Allure of the Earth Announces First Wave of Bands for Winter’s Wake Festival!

*** NOTE: ALL THE FINAL DETAILS FOR THE WINTER’S WAKE FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN COLLECTED AT THIS LOCATION: https://valleyofsteel.net/2013/01/28/winters-wake-2013-presented-by-allure-of-the-earth/ ***

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s here: half of the line-up for the two-day Winter’s Wake festival has been confirmed!

Brought to you by Allure of the Earth Productions, this event will be held on Friday and Saturday, 22-23 February 2013, in Pittsburgh.

There will be fourteen bands altogether between those two days, and seven of them were announced today:

 

 
Lots more details will be emerging soon (possibly as soon as next week) — such as the exact location, ticket information, the remainder of the bands, and scheduled times — and I will be sure to share all of that with you as soon as I hear anything! So stay tuned!

UPDATE 05 December: four more bands have been announced!

UPDATE 19 December: three more bands have been announced, leaving just one more to be confirmed…

http://allureoftheearth.com/

What To Do In Pittsburgh Tonight (29 November 2012)

 

Drusky Entertainment Presents:

Texan Psychobillies Reverend Horton Heat

with The Cheats, Ben Dumm and the Deviants, The Turbosonics

 

at the Altar Bar

1620 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Strip District)

 

Thursday 29 November 2012 | 7:30PM (6:30 Doors) | $17 ADV / $20 at Door | 21+ only

 
With a history dating back nearly three decades now, the legendary country/punk/rock trio Reverend Horton Heat nevertheless seem to have no intention of slowing down their nearly nonstop touring schedule.

In fact, the band (who just recently signed with Victory Records) have tourdates scheduled all over the country, nearly every night for at least the next three-and-a-half months (see the full list here).

 

 
Appearing along with a handful of highly-respected local opening acts that range from punk rock to surf music, this is pretty much guaranteed to be a memorable night. Get more info on the show here, buy your tickets here, and don’t forget to RSVP here!

MAKE – Axis EP

 

MAKEAxis (01 November 2012, Black Iron Records)

 
Hellooooooooo out there, readers! I vaguely remember that I used to do this thing where I’d listen to music, and then write about it, and then you’d read it and listen to the music too, and then everyone was happy. I don’t know why I haven’t been doing much of that recently — I guess a variety of reasons which could pretty much be summed up as “life getting in the way” — but I do want to get back into the habit.

Today let’s talk about this EP that was released by the North Carolinian post-atmospheric-ambient-blackish-doomy band MAKE back at the beginning of this month. I told you it would be coming (here and here) and if you’ve been reading my stuff for a while you already know how much I fawned over their debut LP Trephine (reviewed here).

Somehow during the course of all of that, I neglected to share the preview video for the EP — for which I apologize, but I shall make up for it by adding it here:
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What To Do In Pittsburgh Tonight (26 November 2012)

 

Opus One Productions Presents:

GWAR – Fate or Chaos Tour

with DevilDriver, Cancer Bats, Legacy of Disorder

 

at Mr. Smalls Theatre

400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale PA

 

Monday 26 November 2012 | 7:15pm (doors 6:30) | $29 | ALL AGES

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Happy Black Friday!

Well, good day to all you fine people out there! It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S., traditionally known as Black Friday — and legions of idiots have been lining up outside retailers for hours (or days, in some cases) to get their hands on TVs and junk at discounted prices.

I hate shopping, and I hate crowds of people (or more accurately, I hate most people in general), so would be pretty much the worst possible time for me to go out. Therefore, I won’t be anywhere near any stores today.

However, there are some other good deals out there, if you know where to look — lots of record labels and music stores are offering discounts or bonus gifts or incentives — and this is stuff that interests me way more than anything that people will probably be fist-fighting for at Wal-Mart or Target!

Since many of you readers probably feel the same way (why else would you be reading a music-related blog?) I’ve thrown together an assortment of these special offers right here in this post, for your shopping convenience. Enjoy!

 

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What To Do In Pittsburgh Tonight (22 November 2012)

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

Turkey and beer and football and… every obnoxious relative that you only see on holidays, which you only need to spend about five minutes with them to remember why you only see them on holidays.

If this sounds familiar, later this evening you’re probably going to be looking for something — anything — as an excuse to get out of the house for a while.

As luck would have it, there’s a show happening later that might be just what the doctor ordered.

 
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What To Do In Pittsburgh Tonight (21 November 2012)

What’s up, readers! It’s Thanksgiving Eve, which around these parts is officially the BIGGEST party night of the year! That’s right, bigger than Saint Patrick’s Day, bigger than Cinco de Mayo, bigger even than New Year’s Eve.

Believe me, I spent enough of my younger years working overnight in a 24-hour convenience store — one that is famous for its “Made To Order” food, and in particular, one that was located in a small town where the ratio of bars to houses is practically one-to-one — so I’ve got enough empirical data to back up this claim.

Anyway, if you’re looking for somewhere to go tonight, I’ve got you covered. Just please be careful out there, and please be safe getting home! I’ve got lots of exciting new content planned for the near future, and you won’t want to miss any of it. (I know it seems like I’m making light of the situation, but seriously, go out and have a good time — but for your own sake and everyone else’s, just don’t be stupid, ok?)

Here we go…

 
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