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Mon 04/06 105.9 WXDX presents Coal Chamber with special guests Filter, Combichrist, American Head Charge, Saint RIdley 6:20pm All Ages
Coal Chamber broke out of the Los Angeles alternative metal scene in 1997 with a sound often compared to Korn, although both bands formed around the same time and are quality representations of the scene's overall sound -- the heavy, detuned guitars of the murkiest Black Sabbath, grungy, noisy textures reminiscent of White Zombie or Tool, the white-knuckle intensity of Pantera and hardcore punk, and perhaps a few hip-hop-influenced beats á la Biohazard. Coal Chamber was formed in 1994 by vocalist/lyricist B. Dez Fafara and guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon, who met through a classified ad; the two added drummer Mike "Mikee" Cox and bassist Rayna Foss, the latter of whom heard about auditions through her roommate, Fafara's future wife. -Steve Huey, AllMusic.com
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Tue 04/07 Alesana with special guests Capture the Crown, The Browning, Conquer Divide, The Funeral Portrait 6:30pm All Ages
Beginning in Baltimore and solidifying its lineup in Raleigh, NC, Alesana formed in October 2004 around guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke, guitarist Patrick Thompson, vocalist Dennis Lee, bassist Steven Tomany, and drummer Daniel Magnuson. Their blend of post-hardcore and metal with pop hooks and earnest lyrics quickly turned Alesana into a fixture in their hometown scene, and they became the first signing to local indie Tragic Hero Records, releasing their debut EP, Try This with Your Eyes Closed, in mid-June 2005. Through word of mouth and Internet promotions, the album sold well online and created a buzz among screamo fans. Beefing up their sound, Alesana eventually added new drummer Jeremy Bryan and third guitarist/vocalist Adam Ferguson in time for their first U.S. tour, even playing a spot at the Cornerstone Festival. The album On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax appeared in summer 2006, and all of this activity ultimately led to a deal with California's Fearless Records by the year's end. The label then reissued On Frail Wings with new artwork and bonus features in March 2007.
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Sat 04/11 RX Bandits 8:00pm All Ages
Rx Bandits is a progressive indie rock band from Long Beach, CA. Gemini, Her Majesty is their sixth studio album; simply put, it is their best album to date. A mosaic of modern composition, Gemini, Her Majesty not only spans the construct of time, but is sure to be timeless, serving as the portrait of a band defined.

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Mon 04/13 Foxygen with special guest Alex Cameron 8:00pm All Ages
Foxygen and Star Power is the Los Angeles songwriting duo of 24-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado. In May 2011, France and Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of this homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar, 2012) to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. The duo, who had just mixed and burned the disc that very night, had been devotees of Swift’s outsider-pop oeuvre since high school, when they first began recording their own pubescent forays into oddball rock n’ roll (At least a dozen records were finished before they graduated high school).
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Tue 04/14 GRiZ with special guests The Floozies, Artiftakts 7:30pm All Ages
Today at age 24, GRiZ (or Grant Kwiecinski, to his mom) is already being hailed as visionary. This spring, he’ll release Say It Loud (via his All Good Records imprint), a follow-up to its more funk-step predecessors, Rebel Era and Mad Liberation. With assists from rapper Talib Kweli, Afrobeat-group Antibalas, the L.A.’s Children’s Chorus, and others, his new full-length finds a golden mean between an abundance of brass instruments, liberal use of soulful vocals, and shimmering, synth beats.
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Wed 04/15 The Devil Wears Prada - Zombie 5 Tour with special guests The Word Alive, Born of Osiris, Secrets 7:00pm All Ages
Performing the Zombie EP in its entirety! The Devil Wears Prada is the musical embodiment of a generational shift. Built on a diverse array of heavy, dark, melodic and genre-defying music; hardened and sharpened by putting in road work together since the days when they had to skip class to tour: The Devil Wears Prada is at the forefront of a movement that bridges the gap between Rockstar Mayhem and the Vans Warped Tour.

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Thu 04/16 91.3 WYEP presents An Evening with They Might Be Giants (no openers) 8:00pm 14+
"Brooklyn’s alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants are having an epic year. This January they launch DialASong.com with a new recording posted every week, as well as beginning a monthly residency at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The band will release a new album this spring — the first of 3 in the next 12 months — and are climbing back into the tour bus to bring their barn-burning live show to cities across the world."

