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Wed 10/14 91.3 WYEP & Sailor Jerry present: An Evening With Lucero 8:00pm All Ages
(by Brian Venable) You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation. The trick there was that we couldn’t really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the line up and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone. | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Thu 10/15 FAILURE with special guests Torche 8:00pm All Ages
Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records. Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996. Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.” The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records. Failure is Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott. | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Fri 10/16 For Today with special guests Fit For A King, Gideon, Phinehas, Silent Planet 7:00pm All Ages
Even in the face of seemingly “impossible” odds, there’s always a way to muster enough strength to soldier on and cross the finish line victoriously. That goes for all facets of life. If you’re willing to disregard the naysayers, forget the doubters, and defy the odds, you can accomplish anything. FOR TODAY reached a major milestone in 2012 when their fourth full-length album, »Immortal«, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #15 with 14,700 units sold in merely one week. In addition to appearing on the Van’s Warped Tour 2012 & Main Stage 2014. They’ve shared the stage with everyone from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and AUGUST BURNS RED to ASKING ALEXANDRIA and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE. | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Sun 10/18 Opus One & PromoWest North Shore Presents Timeflies with special guests Kalin and Myles 7:35pm All Ages
We started Timeflies in 2010, and after releasing only singles, on September 19, 2011, released our debut album, The Scotch Tape. We also started Timeflies Tuesday – a series in which we are able to stay connected with you by releasing remixes, performing live covers, and freestyling over original beats. Since recently releasing a mixtape and two EPs, we have been working really hard on our new album After Hours, released on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. We have a bunch of awesome collaborations on the album including T-Pain, Fabolous, and Katie Sky and hope you all check it out. With a tour planned for Fall 2014, we’re excited for what the future holds and to see you guys out on the road again really soon! | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Mon 10/19 Cherub: 'So...You DTF?' Tour with special guests Hippie Sabotage, Shooka 8:00pm All Ages
Cherub will be bringing their electric new live set up to Mr. Smalls on Oct 21. Fans will be able catch the duo performing with additional musicians on stage; their producer Nick Curtis on drums and longtime friend Jordan Bartlett on guitar and keys. Jordan and Jason could not be more excited about hitting the stage as a four piece band, and this fresh new reinterpretation of their live show has been years in the making and is an exciting new chapter in their musical adventure. Expect new songs, old songs and a Cherub show like you've never seen before! For more information, please visit
Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber take their fun very, very seriously. The pair behind the ambitious and emphatic Nashville duo Cherub craft hooky electro-pop that lyrically captures the risqué, pleasure-seeking impulses of their youth, while their studio expertise results in alluring grooves.
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Tue 10/20 X Ambassadors - The VHS Tour with special guests Skylar Grey 8:00pm All Ages
Some of our most enduring rock and roll is built upon the following truth: Sometimes you have to replant yourself to find your roots. Nearly a decade ago, three of the four young members of Ithaca, New York, quartet X Ambassadors left home with great ambition, vowing not to look back. Like so many smalltown kids before them, they yearned to find fame and fortune in the city. They wanted, as they confess in one of their most powerful new songs, to “go big.” And after years of hustling rock stardom felt imminent. But something was missing. Some bands never get that missing piece back, but the potentially great ones go looking for it. More often than not, the search leads them right back home. X Ambassadors’ stomping, syncopated fulllength debut, VHS , is all about that exploration. Ironically it proved to be a journey — as the antiquated technology namechecked in the album’s title indicates — through the past. | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Wed 10/21 The Devil Makes Three with special guests The Deslondes 8:00pm All Ages
With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm. Sourcing blues and throwing in fierce finger-picking guitar, a little slide, tenor banjo and rocking upright bass, The Devil Makes Three create a multi-spanned bridge between musical styles. Their vocal harmonies wind tightly around original songs and breathe life into favorite covers. It all pours forth from a timeless pulse that pulls you to the past, flies you to the future and lands you on the dance floor. | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Sun 10/25 91.3 WYEP presents Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band with special guest Bhi Bhiman 8:00pm All Ages
