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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 Thursday or Friday (only) after 3pm Call Moondogs: 412-828-2040

The Compadres

Friday, December 21, 2018

$5 Cover. Doors open at 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

 

Brewer’s Row

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Showtime 8 PM – Doors 7 PM – Cover/Tickets $10 Get tickets here

 

Brewer’s Row takes its name from an attic practice space close by a neighboring Pittsburgh brewery. Formed in the Summer of 2005, the group then sought to showcase a collection of Nicholas Hohman’s music and to build and grow their original works. Nicholas shares the spotlight with his sister Leah for a stirring mix of raw and sultry vocals, occasionally trading lines as in the stirring duet, Stone Wall. Lending harmonies to the sibs’ soulful verses and leading on guitar, their father Mark brings a tenured skill to the group, with beaucoup years of music making. Bassist Corry Drake and drummer Nick Conti come together to form a world-class rhythm section, turning the operation into a full-fledged rock band.

Influences:Bruce Springsteen, Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, The Beatles

 

Honey Tone Ramblers and River City Blues at Moondogs

Friday, December 28, 2018

Show 8 PM – Doors 7 PM – $5 Cover

 

The Honey Tone Ramblers and River City Blues, together for the 1st time at Moondogs, Friday, December 28th, for a year end night of Rockabilly, Blues, Surf and 50s Rock N’ Roll… something from all the major food groups! Two great bands for the price of one, $5 cover. 8pm-midnite, bring your dancing shoes, see you there!

 

Norman Nardin – Last Gig of 2018 at Moondogs!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

7 Pm Doors – 8:30 PM $7 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,” 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.

 

8th Street Rox

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

$6 Cover – Doors 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM

 

8th Street Rox has been rocking Pittsburgh since 1981. The group’s incredible staying power is a testament to the band’s great sound, energy, & enthusiasm. 8th Street Rox plays a great blend of originals & covers (Hiatt, Jukes, Stones, Springsteen)

 

 

An Italian Invasion – The Granati Brothers, John Vento, Norman Nardini

Friday, January 11th, 2019

$7 Cover

 
An Italian Invasion – The Granati Brothers with Special Guest John Vento 8 PM Show – Doors 7 PM
 
Also,
 
Norman Nardini at the Starlite Lounge 3 doors over starting at 7 PM. No Cover and good eats. New Menu and best Pierogies in the ‘burg! http://starliteloungepgh.com/

 

VANESSA COLLIER

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Doors open 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM – Ticket TBA


At 27 years of age, master musician and multi-talented blues performer Vanessa Collier has become an in-demand artist, bringing her charismatic charm, passionate and fiery performances, soulful voice, searing saxophone solos, and witty songwriting to the stage. Over the past year, Vanessa toured through 11 countries, alternating between tour legs in Europe as a featured artist with Ruf’s Blues Caravan and back in the U.S. and Canada with her talented 5-piece band.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Vanessa’s alluring vocals and stinging saxophone work saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walker’s band (2012-2013), while her 2014 debut album Heart Soul & Saxophone was declared “magnificent” on Dan Aykroyd’s blues radio show, winning her accolades as Best of 2014 Blues Breaker. In 2017, Vanessa continued her success with the release of her sophomore album Meeting My Shadow, earning many prestigious honors and awards:

2018 Blues Music Award Nominee – Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

2018 Blues Music Award Nominee – Instrumental – Horn Player of the Year

2017 Blues Music Award Nominee – Instrumental – Horn Player of the Year

2017 Blues Blast Award Nominee – Sean Costello Rising Star Award

2017 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise – Jammingest Pro Award

2017 USA International Songwriting Competition – First Place – Lyrics

2017 International Songwriting Competition – Finalist (Top 2%) – Performance

2017 Billboard Top 15 – Meeting My Shadow

2017 Living Blues Artist

2017 – 27 weeks on the Roots Music Charts

Selmer Endorsed Exclusive Woodwind Artist

 

 

Bill Toms/Steve Binsberger Birthday Celebration and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) & Guests The Borstal Boys

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Tickets $12 in Advance here at Showclix or $15 at the Door – Showtime 8 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.

 

 

Stanley Jordan LIVE w/ sg Brian Genovesi

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Doors 7 PM – $20 Get Tickets Here

Innovative Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Jordan LIVE at Moondogs for his 1st appearance in Pittsburgh in over 5 years! Get your tickets NOW before this sells out! With special guest, Brian Genovesi

 

 

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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