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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

Venus Monolith

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Doors 7 PM – Show 8 PM – $10 Cover


Formed in 2015 and resurrected in 2017, this five piece prog-pop band from Verona, PA is everything you’ve never experienced before.

For fans of Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac


John Vento and Friends

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Doors 6 PM – Show 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM – $5 Cover


The Moat Rats with Six Demon Bag

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

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

The Moat Rats are a group of old friends, who decided to do something productive with their time. The group is made up of James Held (Drums), Haley Held (Bass), Colton Sankey (Bass/Aux percussion), Tanner Davis (Saxophone), Brad Lang (Rhythm guitar), Christian Griffith (Lead guitar/vocals), Liam “Chip” Kress (Keys/backup vocals), and Karli Blotzer (Vocals).

Six Demon Bag hails from the east suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA Six Demon Bag is a hard hitting 3 piece rock band whose influences range from Tom Petty to Tom Waits with a drop down the 13th Floor Elevators on the way. In a nod to the John Carpenter classic from the mid-eighties 6db formed after Trevor Thomas former guitarist of Local Honey, Fishcat and other Pittsburgh bands moved back from Cleveland and reconnected with Jason Palat (drums) and Joe Grado (bass). Drawing heavily on the psych-rock era of the late ’60s and early ’70s as well as cowboy and troubadour numbers from the turn of the century, Six Demon Bag has been playing in and around town for the past four years.


The Nicole Belli Band

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Doors 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM – $5 Cover

The Nicole Belli Band was formed in 2008 and consists of Pghs Premiere Players: Damian Buccigrossi on drums, Victor Garzotto on keys, Arnold Stagger on bass, Enzo Belli on guitar, Maria Castellon on Bass, Mike Finch on drums with Nicole behind the microphone. Belting out tunes such as Ruth Browns -5.10.15, Eric Clapton-Change the World.. etc. What sets us apart from other bands is our carefully selected song list. Each tune is artfully re-arranged and masterfully done in our very own blues,funk style. Our genre includes such artists as Dinah Washington to Maroon 5. What drives our band and keeps us together is simple… Passion


Miller and The Other Sinners

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

7 pm doors – 8:30 pm Show – $10 Click HERE for Tickets 


Indie southern soul music that stirs your being .. roots grooves and grit, influenced by blues, rock, funk, americana and gospel.


Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials and Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Show: 8:30 PM – Doors 7 PM – Tickets $20 here on showclix


Currently celebrating 30 history-making years together, LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor’s edge. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed Williams and his Blues Imperials — bassist (and Ed’s half-brother) James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton — deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. 

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers

Whether Jimmy Thackery headlines a festival in South Dakota or jams for hours in one of numerous blues bars that dot the musical landscape, he’ll always unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note. “I put all my senses on hold and find the zone and follow what’s inside. There’s an electricity from your mind to your heart to your fingers. You just try and remember to breathe.”

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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!

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.