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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.



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

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

Grey Area Productions (Rex Theater, Thunderbird Café)



31st Street Pub

3101 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412-391-8334 or

Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

4412 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-682-8611 or

Garfield Artworks

4931 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412-361-2262 or


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

Jergel's Rhythm Grille

103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. 724-799-8333 or

Lava Lounge

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

Mr. Roboto Project

5106 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.

Stage AE

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

Thunderbird Café

4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-682-0177or



Cobblesound Recording Company, New Kensington

ID Labs Productions, Lawrenceville

Jake Hanner, North Hills

J Bird Studio, Zelienople

Machine Age Studios, Polish Hill

Mr. Small's Recording Studio, Millvale

Red Caiman Media, Uptown

Treelady Studios, Wilkins Township



720 Music, Clothing and Café

4405 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-904-4592 or

Desolation Row Records

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

Eide's Entertainment

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

The Exchange

Multiple locations.

Mind Cure Records

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

Sound Cat Records

4526 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412-621-3256 or



Draw Us Lines

Pittsburgh Music Report



The Pittsburgh Scene



Acoustic Music Works

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

Backstage Guitars

4123 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412-235-7765 or

Brighton Music Center

2110 Babcock Blvd., Shaler. 412-821-5908 or

Hollowood Music & Sound

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

Pianos N' Stuff

468 Freeport Road, Blawnox. 412-828-1003 or

Pittsburgh Guitars

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

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