AcoustiCafe Open Stage
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm doors / 7:00pm show
Pittsburgh's #1 Open Stage returns to Club Cafe with host The Wreckids. Fashioned after some of the high profile and wildly successful open stages in Nashville and New York City, AcoustiCafe's open stage intends to create a supportive environment for artists to network with their peers, test new music or haul out old favorites, and most importantly, extend their reach in the local scene.
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Ages 21+ Only.
Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. with Special Guest Derek Woodz Band
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show
Lukas Nelson and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock n roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high energy performances to fans across the country. Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R. have performed over 400 shows in the past 3 years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan. The band has self-released 4 records and will look to put out their next full length album in 2014.
Briar Rabbit with Special Guests Conner Gilbert and Sol Persona
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show
Growing up under the watchful eye of his uncle, B.B. King, it seems only fitting that singer/songwriter, Briar Rabbit has grown up to become quite the gentleman, and one that is musically inclined. With romantic melodies and colourfully layered narrative that evoke painfully beautiful imagery through honest lyricism, Briar Rabbit makes his triumphant return with forthcoming LP, From Your Bones, set for release on January 21st, 2014.
"I feel so invisible when I'm not putting on a show," croons Briar Rabbit in his song "Invisible." His new album, From Your Bones, involves themes of honesty, pain, and perseverance. Through his gift for finding inspiration through struggles, Briar Rabbit has composed an album with raw emotion that will tug at listeners' heartstrings. He sings of heartbreak, determination, and letting go - all things that reflect the courage behind the lyrics. Music is his passion, and it comes through with such clarity throughout the album.
Finding his love of music at an early age gave Briar a life long mission - make music true to his soul, and share it with everyone he meets. Between performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, Second City Day Camps, and theatre throughout high school, Briar Rabbit's formative years unknowingly prepared him to be a charismatic performer. The emotion and experiences that come together in his songs create a truly personal composition that's bound to attract some attention.
Briar Rabbit isn't new to the scene, having been featured in a Daytrotter Session as well as receiving praise from The Huffington Post, Americana UK, Performer Magazine, American Songwriter and more for his previous album,The Great Routine (2011), and The Company You Keep (2010). The new album, From Your Bones, will be Briar Rabbit's follow up. Having taken a few years to release, it's as though Briar took a page from his own book - "There's a bottle of success on the shelf and it is corked with patience." Considering all of the energy put into the new album, perhaps patience was the way to go.
Marrying vintage and classical aesthetics with contemporary pop music, From Your Bones is due January 21, 2014 and in conjunction with the album release, Briar Rabbit will be touring nationally.
(Early Show) Girlz In Black Hatz
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:00pm doors / 7:00pm show
"Girlz in Black Hats is a female fronted country band from Southwestern, PA. The "girlz" are made up of Sara Zebley and Hayley Prosser, both of whom are passionate about sharing their experiences and thoughts through music. The two have been writing music separately and together for three years and have been blessed with amazing musicians Jon Leff, Nick Simmen, and Jake Carlson, to back them up. Girlz in Black Hats have a good-time feel to their electric show and love to perform around the tri-state area."
& Ticket Giveaways
- Sun 08/10 Kris Roe of The Ataris (The Ataris Acoustic Tour)
- Wed 09/04 S. Carey / Califone
- Sun 09/14 Sean Rowe
- Tue 09/16 Brendan James
- Wed 09/17 The Pearls / Naked Arcade / Kate Clark
- Sat 09/20 The Bumper Jacksons
- Thu 09/25 Marc Scibilia / The Bros. Landreth
- Sun 09/28 Dom Flemons
- Thu 10/02 Peter Case
- Sat 10/04 Joe Grushecky & the HouseRockers
- Thu 10/09 Sons Of Bill
- Wed 11/05 Jay Nash
- The Semi-Supervillains
- (Early Show) Great Ancient Trees
- (Late Show) Andy Picarro
- AcoustiCafe will return NEXT MONDAY, July 14
- A Sunny Day in Glasgow
- The Cordovas Featuring Joe Firstman
- (Early Show) An Evening With Caravan of Thieves
- (Late Show) Valkyrie
- (Early Show) Grey's Fool CD Release Party
- (Late Show) The Tillers
- (Early Show) '360 Degrees of R&B & Soul' featuring Jazz Garcelle
- (Late Show) Sephus Lee (CD Release)
- The Brothers Comatose
- AcoustiCafe Open Stage
- SOLD OUT - An Evening With JOHNNYSWIM
- Jeremy Caywood
- The Shift
- Long Live Woody Guthrie!
- (Early Show) Nick Barilla EP Release Show
- (Late Show) Kopecky Family Band
- AcoustiCafe Open Stage
- SOLD OUT - Matthew Sweet Rock Show
- Gas House Gorillas
- SOLD OUT - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
- SOLD OUT - (Early Show) An Evening With Slaid Cleaves
- (Late Show) An Evening With Jester Jenkins (Former Front Man of Old E Allstars)
- (Early Show) Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virgina Benefit Concert
- (Late Show) Gasoline Genes
- AcoustiCafe Open Stage
- Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.
- Briar Rabbit