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Ladies and Germs the season of brass is upon us.  I have awesome shows coming down the pike. First and foremost PITTONKATONK A MAY DAY BRASS BBQ.  A free event that is open to everyone.  The event is being held at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion in Schenley Park and includes over 100 musicians from far and wide. We do have an INDIEGOGO that you can contribute to that will help recoup costs. And believe me there are more than the initial $3000 in bills to pay.

 

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also sp guest BOOGAT at May 2nd Friday Pandemic w/ special guests that you’ll have to come and see.

BOOGAT is  a young talented MC living in Montreal and bridging latin groove with urban and electronic music while telling everyday life stories with catchy hooks and sometimes goofy lyrics. He also can be moving like in the very evocative «Cumbia De Las Luchas» where Juan choose to sign-up for the army and fight in Iraq to get his green card.  His most recent album, El Dorado Sunset,  got him two« Félix» at the 2013 ADISQ awards for best world music album and best producer. During the last 3 years, Boogat also released 3 free mixtapes, 1 EP and many collaborations with musicians from all around the world. His song El Alto De La Paz with Mati Zundel got synched to the groundbreaking TV show Homeland.
His explosive live show will turn any situation into a party for both the latin fans and a larger audience. Boogat is skillful in creating a connection and communicating with the audience during his shows where he plays his repertoire with a percussionist, a drummer and trombone player. Boogat and his band already played some major international festivals like Montreal Jazz Fest, Toronto Small World Music Festival or Sonar Festival in Barcelona and a series of concerts in the USA, Mexico  and France.

MAY DAY PANDEMIC

 

and also

PITCHBLAK

PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based 10-piece band whose style and sound represents hip-hop from the 1980s to present day. A collective of young musicians, composers and artists, PitchBlak embodies the contemporary and vibrant undercurrents of New York City. PitchBlak’s members have incredibly diverse musical backgrounds, allowing them to infuse hip-hop driven music with anything under the sun.

​PitchBlak has performed at such prestigious venues as The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, Le Poisson Rouge, 92YTribeca, Southpaw, The Shrine, Toronto’s NXNE Music Festival, Savannah Stopover Festival, Vermont’s legendary Nectar’s, Albany’s Red Square, and took home first prize at the 1st Annual Bob Stewart Tuba Competition. In addition to performing live, PitchBlak trains and mentors young musicians in community outreach programs and classrooms throughout the country.

PitchBlak released its debut album, You See Us, in fall 2013.

Pitchblak

 

 

PITTONKATONK BRASS MADNESS

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But first we pre game with…

RAYA BRASS BAND BRILLOBOX

 

Saturday April 19

RAYA BRASS BAND
LUNGS FACE FEET
PANDEMIC

@ BRILLOBOX
4104 Penn Ave
bloomfield
15224

$8-10

Raya Brass Band returns to the Brillo Box as part of their spring midwestern tour with local favorites Lungs Face Feet and DJ Pandemic Pete.

 

 

 

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We have a MAY DAY weekend of festivities….

FRIDAY MAY 2nd @ BRILLOBOX ::: PANDEMIC ::: w/ sp guest BOOGAT and secret guest. Doors at 9:30pm and admission is $7

then continue the weekend of with….

SATURDAY MAY 3rd

FREE : ALL AGES : ALL ARE WELCOME :

PITTONKATONK : A MAYDAY BRASS BBQ

Cambridge has Honk, Providence has Pronk, now Pandemic is proud to present to Pittsburgh PITTONKATONK

Come one, come all to the festival/bbq on Saturday May 3rd featuring some amazing local and national bands.

PLEASE DONATE TO THE INDIE GOGO CAMPAIGN. As there are a lot of fees, permits, insurance, promotion, and travel expenses to cover. The money is needed NOW so please contribute what you can now.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pittsburgh-brass-music-festival/x/5318844

WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE
18 piece Brass Punks from Prov, RI
These folks are quickly becoming legends in Pgh for their insane blowouts at the Princess.

DETROIT PARTY MARCHING BAND
27 piece party crashers fresh off the boat from their european tour. These guys know how to party. They have shown me two amazing parties in detroit now lets show them some Pgh love.

Black Bear Combo
6-8 piece Balkan Brass Ensemble from Chicago, IL
These dudes may be a smaller ensemble but what they lack in numbers they make up for with chops. They have some pgh roots and always bring it.

Timbeleza – Pittsburgh high energy samba group.

Lungs Face Feet – you know ‘em you love’m

 

C Street Brass Band

Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepper Marching Band

more bands and info TBA

3pm-???pm

Family Friendly, All Ages, Potluck, BBQ, BYOB

 

 

Raya Brass Band:

http://rayabrassband.com/

Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these five musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cars with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size. The members of the band all bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, out jazz, and a host of other international sounds. When they put it all together, this hard working band gets straight to the point, dancing, sweating, and shouting alongside its audience.

