What To Do In Pittsburgh This Weekend (29-30 September 2012)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Steel City metropolitan region, I am pleased to once again present you with your list of weekendly happenings in the area!  Read on, become informed, and then go support your local music scene!




The Pittsburgh Scene‘s 2nd Anniversary Party!

featuring Dethlehem, Through These Walls, Doomsday Initiative, August Ruins, Scene Stage the World, The Park View


at Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh (North Side)


Saturday 29 September 2012 | 7:00pm (doors 6:30) | $8 in advance, $10 at gate | ALL AGES

The Pittsburgh Scene — the amazingly useful website that documents all parts of the local music scene, with its wide array of genre categories, all-inclusive lists of events, and huge (and ever-growing) catalogue of local bands — just re-launched earlier this year, with a sleek new look and interface. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out in all its ardent splendor here.

But, the website has officially been in existence for two whole years now, and to celebrate, they’re throwing a huge party over on the city’s North Shore! Only eight bucks if you get your tickets in advance (get in touch with any of the bands listed above – or check with Ticketmaster), or just ten dollars at the gate, if you happen to be stumbling across the street from the casino or something…

RPG-metal geeks Dethlehem have been wandering the countryside recently, doing all sorts of publicity appearances in preparation for their first Pittsburgh headlining show in nearly nine months, including the following video from their visit at local radio station 105.9 The X:

RSVP to this event here and here.


Root of Evil Collective Presents:

Heartless European Tour Kickoff Show

with Protestant, Cynarae, Masakari, Killer of Sheep


at the Mr. Roboto Project

5106 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Bloomfield)


Saturday 29 September 2012 | 7:30pm (doors at 7) | $6 | All Ages

Subject yourselves to an evening of nonstop vicious hardcore as local favorites Heartless are gearing up for a tour across Europe! (Get all the details about that here).

Joining them at their last Pittsburgh show before taking off across the pond, Protestant from Milwaukee (whose album Reclamation was just released via Halo of Flies/Chaos Rurale); Cynarae from Seattle (who you may remember if you downloaded that A389 Records compilation I told you about way back in May); Masakari from Cleveland (who coincidentally had a song on the same compilation); and Pittsburgh’s own Killer of Sheep (whose most recent release was the Out of Time 7″, released on vinyl by Innervenus/Lock & Key – see here for more info).

RSVP to the show here.



Guitar Center Pittsburgh and Iron City Rocks Present:

Eric Johnson In-store Q&A Session


at Guitar Center

1000 Park Manor Blvd, Pittsburgh (Robinson Twp)


Sunday 30 September 2012 | 12:30-1:00 pm | FREE | ALL AGES

Eric Johnson, a real-life guitar hero, will be dropping by the Robinson Guitar Center location Sunday afternoon, answering all your burning questions — such as, “Hey, aren’t you the guy that did that ‘Cliffs of Dover’ song?” and “Do you have any other songs?”

Visit the Iron City Rocks Facebook page for a chance to win autographed items. Get the full scoop on this appearance (and RSVP) here.

And also:


Drusky Entertainment Presents:

Eric Johnson


at the Altar Bar

1620 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Strip District)


Sunday 30 September 2012 | 7:30 pm (doors 6:30) | $25 adv / $28 at door | 21+ ONLY

More info here; buy tickets here; RSVP here.


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