First fridays we are back at it.
DJs Pandemic Pete, DJ SMI, and DJ Soy Sos.
Saturday April 18
w/ Resident Pandemic Pete
guest dj SMI
Pandemic is a dance party featuring music from around the globe. Every first friday and third saturday brillobox transforms into a transglobal dance party. There are no boarders, no pretense, no bottle service.Prepare yourself for a night of Bhangra, Balkan Brass, Cumbia, Chalga, Funk Carioca, Russian Ska and more.
4104 Penn Ae
Saturday April 18
w/ Resident Pandemic Pete & guest Juan Diego (and guest?)
May Day and Cinco De Mayo all in one.
Pandemic is a dance party featuring global dancehall. Every first friday and third saturday brillobox transforms into a transglobal dance party. There are no boarders, no pretense, no bottle service.Prepare yourself for a night of Bhangra, Balkan Brass, Cumbia, Chalga, Funk Carioca, Russian Ska and more. While the term Global bass isn’t a term i enjoy it’s probably the best way to describe it.
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE FUNDS TO OUR INDIEGOGO
So happy and relieved to announce that we have officially CONFIRMED THE LOCATION AND DATE FOR PITTONKATONK!!!!
It’s gonna be…
SATURDAY MAY 2nd 2015
THE VIETNAM VETERANS PAVILION
(same great space)
Full Lineup will be announced soon.
so far we have
WhAT CHEER BRIGADE
Pitchblack Brass Band
Black Bear Combo
Detroit Party Marching Band
May Day Marching Band
Colonel Eagleburgers Goodtime Highstep Marching Band
some other locals and some other nationals TBA
the indiegogo will launch on March 6
This event is FREE but WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Please contribute to our indiegogo campaign and tell your friends to also contribute.
WHAT is Pittonkatonk?
Pittonkatonk is a community celebration in the form of Brass BBQ. When was the last time you danced until you hurt? When you saw a band play in a public space where there wasn’t a stage or even a need for a stage? Everyone is treated as a VIP because there are no ticket prices, no vending, nothing holding you back from engaging. Pittonkatonk 2014 was a success because we made a direct call to the community and they answered. In Pittonkatonk’s first year we welcomed over 750 spectators and almost 100 performing musicians. Together we went from dancing the kolo to a moshpit. Pittonkatonk made a lasting impression in the community because it blurred the lines between music festival and a family reunion. Our festival is a success when YOU, the community participates. When EVERYONE can celebrate together regardless of age, race, class. We want YOU to bring what you can, whether its making a dish of food, donating $25-$500, volunteering, helping to clean up, or just spectating.
Council Person Corey O’Connor’s office
Oakland Planning and Development Corp
Pgh Children’s Museum
Center for Creative Reuse
Big tings… Guest DAN DABBER is back w/ Pandemic Pete on Friday April 3rd.
Pandemic is one of Pittsburgh’s longest running dance parties featuring music from around the globe. Prepare yourself for a night of Indian Bhangra, Balkan Brass, South American Cumbia, Brazilian Samba, Baile Funk, Bulgarian Chalga, Russian Ska, and more.
More killer tunes from Man Recordings. Loving this new one from Daniel Haaksman.
Coming up this weekend I’ll be speaking at the Humanities Festival at Space Gallery on Saturday March 28.
PITTONKATONK IS UPON US. Who doesn’t love a day long picnic featuring over 100 performers like What Cheer Brigade, Detroit Party Marching Band, Pitchblak Brass band, Black Bear Combo, Beauty Slap and more. Please consider donating to our indiegogo so we can make it happen.
