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Thu 03/05 Lights with special guests X Ambassadors 8:00pm All Ages
If you count yourself a longtime member of the devoted Cult of Lights, prepare to fully lose your mind to Little Machines. This record – a gleaming, groundbreaking, generously tuneful slab of brightly hued 21st-century techno-pop brimming with songs so immediate and timelessly pure of heart that they feel like old friends on delivery – is going to make perfect sense to you in the best way possible. If you’re new to Lights, no worries: you’ve picked a fine place to start. Little Machines represents a self-assured expansion upon everything the diminutive Canadian singer, songwriter and synth enthusiast has done before. Now you can dive into the back catalogue with informed ears.
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Fri 03/06 Mr. Owl x Obvious x Opus One present Cannibal Ox – Blade of the Ronin with Special Guests Crimson Godz, Dos Noun & BZE, Hubbs, Fortified Phonetx 8:30pm All Ages
As Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, collectively known as Cannibal Ox, prepare for the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album Blade of the Ronin, Pitchfork has premiered the album’s first single, “Iron Rose.” “Iron Rose” features a stellar verse from masked super-lyricist MF Doom and is backed by a monstrously heavy beat by producer Bill Cosmiq, who helms the production on Blade of the Ronin. Vast, Vordul and DOOM deliver thematic verses regarding iron that is sure to magnetize listeners. Blade of the Ronin is the first new album from Cannibal Ox since their 2001 debut The Cold Vein, which is highly regarded as a classic amongst hip-hop fans and critics alike. Blade of the Ronin features guest appearances by MF Doom, U-God (of Wu-Tang Clan), Elzhi, Artifacts and more, and will hit stores worldwide on March 3rd via IGC Records / iHipHop Distribution. -Pitchfork.com
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Sat 03/07 SOLD OUT!
PARTYNEXTDOOR with special guests Amir Obe, DJ Afterthought
8:15pm All Ages
PARTYNEXTDOOR is a 21-year old producer, songwriter and singer from Mississauga, Ontario signed to OVO Sound. He released his self-titled, critically-acclaimed mixtape in July of 2013 led by the singles “Over Here” and “Break From Toronto” on iTunes. PARTYNEXTDOOR contributed to “Own It” and “Come Through” on Drake’s Nothing Was the Same album and would join him, Future and Miguel on the “Would You Like A Tour?” concert that fall. PARTYNEXTDOOR released his follow-up album PARTYNEXTDOOR Two July of 2014 led by the Drake-assisted single “Recognize” and then joined seven dates on the Drake V.S. Lil Wayne Tour, which was followed by his own sold-out 14 city “PND Live” tour.
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Tue 03/10 LIVE! ON STAGE JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums! 8:00pm All Ages
Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness.
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Fri 03/13 Creative.Life.Support Revival Series Presents: Unlucky Revival ft. Beauty Slap, Eastend Mile, Nameless In August, Big Gypsy, Round Black Ghosts 7:00pm All Ages
Mr. Smalls Theatre will be hosting the Unlucky Revival Showcase on Friday the 13th of March, 2015 featuring Beauty Slap, Nameless in August, Round Black Ghosts, Big Gypsy, & Eastend Mile. 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. The Unlucky Revival features some of the most unique up-and-coming folk/rock/jazz/funk/electronic music Pittsburgh has to offer.
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Sat 03/14 10 Years - From Birth To Burial Tour with special guests Otherwise, Luminoth, Unparalleled Height 7:30pm All Ages
After a year and a half on the road touring 2010’s Feeding The Wolves, 10 Years reached a turning point. It was time to move forward and take full control of their career by launching their own label, Palehorse Records. In addition, the band decided to self-produce their fourth album, Minus the Machine, at drummer/guitarist Brian Vodinh’s Kashmir Recording. Splitting up with a major label after five years was “a very scary step to take,” Hasek admits. “It’s like breaking up with a longtime girlfriend. You’re used to the motions, but when it becomes stale and unhappy, you need to move on and get energy back into your life. There was no anger on either side. We just painlessly parted ways.”
