"MEGA HERTZ FEST":
WHEN?- Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Doors open Sat. at 1, things get rolling by 3. Everything done by 6 on Sun.
WHERE?- Tune Town Concert Grounds in Titusville, PA. This is about 1.5 hours north of Pittsburgh. Email me for directions.
WHO?- Confirmed bands include: The Twirpentines, 4foot4, The Young Ones, Veil (Butler), Tabula Rasa (Pgh), Totally Awesome Dudes, Lark, Running From Dharma, and Geography. Tentative bands are Teddy Duchamp's Army (Pgh), The Code (Pgh), 2am Revolution (Baltimore), Wrought With Sickness (Altoona), Dutchland Diesel, and Creta Bourzia (Pgh). Most of these bands will likely be there, it's just not 100% yet.
PRICE?- Saturday will cost 11$ to get into (9 bands will be playing), and Sunday will cost 8$ (7 bands playing). A weekend pass will cost 17$
WHAT?- There will also be sports and games going on- bring balls, gloves, whatever. Food will be available that is both vegetarian and vegan friendly. Everyone is encouraged to stay the night and camp out- wood is provided for bonfires. Poetry readings, underground and political movies will be shown, and an 80's dance party will go down late Saturday night!
CHECK THE MEGA HERTZ FEST page out for further info and explanation behind the fest and the Htz Good Showspace project.
LATER DATES/EVENTS: In September, hopefully a date will get worked out with Against Me! from Florida. In short, they could be described as folk punk and are definitely one of the most interesting acts around currently. By all means check out their mp3's at their mp3.com page.
Also in mid September, keep your ears perked for info about a local fundraiser festival being put together for the Franklin DIY showspace project. We're looking to have a two day event with mostly local NWPA and Pittsburgh bands with a couple out of town favorites to raise money for the space. Funds will be directed toward initial rent, sound equipment expenses, and utility set-up deposits.
Late October will hopefully include a date with Chicago's Tekulvi. They were one of the two touring indie acts that stopped at this year's punk prom at Sandy Creek Firehall in May.
November could have two events going; one pretty solid, the other I can only hope for. Murder in the Red Barn, from Milwaukee, was described to me as "Neurosis meets John Coltrane" from their sax player the first time I saw them, and I think that's fairly accurate. Secondly, I'm hoping something materializes with Melt Banana from Japan for this month, I've been going back and forth to try and make it happen, but sometimes things just don't work out. Melt Banana is a noise-punk band from Japan that uses police sirens, gameboys, frisbees, and more in their set and is all around a blast.
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