Well here we are, end of February, one week away from people wandering around all day with dirt on their foreheads.. more importantly.. one week from FISH FRY SEASON.. I hope you have all downloaded your maps of all the churches all over the city and burbs that will be offering sweet, sweet fried fish and all the fixins for the next month or so.. Why don't these things have bands playing? Seems they are missing a prime chance to make some jesus money.. fry da fish, get some music going .. partay!! 
 Eh, Its been a pretty mild month by normal Feb standards around here.. you can smell spring in the air.. folks are wearing their flip flops with their coats.. this must be a Pgh thing.. cause, we're weird like that. 
 Looking at the calendar, we're celebrating our weirdness in high style this weekend.. dance parties, derby, Live Band Karaoke, beautiful voices and Mardi Gras all highlight the landscape this week... 
 Get out your masks, put on your dancing shoes, limber up those vocal pipes and lets see what kind of trouble we can get into this week..

THURSDAY.. Feb. 23... preppin' the liver.. 
How about some tin pan alley, ragtime jazz to get your heart pumping and feets a movin? 
 Wallaces Taproom in the new Indigo Hotel in S'Liberty has Live Music: Tom Roberts & Matt Jordan kicking off at 7 pm.. I can tell you I have seen this Matt Jordan play and shades of Jerry Lee Lewis mixed with some tin pan alley and not the creepy uncle vibe.. good stuff.

A fundraiser at Brillobox offers some cool musics and a chance to help out Planned Parenthood.. Palentine's Day at the Brillobox

And a show for the all ages crowd at Roboto.. TeenageHalloween/Jouska/TheHillsAndTheRivers/Yrs/LawnCare

Some cool jazz on the Nort Saahd .. Jared Sims Quintet at James Street

Over on the South Side.. Seems Diesel is back in the live music scene recently (I have an opinion on this.. better kept to myself) ... The Marcus King Band - Live at Diesel is this fine evening..

And there's a new entry over in Oakland (baht damn time) .. Ambler/Panther Hollow/Talkers/Jack Swing/denzell at Pub Underground

Larryville offers up..

Weird Omen (France) w/ Nox Boys & Some Kind Of Animal (Spirit)

Comedy Open Mic & Nacho Nite Hosted by Derek Minto! (Hambone's)

Tori! Tori! Tori! A Night of Tori Amos Music to Benefit PAAR (Allegheny Wine Mixer)

Classic Material Dance Party at Belvederes

and up the hill in Bloomfield..

The Lampshades / Look Vibrant / Pop Thief at Howlers

Perty solid line up for a Thursday ..

Now.. for the weekend proper...

FRIDAY, Feb. 24.. 
For the early birds.. 
wanna do a little post work partying.. 
and still be in your jammies before the 11 pm news..? 
In Bed by Ten Dance Party: February Edition starts at 6 pm..

Slim Forsythe will be hosting some friends and honky tonkin' at Nied's Hotel getting an early jump on the fry season there.. cause its fish fry all year at the old Nieds Hotel..

and about a block down the road there.. Still Not Sober - live at Hop Farm

Then it all gets going ..

Free Show! Fungus - 2/24 in Pittsburgh (Rex)

The X Winter Rock Showcase - Finals (Hardrock)


Company Townes @ The Park House in Pittsburgh, PA

Mo Lowda & The Humble at Brillobox!

Jude Benedict- Trans.Gender Queer.Musician at Hambone's Jude is a phenom and you should all check him out... seriously..

STRANGEWAYS (classic) at SPiRiT Lodge 2/24/17

Down & Derby: Roller Disco Party w/ Jx4 & Paizley

And if its a final Friday.. you all know what time it is... Its.. PBR Presents Live Band Karaoke Escape from Cabin Fever yes.. warm up those vocal pipes and get on out.. and be the rock star you've pretended to be in the shower.. put down the shampoo bottle and grab the mic..

SATURDAY, Feb. 25..

Lots of early stuffs..

Last weekend for all the Harry Potter themed things and movies at Harry Potter Film & Cultural Festival - Pittsburgh at Rowhouse

Helpless - All-Ages at Smalls

Mardi Gras Party with Steeltown! starts at 4 at Crafthouse

Family Friendly Open Stage hosted by Jeremy Colbert at Hambone's.. A great way to take the kids out to eat and not have to tell them to shut up and sit down..

Then.. the night gets rockin'..

Angela Autumn w/ members of the shelf life (Riley Zimmermann & Joe Dep) at Park House

Shovels & Rope 2/25 at Mr. Smalls w/ John Moreland

Balloon Ride Fantasy/LoFi Delphi/The Silver Thread 2/25 ClubCafe

Spirit has.. Rock Lottery III and Radiohead's Ok Computer with The Ruckus Bros. 2-25


Pythonesque - A burlesque tribute to Monty Python at Hambone's

The metal gods rest on Polish hill this night .. Divine Tragedy at Gooski's w/ Old Lords & Klaymore

The hardcore bunch are releasing a compilation tape at The Shop.. Compilation Release Show! features SUBMACHINE and others..

And for all that couldn't make the trip down to NOLA.. there will be Jambalaya and King Cake and horns at Howlers at PBR Presents Mardi Gras at Howlers! Mask up, grab your beads.. I'll be cooking..

Then, wake up and shake out the cobwebs for 

Acoustic Brunch gets going at the bonez at 11 am and goes till 2

Some shows happening...

Anna Wise, Madison McFerrin, Swampwalk live at Spirit

Prince Daddy & The Hyena / Denzell / The Bird Hour / Otis Wolves at Roboto

and Bone Thugs n Harmony 2/26 at Mr. Smalls

An Oscar party at Howlers offers up some prizes for correct predictions..

Monday through Wednesday offer up the regular Open Mics and game nights.. a number of Fat Tuesday parties around the town for your pre lenten hurrahs.. 
Of Note.. to check out.. 
The Menzingers 2/28 at Mr. Smalls w/ Jeff Rosenstock,Rozwell Kid

and Fat Tuesday Party with Funky Miracle, a tribute to the music of the Meters and New Orleans at James Street..

Okay, see y'all next week as we go full on into March madness, fish frys and more.

As always, #SupportALLPGHMusic and Be Excellent to Each Other!!



[Mama Jo]

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