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Blacktop w/ Cutups & 0h85 [rough & smooth footwork + jungle]

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thursday sept 22nd

hot off the streets
a night of footwork and jungle
rough, smooth, urban, soulful vibes

with selectors
Cutups & 0h85

preview mixes

no cover / 21+

come to move yr feet

The Goldmark
4517 Butler St,
Pittsburgh, PA






Cutups – Fortean Crimes mix (2006)

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A mix of breakcore recorded for the JAGOFF UPRISING box set put out by THAC0 records in 2006. It’s a combination of some of my favorite, forward thinking tracks of the time plus select tracks from the compilation. It was included as an audio CD in the box set along with 2×12″s, digital mixes from C64 and a THAC0 pin.

Direct Download: http://cutupsmethod.com/audio/mixes/forteancrimes/cutups-forteancrimes.ogg

01. Resurrector – Broken (unreleased)
02. Magus – Son of Son (Advanced Idea Mechanics 2)
03. Mechanic Willow – Conflitto di Interessi (Idroscalo Dischi 4)
04. Somatic Responses – Robot Fight (Zhark 9)
05. Prometheus Burning – Acid Rephlux (unreleased)
06. Sileni – Lobe Crack (Thac0 C1)
07. Anticracy – Embarrassing Evidence (Hydrophonic 7)
08. Xanopticon – Symptom (Thac0 C1)
09. Enduser – Manoeuvre (Soothsayer 2)
10. Larvae – Empire (Enduser Remix) (Ad Noiseam 48)
11. Defazed – Coretex Run (1 Man Army 1)
12. Curtis Chip – Non-working Mouth (Zod 20)
13. Flashbulb – Binedump (Bohnerwachs Tontraeger 15)
14. Xanopticon – Lockjaw (Zhark forthcoming)
15. Shatterbreak – Shadowdeep Paradise (unreleased)
16. I:gor – Its So Empty (Noizecreator Remix) (Strike 34)
17. Aaron Spectre – Mordor (Death$ucker 12)
18. Rotator – Mutantoid Soundboy (PeaceOff Ltd 6)
19. Duran Duran Duran – Hairmetal (Mutant Sniper 3)
20. Abelcain – Danse Macabre (Zhark 17)
21. Shatterbreak – Stygian Storm Chamber (Thac0 C1)
22. Karl Marx Stadt – Ode to the Fate of Mankind (Lux Nigra 32)

Week of April 27th: Blotter

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Managed to check out Wolf Eyes and Gothtrad this past friday. In a way I wish they could have literally dovetailed, as there were lots of points of resonance between them. Art All Night was also enjoyable in the way that it celebrates everybody’s talents on the same level without judgement. I’m so down with that. Shout out to Andres for making it even more fun.

Here’s what’s going on this week:



CRIMINAL CODE – ex GAG from OLYMPIA, WA on deranged records, iron lung records, etc.)

HERO DISHONEST – hardcore punk from FINLAND

ZEITGEIST – babes in the front, parent in the back

SILENCE – dark post punk graveyard walking type jams

The Shop
4314 Main Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224


HOT DATE (Brooklyn)


Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics (cellular chaos)
Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics (mothguts)

In search of the same sound, an upright bass no longer functions in the supporting role and a guitar is not used as a melodic or chordal instrument. An instrument is only a tool used to achieve the whole palette of sounds. All hierarchy of pitch, rhythm and form are abolished. Any structures that occur arise independently and organically. From the highest to lowest frequencies and from the purest tones to the noisiest textures, all are achievable.

Dream Weapon

Jim Storch

Hunted Creatures

at Bunker Brojects 5106 Penn Ave



electronic music :

Hiro Kone (live) brooklyn

Relative Q (live) pittsburgh

Slinky (compact discs) pittsburgh

admission : $7
beer : $1 each
ceci n’est pas une rave.
Wood Street Gallery 601 Wood Street



UNBLURRED Gallery Crawl all up and down Penn Ave. Too much to list. But Keebs and myself will be playing tunes
at Daily Bread / Streatheart 5450 Penn Ave during/after the crawl.


