Did ya all get your milk and TP? Probably better off stocking up on beer and whiskey.. but whatevs.. 
How the hell do we manage to go from roaming outside in shortsleeves to 7 layers of clothes in Page Break24 hours
 Easy.. this is Pittsburgh.. and anything goes.. the city where we don't put away the summer things in the winter, and leave our warm coats out all year long.. 
Know what else we do all year long? We have an insanely talented, vibrant local music scene.. fun things to keep us occupied.. and public transportation to move us around.. Okay, well two out of three ain't bad.. 
 But... we are of sturdy stock.. and we fear no weather.. so lets get the the muck-a-luks out, call out the dog sled teams and find some places to hang out, dance around and keep each other warm.. 
Not a too bad selection of things for a mid February weekend. Yeah, Yeah.. all the Valentine things and Anti-Valentine things this weekend.. Fancy dinners, and upscale cocktails n'at.. 
 Buuut.. lets take a look at things that don't involve hearts and flowers..

THURSDAY.. February 9 
7 pm.. 
 Go on down to Nieds Hotel.. for their famous fish sammich and check out Bryan Vamp at Suckulence yes, everyone's favorite rock'n vampire is gonna do his thing..

Over at the Funhouse at Smalls.. Jeremy Caywood & Brian Fitzy will get ya all warm & fuzzy with acoustic tunes to soothe your soul.

8pm and beyond..

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing and Buffalo Rose (Spirit)

A new acoustic series kicks off at New Amsterdam with a couple-a heavy hitters... Tbird Live Acoustic Series with Chet Vincent & Nathan Zoob

STRANGEWAYS presents: "B A B E W A Y S" at Belvedere's 2/9/17

And if its Thursday.. it must be Comedy Open Mic & Nacho Nite Hosted by Derek Minto! at Hambone's

FRIDAY.. February 10.. the beginning of big date weekend.. the pressure is on guys.. screw this up and she's gonna make you pay.. :P

There's an early show at James Street at 6.. dinner and a show can't be a bad thing right? 
Early Show- Lee Robinson & ISKA: Live at James Street

At 7 you can "feel alright" celebrating Bob Marley's Birthday at Hollywood Lands.. It's a Bob Marley Birthday Ft Craig King & The Raggae Brothers (bowl, groove and drink.. not a bad deal)

The Redlines Rock the North Side at Park House

Its a A Night of Folk & Bluegrass at Club Café

How about some dark humor and song? Well, head on dahn to Hambone's for Little Shop of Rocky Horror two showings... last I heard, tix were limited for the 8 pm showing..

Action Camp w/ False Icons, 13 Saints, Doors in the Labyrinth are at Cattivo..

Mike Dillon Band & Spafford - 2/10 in Pittsburgh (Spirit)

and its Date Night @ The BBT with Megan Pennington and friends doing tunes to go with your 'rogies..

Do ya wanna dance? Lots of dancey things on Friday.. cause moving around keeps you warm.. a couple I can suggest..

Lazercrunk w/ Kastle (LA), Babyteeth + 1st Belvies edition!

and at Howlers .. lets dance with Night Time featuring Zombo and Futurism(DJs at Howlers? You don't say?)

So, north, south, east or west.. If its rough riding out there.. there is something going on you can snowshoe out to on Friday..

SATURDAY, February 11.. 
Surly the roads will clear by then.. and we'll be able to do some moving around..

If ya can get out early in the morn.. make your way over to Bloomfield and get you some goodies (no, not milk and TP, good things) and shop for your valentine sweeties at Bloomfield Winter Market

If you're going nuts with cabin fever and the kids are running amok.. take the munchkins down to Hambone's at 5 for Family Friendly Open Stage at Hambones! Dave Busch is the host this week.. grown ups can enjoy dinner and a brew, while the little ones are encouraged to sing, dance and jump around..

At 7.. over on the North Side.. Sound Scene Express "Best of 2016" Rock Awards

February Square Dance on Melwood Ave.

8 and beyond.. the night lights up..


Bounce: Hip Hop, Trap & Bounce w/ Christo & Slim Tha DJ (Spirit)

Gettin' It On - Valentines Day Burlesque Celebration (Hambone's)

Liberty Tubes CD Release w guests, games & smartass rock! (Smalls)

Matt King & The Dukes of St. Clair with The Standard Moves (Gooskis)

And from DC.. The Highballers are in Pgh with your favorite surf criminals, Vertigo Go and The Gothees (rock and roll y'all!)

There's a fine representation of things to get you to look up from your phones there..

SUNDAY FUNDAY.. February 12.. (last chance to get this valentine thing right for the weekend.. )

How about brunch and song? Grab your favorite peoples and head on down to Hambone's for Acoustic Brunch

Another chance to get the kiddies out of the house for some indoor exercise.. Kid City Rockers - Valentines Family Dance Party 1-3 PM (Send them with a sitter and spend a few hours in peace and quiet)

Teenage musicians.. go on over to James Street to the Teen Jam Session (Monthly Event) all y'all, go check out the future of music in this city.. cause I can tell after working with some of these kids.. holy shit..

Later, check out Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Or Edhochuli / Alter / Eyelet / Sikes & The New Violence at Gooskis.. (still the best wings around )

Seems like a pretty sound weekend all around there..

Monday - Wednesday.. 
All the Open Mics, Jam Sessions, Trivia, Comedy and Game Nights I tell you about every week.. 
So.. AcoustiCafeJazz Standards, Showtunes and Blues Open StageStand-Up & Improvisation Comedy Show Hosted by Joey MarchiBuzz Worthy Pub Trivia, all that and more.. Love Letters are playing the Wed. Rock N' Bowl at Aresenal Lanes this week.. so that's something..

Okay all, signing off for this week.. I guess I gotta go find that dog team.. or snow shoes or something.. as always..

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