The weekend is upon us again and this Friday brings your last chance to get out and rock during the month of June! Let Punksburgh be your guide…

Honey ‘Mock Pop’ CD Release Party
9 p.m. / Spirit (downstairs) / $5
Honey, the trio of Monroeville rockers, release their full-length album on Wild Kindness Records with support from local dirty garage punkers Bat Zuppel and noisy post-punk favorites Derider. You can taste-test the new album ‘Mock Pop’ on The Grey Estates here.

A Night of Vinyl & Fun
9 p.m. / Ruggers Pub
It’s Ron’s birthday and he’s celebrating by bringing back John from Cruel Noise Records to spin “a variety of all things cool.” There’s also the added bonus of the possibility of winning some sweet Bell’s Brewery swag!

PBR Presents Live Band Karaoke
9:30 p.m. / Howlers / $5
Formerly know as Live PUNK Band Karaoke (presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon,) let this motley crew of vetted musicians known as PGHPunkKaraoke back your best punk and rock and roll hero impersonations. Pick a song from their extensive list & never fear, the lyrics are all printed in a handy binder for you. The guys have recently spiced up their routine, adding a SECRET SONG-chose it and win a piece of punk-rock memorabilia, and the CHALLENGE SONG -chose it and pour yourself a shot (probably of sweet Evan Williams.) Pick either song and be entered into a chance to win a bass guitar at the mother-of-all LBKs, the November show!

bass

Epiphone SG, possibly short scale?

Punk Night at Dee’s Birthday Edition!
10 p.m. / Dee’s Cafe
Get your weekly Friday night dose of every genre of punk music imaginable upstairs at Dee’s with… Punk Night at Dee’s Cafe. This week is super-special as it’s host Ian’s birthday and he’ll be featuring  an open set for guest DJ’s to throw down whatever they want! There are still open slots beginning July 21st for guest DJ’s to do their thang with Ian blending it all together cohesively, so get at him at pghsouldj@gmail.com to secure your spot.

Rachel Lynne / Pet Clinic/ Hearken / The Standard Moves
10:15 p.m. / Club Cafe / $7 / 21+
Rachel Lynne brought her singing/songwriting skills to Pittsburgh all the way from Georgia for yinz! Check out her chops tonight with stellar support provided by “belt rust rock” from The Rust Belt, Pet Clinic, the grungy goodness of Hearken, and the new sounds of some familiar musicians in The Standard Moves.

Beauty Slap Presents: Thunderfunk Machine
8:30 p.m. / Spirit (upstairs) / $15 adv./$20 door / 21+
Be there for Beauty Slap‘s full-length album release and take home a copy included with your admission price! You’ll be needing your dancing shoes for this banger as the transcendent space sounds of both Starship Mantis and Chalk Dinosaur are sure to provide a joyously relentless butt-shaking launch to the evening. I hear that there’s going to be live painting too!

Have fun, stay safe, and see you at a show!