Friday May 2nd

wild world music party
featuring special guest BOOGAT plus surprise guests…

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/614089945340065



We’re sorry to have kept you waiting- we falafel…..eh, eh?
Let us make it up to you with one of our favorites, some beautiful green balls with other stuff in a pita. We promise to handle with care.
That and 2 lovable pierogi- one’s the young wild guy on the force, and the other is the grizzly veteran who’s seen to many of these damn pierogi nights. Both are trying to figure out how to keep you guys full and off the streets!
You’ll have to come out to see how it all works out.

$10 buffet
$10 take-out (5 pierogi + 1 falafel)

As always, all vegan.

Follow us Pierogi Night and twitter: @pieroginight

Stephen Foster Community Center
286 Main Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/559361547511454/


FREE Show of some great electronic bands!
10pm start

Hi-Life Wedding (Electro Pop Duo on tour from Australia)
Hailing from Darwin, NT this catchy duo hops around the whole world playing on many many coasts every year. Come check em out while they are stateside!

8Cylinder (PGH)
“Early 8cylinder material was fast, aggressive breakcore — “people would move to it; it’s not really dancing, it’s more of a freak-out kind of thing” — but the most recent 8cylinder releases are more downtempo and cerebral. There are beats, but there’s also noise and sound sculpture.” – PGH CityPaper

Troxum (PGH)
Troxum is a cosmic electronic artist in Pittsburgh, PA. His music is inspired by rainforests, sub-atomic dance parties, terraforming planets and moonscape racetracks. His first EP Gaia Omen will be released on Telefuture Records in summer 2014 (http://telefuturenow.com/).

The Smiling Moose
1306 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/689881697735757/


Week of March 30th: Blotter

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We’re about to hit April this week. That typically means the madness of spring fever in all its forms takes hold of Pittsburgh. Tons of shows, people and nice (enough) weather.
Looking forward to it.



Monday March 31

Lo-fi guitar gods Purling Hiss return…

Carousel – http://teepeerecords.com/bands/carousel/index.php
Nic Lawless –

Gooski’s / $6 / 21+

File Under: Rock, Noise, Punk
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/700531840009870/

Tinariwen will perform in the entrance space of The Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It is a Tuareg group from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali.

File Under: African, Punks, Warhol



If, Bwana (NY)
“Al Margolis has been an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music; was co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. He has recorded and/or performed with Pauline Oliveros, Ione, Joan Osborne, Monique Buzzarté, Katherine Liberovskaya, Adam Bohman, Ellen Christi, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jane Scarpantoni, Ulrich Krieger, David First, and Dave Prescott, among others.” -Pogus

Tom Hamilton (NYC)
“Tom Hamilton has been composing and performing for over 40 years, and his work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog synthesis. He explores the interaction of many simultaneous layers of activity, prompting the use of ‘present-time listening’ on the part of both performer and listener.” -WMUA

Joey Molinaro (PGH/NYC)
Acoustic grind violin

White Reeves (PGH)
( ( ((O)) ) )

Lead Pall (PGH)
Joshua Tenenbaum (Dwayne Rifle, Cascade & Columbine) and Anthony Levin-Decanini (Binges, Marketing)
Broken electronics and amplified objects

8pm | $5
abandoned store
2448 woodstock avenue
swissvale pa 15218

File Under: Noise, Experimental, Electronic
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/550471275067379/


a night of experimental musick, plus video screening of recent werk by Lorne Zeman…


Killabytes (internal realmz recs.)

æiRRouR (Nathan of dreg_N)

No Cover
Gus’s 4717 Butler Street

File Under: Experimental, Electronic, Meditative
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/218770091664739/


Thursday April 3rd 2014

tcrps prsnts

PERFECT PUSSY [noise-punk five-piece from Syracuse, NY on Captured Tracks]

ZEITGEIST [intense Pgh peace punks with songs and riffs]

ILLEGALS [dorks n punks kick out jams]

all-ages / $8 / 8pm-11pm

The Shop
4314 Main St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

File Under: Punk, Noise, The Shop


File Under: Drum & Bass, Ravey

Week of March 16th: Blotter

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Fun weekend this past between LAZERCRUNK and HOT MASS, and XYU at Wood St.   Tried out the saucy meatballs at Emporio.   Pretty good.   Been having a blast playing the South Park: Stick of Truth game.    Here’s what’s up this week.



