RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
91.3 WYEP presents An Evening with Keller Williams Trio featuring Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes
"I'm absolutely elated to introduce my new trio featuring Rodney Holmes on drums and Rob Wasserman on upright bass. Rob is a Grammy award winning composer and producer as well as a zenned out keeper of the pocket who has played with a jaw dropping amount of famous people. I first saw him in the late 80's as a duo with Bob Weir. Rodney, also a Grammy award winning composer and producer, is a complete and total badass on the drum kit and has played with folks like Maceo Parker and Santana. I became an instant fan in the early 2000's for his work on the "Live From Denver" albums with the Steve Kimock band. The thought of this project has me absolutely giddy with excitement and ideas. One is to focus on acoustic dance music while using my new as well as older material as a template for this vision. Another is to simply be a student of these two masters and allow them to take this music into lands unknown. Im excited. Can you tell?" Kw. kellerwilliams.net | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Rock School Pittsburgh Presents: Hail, Hail Rock and Roll
Rock School Pittsburgh is an exciting program dedicated to the only music that matters. Rock and Roll. Burn your violins, smash your tuba and grab a helmet because these kids are gonna tear it up! For 8 years, Rock School Pittsburgh has putting kids aged 8-18 on stages all over the area from the Hard Rock Cafe to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not for the weak of heart. Purchase Tickets Online
The Sword - High Country Tour with Special Guest Royal Thunder
There’s an unspoken edict handed down through the ages when it comes to rock bands: there are no rules. Nobody picks up a guitar to be constricted or oppressed. It’s all about feeling free artistically. Now, The Sword—John Cronise [vocals, guitar], Kyle Shutt [guitar], Bryan Richie [bass], and Santiago Vela III [drums]—cut out boundaries since day one. Their style never stood predicated on a trend or a template. They always create what feels right and let the results speak for themselves. When it came time to record the group’s fifth full-length album, High Country [Razor & Tie], Cronise landed at something of a spiritual crossroads. Following the final tour for their critically acclaimed Apocryphon, he holed up in his North Carolina home and eventually began writing new songs. The material began to veer into a different space that at the time Cronise felt was somewhat outside of The Sword’s sphere. theswordofficial.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony
91.3 WYEP presents 10,000 Maniacs with special guests Kelsey Friday of Brownie Mary, Paul Luc
One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio. Writing and performing powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York the group toured extensively and produced two independently released records, Human Conflict Number Five (’82) and Secrets of the I Ching (’83) on their own Christian Burial Music label. maniacs.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
DigiTour SlayBells Ice featuring Rebecca Black, Jonah Marais, 5QUAD (BruhItsZach, Rudanc, Nick Bean, Timmy Connors, Edwin Burgos), special guest Dylan Dauzat and many more!
All That Remains with special guests Devour the Day, Audiotopsy, Sons of Texas
Given the world’s unpredictability, survival requires reaction. With so many factors beyond our control, the focus of life often becomes about how we respond to these outside forces. The same can be said for music. Regardless of how trends ebb and flow, artists must react appropriately in order to thrive and survive. Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On their seventh full-length album, The Order of Things [Razor & Tie], the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. allthatremainsonline.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401
The Black Dahlia Murder with special guests Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos, Artificial Brain
The problem of dropping a record as career-defining as 2013's Everblack is that the bar is set so high following it up is a galling task. That The Black Dahlia Murder's response to such a challenge comes in the form of the devastating Abysmal serves to once again demonstrate why they are considered one of the most vital bands in contemporary death metal. "Once the record started to come together we knew it was going to be something special," states vocalist Trevor Strnad. "It's more urgent, it has more dynamics, it's a more emotive record, and it has a more raw, angry sound to it. It's still million mile-per-hour death metal, but when you invest so much thought and emotion into what you're creating you end up with a record that does stand out, and we can hold our heads up high and say yeah, this is our best work." tbdmofficial.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
Opus One & PromoWest North Shore Presents Lotus
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to this show are only available as part of a two show package that also includes 12/31 at Stage AE.
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. lotusvibes.com | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401