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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, January 19, 2018

The Moat Rats – Cabin Fever

FREE Show! – Doors 8 PM

Hey yinz guys, if you are broke, cold, and suffering from cabin fever then this FREE show on the 19th of January at the cozy Moondogs Pub is for you. Music is from 9-12:30 see yinz there!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bill Toms and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns)

Show 8:30 PM

Tickets $10 in Advance https://www.showclix.com/event/steve-binsberger-bill-toms-birthday-bash
$10 at Door – Doors open 7 PM

Bill Toms/Steve Binsberger Birthday Bash!

Dan Bubien and the Delta Struts will open the show.

“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.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jimbo and the Soupbones

$7 Cover – Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7 PM

Musical genres are crossed without apology, resulting in a fresh, yet familiar blend of funk, rock, soul and blues that excludes no one. Since landing on the live music scene in 2008 with their debut CD, “Self-Titled” (yes, that’s actually the title), they’ve twice been crowned “Best band in Pittsburgh”. The buzz heightened when they opened up for Bon Jovi at Consol Energy Center in 2012 and they’ve been a staple at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals since. As they work on their next CD (they seem to be no rush), they continue to make people believe in “Live” music. They entertain… brilliantly.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Grady’s Autism Service Dog Benefit – Doors 6 PM

Tickets $10 https://www.showclix.com/event/gradys-autism-service-dog-benefit/ 

Door $10

Performances by Tina Daniels Band, John Vento, Joe Mesiano

Saturday, February 3, 2018

theCAUSE Band

Tickets $7 in advance at https://www.thecausejams.com/future-pauses – $10 at Door. Doors open at 7 PM – 9:30 PM Show

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.

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Samantha Fish

Ticket $20 https://www.showclix.com/event/samantha-fish6521415
Show 7:30 PM – Doors 6 PM

Blues guitarist Samantha fish returns to Moondogs once again. With special guest to be announced. 

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world.  Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Doors 6 PM – Show 7:30 PM
$5 Cover benefits Film Pittsburgh
 
The Relics, with opening band Big Blitz

Friday, February 23, 2018

Nick Schnebelen Band

Show 8 PM – Doors 7 PM

 
The Nick Schnebelen Band is an amazing American Roots Experience that’s based in Kansas City, MO. The band welds together huge frame pieces of Blues, Rock and even some fast and funky swing, just to show off their mechanical skills. Playing with Nick are Cliff Moore on Bass, and Adam Hagerman on Drums. Whether it’s an electric guitar, lap-steel, dobro, Nick plays them all. You can catch the Nick Schnebelen Band hitting the road all across the US with their new album ‘Live at Knucklehead’s Vol. 1’.
 
Awards 2008 Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist”

Saturday, March 24, 2018

$7 Donation – Doors 6 PM – Show Starts 7 PM.

LSD Band opening with an acoustic performance by John Vento and the Spectrum Band.

 
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.