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MSTRKRFT

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Pittsburgh Electronic Music Festival ft.
MSTRKRFT

w/ Excision, Designer Drugs, Mux Mool
Sunday - 7/3/2011
@ Stage AE
5:00 PM | All Ages | $30 adv / $35 dos.
There's a punk disco party going in, and MSTRKRFT are ready to man the decks. JFK and ALP are here to up the ante as rock's merger with electro continues to incite, excite, and rumble its way into dance charts the world over. They've got mad skills, fresh sounds, and they've developed a legion of loyal fans in less than a year. Just who is the mystery duo? MSTRKRFT (pronounced [more...]
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Ryan Montbleau Band

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RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND w/ Clinton Clegg
Wednesday - 5/25/2011
@ Club Cafe
8:00 PM | 21 & Up | $12 adv/dos
"Time hangs heavy on the vine/Let's make wine," Ryan Montbleau sings in the lulling, sensual verse that gives his group's new album its title. Ryan Montbleau Band has been tending its own musical vineyard for a few years, on the patient cusp of a breakthrough. Their distinctive, long-fermenting blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and kick-out-the-jams Americana finally comes to [more...]
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SOJA

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SOJA w/ Tropidelic, Fletcher's Grove
Thursday - 5/26/2011
@ Mr. Small's Theatre
8:00 PM | All Ages | $15
Jamaican reggae music is one of the best-known genres of music around the world, uniting people of all countries, all races, and all religions with a sound that is dedicated to searching for the answers to life, to conflict, to humanity, to the world, to love. There are few artists in this music genre today that are creating the epitome of this artistic insight, professing [more...]
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The Two Man Gentlemen Band

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THE TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND
w/ Truth In Advertising, Wreckids
Thursday - 6/2/2011
@ Club Cafe
8:00 PM | 21 & Up | $7.00
New York City's Best Dressed Two Man Band! Free kazoos, impeccably tailored outfits, rowdy sing-alongs, furious banjo strumming, and a set full of quirky, clever, sometimes-naughty original tunes. That's The Two Man Gentlemen Band's formula for a good, old-fashioned musical spectacle. Hailing from New York City, The Two Man Gentlemen Band combines hot jazz, [more...]
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Bell X1

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BELL X1 w/ Jarrod Gorbel
Friday - 6/3/2011
@ Club Cafe
7:00 PM | 21 & Up | $16
Bell X1 and Damien Rice used to be a band called Juniper. Juniper berries are used to make gin. "Gin and tonic dressing gown..." is a lyric from Bell X1's debut album, Neither am I, released in 2000 in Ireland. Ireland used to be poor, and now it's blingin, with scattered showers. Showers of critical acclaim followed the release of their (multi platinum n ting) second record, [more...]
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Charlie Hunter

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CHARLIE HUNTER
Wednesday - 6/8/2011
@ Club Cafe
8:00 PM | 21 & Up | $16
"I knew that I wanted to do this with my life from when I was 16", says Hunter about his musical career. His early recognition of this may have been influenced by the fact that he grew up in homes where his mother repaired guitars for a living in Berkeley, California where he has lived since he was eight years old. Charlie picked up his first guitar when he was twelve years [more...]
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Bright Eyes

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BRIGHT EYES w/ Dawes
Thursday - 6/9/2011
@ Stage AE
8:00 PM | All Ages | $32 adv / $35 dos
Once tagged "rock's boy genius" by the music press, Conor Oberst turned 27 on February 15th and even without that in mind it's hard to listen to Cassadaga without hearing a newfound sophistication to the Bright Eyes sound. Producer, multi-instrumentalist and permanent band member Mike Mogis has crafted a swirling, euphonious record, at times bursting with bombastic confidence [more...]
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Alejandro Escovedo

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ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
Monday - 6/13/2011
@ Club Cafe
7:00 PM | 21 & Up | $20
Escovedo's music can range from full force rock'n'roll to the subtle delicacy heard from a string quartet, sometimes in the same song. Fricke describes him well as "a folk-blues classicist with a gritty, plaintive voice and an equal fondness for dirty boogie and spectral balladry." That approach has distinguished Escovedo as one of contemporary music's truly original and unique [more...]
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Michael Franti & Spearhead

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MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
Wednesday - 6/29/2011
@ Stage AE
7:00 PM | All Ages | $32.50
Michael Franti is not only a musician and activist, but also an award-winning documentary filmmaker (I Know I'm Not Alone, documenting his time in the war torn areas of Iraq, Israel and Palestine), author (What I Be, Michael's first children's book) and promoter (the Power To The Peaceful festivals which draw tens of thousands of fans to the yearly performances in San Francisco [more...]
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Stephen Marley

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STEPHEN MARLEY
Tuesday - 7/5/2011
@ Mr. Small's Theatre
8:00 PM | 21 & Up | $25
If you think you don't know the music of Stephen Marley, you do-you just don't realize it. A member of the celebrated Marley sibling group The Melody Makers since the age of seven, the Grammy winning producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has also been the driving creative force behind the music of his brothers. Stephen's production, performance and writing [more...]
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Matisyahu

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MATISYAHU
Saturday - 7/16/2011
@ Stage AE
9:00 PM | All Ages | $28 adv / $30 dos
Few artists make an impact as complete as the one Matisyahu made with his Top 40 hit "King Without a Crown." Here was a true original, the song announced - a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York City singing reggae songs about his religious devotion. Fans responded to this one-of-a-kind voice, too, driving Youth, Matisyahu's Grammy-nominated 2006 studio disc, to the top spot [more...]
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Lucinda Williams

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS & AMOS LEE
Sunday - 7/17/2011
@ Stage AE
8:00 PM | All Ages | $25 - $39.50
Lucinda Williams has always been adept at painting landscapes of the soul, illuminating the spirit's shadowy nooks and shimmering crannies -- but she's never captured the sun breaking through the clouds as purely as on her new Lost Highway release, Little Honey. "I'm in a different phase of my life, so there are more happy moments on this album," the singer-songwriter says [more...]
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Justin Townes Earle

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JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE w/ Shovels & Rope
Thursday - 8/18/2011
@ Mr. Small's Theatre
8:00 PM | 21 & Up | $15
Justin Earle comes from good stock... His father (legendary and ground-breaking singer/songwriter Steve Earle) must have taught him well. But don't be so quick to compare him to his father. Whatever he may have learned from his old man, he continues to prove himself as an individual- always forging his own path no matter where the others are going. Maybe that is the most important [more...]
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Foo Fighters

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FOO FIGHTERS w/ Rise Against, Mariachi El Bronx
Friday - 9/23/2011
@ Consol Energy Center
8:00 PM | All Ages | $29.50-$49.50
Having commemorated their tenth anniversary with a year-plus run commencing with a double studio album hailed by the New York Times as "an unexpected magnum opus," a sold out arena tour built on that first disc's rock foundation followed by a toned down and [more...]
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