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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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Relics with Snowdonia Opening

Doors 7 PM – Show 8 PM
$8 Cover Benefit for Alliance For Refugee Youth Support and Education
Opening Act Snowdonia Indie/Art Rock Band From Pittsburgh
 
 
 
 
The Relics

 

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) – Phil Brontz Birthday Celebration!

Tickets $12 in Advance here at Showclix or at Door – Showtime 8:30 PM – Doors open 7 PM

“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n’ soul band!” – Will Kimbrough

 While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any. The Pittsburgh native, along with his band Hard Rain, delivers a sound that takes the greatest of America’s most beloved genres and melds them into a poetic representation of the best the country has to offer.

“The idea of a horn section behind my songs has been something I’ve thought about for a while,” explains Toms.  “Albert King, and all the Stax artists come to mind when I think of what true rhythm and blues can do. I wanted a piece of that; creating dynamics, and drama within the song; and fostering the deep emotion that a great horn section can give. The words also needed this place– in order to be fully interpreted as the representation of ‘my America,’ and the people who make up my small part of this world.”

 

Money Shot – Birthday Bash for Vincent “Superdog” Price

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Doors 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM – $5 Cover
 
Come celebrate the birth of the one and only Vincent Price, AKA Super Dog at Moondog’s with Erie, PA’s #1 80’s Tribute Band.
 
 
 

 

Norman Nardini Celebrating 50 Years of Rockin’ the ‘Burgh

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at the Syria Shriners in Harmar Heights

Doors Open 2:30 PM – Party Starts at 4 PM
 
Tickets $15 Advance – $17 At Gate
 
Come celebrate Norman Nardini’s 50 Years Rockin Pittsburgh with the SPUDS, Bill Toms and the Soulville Horns and more. Get Tickets here
 

 

theCAUSE

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Showtime 7 PM – Doors 6 PM – $7 Cover

theCAUSE is a band consisting of 4 Pittsburgh musicians who have all been around the proverbial block.  Playing tunes from Grateful DeadPhishThe BeatlesBob 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. 

 theCAUSE also has had the pleasure in 2012 and 2014 of having  guitarist Steve Kimock join us on stage and in 2013, 2015 ,2016  and 2017 Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra spent an evening jamming with theCAUSE!

 

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.”

 

Blawnox blues joint fulfills owner’s dream by: Rex Rutkoski Read More

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.