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Sun 03/15 Opus One & PromoWest North Shore Presents an Evening with moe. 8:00pm All Ages
moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further. Whether touring around the globe, headlining music festivals, or sharing the stage with such diverse acts as the Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Robert Plant, Government Mule, or Blues Traveler, among many others, what keeps moe. at the forefront of the music scene is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the showmanship in which it is delivered. Their music is clever, melodic, refined, filled with “ferocious guitar riffs” and “intricate rhythms” (Relix); their performances are entertaining, mesmerizing, and epic.
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Sat 03/21 Jesse Mader & The Urban Rock Project / Real Deal with special guest DJ Climax 8:00pm All Ages
Jesse Mader’s reputation for rapid fire vocal delivery, mixed with poppy hooks and edgy content began before the times of iTunes and social networking. Selling his first 2 mix tapes out of the trunk of his car, his local fan base was enough to push him to create his first official album in 2006. Title track, “THIN LINE,” is a metaphor for the mix of musical styles that influenced the album. It defines his extremely original sound, paying homage to Hip Hop, Pop and Rock ’n Roll.
Born and raised in the Steel City of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Trevor Weller epitomizes what the town is about. Hard working with an understanding that you get in what you put in. An emcee who has grinded in the local circuit performing alongside the likes of Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Lil Scrappy, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and countless others. Real Deal is most notably known for a battle career that has spanned over 5 years. Real Deal has traveled the globe butting heads with the worlds most respected battlers and coming out victorious more often than not.
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Wed 03/25 Galactic with special guests The Record Company 8:00pm All Ages
It's incredible that GALACTIC has never made a carnival album yet, but now it’s here. To make CARNIVALE ELECTRICOS, the members of GALACTIC (Ben Ellman, harps and horns; Robert Mercurio, bass; Stanton Moore, drums and percussion; Jeff Raines, guitar; Rich Vogel, keyboards) draw on the skills, stamina, and funk they deploy in the all-night party of their annual Lundi Gras show that goes till sunrise and leads sleeplessly into Mardi Gras day. GALACTIC was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras, when the town shuts down entirely to celebrate. CARNIVALE ELECTRICOS is beyond a party record. It’s a carnival record that evokes the electric atmosphere of a whole city – make that, whole cities – vibrating together all on the same day, from New Orleans all down the hemisphere to the mighty megacarnivals of Brazil.
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Thu 03/26 Paid in Full Concert with Rakim, also featuring Dead Prez 8:00pm All Ages
Put simply, RAKIM is one of the most influential rappers of all time, which began with his collaborative classic with Eric B, "Paid in Full". Two years ago, "The Source" named him the greatest lyricist of all time, and he’s widely considered to be one of, if not the, greatest MC in hip hop history.
*Dead Prez - Rolling Stone praised Dead Prez's debut album “Let’s Get Free” with 4 Stars. Critical acclaim described it as a return to politically conscious rap and the most politically conscious rap group since Public Enemy. Since meeting at Florida A&M University, Stic.Man and M1, collectively known as Dead Prez have been enlightening and entertaining audiences with their political and socially charged lyrics for over 2 decades.
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Fri 03/27 Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime - 40 oz. to Freedom Tour with special guests Shrub, The YJJ's 8:00pm All Ages
Performing Sublime’s “40 oz. to Freedom” album in its entirety + the hits! The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.
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Sat 03/28 Houndmouth with special guest Parker Millsap 9:00pm All Ages
That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana. Houndmouth, then, knew each other from…around. Matt Myers and Zak Appleby had played in cover bands together for years, schooled in blues and classic rock and Motown, toughened by indifferent audiences and the clatter of empty bottles. Matt and Katie Toupin had worked as an acoustic duo for three years, when she wasn’t on the road tending to a straight job. Katie and Shane Cody had gone to high school together, before Shane disappeared off to Chicago and New York to study audio engineering. In the beginning it was Shane and Matt who’d started knocking around at first, just drums and guitar, once Shane got home and free of a brief bluegrass flirtation.
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Tue 03/31 SHPONGLE: Simon Posford Presents the Shpongletron 3.1 with special guests Phutureprimitive, Wink 7:00pm All Ages
With over 80 years’ experience collectively, Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; ‘SHPONGLE’ is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production. Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) has long had a reputation as the, 'Hallucinogenius,' a imitable pioneer in sound experimentation, from his seminal first album, 'Twisted' which reached No.28 in the French charts selling over 50,000 copies worldwide, up to his recent Millennium hit, 'Mi-Loony-Um' with its up-to-the minute modem melodies.
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