Friday 2/2

First Fridays at Spirt with Shaq Nicholson, Metacara, and The Uptown Woods (FREE SHOW)

Shaq Nicholson, Metacara, and The Uptown Woods. Featuring the artwork of Kevin Mack

Shaq Nicholson

The 5 members of the band (aka the Shaqafarians) are influenced by countless genres, creating a funk-filled, blues-blasting, soul-singing sound.


Metacara is an electrosoul duo bred from roots in jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music

The Uptown Woods

The Uptown Woods is a hip-hop, jazz infused band that was formed in the fall of 2015. The group was assembled after countless late nights in Uptown, Pittsburgh. Open jam sessions allowed a free flow of musicians and ideas that eventually evolved into The Uptown Woods. The band members compose and write all original music that express their values and beliefs. This collective seeks to question society’s norms and find true meaning in living with purpose.

spirt first friday

Artwork by Kevin Mack

Fuxsutawney at Karma with Amoeba Knievel, Working Breed, and The Park Plan

A power show designed to knock away your winter blues!

have the party of your life…
over and over again

Get Funxsutawney with us at….

$7 TICKETS Online (paper avail!):
The Stage at Karma
Doors @7
Music @8

amoeba knievel
‘If Andy Kaufman decided to form a rock ‘n’ roll band instead of going the pro-wrestling route’

The rock band led by the infamous Pittsburgh legend, Tommy Amoeba! Power pop culture sci-fi masterpieces delivered with the aid of props, puppets, action figures, and costume changes…. THIS IS A SHOW GUYS, for REAL!

Working Breed
‘An infectiously fun jazzy, bluesy, ska-fused, dance your pants off rock ‘n’ roll soundscape, like the side show at the circus but with high kicks, trombone, and musical saw!’

Working Breed is a scintillating quartet that writes original and eclectic Art Rock full of surprises. Their adventurous energy is infectious, and their performance an experience!

The Park Plan
‘The Park Plan plays riff-laden, socially-conscious, melodic power pop’

Super fun good time band The Park Plan is made up of members of other also great bands like City Steps, The Hi-Frequencies, Brazilian Wax, and Action Camp. They’ve got a BRAND NEW radical front lady, Jess Klein, and are sure to delight you!!

Jack swing, The Bird Hour, and Evan Issac. featuring the artwork of Bella Spernkel at Mr. Roboto project

Gallery by Bella Sprenkel and acoustic performances by Jack Swing, The Bird Hour, and Evan Isaac!

Doors at 7:30pm!

Jane Lee Hooker, Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts, and Dinosoul at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls

Jane Lee Hooker

Jane Lee Hooker is a band of five women from New York City who infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues.

With double lead guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, JLH honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. Few bands today deliver the goods with as much raw soul as JLH.

Dan Bubien & The Delta Struts

Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts put a contemporary spin on soulful roots music. Driven by the dynamic guitar playing duo of Shawn Mazzei and Dan Bubien, along with Bubien’s soulful gritty vocals. Their signature sound is highlighted by the precision playing and deep toned-full sound of drummer Mark Pollera and glued together by Christian Caputo’s steady, groove oriented bass playing.


Pittsburgh indie, dark wave pop band.

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Pittsburgh, PA

TICKETS: $12.00 – $15.00
Tickets on sale now! –
This event is all ages.

The Naughtys at Howlers FREE SHOW

The Naughties premier at Howlers! Free show/no cover/tip your bartender. After-party at Jad and Jesse’s house down the street!


Saturday 2/3

Super Fun Time Awesome Party Band album release at The Funhouse At Mr. Smalls

Super Fun Time Awesome Party Band and Punkburgh will be at Smalls Saturday night to celebrate the release of “And Out Come The Balloons”. Read Nicole’s review of the record here and bring your dancing shoes this Saturday. Lets tear that carpet up!!! Johnny and the Razorblades and Legendary Hucklebucks will be at the party as well.

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now! –
This event is ages 21+.


Holy Rivals, St. Dude, and Horehound at Ruggers Pub (FREE SHOW)

Come out to a free all local show hosted by Ruggers Pub!
Holy Rivals
St. Dude
Free – Music start at 9.
We’ll get cozy and fill the room with fuzz laden riffage!


Absent-Minded Professors, KantiKasa Williams, and Pirates in Parliament At Karma

Doors 7 | Show 8 | 21+ | $7

Absent-Minded Professors

A 4-piece rock n roll band from Latrobe, Pa. Playing rock/alternative music from the sixties on, we have music for every age group and venue. Inspired by the likes of the Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Highly Suspect, we have developed a classic sound with our own new-age twist.
KantiKasa Williams
Pirates in Parliament

Pirates in Parliament is a radical slidin’ glidin’ movin’ groovin’ funk rock group including Ralphy, Kisic, Spank, Dingo, Kerr, Ollie, and kreimy.

