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Thanks for voting PANDEMIC as the Best Monthly/Weekly Dance Party in Pittsburgh!

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2 eclectic dance parties battling head to head for a night of drinking dancing stomping and yelling. Gordy G from Pittsburgh Titletown Funk and Soul Dance party will join Pandemic Pete the global bass master of disaster in the city of bridges. Don’t snooze on this Partay cause it’s gonna be hot.

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Music Night On Jupiter and Pandemic are bringing PitchBlak Brass Band back to Pittsburgh!

With special guests Beauty Slap, and DJ sets by Pandemic.

The debut of PitchBlak Brass Band in Pittsburgh last May was so much hot, sweaty fun, we had to do it again. Only in a much larger room! If you were with us, you know why – the place was packed full and the whole building was bouncing. We are going to use the same recipe for success – Pandemic, local brass and PitchBlak – but with a lot more room to move. And you will move. Ask anyone who was with us last time. It may be physically impossible to stand still when PitchBlak is performing.

More about the band:

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.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only at the door).

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No Mames returns for a special Day of the Dead edition featuring DC-based producer and DJ Gustavo Naranjo, AKA G-Flux, for a night of hooliganism alongside locals Pandemic Pete and DJ Edgar Um.

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Gustavo Naranjo is a Mexican producer and DJ raised in Washington DC. He has collaborated with several local and international artists including Afrodita and Chet Samuel. His musical productions have been published by Universal Studios, and has been used commercially such as by Law and Order: LA, Nintendo, McDonald’s, MTV, and Jimmy Choo. He often collaborates with artists to bring other media into the musical experience.

PANDEMIC PETE
Pandemic is hybrid of traditional folk music and contemporary dance music from around the world. Dj sets are borderless, combining cutting edge dance music from remote regions of the world with traditional folk music reenergizing cultural identities. Consider Pandemic the digital crate diggers for underground glitchy ethnic bass music, but it doesn’t end there. Pandemic explores traditional folkloric music and recontextualizes it by the juxtaposition with modern dance music and pop music from other countries.

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Edgar Um Bucholtz is a DJ, multi-media artist, event producer and improvising local musician. He is the co-founder and co-resident DJ (with Aaron Clark) of Honcho, a monthly after hours disco, house music and techno music rager for queers and friends at Hot Mass in Pittsburgh. Since its inception in 2010, he has served as a general advisor and music curator for the internationally-acclaimed annual VIA Music & New Media Festival in Pittsburgh that often stops in at the Cantina.

$5 w/ costume after 10pm, $10 w/o.

Best Costume receives a $50 Cantina gift-card!

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Pandemic

w/ special guest Raya Brass Band
and resident dj Pandemic Pete

PANDEMIC was voted The Best Dance Party in Pittsburgh by 2014 Pgh City Paper Readers Poll. Pandemic dance parties are hybrid mix of traditional folk music and contemporary dance music from around the globe. This month we have the “Soul Shaking, Border Defying Brass Band from NYC” Raya Brass Band. Expect plenty of Drinking, Dancing, Stomping, Yelling.

@ Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave 
Pgh, PA 15224

$10
9:30pm

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.

“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

“The wild … stylings of this band invoked such a frenzy that several people questioned their own existence after their own souls leapt from their body and danced right out in front of them.”—What Weekly, Baltimore

“A wild ride of genre blending that doesn’t call it a night just because the sun is coming up.”-Midwest Record

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

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8 DAMN YEARS! on DECEMBER 6 we celebrate!!!

 

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December 6, 2013 PANDEMIC will turn 8years old.

The celebration for Pandemic 8 year celebration comes in 3 parts.  We are going to utilize multiple venues during the Penn Ave “Unblurred” event including Most Wanted Fine Art, Assemble, and the Brillobox.
“MATRYOSHKA” The Art Show