 

MAY DAY PANDEMIC

Friday May 2nd

PANDEMIC 

featuring special guest BOOGAT plus surprise guests…

w/ Resident PANDEMIC PETE

Boogat is a young talented latino MC living in Montreal and bridging Latin Groove w/ urban electronic music while telling everyday life stories with catchy hooks and sometimes goofy lyrics. His most recent album, El Dorado Sunset, got him two FELIX at the 2013 ADISQ Awards for Best World Music Album and Best Producer. Check out his free mix tapes and eps on http://www.boogat.com/

PANDEMIC ends every UNBLURRED w/ a high energy dance party featuring the best in GLOBAL DANCEHALL from Balkan Beats to Tropical Bass. Pandemic was voted one Pittsburgh’s Best Dance Parties by 2013 PGH CITY PAPER readers. Plenty of DRINKING DANCING STOMPING AND YELLING

Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave
Pgh, PA 15224

$7 cover
Doors at 9:30pm

21+

 

 

and more to come….

 

 

It just kinda makes sense.

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UPCOMING stuffs…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-05gIzFaQqE

MAY DAY BRASS FEST is happening. I’m still getting all the logistics together and could use some support. I have a partial fiscal sponsor but need a little more to make this happen. feel free to donate what you can. http://igg.me/at/pghbrassfest/x/5318844

 

PITTONK

 

 

 

After a killer party w/ Isa GT we are kicking off spring w/ some even more awesome events. 2 dj parties and 2 live band events. Click the images for the Facebook event pages etc. also follow on twitter @Pandemicpgh and download free mix tapes on sound cloud.

April 4 Pandemic is back at the Brillobox. It’s gonna be a balkan explosion, but not to worry I’ll still drop plenty of tropical bass, bhangra, bollywood, cumbia, and anything else that i stumble across that’s interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgr8A0REiw

Then April 5 welcoming to Pittsburgh for the first time of the PELIGROSA CREW…DJ Orion and King Louie from Austin, TX at the Round Corner Cantina….

pandemicapril

TUESDAY APRIL 1 @ WARHOL MUSEUM….

and more info to come on future events…

APRIL 5 I’m opening for some heavy hitters in the latin bass world. Check out http://www.peligrosablog.com and click flier for link to fb page

peligrosa pandemic pitsburgh

Lonesomeleash

Monday March 31

FAKEBOOK

Hambone’s

LONESOME LEASH
w/ Local support TBA

Lonesome Leash (aka Walt McClements, a touring member and collaborator of Dark Dark Dark, and also a member of punk orchestra Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and New Orleans’ Panorama Jazz Band) is releasing his debut album, I am No Captain, on January 1. It’s a freaky, folky album that should appeal to people who like their Decemberists/Mountain Goats cut with a little Gypsy flavor. He recently revealed the first single, “Ghosts,” and we’ve now got another album cut for you, the appropriately titled “Feeding Frenzy,” which is making its premiere in this post. You can stream both of those below.

http://www.lonesomeleash.com/
facebook.com/lonesomeleash
http://lonesomeleash.bandcamp.com/

$5

8:30pm

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THEN THE RETURN OF RAYA BRASS BAND
SATURDAY APRIL 19 @ BRILLOBOXRAYA BRASS BAND BRILLOBOX

 

Raya Brass Band returns to the Brillo Box as part of their spring midwestern tour with local favorites Lungs Face Feet and DJ Pandemic Pete.

Raya Brass Band:

http://rayabrassband.com

Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these five musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cars with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size. The members of the band all bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, out jazz, and a host of other international sounds. When they put it all together, this hard working band gets straight to the point, dancing, sweating, and shouting alongside its audience.

Raya Brass Band has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Shakespeare in the Park, and the New York Gypsy Festival. The band’s music has appeared on NPR’s Radiolab and Public Radio International’s “The World.”

“This Brooklyn collective gleefully upends traditional wedding music of the Balkans and Greece, undercutting regional reeds and brass with decidedly American funk pulse.”—New York Times

“Watch as five people conjure a massive party around them. Then see if you can resist the temptation to get up and start dancing. It’s pretty unlikely.”—Pop Matters

“Unhinged energy and dizzying skill.”—New York Daily News

Lungs Face Feet:

http://lungsfacefeet.bandcamp.com/

Lungs Face Feet is a 8 piece brass, accordion and percussion band from Pittsburgh, PA that began in 2010 with friends from Mexico playing raw cumbia. We have since been pursuing our own blend of energetic sounds influenced by cumbia, oddities, cooked and uncooked fish and whatever keeps us honest. We play inside, outside, on the street and wherever people gather to enjoy their community. We perform, write and collaborate striving to make the music living, inclusive and true to our feelings as working people.

