EventsCreature Feature #41

Anthony McDonoughJune 15, 2022

It is Father’s Day weekend in the Burgh, and if you are looking to spend time with dear old Dad, there is plenty of events to attend together.

Starting on Thursday June 16th, there will be a small show happening at Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA. It will feature local bands such as Anxiety at Best, God Hates Unicorns, and Eglaf. Doors open at 6pm, and admission is $13-$15. Support local music and purchase your tickets here.

Also on Thursday June 16th, Blind Anxiety Entertainment will be hosting a show at Brandy’s Basement in Irwin, PA. Out of Darkness will be headlining. They will have support from Offensive, A Common Crown, and Transcendence. It starts at 8pm and admission is $10.

In addition, on Thursday June 16th, 717 Entertainment will be descending upon Lovedraft’s Brewing Company in Mechanicsburg, PA. They are proud to present the Road to Hell tour which is headlined by Psyclon Nine. There will also be performances from Seven Factor, Our Frankenstein, and The Destruct Principle. Some of the staff from First Angel Media will be attendance, so be sure to say hello. Doors open at 6:30PM, and tickets are $10. You can purchase those here.

On Friday June 17th, it is a metal night in Pittsburgh at Casey’s Bar! The bands playing this one will be It Lives, The Merrick Strain, Ronin, and Sarah Halter. Doors open at 7pm, and admission is $5. Come out and throw some horns up for a wild night.

Also on Friday June 17th, you can hear the Sounds Like Summer at Preserving Underground in New Kensington, PA. This mini festival will feature Trainwrecked, Porters, heraldsgoose, Rurally Bankrupt, Friday Jr, Dan Stonerook, and Moonshine Jasmine. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets here.

In addition on Friday June 17th, In Bed By Ten dance party returns and will be taking place at Trace Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA. It will be an outdoor dance event and $1 for every drink sold will be donated to Proud Haven whose mission is to provide a safe shelter for the LGTBQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. It starts at 6pm and there is a suggested $5 donation if you wish to attend. It will be a fun night of tunes, so come out for a bit and let your hair down.

As well, on Friday June 17th, STRANGEWAYS will be doing something a little different this month. They will be holding the Pride Prom at Belvedere’s Ultra Dive in Pittsburgh, PA. It will be a dance party to celebrate the LGTBQ+ community and it will feature “Venus” which is a special performative LED Light Installation. Complimentary Jim Beam Highball will be provided to the first 200 guests. There will also be prizes awarded to best pride attire, best prom attire and best dancer. Sounds like a super fun time to me! It starts at 9pm, and admission is $10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Allies for Health + Wellbeing.

On Saturday June 18th, it will be Horrid Fest 2022 at the Sub Alpine in Turtle Creek, PA. It will be an all day metal fest featuring Sadistic Vision, Corpse God, Aspirant, Crusadist, Some Kind of Nightmare, Leprosy, Hostile Front, Trainwrecked, Phantom Railway, and of course the main miscreants known as Horrid Ordeal. Steve Whooler will be there as well providing his masterful riffs. Hot Lixx with Lily Sixx will also be appearance to cover the event. The event starts at 12pm, and admission is $20. If you call yourself a metalhead then you owe it to yourself to not miss out on this.

Also on Saturday June 18th, Dread Metal Productions will be hosting the Sludgy Roots Festival at Basement Transmissions in Erie, PA. The bands playing are Less Than Expected, Higher Vibration, Massive Denial, Trace the Pattern, and The Merrick Strain. Doors open at 6pm, and advance tickets are $8 or $10 at the door. If you seeking primal concrete sludge rock, then this is the show for you!

In addition, on Saturday June 18th, there will be show taking place at 222 Ormsby Ave in Pittsburgh, PA. You will get to hear the likes of Cullah, God Hates Unicorns, Anxiety at Best, and Sachem Orenda. It starts up at 7pm, and at this time, it is not known if there will be a cover charge. Come prepared just in case and be ready for a fun filled evening.

That is everything going on for Father’s Day weekend, and a good amount of the same bands playing multiple dates so if you miss them on one show, you can try to check out on the next show they play at. Be sure to like and follow all pages mentioned, and as always, no matter what you decide to do, please be safe doing so!

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