Western Avenue and Fulton Street, North Side
We are an upcoming band that loves to get the crowd going, clapping and singing with us. We starting our band January of last year for a talent show we took first place in.
Sandusky Street and East Lacock Street, North Side
A high school band from Pittsburgh PA, The Options released their debut album, "Alright", in 2012. Clocking in at around 38 minutes, "Alright" is a musical snapshot from the experiences of four teenagers from Western PA and contains eight original songs of various musical styles. Three songs from "Alright" got airplay on Pittsburgh's WDVE (102.5FM) and WXDX (105.9FM). Available on iTunes the band is donating profits towards Pittsburgh's Joey Travolta Film Camp, a summer camp for kids on the autism spectrum. In addition to the album the Options won the 2012 High School Rock challenge. Looking forward to rocking the runners again for the third straight year!
||The Sidewinder Band|
2600 Liberty Avenue, North Side
The Sidewinder Band is a Diversified Rock Band that has had the privilege of playing for the runners of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 4-years. Sidewinder was one of 3 winners in The 2011 X-Factor Pittsburgh auditions and went on to Chicago to perform at the Sears Center Arena. Sidewinder was also voted Best Local Band in Beaver County in 2012 by the readers of the Beaver County Times.
Anderson Street and Isabella Street, North Side
Basement Party is Billy Simmons, Derek Kalanish, Cal Tarasi, Ethan Gottschall, and Jake Krepley. All music is written and performed by us. Our songs vary from melodic instrumentals to heavier garage rock sounding material. We have three guitarists, a bassist, and a drummer. Two of us sing. Four of us switch instruments. Billy plays drums, guitar, and sings. Derek plays guitar, drums, and sings. Ethan and Cal play guitar and drums. Jake plays bass.
||Chess Club and a Chick|
550 Chestnut Street, North Side
Chess Club and a Chick has been playing together for almost 5 years and has performed at a multitude of venues including the Pittsburgh Marathon, Grazis Restaurant, and Latitude 40. Griffin, Jake, Brooke, and Geoff came together as a result of Backstage Guitars’ Rock School Program and after their FIRST show at the Hard Rock Café, they have grown into a popular gigging band. The band plays a variety of genres featuring hard rock/blues and branches into indie rock with new additions to their playlist. With such a wide range of ages represented in this band, from Geoff (17) to Jake (12), Chess Club and a Chick offers a unique experience for their fans.
||My Captain My Sea|
North Commons and Federal Street, North Side
My Captain My Sea is a four-piece post rock band from Bethel Park and Norwin with influences such as Caspian, This Will Destroy You, Explosions in the Sky, Overseas and Pianos Become The Teeth.
415 East Ohio Street, North Side
Little did you know, but Pittsburgh’s one-time jazz-pop band, the Metropolitans, a group that ended its successful musical foray almost two years ago, had a child, a reckless, soulful, more retro, yet equally original child. Nightly Standard incorporates some familiar faces from the Metropolitans along with sounds from the r & b, neo-soul and jazz genres. This new collaboration provides the local music community with a live, fresh and very welcome originality, featuring a three-piece horn section, a female lead singer and the melodic flow of an experimentally-minded rhythm section. "I'll definitely go see Nightly Standard," says one person we paid.
||The Brighton Boys|
Western Avenue and Brighton Road, North Side
Fueled by power and charisma. The Brighton Boys hopped on the map pretty recently. They have found themselves featured in several articles in the beaver county times, and noted as one of the best bands in the region by several venues in the area.
32 Steuben Street, West End
Father Flamethrower was formed with members from Drunk by Six and Stationwagon. They perform original punk style sloppy progressive rock while sometimes throwing in a few 'choice' cover songs. Their influences include: Joe Strummer, The Flaming Lips, Tool and Gogol Bordello.
||The Damaged Pies|
S. Main Street and Sanctus Street, West End
From CBGB's in New York City to the Whisky a-go-go in L.A., from Liverpool's Cavern to Sun Studio in Memphis to Trident Studios in London, from Farm Aid in Hershey to Damaged Pies Day in Pittsburgh, from Toronto to Philly, from Athens to Boston, from Wrigley Field to Three Rivers Stadium from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to the Wheeling Jamboree to Nashville, Damaged Pies, one of rock and roll's most durable and well traveled acts. Damaged Pies new CD, Popalectric is available worldwide on I-Tunes, Amazon, and CD.
||The Irish Pretenders|
283 South Main Street, West End
We are the Irish Pretenders -- a traditional Irish Pub Band located in Johnstown, PA. We have six members playing guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, bass, accordion and penny-whistle. With influences from the Clancy Brothers through the Pogues to Flogging Molly, we welcome the opportunity to perform wherever people appreciate Irish folk music. We have an easy-to-join-in style and in every venue we have played, we have been a significant contributor to the efforts of those who appreciate the music and humor of a traditional Irish group, and we have always been asked to return.
South Main Street and Alexander Street, West End
My name is Jesse Wyels and I am the singer and lead guitar player. I used to play with THE POVERTYNECK HILLBILLIES in the early 2000's and RUFF CREEK in the mid 2000's. We are a rocking country band with a great following. We are exciting to watch and perform from Pittsburgh to Morgantown. We are reliable and always on time!