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(Late Show) Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen) with Special Guests Coolzey and The Inevitable Mr. Chris

Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen)
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Genaro (born October 15, 1962 in Wagontown, Pennsylvania) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the punk rock group The Dead Milkmen. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Genaro has performed with a number of punk and indie rock groups, most recently including The Low Budgets, and is also a solo artist. He is of Italian heritage.

Coolzey
Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord. Interest spread quickly and Coolzey found himself touring alongside hip-hop legends from Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like Dead Milkmen. Coolzey’s first album ‘The Honey’ was released in 2010 and second official full-length ‘Hit Factory’ in 2013. In these albums as well as in a number of EPs, collaborations and side projects, he finds his niche as a songwriter, navigating hip-hop, rock, punk and pop in the spirit of genre defying influences such as Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys and Outkast.

Coolzey’s love for multiple genres can also be evidenced in his record label Public School Records, which curates music from the classic hip-hop of Bru Lei to the art pop of Belly Belt.

Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen)
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Genaro (born October 15, 1962 in Wagontown, Pennsylvania) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the punk rock group The Dead Milkmen. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Genaro has performed with a number of punk and indie rock groups, most recently including The Low Budgets, and is also a solo artist. He is of Italian heritage.

Coolzey
Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord. Interest spread quickly and Coolzey found himself touring alongside hip-hop legends from Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like Dead Milkmen. Coolzey’s first album ‘The Honey’ was released in 2010 and second official full-length ‘Hit Factory’ in 2013. In these albums as well as in a number of EPs, collaborations and side projects, he finds his niche as a songwriter, navigating hip-hop, rock, punk and pop in the spirit of genre defying influences such as Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys and Outkast.

Coolzey’s love for multiple genres can also be evidenced in his record label Public School Records, which curates music from the classic hip-hop of Bru Lei to the art pop of Belly Belt.

(Early Show) BobbyrocK (Featuring Justin Brescia from MTV's The Hills) with Special Guests Second Street Stranger and Fidelity Laurel

From Southern California (Huntington Beach), BobbyrocK Is Called "Thee Punk of Rock". A Huge Sound Coming From This Alternative Punk Rock Solo Artist. Guitarist/Singer/Writer Justin "Bobby" Brescia As Seen On The Hit Reality MTV Show 'The Hills'. With a TV Backround , Companies Such As The MTV Network , Us Weekly , E! NEWS , And VOGUE Amongst The Heaviest Hitters In The Industry All Know Who Justin 'Bobby' Brescia Is On A First Name Basis , Constantly Keeping Up With His Whereabouts Via Up To Date News Articles , Live Podcasts , Photo Shoots , And Coming To His Shows !

Justin Is Currently Set To Play His Fourth U.S. Tour Of 35 Dates In March Of 2018, One Thing's For Sure, When Justin "BobbyrocK" Brescia Hits The Stage You're In For A Real Treat! In The Mean Time Keep Your Eyes And Ears Pealed For NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO: 'BACK TO YOU' Arriving in MARCH!

From Southern California (Huntington Beach), BobbyrocK Is Called "Thee Punk of Rock". A Huge Sound Coming From This Alternative Punk Rock Solo Artist. Guitarist/Singer/Writer Justin "Bobby" Brescia As Seen On The Hit Reality MTV Show 'The Hills'. With a TV Backround , Companies Such As The MTV Network , Us Weekly , E! NEWS , And VOGUE Amongst The Heaviest Hitters In The Industry All Know Who Justin 'Bobby' Brescia Is On A First Name Basis , Constantly Keeping Up With His Whereabouts Via Up To Date News Articles , Live Podcasts , Photo Shoots , And Coming To His Shows !

Justin Is Currently Set To Play His Fourth U.S. Tour Of 35 Dates In March Of 2018, One Thing's For Sure, When Justin "BobbyrocK" Brescia Hits The Stage You're In For A Real Treat! In The Mean Time Keep Your Eyes And Ears Pealed For NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO: 'BACK TO YOU' Arriving in MARCH!

(Late Show) Soul Shine Overdrive with Thirty Years Later

Soul Shine Overdrive
A rock band hailing from Pittsburgh, PA that infuses elements of blues, funk, soul and jazz creating a musically rich sound spanning many genres.

Thirty Years Later
Thirty Years Later is a Pittsburgh Original Rock Band.

Soul Shine Overdrive
A rock band hailing from Pittsburgh, PA that infuses elements of blues, funk, soul and jazz creating a musically rich sound spanning many genres.

Thirty Years Later
Thirty Years Later is a Pittsburgh Original Rock Band.

Canceled - Kelley Stoltz with Special Guest PM Mirror

This show has been canceled - all tickets can be refunded at your point of purchase.

This show has been canceled - all tickets can be refunded at your point of purchase.

Calliope Songwriters Open Stage at Club Cafe and Songwriters Meeting with Featured Performer Sadie

No cover!