Tuesday March 18th 2014

tcrps presents a very rare evening of experimental improvised sound performance


Bromp Treb [solo percussion/electronics by Neil Young Cloaca of Fat Worm of Error: Turner Falls, MA]

Nick Hennies [solo percussion: Ithaca, NY] Michael Johnsen [solo electronics: Pgh, PA] Anthony Levin-Decanini [solo by Crucible Sound founder: Pgh, PA]


The Shop
4314 Main St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

BROMP TREB is the onomatopoeic flailings of Neil Young Cloaca. Composing and improvising with intentionally-unstable systems of his own devising, he joyfully uses/misues busted circuits, collaged beats, cheap effects pedals, poor drumming technique, and tape manipulation to make idiosyncratic music / nonmusic.

BROMP TREB 2014 tour trailer: http://youtu.be/2IAVwbqPk7U

BROMP TREB live action:

more BROMP TREB info:


Nick Hennies is a percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY currently residing in Ithaca, NY. His work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as, “a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique…that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience.” He received his M.A. in percussion from the University of California-San Diego in 2003 where he studied with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and is also a member of Meridian, a percussion trio with Tim Feeney and Greg Stuart. Prior to relocating to Ithaca Hennies was based in Austin, TX for ten years where he performed with the Austin New Music Co-op, The Weird Weeds and a variety of other projects.

Hennies is also an interpreter of the work of other modern composers having recorded and performed music by John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Jandek, Peter Ablinger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey, Ellen Fullman, Radu Malfatti, Arnold Dreyblatt and many others. His work as both composer and performer can be heard on a wide variety of labels including Quakebasket, Senufo Editions, Accidie, Quiet Design and many others.

In 2013 Hennies also founded the record label Weighter Recordings for releasing his own work and other new and unusual music by living composers.


File Under:  Experimental, Noise, Improv
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/255620844611099/



Thursday March 20th 2014
A night of experimental, electronic and avant garde music performance. Visual art by Masha MouseBones Vereshchenko .
Featuring —Killabytes (internal realmz)
Kevin Finn w guests Eyeless Face
Geist Divisions

Gus’s Cafe

4717 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

File Under:  Experimental, Noise, Electronic


DETOUR PRESENTS:RIVKA [Hoko sounds, Pittsburgh] http://rivka.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/wearerivkaMORGANTICS [Obvious, Pittsburgh] https://soundcloud.com/morganticsA.P. [Detour, Pittsburgh] https://soundcloud.com/alex_priceCHLOE [Detour, Pittsburgh] https://soundcloud.com/chlo-lulaVisuals By
Ben Tabas

Thursday, March 20th

File under:  Chillwave, Electronic, Techno, Bass
Space Wolves – Lo-fi pop played by punks
http://space-wolves.bandcamp.com/Zeitgeist – punk
http://zeitgeist.bandcamp.com/Crappy Funeral – grunge
http://crappyfuneral.bandcamp.com/album/cassette-jan-2013Flora/Fauna – epicSomething for everyone! Short sets. come rage on a thursday night!
This will start at 10pm! no punk time! $5. 21+
File Under:  Punk, Psychedelic, Rock
Saturday pixcomix
Indie comics expo.   Should be rad.
File under:  Indie comics
It’s that time of the month.  Pierogi night.  This time it’s Yiddish edition.  Pretty much always rules.
File under:  food, pierogis, indie cooks
[[ 21+ // $8 cover ]][[ A-OK is a new party for everyone, by everyone. No attitude. No bright lights or TVs. A club where you forget everything going on outside of the walls, and we lose our minds together as one. We return for a smashing second round on Saturday, March 22, 2014. ]]** Custom-built Impact Audio Sound **
** Support by Obvious Productions, Detour, Honcho and Humanaut **————————–———with HORSE MEAT DISCO [London]THEY’RE BACK. After ramming almost 500 people through the doors (somehow) for Honcho Pride Edition 2013, Horse Meat Disco is back to throw down in the bigger room.

Now approaching their tenth year of existence, the four man dj club collective Horse Meat Disco have continued to lead the way in the disco field with packed residencies at their HQ Eagle London in London’s inner city Vauxhall, Cielo, Output and verious venues in New York, Prince Charles in Berlin and Silencio/Wanderlust in Paris. Inspired by the music and inclusive ethos of New York’s heady club scene in the 80s & 90s the collective have garnered a unique reputation for throwing amazing parties with unmatchable sets. The quartet of djs each mix their own individual interpretations of the disco sound with a soundtrack that marries their expertise and shared knowledge and experience in the field. Expect all manner of dancefloor movers from classic to cosmic to deep disco, italo, punk funk, house, even techno, electric bangers and just plain old rare oddities. The collective always keep an healthy eye on the dancefloor whilst never forgettinggrowing current sounds.


