelling Bee was established to celebrate the “archaic pastime of spelling words” before the Autocorrect era; and this year, they’ll continue to carry out the tradition. As always, 50 bucks goes to the winner, and second and third runner-ups will also receive prizes. This year’s funds and donations will benefit the GLCC and the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. ($5-10 for participants; free for audience members w/ donations encouraged.)

erikaHot Mass pres. ERIKA + Alex Price

1.30.16 | 11:55PM @ Hot Mass | $15 | 21+
1139 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

You might recognize ERIKA from her staple DJ slot at the annual No Way Back party in the D. She’s also highly favored among Pittsburgh’s afterhours crowd… This weekend, she pays us a surprise visit to throw down a full throttle set of thundering techno. DETOUR‘s Alex Price (and Hot Mass‘ newest resident DJ!) will join her for opening support. Arrive early + BYOB.

pet clinicPet Clinic, Shaky Shrines + High Waisted

1.31.16 | 9PM @ Spirit | $5 | 21+
242 51st St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Change up the pace this Sunday; and dose yourselves with a little pizza, beer and rock n’ roll… Catch Pet Clinic perform live alongside PGH outfit Shaky Shrines + NYC’s High Waisted at Spirit.

Photo Creds: CDR PGH, DME (1); TITLE TOWN PGH (2); MAD MIKE METRO! Facebook page (3); Northern Liberties’ Facebook event page (4); Ziggy Sawdust Productions (5); Eric Roberson (6); HYPEBEAST, Rich Medina (7); Pittsburgh Spelling Bee (8); ERIKA, Hot Mass (9); Pet Clinic (10).

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