Sermon on the Rocks, the new album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released October 16th. The album was recorded in New Orleans earlier this year, and it’s Josh’s most freewheeling and adventurous record to date. These October dates are special full-band shows to celebrate the release of the record. Get ready to get down! | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Tue 10/27 The Amity Affliction with special guests Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand, The Plot In You 6:55pm All Ages
Returning with their fourth album, Let The Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction have never sounded more vital. Urgent, aggressive, catchy, and diverse, it pushes their signature sound to the next level, providing a riveting soundtrack to the earnest admissions of vocalist Joel Birch, giving their diehard fans the album they both demand and deserve. “We’ve always been in this for the long haul, and we always want to keep getting better,” states Birch. “We toured for five years around Australia almost non-stop before anyone even really noticed us, and then with each of our records our following seemed to double. That’s really humbling, because we never set out to be ‘successful’ in this way, and our fans are really important to us, and we’re just going to keep writing the best songs we can.” | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Wed 10/28 Creative.Life.Support. Revival Series presents: Phat Man Dee with special guests Moe Seager, Alistar Smokin' McQueen, Maria Hamer 7:00pm All Ages
Phat Man Dee spent the summer of 2015 travelling to 15 cities in 12 countries, performing at multiple festivals and clubs, searching for jazz musicians and dancers and poets to collaborate with on bridges from Pittsburgh to Europe! Her videographer and companion Alistair McQueen captured the magic via video in this crowd funded international tour of a lifetime! She is performing and sharing some of the footage captured during her travels. Headlined by Phat Man Dee, jazz singer and member of “The Cultural District”. Paris native, Moe Seager, a jazz poet who is playing with fellow jazz musicians. Boylesque dancer Alistair Smokin’ McQueen, who followed Phat Man Dee and captured all the footage for the videos. Maria Hamer, an experienced belly dancer and long-time Pittsburgh native. The Creative.Life.Support Revival Series is a revolutionary model of local showcases where admission is free for over 21 ($2 for under 21). Each band will be distributing free tickets and are paid according to how many of their tickets are redeemed at the door.
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Thu 10/29 Big K.R.I.T. with special guests BJ The Chicago Kid, Mars Jackson 8:00pm All Ages
While Big K.R.I.T. literally shoots for the stars on his sophomore studio effort—a concept album orbiting its titular fictional planet—Cadillactica is decidedly earthbound and full of warm, organic beats. Produced largely by K.R.I.T. with assistance from Raphael Saadiq, Alex da Kid, and others, the record moves between the chunky soul of "Soul Food" and the slinking grooves of the title track, recalling the classic Dungeon Family sound. "Saturdays = Celebration" is a jagged banger that recalls (and namechecks) "Jesus Walks," while "Mind Control" and "King of the South" are molasses-thick trunk-busters. - iTunes | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Fri 10/30 Punkin Ball Bash 2015! featuring KatieHate with special guests A Lovely Crisis, Hear Tonight, Renton, Flip That Delver 6:15pm All Ages
After a long wait, KatieHate's first Album will finally be released! "Let's pretend again," is a significant moment in this young bands career. Each song is well defined and written with the care of a gifted writer, Max Theofillis. Every word is well thought out as is every riff from his guitar and every drum line from Jake Saltzman, KatieHate's adrenaline pumped drummer is purposeful and heavy with enthusiasm. His pounding bass drum reminds you of a heartbeat which his drum is for the band. Bass player Bobby Fello, who's bass line with KH makes one think back in time to the great Bootsy Collins and Krist Novoselic with his "take over" abilities and stage presence Fello makes shit happen and one never knows what he may say or do. With their well honed skill level KH doesn't take it for granted but always seems to be reaching further and farther out for new sounds and ways to push their musical limits. "Punkin Ball Bash 2015" their release show on Friday evening October 30th Is an ironic release date since a very popular song from the album is "Jack-o-Lantern!" KH has invited a few friends to play as well, Renton, Flip that Delver, Hear Tonight and A lovely Crisis. The bands are asking their fans and friends to come dressed in "Halloween Casual!" So be prepared for a big kick ass party! | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401