 

SCREENLATENITE

GET SPRUNG!!!

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So excited announce another round of amazing touring acts coming thru Pittsburgh that i’ll be presenting or opening for.  I am in the throws of collaborations with VIA-PGH, El Gallo and Round Corner Cantina, The Andy Warhol Museum, and bringing in acts like Boogat from Montreal, Isa GT from Colombia, RAYA BRASS BAND New York,  DJ ORION from Austin, and Tinariwen Mali.  Yeah exciting stuff. I’m also djin Holi Fest for C.R.Y. pittsburgh and the gala party for SilkScreen Film Fest.  But most important and the craziest of all is my regular night at BRILLOBOX every FIRST FRIDAY and THIRD SATURDAY (except in march it’s 4th sat).

PANDEMIC at Brillobox

Pandemic + VIA team up to bring you
ISA GT (Mad Decent, Man Recordings, Fania)

March 22, 2014 | 21+ | Brillobox | $7
w Pandemic Pete + guest Sarah Vicious
visuals by VIA

Isa GT is a Colombian producer and DJ working out of East London’s electronic music scene. Drawing influences from Cumbia, house, B-more club, Champeta, Baile funk, Kuduro – and everything in between – she has become a go-to in London for contemporary Latin music.

She has done guest vocals and co-production with Toy Selectah, Joao Brasil, Dutch Rhythm Combo, Crookers, and In Flagranti to name a few, and has toured with M.I.A. on festivals.

She started her own label- Etoro.as – to support a new generation of Latin sounds.

Check out her monthly show on Pulse Radio.
http://pulseradio.net/artists/isa-gt

Voted one of Pittsburgh’s best dance parties, Pandemic is a monthly global get-down let by resident DJ Pandemic Pete. www.pandemicpgh.com

Feels like: Sweat and vodka.

Sounds like: Balkan Beat, Gypsy Brass, Afrobeats, Bhangra, Cumbia, Baile Funk, Chalga, Turka, Tropical Bass, Azonto, Kuduro, Soca, Reggaeton, Global Hip Hop, Bosnian Rap, Russian Ska, Thai Pop, Turkish Psych, and more.

This Saturday is St Patricks Day and I’ve been invited to dj at the 3rd Annual St Pattys Hafla in Regent Square. Its totally kid friendly and should be fun fr everyone one… here is a link to jemeena’s page

Lonesomeleash

Monday March 31

FAKEBOOK

Hambone’s

LONESOME LEASH
w/ Local support TBA

Lonesome Leash (aka Walt McClements, a touring member and collaborator of Dark Dark Dark, and also a member of punk orchestra Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and New Orleans’ Panorama Jazz Band) is releasing his debut album, I am No Captain, on January 1. It’s a freaky, folky album that should appeal to people who like their Decemberists/Mountain Goats cut with a little Gypsy flavor. He recently revealed the first single, “Ghosts,” and we’ve now got another album cut for you, the appropriately titled “Feeding Frenzy,” which is making its premiere in this post. You can stream both of those below.

http://www.lonesomeleash.com/
facebook.com/lonesomeleash
http://lonesomeleash.bandcamp.com/

$5

8:30pm

pandemicapril

TUESDAY APRIL 1 @ WARHOL MUSEUM….

and more info to come on future events…

APRIL 5 I’m opening for some heavy hitters in the latin bass world. Check out http://www.peligrosablog.com and click flier for link to fb page

peligrosa pandemic pitsburgh

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THEN THE RETURN OF RAYA BRASS BAND
SATURDAY APRIL 19 @ BRILLOBOXRAYA BRASS BAND BRILLOBOX

Living the WILD LIFE, Under a lot of Pressure, and March is Upon US!!!

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I was recently asked by VIA-PGH to do a mixtape for their TRAP series. So go check it out.

PANDEMIC, BRILLOBOX, PITTSBURGh, CHALGA PARTY, BALKAN PARTY, CUMBIA,

CLICK ON FLIER TO RSVP ON FB EVENT PAGE

Friday March 7, 2014

Pandemic : MELTDOWN

Back at it just like every FIRST FRIDAY (and THIRD SATURDAY) with a big SNOWMELT PARTY!!!

TROPICAL VIBES > WINTER MIX

Stomp out the snow with Balkan Beats, Cumbia, Tropical Bass, Gypsy Brass, Bhangra, Bollywood, Dancehall, Caribbean Vibes, Sleazy Chalga, Arabic Hip Hop, Electro Shaabi, Baile Funk, Tecno Brega, Afrobeats, and much more. Together we will defeat winter w/ mix of DRINKING DANCING STOMPING AND YELLING at BRILLOBOX.

BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO OUR MARCH PARTY let’s get into the DETAILS FOR FEB….