7-9pm: Calliope songwriters meeteing. Meet fellow musicians, collaborate on songs with others and refine your songwriting techniques with the help of a group environment. Open to all interested in attending even if you do not wish to participate, and open to all skill levels

9pm: Club Cafe's revered open stage returns. Sign up and open stage begin at 9pm. No cover, all genres/styles welcome.

Club Cafe's monthly open stage has joined forces with Calliope and John Hayes (long time host of the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern's open mic night). All acts and genres are welcome to attend. The open stage will happen the first Tuesday of every month. We are excited to be working with John and Calliope and look forward to this next chapter in our long running, well revered open stage.

No cover!

7-9pm: Calliope songwriters meeteing. Meet fellow musicians, collaborate on songs with others and refine your songwriting techniques with the help of a group environment. Open to all interested in attending even if you do not wish to participate, and open to all skill levels

9pm: Club Cafe's revered open stage returns. Sign up and open stage begin at 9pm. No cover, all genres/styles welcome.

Club Cafe's monthly open stage has joined forces with Calliope and John Hayes (long time host of the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern's open mic night). All acts and genres are welcome to attend. The open stage will happen the first Tuesday of every month. We are excited to be working with John and Calliope and look forward to this next chapter in our long running, well revered open stage.

Dead Horses with Special Guest Sadie

At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos' world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor. What happened next is the story of Dead Horses' stunning new album, 'My Mother the Moon," a record full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience.

Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, the album is both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come. Earthy and organic, Vos' songs often reveal themselves to be exercises in empathy and outreach; she writes not only to find meaning in the struggles she's endured, but also to embrace kindred souls on their own personal journeys of self-discovery. As much as the album is a reckoning with the past and everything she witnessed growing up (mental illness, poverty, addiction, and violence), it's also an effort to shape the future, to build a community based around art and love and beauty and acceptance, a community to replace the one she was so brusquely robbed of as a child.

'My Mother the Moon' is Dead Horses' third album, and it follows hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2016 release, 'Cartoon Moon,' which Wisconsin Public Radio called “equally beautiful and effortless." That record prompted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to declare Dead Horses a Band To Watch and earned them honors for "Best Album," "Best Americana/Bluegrass Artist," and "Best Female Vocalist" at the 2017 WAMI Awards. American Songwriter called Vos “a compelling vocalist…who carries every tune with her husky, deeply emotional tone that feels lived in and real," while No Depression hailed her songwriting as “beautiful and fresh." With a fleshed out touring lineup, the group logged countless miles, sharing bills along the way with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival in addition to making festival appearances from Bristol Rhythm and Roots to WinterWonderGrass.

At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos' world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor. What happened next is the story of Dead Horses' stunning new album, 'My Mother the Moon," a record full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience.

Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, the album is both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come. Earthy and organic, Vos' songs often reveal themselves to be exercises in empathy and outreach; she writes not only to find meaning in the struggles she's endured, but also to embrace kindred souls on their own personal journeys of self-discovery. As much as the album is a reckoning with the past and everything she witnessed growing up (mental illness, poverty, addiction, and violence), it's also an effort to shape the future, to build a community based around art and love and beauty and acceptance, a community to replace the one she was so brusquely robbed of as a child.

'My Mother the Moon' is Dead Horses' third album, and it follows hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2016 release, 'Cartoon Moon,' which Wisconsin Public Radio called “equally beautiful and effortless." That record prompted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to declare Dead Horses a Band To Watch and earned them honors for "Best Album," "Best Americana/Bluegrass Artist," and "Best Female Vocalist" at the 2017 WAMI Awards. American Songwriter called Vos “a compelling vocalist…who carries every tune with her husky, deeply emotional tone that feels lived in and real," while No Depression hailed her songwriting as “beautiful and fresh." With a fleshed out touring lineup, the group logged countless miles, sharing bills along the way with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival in addition to making festival appearances from Bristol Rhythm and Roots to WinterWonderGrass.

Canceled - Live From The Chambers Featuring Cam Chambers and Special Guest Luis Castillo

This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

(Early Show) Guy Russo - Album Release with Special Guest Ben Shannon

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Guy Russo releases his debut solo album, "Part of It All," his first release since the 2014 disbandment of the duo Broken Fences. The album comes out of The Church and Treelady Studios family, co-produced with Dave Hidek and mastered by Garrett Haines. As the album title suggests, things get a little cosmic in this one, while still preserving the some of the more confessional folk writing characterized by earlier work. The release show will feature much of the record's personnel, as well as an opening set from songwriting guru Ben Shannon.

Ben Shannon is a Nashville born, Pittsburgh based singer, songwriter, and recording artist. After the release of his sophomore record, Farewell Mountain, Shannon was invited to join a weekly circle of songwriters . The rules were simple: one song a week posted as an MP3 link with lyrics every Tuesday. The sheer volume of writing created the necessity for a retrospective show. This show will feature all new material written after September 2017.