A Moment In Pompeii, Around The Hex, and Everyone hates Everything At Halftime Lounge


Harbour, Look Out Loretta, Atlantic Wasteland, and Dash City Skyline at The Smiling Moose


Harbour – Canadian Pop Punk
Look Out Loretta – Fast Pop Punk from Pittsburgh
Atlantic Wasteland – Emo/Punk from Pittsburgh
Dash City Skyline – Crappy Punk Rock from Pittsburgh

COST: $10/$12


Leprosy, Neostem, Goonland, Last will at Royal Palace



Dedicated to the art of stomach churning GORE METAL to satisfy your sick appetites since 1988! Flying the old school brutal DEATH METAL flag high!


NEOSTEM is an original band that combines punk, grunge, alternative and a dash of metal that produces the rustic sounds that embodies the working class town in which they call home. They like their music loud and louder. We hope you do, as well.


Sounds like the bastard son of Black Sabbath and the Dead Milkmen!!!

Last Will

Last Will is a south western PA based thrash metal/speed metal band

Natural Selection, Deathsong, False Accusations, and 159/Silence at Mr. Roboto Project


Natural Selection (Columbus Spin-Kick Music)

Deathsong (Columbus Chaotic Hardcore)

False Accusations (WV Metalcore)

156/Silence (Pittsburgh Metalcore)

Roboto Project
All Ages
No Booze/No Drugs/No Fighting


Sunday 2/4

Adult Mom, Chris Farren, Rue, and Lawn Care at Mr. Roboto Project

Adult Mom
Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stephanie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012. Adult Mom now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell, Mike Dvorscak, and Bruce Hamilton. Through reflections and explorations of the personal and hidden, the crux of the writing produced by Knipe is focused on excavation. The dredging out of secrets, putting it all in a pan, waiting for the gold to rise. Honesty and intimacy form as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.

Chris Farren
Indie­pop that captures all of the weird little anxieties of being in your twenties and realizing that you can’t control everything around you.

These Girls Rule

Lawn Care

Lawn Care is a 5-piece kinda-mathy, sorta-punk band with horns from Pittsburgh, PA (we argue about genre and use the phrase “we’re not a ska band” a lot).

For a while there, it was just Cameron writing songs, mostly about travelling, trying not to be a shithead, and the looming inevitability of death–you know, the things you worry about in your twenties. He released a couple of lo-fi solo EPs, a split with Boston’s The Michael Character, and shouted in a lot of basements throughout the midwest and northeast.

Towards the end of 2015, Lawn Care went full-band to record the high-energy, three-song EP “Out of Sorts.” The new lineup, featuring Harrison Thurman on bass and John Paul Zigterman on drums, honed their live sound, playing shows with Chris Farren, Emperor X, Mal Blum, Sinai Vessel, and Koji.

They returned to the studio at the end of 2016 to record their first full length, “Replacement Therapy,” and expanded their sound with Ryan Ruff on trumpet and Matt Very on saxophone. The record, out now on A-F Records, runs the gamut from emo-influenced punk to 30-second mariachi bangers. Lawn Care continues to tour just about every month, and hopes to meet you soon.

7pm // $12ADV / $14DOS // All Ages // No Booze


WYEP’s Alternative Souper Bowl With Dan bubien, Dinosoul, and Lucid Music at the Carnegie Library

Join WYEP on Sunday, February 4th (Superbowl Sunday) from 12 Noon-3pm as we kick off our 19th annual Alternative Souper Bowl — a free, celebratory afternoon of live music at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland! This event is free!

Guests are invited to bring non-perishable food items and household items (listed below) for donation to HEARTH, which provides shelter to families that are experiencing homelessness and fleeing domestic violence.

Suggested donations for HEARTH, in addition to nonperishable food items:

Hygiene and Beauty Products:
Diapers/Pull Ups, Sanitary Napkins, Panty Liners, Tampons, Band-aids, Hand Sanitizer

Paper Products:
Garbage bags, Paper towels, Plastic utensils, Plastic wrap, Styrofoam cups, Aluminum foil, Storage bags, Toilet paper, Electronics/Appliances, Alarm clocks, Coffee makers, Electric hand mixers, Crockpot’s with removable insert, Vacuum cleaners

Cleaning Supplies:
Laundry detergent, 409, Fabric softener, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Toilet brushes, Glass cleaner, Plungers, Sponges, Pledge, Deodorizing sprays, Bleach

Twin comforters, Can openers, Sets of Corelle Dishes, Sets of silverware, Fire extinguishers,
Flashlights with batteries, Baby gates, Folding Shopping Carts

Performing acts at the Alternative Souper Bowl include

Dan Bubien

A contemporary spin on soulful roots.


Dinosoul is a Pittsburgh indie, dark wave pop band.

Lucid Music

Pittsburgh Hip Hop