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:

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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



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] [Obvious, Pittsburgh] [Detour, Pittsburgh] [Detour, Pittsburgh] By
Ben Tabas

Thursday, March 20th

File under:  Chillwave, Electronic, Techno, Bass
Space Wolves – Lo-fi pop played by punks – punk Funeral – grunge – 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:

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

File under:  Pittsburgh Batman, Stage Show,  Rap

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