SATURDAY FEB 15.  POST V-DAY party. Lot’s of ROCK with SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ, MEGAN AND TREVOR from GOOD NIGHT STATES and the DEBUT of ROGER HARVEY and The WILD LIFE…

CLICK ON FLIER FOR FB EVENT PAGE

PANDEMIC, ROGER HARVEY, WILD LIFE, SHOCKWAVE RIDERZ, PANDEMIC BRILLOBOX, BRILLOBOX

ALSO PLAYING SOME JAMZ w/ THE PRESSURE for their LP Release Party on Saturday March 1 at the THUNDERBIRD CAFE… CLIK ON FLIER FOR FB EVENT PAGE

PANDEMIC, THE PRESSURE, THE SHIFTERS, THUNDERBIRD CAFE, PITTSBURGH, REGGAE

After nearly 5 years of writing, practicing, refining, recording, and waiting, we’re finally here! The Pressure releases their first full length LP (and 45″ Single too!). So we are gonna party like it’s 1969!Joining us for the evening are our good friends and fantastic 60′s style Rocksteady act, The Shifters, from Washington, D.C.DJ’ing sets before, between, and after will be one of Pittsburgh hottest and eclectic dance nights, Pandemic Pgh!

$10 Day of Show – Includes a FREE copy of The Pressure LP or a limited edition T-Shirt!

Folks that can’t make the show, pre-order the album here:

https://pressurereggae.bandcamp.com/album/self-titled-lp-pre-order-only

ALSO I”M OPENING FOR CYRO BAPTISTA at Warhol Museum

get your tickets… http://www.warhol.org/responsive/event.aspx?id=22300

and TINARIWEN

http://www.warhol.org/responsive/event.aspx?id=22318

FEBRUARY 2-0-1-4

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PANDEMIC

End your unblurred wanderings at one of Pittsburgh’s best dance parties (voted by City Paper Readers)…PANDEMIC. Every First Friday and Third Saturday dj’s play cutting edge Global Bass Music. Jump around to Tropical Bass, Balkan Beats, Gypsy Brass, Indian Bhangra and Bollywood, Bulgarian Chalga, South American Cumbia, and much more.

Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave
pittsburgh, pa 15224
$6
9:30pm-2am

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FEB15

(CLICK FLIERS FOR FB PAGES)

Roger Harvey and The Wild Life
facebook.com/xoRogerHarvey
twitter.com/xoRogerHarvey
xoRogerHarvey.com

Shockwave Riderz
www.facebook.com/shockwaveriderz
shockwaveriderz.bandcamp.com

PANDEMIC (playing jams before between and after the bands) (dance party to follow the Wild Life set) CUMBIA-TROPICAL BASS – 3Ball
https://soundcloud.com/pandemicpgh

MEGPIE….
Megan and Trevor from Good Night States

psyched out Tropical Jamz and ROCK n ROLL before between and after bands…

Modelo Can SPECIAL !!!

OH AND SATURDAY FEB 1 SNOWBALL!!!!

i’ll be djin between bands upstairs all night..

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RETURN OF CHALGA PARTY….

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Saturday Jan 18, 2014

Pandemic Presents… CHALGA

A Night of Pop Folk, Turbo Folk, and Balkan Sleaze

w/ dj’s Pandemic Pete and Shtangata (Cocaine Chalga)

@ Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

doors at 10pm

Chalga is a Bulgarian music genre, often referred to as Pop-folk, short for “popular folk”. Chalga is essentially a folk-inspired dance music genre, with a blend of Bulgarian music and also primary influences from Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Serbian and Russian music. Primary influences as well as the using of the Chalgi maqam of Baghdad

$5

Friday FEB 7 2014

PANDEMIC

End your unblurred wanderings at one of Pittsburgh’s best dance parties (voted by City Paper Readers)…PANDEMIC. Every First Friday and Third Saturday dj’s play cutting edge Global Bass Music. Jump around to Tropical Bass, Balkan Beats, Gypsy Brass, Indian Bhangra and Bollywood, Bulgarian Chalga, South American Cumbia, and much more.

Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave
pittsburgh, pa 15224
$6
9:30pm-2am

pandemicfeb14

FEB15

(CLICK FLIERS FOR FB PAGES)

Roger Harvey and The Wild Life
facebook.com/xoRogerHarvey
twitter.com/xoRogerHarvey
xoRogerHarvey.com

Shockwave Riderz
www.facebook.com/shockwaveriderz
shockwaveriderz.bandcamp.com

PANDEMIC (playing jams before between and after the bands) (dance party to follow the Wild Life set) CUMBIA-TROPICAL BASS – 3Ball
https://soundcloud.com/pandemicpgh

MEGPIE….
Megan and Trevor from Good Night States

psyched out Tropical Jamz and ROCK n ROLL before between and after bands…

Modelo Can SPECIAL !!!