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Lots of AMAZING music!

All Weekday begin at 7:30 (Open Stages as Scheduled)!
All Weekend shows (including Friday nights), start time is 8:30 unless otherwise stated, so please double check the schedule.

For details call Moondogs Wed. after 7pm or Thurs., Fri. (only) after 3pm Call Moondogs: 412-828-2040

Friday, November 10, 2017

Miss Freddye

Singing the Chicago style blues since 1996, I have become known as “Pittsburgh’s Lady of the Blues!” My influences are Delta and Chicago style blues, from artists of yester-year like Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Denise Lasalle, and Memphis Minnie.

 I started singing with BMW (Blues music works) headed by Al “Big Al” Leavitt. In 2002, I formed my own band, “Blue Faze.” The next several years the name changed to “Miss Freddye’s Blues Band.”
In addition to my 5-piece electric band, I started Miss Freddye’s Homecookin Trio in 2010. An acoustic side of blues! I  perform with both bands around western and central PA, West Virginia &eastern Ohio.

In 2008, my band competed in the West Virginia blues competition, won for the state, and went to the 2009 International blues competition representing the WVBS!

In 2012, I competed in the Blues society of western PA as a duo act with my band mate and guitarist Greg “G-man” Casile, and won! In 2013, we went to Memphis for the IBCs representing BSWPA.

$7 Cover Charge – Doors Open 7 PM – show 8:30 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Nighthawks

The Nighthawks are an American blues and roots music band, based in Washington, D.C. The Nighthawks currently are Mark Wenner (vocals and harmonica), Paul Bell (lead guitar), Johnny Castle (bass guitar), and Mark Stutso (drums). 

When Mark Stutso, master of the deep groove, joined The Nighthawks at the beginning of 2010, the 21st-century version of the legendary American roots band was complete. With Paul Bell and Johnny Castle in the band for nearly a decade, and founding father Mark Wenner the remaining original, this team outshines all previous incarnations. 

$15 Cover – Doors Open 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tommy Z Band

Fans of electric blues guitar who love SRV, Jimmie Vaughan, BB/Freddie/Albert King, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Jimi Hendrix, The Meters etc. will love the Tommy Z style, who has blended the styles of so many greats together. But add to that a vocalist of range, with funk, soul, jazz, rock and R&B all part of the musical ingredients in his original songs.

“If you want a man who can lay down the blues guitar as tough as any man in contemporary blues, then “hoy hoy, Tommy Z’s your boy,” and “Sometimes” is full of his deep commitment to his craft!..” Don and Sheryl Crow

$10 Cover – 6:30 PM Doors – 7:30 PM Show

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

PennEnvironment Benefit Concert with “The Relics”

Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7 PM
$5 at the Door – or online: http://bit.ly/2zaSFFf

A night of good music, fun, and dancing with proceeds to go to support PennEnvironment–with blues rock band The Relics.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/506110249752926/

Tuesday, November 22, 2017

The S.P.U.D.S – Thanks Giving Eve Party!

$5 Cover – Doors Open 7 PM

A rare group of very peculiar musicians born in, raised by, and playing for the wonderful people in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Norman Nardini

Pittsburgh Rock Legend Norman Nardini has been performing virtually every week since 1965, not only rocks on, but continues, in his words, “in search of the highest level of music.”

Bon Jovi said that, even with all of his (Bon’s Jovi’s) success, he could have been happy being Norm Nardini. “The motivating factor when you’re a kid is not to sell 100 million records, but just to learn how to write songs and perform them,” Bon Jovi said. “I wouldn’t have known what success of this extent was. I could have been very content to be Norman, play music at his level and Southside Johnny’s level. That’s all we knew existed. I didn’t want to be Zeppelin.”

Bon Jovi refers to his friend as “the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll.”

“Norman lives it and breathes it. The greatest compliment anybody can pay a player is that he lives it. God bless him for it,” he said.

$7 Cover Charge – Doors Open 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

Saturday, November 25, 2017

theCAUSE Band

theCAUSE is a band consisting of 4 Pittsburgh musicians who have all been around the proverbial block. Playing tunes from Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and MORE, including some very tasty originals, theCAUSE packs a punch while still paying close attention to the delicate touch. The players are Eric “Pappy” Weingrad on guitar and vocals (Double Dose, Pappy’s Blues Junction), David Tauberg on bass and vocals (Powers Run Band, Hard to Handle, Cherylann Hawk), Mike South on drums (Left for Dead, Sticky, Russ Lauf Band) and, joining us in 2008, Pittsburgh blues veteran Jill Paone Simmons brings a whole new dimension to theCAUSE on vocals and continues to rock with us today.

Tickets $7 in advance at http://bit.ly/2iU9Tm2  – $10 at Door. Doors open at 7 PM – 9:30 PM Show

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Annual Blues Society Christmas Party!