[Honcho, PGH Bro Club, VIA]

File under: house, disco, lgbt fun
412DNB & Pub IG proudly presentBailey Intabeats – U.K.
Metalheadz,Ministry of Sound Radio & BBC Radio 1
Bailey is a presenter at Ministry of Sound Radio, former multi award winning presenter for BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1, Serato Icon plus resident DJ for Metalheadz. He’s recorded tracks for many artists including Goldie, Roni Size, A Guy Called Gerald, Chipmunk, Nas & Damian Marley. Bailey’s great passion is to be the best possible DJ playing the full circumference of Drum & Bass confirmed by a phenomenal tally of bookings stretching around the globePlus 412DNB residents
Sub Q Darby Hoffman
Ninja Papes James Ivan Xavier Forosisky
Pub IG 324 Atwood Street
$10 cover
File under: Drum and Bass, UK
Oh yeah, and thurs, friday and saturday you can catch Pittsburgh Batman.   Saw this show last year and it was a blast.  Love these assholes.

PITTSBURGH BATMAN IS BACK!The live stage production that blew minds last year RETURNS TO THE STAGE! And this time it’s BIGGER, BETTER, and BATTER!Tickets are 25 bucks in advance and 30 bucks at the gate, and they’re available RIGHT HERE:http://www.showclix.com/event/pittsburghbatman2014

Featuring music composed by Grand Buffet, as well as performances by an ensemble cast featuring the members of Grand Buffet, indie-rock legend/original ‘vlogger’ Weird Paul Petroskey, Ultimate Donny (formerly of the legendary band Gil Mantera’s Party Dream), drag queen-extraordinaire Varian ‘Tising’ Huddleston, comedian Davon Magwood, and many more. Also making a special appearance in this year’s run of the play is underground hip-hop mastermind Sage Francis!

After rapidly selling out three nights at the prestigious Bricolage last year, PITTSBURGH BATMAN has moved to the illustrious Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in historic East Liberty, and while there are more seats available then there were last year, odds are they’re still going to go FAST. Don’t miss out on this epic event!

Shows are happening on March 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2014.

While this show is ALL AGES, it does have some raunchy language in it, and kiddies should be accompanied by adults.

more info on the cast and the show coming soon to www.pittsburghbatman.com

File under:  Pittsburgh Batman, Stage Show,  Rap

Week of March 9th 2014: Blotter

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Going to try this out as a feature.   A weekly blotter of goings on, events, happenings or observations, either personal or general.  Mostly “stuff to do”  in and around Pittsburgh, unless I’m out of town or something notable is going on elsewhere.

It’s finally *starting* to become spring-like in Pittsburgh, the weather is bearable, the sun is out, you can hear birds and that means a rash of shows will be on the horizon.



A good lineup of noisy, experimental stuff.   Check the FB post for more details on all the acts.

Hardon Collider – Cincinnati glitchnoise

“Using homemade circuit-bent devices, Hardon Collider damages ears and hearts with an unrelenting storm of electronic bastardized sound. Playing numerous shows both local and abroad, Hardon Collider has cemented itself in time as being one of the greatest unknown endeavors in the history of man.”


RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/703509649669823



“Duh?”  I posted this the other day, so I won’t repost all the details.  Essential new mutant bass / techno / house live set.

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/209653005909153/



They periodically do after (gallery) hours events at Wood Street downtown, typically with good listening oriented electronic music, possibly a keg and definitely BYOB.  And it’s free.   This is one of those.

electronic music :

yxu (live)

antenna (live)
no information at this moment in time.

slinky (compact discs)

ceci n’est pas une rave.

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1448063845426681/


Hot Mass is a weekly afterhours that mostly books house and techno, but has some specific crews curating certain monthly nights.   This week they’re bringing in a really excellent live PA from Italy, Voices from the Lake.  Plus sets from Humanaut crew members Aaron Clark and Relative Q.  Essential.

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/254455631397385