@ MOST WANTED FINE ART
This event will include 20 local artists painting hand cast “Matryoshka” Dolls or Russian Nesting Dolls.  Artists include…
Mike Budai
Tommy Budjanec
Thommy Conroy
Gabe Felice
Kati Zmetkowski
Nathan Mould
Jen Cooney
Masha Mousebones Vereshenko
Lou Ickis
Tommy Bones
Jacob White
Britta Walker
Holland Williams
Mark Barill
Terry Barill
Daniel Minskey
Nix Muse
Jennifer Howison
Ashley Brickman
Sandy Spynda (pandemic’s mom)
and more.
These will be sold via silent art auction that will open and close during the “Unblurred” event on Dec 6.  Proceeds from the sales will go to European Roma Rights Centre.
Also on display and for sale will be posters from the last 8 years of parties. They will be sold for $10 a piece and proceeds will benefit the ERRC as well.
@ Assemble
extra cast nesting dolls will be available to paint as a make and take project during the unblurred event.
then the “Danceparty” at the BRILLOBOX
9pm-2am
PANDEMIC celebrates
8 years of DRINKING, DANCING, STOMPING, YELLING.
@ BRILLOBOX
4104 Penn Ave
featuring special guest mc BOOGAT
with PANDEMIC PETE
and mystery guest TBA…
9pm-2am
$7-10 sliding scale
also presenting
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MONSTER BRASS!!!!

Ladies and Gents we have an amazing lineup of shows and danceparties coming up in the next few weeks. ..

first we have a new concert series we are producing called WEATHER PERMITTING. It’s every sunday @ the SHADYSIDE NURSERY in Shadyside.  Food Trucks, BANDS, BREWS, Kids stuff…

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Next on board we have a party with WHAT CHEER BRIGADE

check out this MIND MELTING VIDEO….

THATS HAPPENING and RSVP HERE ON SAT JUNE 29…. with PANDEMIC and LUNGS FACE FEET

then on JULY 13 we have FANFARE CIOCARLIA @ THE REX (Tix avail online HERE) or get physical tickets at Calaban Books, The Exchange (sq. hill or downtown), Daves Music Mine, or Acoustic Music Works of from ME- PANDEMIC.

ALL AGES FOR FANFARE.. DANCEFLOOR OPEN FOR EVERYBODY…

THE LINEUP INCLUDES PANDEMIC, HOT METAL MUSES, and LUNGS FACE FEET. WOW!!!

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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TIX AVAIL

ALSO I”LL BE DJING AT THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH EVERY LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH from 1-3pm

PARTY!!! RSVP TO PANDEMIC JULY 5

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CHALGA PARTY and so much more!!!!

Ok so in midst of school workshop and setting up a few more parties. First we have CHALGA PARTY PART 2 on March 22. Enjoy this teaser…

Then we are sooooo excited to announce FRIDAY APRIL 5 we are copresenting Emir Kusturica‘s film BLACK CAT WHITE CAT at the HOLLYWOOD THEATER in DORMONT with ZOMBO and The Dreaming Ant.  Can’t wait to see that on the big screen! Also APRIL 5 PANDEMIC will be the official AFTERPARTY!!!!

FIRST NEW T SHIRTS!!!! THIS IS THE LOGO (thanks daniel minskey) pandemic_fb chalgapartymarch PANDEMIC APRIL 2013blackcat Holi2013 Flyer FINAL-1 Here is the Facebook Link . Its a great organization CRY PITTSBURGH At CRY America, we believe in creating peoples’ movements to make a lasting difference to underprivileged children. We believe that each of us, as individuals and organizations, can contribute. All it takes is the belief that “Change is possible, because I’ll make it possible”. CRY America’s strength therefore lies in its supporters the volunteers, donors and partners who have come together to change the situation of the underprivileged child. new mixtape coming soon.

VIDEO FROM LAST MONTHS PARTY

IMAGES FROM LAST MONTHS PARTY!!! THANKS JUAN DIEGO VII

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON….

The show must go on… WHY??? because i don’t know anything else. And it’s unbelievable!!! We are 2 months away from turning 7!!! 7 years of this insanity! 7 Years of Djs playing Balkan Bounce, Gypsy Brass, Cumbia, Chalga, Bhangra, and more. 7 Years of live acts that have included FANFAIRE CIOCARLIA, BOMBA ESTEREO, KAL, BALKAN BEAT BOX, SLAVIC SOUL PARTY, SMOD, GOLEM, WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE, and many more. 7 YEARS OF MADNESS! All i can say is THANKS EVERYBODY!

also i’ll be doing an opening set at this party on NOV 3rd with UPROOT ANDY AND GEKO JONES. should be badass. Thanks VIA and El Gallo…

there is also a party in the works for NOVEMBER 23 with LUNGS FACE FEET and EXPENSIVE SHIT….

THEN IN DECEMBER PANDEMIC TURNS 7!!!!! more details to follow….

in the meantime entertain yourself with these…