BandsTas cru and the Tortured Souls – Soul Femme – Opening act (Stevee Wellons & Cheryl Rinovato)

$10 Cover – Blues Society Members $8 – Doors Open 7PM. Blues Society meeting at 6:30 pm for card carrying members. Show is open to the public.

Tas Cru

-Latest album, “Simmered & Stewed”, debuted at # 1 on the Roots Music Report 

Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru’s songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today.  It’s not for nothing that Cru has received wide praise for his songwriting.  As Downbeat magazine notes, “His songs are blues poetry – crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!” Bruce Iglauer, founder and president of Alligator Records calls Cru “a rare, real writer.”  Live, these songs are performed with power and passion as observed by Living Blues magazine, “The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!”

Sunday, December 3, 2017

1st Annual Band Together Christmas Bash! – Spectrum – Miss Freddy Blues Band– John Vento Acoustic

$10 Cover – Finger foods included!

Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Pappy & David from theCAUSE join forces with string master, Bob Banerjee for an incredible evening of intimate, acoustic music.

Cover Charge TBD – Doors Open 7 PM – Show 8:00 PM

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors

Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors bring their special brand of tribal rock, Americana and two tons of drums to the iconic Moondogs pub on Friday night, December 8.
A portion of the proceeds with go to benefit Band Together Pittsburgh, an organization who uses power of music to enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, through participation, education, and mentorship.

Jim Donovan’s ‘Sun King Warriors’ debut album gained critical national acclaim and wide non-commercial and AAA radio play. The Washington Times calls it “One of the most eclectic and exciting discs to come out in some time” while Relix magazine says: “Donovan channels unabashed enthusiasm into a series of songs that are both rowdy and rejuvenating”. Sun King Warriors can be best described as a mix of Americana rock, with a strong dose of tribal style drumming. Think Led Zeppelin III & IV mixed with Rusted Root’s “When I Woke” era rhythmic intensity, and the authentic vocal emotion of Mumford & Sons.

Donovan’s single “Olalala” garnered radio play at stations throughout the US and Canada this past summer and charted for several months on Billboard’s Americana chart. The song reached #1 on two stations for multiple weeks, landed at Top 5 on 13 stations and Top 20 on 22 stations. The band is recording the follow up this summer in Pittsburgh.

Cover Charge TBD – Doors Open 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Shot O’ Soul

A dynamic and entertaining six person band that performs a diverse mix of the best blues, soul, and classic rock n roll in the Pittsburgh area!

Shot O’ Soul performs onstage at the legendary Moondog’s Pub in Blawnox on Saturday Dec 9, 2017 at 8:00pm. Moondog’s is Pittsburgh’s home of the best blues, soul, and rock n roll and Shot O’ Soul will be bringing a heavey dose of them all. Come join us!

$5 Cover Charge – Doors Open 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Tina Daniels Band & Friends

The Tina Daniels Band & Friends is a 5 piece band from the Pittsburgh area who take to the stage with their high energy blues rock edge.

Tina Daniels, with her powerful, raw, gritty, lead vocals and dynamic stage presence have played a major role in her success to entertain any audience. Tina is joined on stage with top notch musicians Randall Troy on lead guitar, along with Keith Gamble, a bassist who knows how to communicate the musical moment and when to fill the musical space, while at the same time Eric Storer is holding down the rhythm on drums. Many, but not all of the bands influences include; Danielle Nicole, Beth Hart, Sass Jordan, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tommy Castro, Arc-Angles, and Keb Mo.

$5 Cover Charge – Doors Open 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

Acoustic Open Stage Every Wednesday!!

Rotating Guest Host 8:00-11 NO COVER!
Come on down and show us what you can do!
Songwriters Welcome!!

Electric Open Stage Every Thursday!!

Open Stage 8-? No Cover!!
Pick a time slot, bring your band and jam!

No Band? It’s all about the music!

All Styles Welcome!
DRUMS and AMPS PROVIDED!

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Bluegrass Open Jam 8-? Every Tuesday – Starlite Lounge (Two Doors Away)!!
Norman Nardini – Happy Hour 6 PM – 9ish Every Friday – Starlite Lounge (2 Doors Away – No Cover)!!

Pittsburgh Rock Legend Norman Nardini has been performing virtually every week since 1965, not only rocks on, but continues, in his words, “in search of the highest level of music.”

Bon Jovi said that, even with all of his (Bon’s Jovi’s) success, he could have been happy being Norm Nardini. “The motivating factor when you’re a kid is not to sell 100 million records, but just to learn how to write songs and perform them,” He continued.. “I wouldn’t have known what success of this extent was. I could have been very content to be Norman, play music at his level and Southside Johnny’s level. That’s all we knew existed. I didn’t want to be Zeppelin.”

Bon Jovi refers to his friend as “the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll. Norman lives it and breathes it. The greatest compliment anybody can pay a player is that he lives it. God bless him for it.”

 

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Ron Esser, the name is a statement in itself. Being an ardent supporter of the blues, Ron Esser’s club, Moondog’s, was bestowed with the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee.