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Comment Archives: Locations: Culture & Entertainment: Music venue

Re: “Starlite Lounge

Myself and 7 other people walked into this place and stayed for
about 1 minute.
The cigarette smoke was appalling and there was even someone
smoking one of those little cigars.
Had seen it on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and thought we would
give it a try but decided it wasn't worth inhaling smoke. I'm sure this
place loses a lot of business because it allows smoking. Aren't
there laws about smoking in a restaurant?
We decided to choose an alternative place that was smoke free.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Pete on 02/23/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

My name is Richard Claraval. I just finished an exhibition at Modernformations Gallery. The experience was fine, and Jennifer Quinio quite stimulating to work with. I feel quite inspired for my next show, wherever it may be. All of the previous comments about the space are meaningless for the simple reason that they are anonymous. ALL anonymous posts on the internet are nothing save intellectual masturbation.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Rick Claraval on 02/22/2013 at 10:48 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

I've had nothing but positive experiences with Jen. She is sweet and delightful, and always willing to answer any question I have.

0 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by jl on 10/16/2012 at 5:56 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

oops...that somehow autocorrected my last your to 'you're' :( sorry!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lys on 10/05/2012 at 5:41 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

I have had a different experience it seems than many reviewers in that I have taken Zumba class at the gallery. Jennifer runs the Zumba classes and is really one of the nicest people I've met. She's supportive and kind, not rude or judgmental in any way. It's very hard for me to believe we are talking about the same person. Definitely worth forming your own opinions about Jen and about the space...if you're experiences are anything like mine, you will certainly not be disappointed.

1 like, 12 dislikes
Posted by lys on 10/05/2012 at 5:40 PM

Re: “James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy

So glad they brought this place back - every night is a great night to head to Jame Street Gastropub!!!

Posted by cagreco151 on 10/01/2012 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Cabaret at Theater Square

I've been a few times and it's always really nice. Prompt service, not prone to the usual ridiculous downtown prices, and the music is fantastic.

Posted by Michael Montgomery on 07/31/2012 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Rex Theater

Previously I had written this music venue off. When I went to a show here about five years ago, the floors were dirty and sticky, the lobby smelled like stale beer, and the restrooms were disgusting. But in the past few years, this old vaudeville theater has undergone some major changes. The venue has new management, new staff, a great new sound system, new lights, new bars, and a huge selection of microbrews and high end liquors. As of recent, they have been host to many New Orleans jazz and funk bands, burlesque shows, bluegrass bands, WYEP shows, WDVE shows, rock bands, folk bands, indie rock bands, comedy shows, and they do tons of local band showcases. The "New" Rex Theater is a much better venue than it once was and is my new favorite home for live music in the city.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Live Music Fan on 07/14/2012 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Thunderbird Cafe

Great venue to see up and coming bands. They have a dance floor and club seating, so whether you are going to get down or for dinner and a show, this is the place to go. They have friendly staff and an amazing microbrew selection. Check out Thunderbird Cafe next time you are in Lawrenceville.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ben on 07/14/2012 at 12:27 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

I have used Modernformations twice for events in the city of Pittsburgh. I LOVED it. The space is clean, quaint but roomy, 2 bathrooms, sound system, tables and chairs all provided and set out for easy access. The difficulty in my situation is I live in Maryland. Jenn the gallery owner corresponded by email and was quick with her responses. She even emailed the contract. During my most recent event I had no assistant, Jenn stayed to help me with EVERYTHING she even allowed me to arrive 2 hours early AND she helped me set up. The event ran over and the additional charge was more than fair AND Jenn helped me clean up. You don't find reasonably priced venues with kind, people friendly management these days! Jenn allowed us to have full access to the venue and the only rules she had in the contract were set to maintain the safety of the art in the gallery, which is understandable. The artists are trusting her with their work just like I trust her with my events! I totally recommend monderformations! Check them out!

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by afmanagement5 on 07/08/2012 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Inn-Termission Lounge

a must see show for fans of punk rock !

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scott Shank on 06/13/2012 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Rock Room

March 2nd The Rock Room will feature Outernational from Brooklyn, NY, Trash Magnet, & The Renfields! Be sure to add this to your listings! :-) Thanks!

Posted by WoeKitten on 02/27/2012 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Little E's

Excellent Venue. Not a bad seat in the house. The food is great and the music is always top notch. You will not be disapointed.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jazz Queen on 02/23/2012 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Starlite Lounge

We observed what appeared to us to be multiple violations of basic food safety/cleanliness procedures, and the place just did not seem very clean in general. The food and the service were slow, but otherwise acceptable. The "non-smoking section" is just barely so. The cigarette smoke smell from the bar in the next room was overpowering.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JF on 02/11/2012 at 4:56 AM

Re: “Little E's

For job hunters...for those who are interested in changing careers...or maybe looking to find some extra income opportunities..check out Little E's entrepreneurial Thursday nights. It has a relaxed casual social atmosphere where people get together and share ideas, exchange business cards, enjoy good food and great jazz sounds from Jessica Lee and friends. She sings as sweet as she looks,folks! After you're done checking the want ads and all those online job sites (or want to mix business with pleasure), check out Little E's on Thursday nights.

Posted by Mister Greg on 10/12/2011 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Three Streets Grille

Great food, party people and GREAT BANDS Like The Sidewinder Band - they ROCK the house and have the most AMAZING light show in the area.

Posted by piso mojado on 08/21/2011 at 4:01 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

I was so surprised when a friend clued me in on these reviews. Any contact I've had with Jennifer has led me to believe that she is an amazing person who does a LOT for the community, for very little in return. I am sorry that you two people had a negative experience, but:

To balance the scales a little bit, here are MY experiences with the gallery: No, it is not the most polished atmosphere in Pittsburgh, but I don't believe it's intended to be. It is cozy, is an amazing place for local artists who want/deserve a chance, is a great space for the music events I've seen there, and is a gathering place for many community events as well.

It is an important part of Penn Avenue, and I cannot stress enough how positive my experiences have been there. I have been to gallery openings, private parties, music shows and meetings. I think it has great vibes.

(By the way, the back and forth, messageboard style bantering on there is clogging up this area and is NOT a review. Write a comprehensive review and move on, people.)

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Sara C on 03/04/2010 at 12:09 PM

Re: “ModernFormations Gallery

This gallery is unimpressive and the decor/environment is shabby and dirty.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Buzz on 03/03/2010 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle

Mullaney's is the absolute finest Traditional Irish pub that the city of Pgh. has to offer. There are many wanna be Irish chain stores in town but they do not offer the warmth and friendliness of the Harp and Fiddle. The food is great and the beer selection is all that you would expect of an Irish pub and then some. Many of the staff are actually from Ireland and the live entertainment is first-rate. I would highly recommend frquenting this establishment.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by jregan on 12/09/2009 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The Shiloh

Out of tune guy singing

Posted by Soho Joe on 01/13/2009 at 7:24 PM

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