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Music Guide 2012: Resource Guide 

Listed below are some notable venues, promoters, studios and stores that might be of use to a new musician in Pittsburgh. It's by no means comprehensive, but is meant to give a sample of what's available to aspiring artists. Venues listed are those that regularly host all-local bills or add local openers to touring packages.

 

MULTIPLE-VENUE PROMOTERS

Drusky Entertainment (Altar Bar, Smiling Moose, Carnegie Library of Homestead, others)

www.druskyentertainment.com

Opus One Productions (Brillobox, Club Café, Mr. Small's, Stage AE)

www.opusoneproductions.com

Grey Area Productions (Rex Theater, Thunderbird Café)

www.greyareaprod.com

 

OTHER VENUES

31st Street Pub

3101 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412-391-8334 or www.31stpub.com

Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

4412 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-682-8611 or www.bloomfieldbridgetavern.com

Garfield Artworks

4931 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412-361-2262 or www.garfieldartworks.com

Gooski's

3117 Brereton St., Polish Hill. 412-681-1658

Howlers Coyote Café

4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-682-0320

James Street Gastropub

422 Foreland St., North Side. 412-904-3335 or www.jamesstreetgastropub.com

Jergel's Rhythm Grille

103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. 724-799-8333 or www.jergels.com

Lava Lounge

2204 E. Carson St., South Side. 412-431-5282 or www.lavaloungepgh.com

Mr. Roboto Project

5106 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. www.therobotoproject.org

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive, North Side. 412-229-5483 or www.stageae.com

Thunderbird Café

4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-682-0177or www.thunderbirdcafe.net

 

RECORDING STUDIOS

Cobblesound Recording Company, New Kensington

www.cobblestudios.com

ID Labs Productions, Lawrenceville

www.idlabsmusic.com

Jake Hanner, North Hills

www.jakehanner.com

J Bird Studio, Zelienople

www.facebook.com/thejbirdstudio

Machine Age Studios, Polish Hill

www.inthemachineage.com

Mr. Small's Recording Studio, Millvale

www.mrsmallsrecording.com

Red Caiman Media, Uptown

www.redcaimanmedia.com

Treelady Studios, Wilkins Township

www.treelady.com

 

RECORD/CD STORES

720 Music, Clothing and Café

4405 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-904-4592 or www.720records.com

Desolation Row Records

410 S. Craig St., Oakland. 412-681-9111

Eide's Entertainment

1121 Liberty Ave., Strip District. 412-261-0900 or www.eides.com

The Exchange

Multiple locations. www.myexchangefranchise.com

Mind Cure Records

3138 Dobson St., Polish Hill. 412-621-1715 or www.mindcurerecords.com

Sound Cat Records

4526 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-621-3256 or www.soundcatrecords.com

 

MUSIC BLOGS

Draw Us Lines

www.drawuslines.com

Pittsburgh Music Report

www.pghmusicreport.com

HughShows

www.hughshows.com

NakYouOut

www.nakyouout.com

The Pittsburgh Scene

www.thepittsburghscene.com

 

INSTRUMENT/EQUIPMENT STORES

Acoustic Music Works

2142 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412-422-0710 or www.acousticmusicworks.com

Backstage Guitars

4123 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-235-7765 or www.backstageguitars.com

Brighton Music Center

2110 Babcock Blvd., Shaler. 412-821-5908 or www.brightonmusic.com

Hollowood Music & Sound

601 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. 412-771-3060 or www.hollowood.com

Pianos N' Stuff

468 Freeport Road, Blawnox. 412-828-1003 or www.nstuffmusic.com

Pittsburgh Guitars

1305 E. Carson St., South Side. 412-431-0700 or www.pittsburghguitars.com

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