Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Funk N Punk Sat May 17,2008 Pepsi Cola Roadhouse

This info came to me via a recent CMU grad who moved back to town recently and is involved in the following project:


Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse website:

With the underlying idea of strengthening and regenerating interest in home grown and locally performed original music, a group of young promoters calling themselves U.REP has teamed with the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, upon an offer from the venue, to produce a series of concerts showcasing new and upcoming regional talent. Additionally, with advance tickets, audience members can reserve a seat on a shuttle bus with complimentary refreshments, getting themselves to and from the Roadhouse and starting and ending at pre-selected boarding locations. As of now, the plan is to stage a show every couple of months that will present the finest, most well respected performers in the greater Pittsburgh region, including any and all types of contemporary music genre.

To date, the first show, slated at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse for Saturday, May 17, presents the cutting-edge, funk bands CK9 and the Old E Allstars and The Jungle, and punk-rock band Alive in the Underground. With this breakaway Roadhouse project, these and other local original bands and artists will find a new market and have a new, highly professional place to be heard.

And the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse is not just any place. In a state-of-the-art facility, the Roadhouse boasts a nationally accredited sound system, a highly experienced crew, and a musician’s dream of a stage that has presented such artists as Ray Charles, Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson and other greats of the industry. Bands who become part of this project will appreciate the superior quality of the audio, video, and lighting equipment, worth at least $750,000, that will record their concerts on professional levels. Helping the artists sound their best will be a sound engineer who was formerly the engineer at Club Laga and Grafitti at the height of their successes as Pittsburgh’s best music showcase venues.

The Roadhouse audience who comes to these new concerts will also be rewarded with a venue that holds the honors for being voted the past five years as one of the top country music clubs in all of the United States and Canada, 2500 seats that provide a clear view of the stage from every area, a security crew comprised of law enforcement officials, and a parking lot with a capacity for over 1200 cars.

Emcee for the evening: Cinik Lethal
Show starts at 8 pm. Saturday, May 17, at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse.
Advance tickets includes transportation & four drinks + $1 drink specials: $20
Purchase tickets by calling Bruce @ (412)606-6751 by Tuesday 13th!!!
Pick-up time is 7:15 at selected boarding locations. Drop off time is 1:00 am or earlier.

Boarding locations are:
Shadow Lounge in East Liberty
Peter’s Pub in Oakland
Charlie Murdoch’s on the South Side
Acapulco Joe’s in Carrick
The Brass Rail in Pleasant Hills
All ages 18+ show. Shuttle bus drinkers must be 21 and over.


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