PITTONKATONK 2015: A May Day Brass BBQ Picnic
Where: Vietnam Veterans Pavilion
When: Saturday May 2, 2015 at 2pm
Pittonkatonk is a May Day Brass BBQ/Picnic held on Saturday May 2nd at the Vietnam Veterans Pavilion in
Schenley Park. This years event will include 4 national touring bands What Cheer Brigade , Pitchblak Brass
Band , Black Bear Combo and Detroit Party Marching Band as well as locals Beauty Slap , May Day
Marching Band , Col. Eagleburger’s Goodtime Highstepping Band , and more. We are also adding to the
lineup 2 local high school marching bands and facilitating a collaborative performance by UPrep High School
Band and What Cheer Brigade.
About Pittonkatonk .
While we don’t charge and admission to the event, this event is not free. The bands need gas money, food,
and accommodations. We ask that folks make contributions to our Indiegogo Campaign . We do not sell
tickets, we do not vend food, everyone is welcome. But if you find a value to this we ask that you consider
donating. This event is a potluck and we ask that members of the community bring a dish to share. Last year
we had over 700 ppl attend and participate. We hope that we can continue to make Pittonkatonk a May Day
BREWS FOR BRASS A PITTONKATONK FUNDRAISER is happening April 22 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Homestead.
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
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.
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….
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
Monday March 31
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.
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:
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:
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.
Can Gordy G and his arsenal of his grandpa’s records handle a blast of Gypsy Cocek’s, Bhangraton, 8 bit Cumbia and Tropixel music? We will find out. Excited to be teaming up w/ him again. Should be a hell of a party. What else you got to do?
Tuesday Sept 3, 2013
The Return of NYC’s
SLAVIC SOUL PARTY
A fiery 9 piece balkan brass band that has set Gooski’s on fire multiple times. It’s been too long since they have been in the burgh. SSP are excited to be back and playing at their favorite little bar in Polish Hill…GOOSKI’s
also on the bill
local brass heads…
LUNGS FACE FEET
(celebrating the return of Sara)
and DJ sets before between and after by PANDEMIC
3117 Brereton St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
$8-10 sliding scale
SATURDAY APRIL 20. Yeah that’s right 420 TROPICAL PARTY @ Brillobox. Gonna be a killer party. here is more info on upcoming stuffs….
We are pleased to announce the first in a series of 3rd Saturday Events @ BRILLOBOX. Here is the event page on Facebook Over the next few months, and who knows, maybe from now on PANDEMIC PRESENTS… will be on 1st Fridays and 3rd Saturdays. We are going to use the 3rd Saturdays as an opportunity to have more Guest DJ’s, MC’s, Live Bands, and even some Bellydance Hafla’s. Should be a great new addition. But not to worry we still have our regular FIRST FRIDAYS @ BRILLOBOX as part of the UNBLURRED.
Here is a pretty awesome track by this months special guest BOOGAT called Eres Hecha Para Mi.
more info to come on upcoming events.
Here is the link to the latest Soundcloud mix…
So winter is officially upon us again, but that’s ok, we are still going warm things up and hope that you get down and dirty on FEBRUARY 1 at the BRILLBOX. We are gonna cure your seasonal ills and soothe your cabin fevered souls by shoving some more bass heavy tropical jamz down your thoats. This month we got special guest from WRCT…DJ ZOMBO (in your brain). He will be here with plenty of Kitchy Bollywood, Bellydance, Romanian Ruckus, Old School Ska, and even a few new Arabic tracks. Also on the bill is Resident…Pandemic Pete with his arsenal of whatever in the hell it is that he regularly plays.
Again we would like to thank Harlan Twins, Pittsburgh Track Authority, Brillobox, and everyone who came out to celebrate the new year with us. It was a hell of party. I’d also like to thank Preslav, Velin, and Dave Cherry for all their hard work in putting together the CHALGA PARTY last week. That was sooooo much fun. Keep an eye out for another chalga party in a few months. This time with even bigger and better things to in store.
ok so here is the Facebook EVENT PAGE and flyer for FEBRUARY 1… Oh and like us on FB. We started this thing a long time ago and never really add to it, but it’s kinda pathetic we only have a few likes and we been doing this for 7+ years and still rocking!