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Guy Russo releases his debut solo album, "Part of It All," his first release since the 2014 disbandment of the duo Broken Fences. The album comes out of The Church and Treelady Studios family, co-produced with Dave Hidek and mastered by Garrett Haines. As the album title suggests, things get a little cosmic in this one, while still preserving the some of the more confessional folk writing characterized by earlier work. The release show will feature much of the record's personnel, as well as an opening set from songwriting guru Ben Shannon.

Ben Shannon is a Nashville born, Pittsburgh based singer, songwriter, and recording artist. After the release of his sophomore record, Farewell Mountain, Shannon was invited to join a weekly circle of songwriters . The rules were simple: one song a week posted as an MP3 link with lyrics every Tuesday. The sheer volume of writing created the necessity for a retrospective show. This show will feature all new material written after September 2017.

(Late Show) Funky Fest Pre-Party Pittsburgh Featuring Habatat with Special Guest Glenn Strother Project

Since early 2012, The ever-blossoming psychedelic Jam/Funk/Rock outfit HABATAT has made positive strides in the Pgh, Pa suburbs sharing stages with the likes of “Twiddle”, “the Heavy Pets”, “Pigeons Playing Ping Pong”, and “Zack Deputy” to name very few.. Throughout 2013/2014, HABATAT focused on playing clubs, bars, bowling alleys, any local venue that would have them; as well as festivals, fundraisers, and community events steadily building their following as they did.
2015 marked the band's first self titled release and opened the doors for mainstream acceptance; which quickly followed by them being offered many long term opportunities.
In 2016 the future looks extremely bright for this young group of euphonious pioneers. Combining gritty yet sultry vocals by Ryan Woods, colorful funky bass riffs from Kris Lupher, soulful solos from Cory "Gweedo" Mickinak, powerful dance/funk grooves by J.Banks and provocative horns from Josh Covert, this group will leave you floored with their energetic live performance; a raw boogaloo of sound.
Their music brings forth flashing vibes of some of the great legendary rock bands such as Cream, CCR, and The Grateful Dead but they are in a characteristic thumbprint completely of their own. Equipped with a four hour repertoire of original songs and ballads, Woods' vocalizations emit a fervent and rasping melody that sets the footprint for every song. The lyrical components of each verse are sung out with a boldness and warmth. Each one as good as the other.” By the great power of energy transmission between our close friends, the Habateers (fan club), and never ending support from family; We are happy to take you through our world of music and life, and continue to build to unseen horizons; growing as a community with people of love and passion in what they do and how we act with one another.
We are excited about the recording and release of our 2nd album expected to release in summer 2017; as well as a full summer tour/ festival season. We full-heartedly Thank the ones who have brought us to these times and places in our journey…
CHEERS to each moment shared together and the ones yet to come…!

Since early 2012, The ever-blossoming psychedelic Jam/Funk/Rock outfit HABATAT has made positive strides in the Pgh, Pa suburbs sharing stages with the likes of “Twiddle”, “the Heavy Pets”, “Pigeons Playing Ping Pong”, and “Zack Deputy” to name very few.. Throughout 2013/2014, HABATAT focused on playing clubs, bars, bowling alleys, any local venue that would have them; as well as festivals, fundraisers, and community events steadily building their following as they did.
2015 marked the band's first self titled release and opened the doors for mainstream acceptance; which quickly followed by them being offered many long term opportunities.
In 2016 the future looks extremely bright for this young group of euphonious pioneers. Combining gritty yet sultry vocals by Ryan Woods, colorful funky bass riffs from Kris Lupher, soulful solos from Cory "Gweedo" Mickinak, powerful dance/funk grooves by J.Banks and provocative horns from Josh Covert, this group will leave you floored with their energetic live performance; a raw boogaloo of sound.
Their music brings forth flashing vibes of some of the great legendary rock bands such as Cream, CCR, and The Grateful Dead but they are in a characteristic thumbprint completely of their own. Equipped with a four hour repertoire of original songs and ballads, Woods' vocalizations emit a fervent and rasping melody that sets the footprint for every song. The lyrical components of each verse are sung out with a boldness and warmth. Each one as good as the other.” By the great power of energy transmission between our close friends, the Habateers (fan club), and never ending support from family; We are happy to take you through our world of music and life, and continue to build to unseen horizons; growing as a community with people of love and passion in what they do and how we act with one another.
We are excited about the recording and release of our 2nd album expected to release in summer 2017; as well as a full summer tour/ festival season. We full-heartedly Thank the ones who have brought us to these times and places in our journey…
CHEERS to each moment shared together and the ones yet to come…!

Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) and Terraplane Records Presents The 'Live' Recording. Come and be part of this CD which will be released in 2019.

Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) and Terraplane Records Presents The "Live" Recording. Come and be part of this CD which will be released in 2019.

Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) and Terraplane Records Presents The "Live" Recording. Come and be part of this CD which will be released in 2019.

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