Lauren here with your weekend listing of shows. As always, we’ve got three days full of diverse shows featuring a solid mix of local and touring acts. Anyone who says that the Pittsburgh music scene is dead obviously has no clue. Make this the weekend that you leave your comfort zone and try something new… there’s so much talent in our city!

Note to bands: I compile this list from invites that I’m sent and events that pop up on Facebook. If you want to make sure your show is included on this list, drop us a line!

~ Friday, November 3rd ~


Night of the Living Dems [6pm // Allegheny Elks Lodge // $20]

A most amazing series of events at one event! Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 (400 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212) First, an “Early to Bed” dance party from 6-9pm with DJ Zombo playing nothing but the best dance tunes from all eras and genres (plus your requests). It’s like a happy hour mixed with a wedding reception!

Then at 9pm, it really kicks in. Live performances from:
*Phat Man Dee (Pittsburgh’s Jazz Chanteuse) 9pm
*Ishtar (Pittsburgh’s Vintage Bellydance Band) 9:30pm
*Rockin’ Bones (Classic Halloween Rock) 10:30pm
*The Steelhouse Pickers (Bluegrass) 11:15pm-Midnight

Costume contest announced at 11pm. $50 first prize. $25 second prize.
Raffles (for Artwork, Musical Instruments, Local Shop Gift Certificates), Costume Contest, Prizes, Pgh Taco Truck! Craft Beer. Political Activism and Networking!

Bring canned goods for the Pittsburgh food band and get 10 free raffle tickets!
ALL proceeds go to the Mike Devine for State Representative of the 20th District.
Buy tickets online at (Get both events for a $20 donation)


VISTA at the Smiling Moose [6:00pm // the Smiling Moose // all ages // $12]

VISTA with Vertigo, Victoria Morgan, & Kahone Concept

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm
Smiling Moose – Upstairs


The Cryptkeeper Five [8pm // the Fallout Shelter // 21+]

Get ready for a wild night at the Fallout Shelter in Aliquippa featuring the Cryptkeeper Five with locals Children of OctoberThe Big Bad, and The Scratch n Sniffs. Don’t miss this rager!


Danse Macabre 2: a gothic/industrial Halloween party [8pm // Cattivo // 21+ // $15]

Night Sky Productions presented the first Danse Macabre at Cattivo in 2015, featuring two floors of gothic industrial bands and DJs plus an awesome costume contest. We took a year off in 2016, but now we’re back for round two, and we’ve teamed up with Requiem, Cattivo’s monthly goth/industrial night.

There are also two floors of gothic/industrial dancing, featuring DJ Crashzer0 and DJ Eclipse – Pgh (current residents of Requiem), as well as Pittsburgh goth/industrial DJs DJ KellyA, DJ Callisto, DJ TFS, and DJ Samarai.


Paradise Kitty [8pm // Hollywood Lanes // $10]

Straight out of LA and UNofficially endorsed by GnR it’s the world’s best all-female Guns n’ Roses tribute PARADISE KITTY! Performing APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION live in its entirety! Special Guests are the Delaneys, Shadow Event, & Burned.


Full Moon Gathering [9pm // Howlers // 21+ // $5]

Pittsburgh welcomes back Ripple Music artist Curse the Son (CT) along with our brothers Brimstone Coven. Hosted by Horehound and Blackseed Records.

This night will be hypnotically heavy with bluesy, metal doom and an apropos full moon at Howlers.


VACATION:BaT Zuppel:SWIM TEAM: CHoiR [9pm // Gooski’s // 21+]

Vacation – New LP’s out on Reccess Records /

Bat Zuppel – Local guys with a sound about town

Swim Team – From one Skyline to the next

Choir – Pretty Boys Very Local


Molly Alphabet at the Park House [9pm // the Park House // 21+ // free]

Molly Alphabet‘s annual November show at the Park House on the North Side. Free peanuts, free popcorn and free country music. Don’t miss it!

~ Saturday, November 4th ~


Dead River, Mala Sangre, Crooked Cobras, JC Nickles [7pm // LFG // all ages // $10]

An EARLY (7pm-11pm) and intimate punk rock n roll show for all. This is an all-ages, BYOB basement show @ LFG in the BROOKLINE neighborhood of Pittsburgh featuring spectacular performances by JC Nickles (unplugged), Crooked Cobras, Mala Sangre (from Erie, PA), and Dead River! $10 and BYOB! Now that there is VALUE!


Jeff Betten Record Release [8pm // James Street // $10]

Jeff Betten of Misra Records is releasing a new record and celebrating his birthday! Come by and watch an incredible ensemble of musicians featuring Nathan Zoob of Wreck Loose / Zoob, André Kristofer Buccini Costello of André Costello and the Cool Minors, Dan Styslinger of delicious pastries / Seedy Players, Justin Nelson of Searights, and Dhruva Krishna of MANIC SOUL! They will be playing original works and songs from their favorite acts of the early 2000s!

Other special guests include Morgan Erina, Chet Vincent & The Big Bend, Zack Keim, Dan Getkin and more!

Tickets are $10 and include a FREE copy of Jeff’s new vinyl!


Trash Boy (PHL) / FYD! / Action Camp / Supercharger cover set [9pm // Howlers // 21+ // $5]


Come to Howlers for some spooky times with:

Trash Boy (Philly)
soulful bouncy rock’n’roll musics

Fuck yeah dinosaurs
dinocore since 94

Action Camp
surfy doom pop

Supercharger (early 90s lo-fi garage punk from California)
cover set ft. members of The Spectres +1. We’ve been drinking a lot with instruments in our hands in preparation for this show.


Killer Punk! [9pm // Gooski’s // 21+ // $5]

You definitely wanna be in this room! $5 massive punk throw-down with heavy hitters…
Cultivator – Real street level skate rock played by grown up hardcore kids.
LNT – Like No Tomorrow – Awesome punk rock all the way from Warrenton Virginia.
Weapons of Choice – Old school hardcore the way it’s supposed to be.
The Homisides – Female-fronted punk rock made for freaks, by creeps.


Divine Tragedy returns to Sidebar [9pm // Sidebar // 21+ // $5]

Enjoy a night filled with metal in Kittaning as Divine Tragedy returns to Sidebar alongside Alter The Design and Transcendence. $5 at the door, 9pm 21+



Dead Bars, Bernies, & Playoff Beard [7pm // Ruggers // 21+ // $5]

Dead Bars [pop punk from Seattle (No Idea Records)] with locals Bernies and Playoff Beard. Show will begin promptly at 7pm and should be done by 10pm–here’s your chance to catch a show and wake up fresh for work on Monday.


The Effects (Dischord Records) [7pm // Mr. Roboto Project // all ages // $6]

New record out now on the legendary Dischord Records! Mathy, poppy, post hardcore-y

PGH Grungy Noise Rock

Sam Pellegrino
Nick is back from Canada which means SP is back in action!

Facemelting jams!


TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds [7:30pm // Hard Rock // 21+ // $17]

TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds with special guests Tim Vitullo & The Deep Vees. Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:00 pm. This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian.


The Promise Hero [8pm // Howlers // 21+ // $10]

Cleveland pop-punkers since 2006 The Promise Hero on tour with Sleepy Limbs (3 ex-members of You Me and Everyone We Know) and SelfHelpMe (solo acoustic – JD Perry from Valencia) with local pop-punkers Look Out Loretta.