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Sat 04/18 91.3 WYEP presents Shakey Graves with special guest David Ramirez 9:00pm All Ages
“The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods,” says Alejandro Rose-Garcia. “This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness—the story of becoming a pair, losing that, and reconciling with the loss and gain of love.” Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground—emotionally and sonically—broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.
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Sun 04/19 Iration - Tales From The Sea with special guests Stick Figure, Hours Eastly 7:30pm All Ages
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. The band’s 2010 release Time Bomb hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart and has enjoyed a very successful run on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart to date as well. The band's EP releases include New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011). The group has been touring nationally since 2007, performing at festivals such as: Lollapalooza, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and Sunset Strip Music Festival. Iration has headlined several successful national headline club tours with numerous sold out shows nationwide. Their third full-length album, Automatic, combines elements of reggae, rock and pop to create a truly unique listening experience. Automatic debuted at #75 on Billboard Top 200, #17 Billboard Top independent, and #1 on Billboard Top Reggae charts. Multiple songs by Iration have topped alternative radio station charts throughout the country - including Time Bomb's "Turn Around" and "Falling," as well as Automatic's "Back Around" and title track which was recently remixed for the radio and is starting to receive spins nationwide.
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Thu 04/23 91.3 WYEP presents The Mountain Goats 8:00pm All Ages
In 2014, John Darnielle's novel Wolf in White Van spent several weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the National Book Award. On April 7, 2015 Darnielle and his band the Mountain Goats return with Beat the Champ a collection of songs about professional wrestling. “I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown,” Darnielle says of Beat the Champ's 12 songs. 
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Fri 04/24 6th Annual AcoustiCafe Beatles Tribute 7:00pm All Ages
If you are purchasing 4 or more general admission tickets, email acousticafepgh@gmail.com to arrange for table reservations. An evening of Beatles & British Invasion tributes by some of Pittsburgh's most talented singer/songwriters, hosted by Jason Kendall and Joel Lindsey. Featuring mini-sets by Chet Vincent & the Big Bend (as The Rolling Stones), Josh Verbanets (the Kinks), Wreck Loose (The Who) and many other AcoustiCafe artists performing acoustic and electric Beatles songs. Proceeds benefit the Autism Connection of Pittsburgh (www.autism-support.org)
More info at http://www.acousticafe.org
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Sat 04/25 Start Making Sense - a Tribute to Talking Heads with special guests HmfO - Hall and Oates tribute 8:00pm All Ages
Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout the eastern half of the United States. This band is a huge hit as the Talking Heads are never on tour, and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals. If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career, including songs Talking Heads never performed live! Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, some have said this is the closest thing you'll get to seeing Talking Heads again.
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Tue 04/28 Circa Survive with special guests Balance & Composure, Chon 8:00pm All Ages
Circa Survive, the progressive 5-piece rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania self-produced their fourth album Violent Waves at Studio 4 in suburban Philadelphia. For the release, the band developed a new method of self-releasing their records, having previously recorded for Equal Vision and Atlantic Records and sold a half-million albums in the process. Circa Survive has always prided themselves on the extraordinary relationship they have with their fans - this new release model allows them to push the self-release paradigm one step further. “Collectively we've run the gamut from working with really small DIY labels to big indies all the way to a major label," noted guitarist Colin Frangicetto. “The band has learned a ton from each of those experiences and at this point feel confident in our ability to successfully produce, release and promote a record on our own. There's really nothing more satisfying to us then bringing our vision to the world in this way.”
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Wed 05/06 105.9 WXDX presents Blue October 8:00pm All Ages
BLUE OCTOBER is the San Marcos, TX-­‐based band known for it’s shimmering melodies and heart string pulling lyrics, along with having one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men Justin Furstenfeld in music today. Songs like "Into The Ocean", "Hate Me", "Calling You", "Bleed Out" and “Fear” from albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-­‐selling Foiled and most recently Billboards #13 debut Sway (Up/Down-­‐Brando Records), have inspired audiences around the world. Blue October has charted seven top 40 singles over seven albums.
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Thu 05/07 Toro Y Moi with special guest Vinyl Williams 9:00pm All Ages
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick has been actively involved in music going back to his early teenage years playing in punk and indie rock bands. Bundick unveiled his Toro Y Moi guise in 2001, in which he began incorporating electronics and channeling a wider swath of stylistic influences – from indie rock and ‘60s baroque pop to ‘80s R&B, French house and underground hip-hop – into his own solo music. By the time he graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009 with a BA in graphic design, Bundick had refined Toro Y Moi into a truly unique, captivating project, with numerous music magazines and blogs touting his hazy recordings as the sound of summer. His Carpark-released debut album, Causers of This, would follow in early 2010 and garnered high praise in many publications including NME and Pitchfork.
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Thu 05/14 Primal Scream 8:00pm All Ages
Primal Scream's career could in many ways be read as a microcosm of British indie rock in the '80s and '90s. Bobby Gillespie formed the band in the mid-'80s while drumming for goth-tinged noise rockers the Jesus and Mary Chain, who were the exact opposite of Primal Scream -- the latter specialized in infectious, jangly pop on its early records. After a brief detour to punky hard rock, the group reinvented itself as a dance band in the early '90s, following through on the pop and acid house fusions of the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. With the assistance of producers Andrew Weatherall and Hugo Nicholson, Primal Scream created the ultimate indie pop and dance fusion album, Screamadelica, in 1991. Screamadelica broke down boundaries and changed the face of British pop music in the '90s, helping to make dance and techno acceptable to the rock mainstream. Instead of following through on the promise of the album, Primal Scream retreated to Stonesy boogie for their 1994 follow-up, Give Out but Don't Give Up. When that record was greeted with indifference, they returned to dance-rock fusions with 1997's Vanishing Point, which re-established the group as a major force in British rock.
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Mon 06/08 Clean Bandit 8:00pm All Ages
Clean Bandit is a band with four core members who call on an array of vocal collaborators to create their unique sound. The culture clash of bass, beats and soaring strings evokes memories of classic Massive Attack and their live shows, when they are joined by crazy dance crews, evokes classic Basement Jaxx yet all this is done with a brand new twist.

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