An Evening of Smooth Sounds with The Brian Sanders Band featuring Jazz, R&B & More!

An Evening of Smooth Sounds with
The Brian Sanders Band
Featuring jazz, R & B and more!

@ Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood Campus
Saturday, October 29, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Brian Sanders began studying bass guitar at age eleven. He first performed in church and soon after in a high school band. Brian has worked extensively in the gospel music field as a composer, singer and choir director as and with gospel artists such as Douglas Miller, Darrel Coley, Vicky Winans, Edwin Hawkins and Yolanda Adams in addition to touring Germany with the Golden Gospel Singers. He has completed several European tours with the Poogie Bell Band and performs in the Pittsburgh Market with Poogie Bell, the Dwayne Dolphin Band, the Olga Watkins Band and numerous others.

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Sly Stone Living in a Camper

Funk Legend Sly Stone, of Sly and the Family Stone, has lost so much money due to bad contracts and record deals, he is homeless. Stone is suing his manager Jerry Goldstein for $50 million, alleging fraud and 20 years of stolen royalty payments, but in the mean time is living in a small white camper. He says he is still recording music, on a laptop computer.

from: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/funk-legend-sly-stone-homeless-239989

The Weekend in the 412

DJs

AVA Bar & LoungeReady or Not. DJ Vex & guests. Hip hop, dance & soul. Blue room. Fridays.
Ready or Not Fridays. DJ Vex. Classics, Hip-Hop, Soul, more. Fridays.
126 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh (East Liberty), 412-363-8277, http://www.shadowlounge.net.

The New AmsterdamMad Tom Brown, Colin Pierce. House & funk. Fridays.
4421 Butler St., Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), 412-682-6414.

Pittsburgh CafeDJ FunkNJunk. Underground hip hop, funk & soul. Fridays. 412-687-3331.
226 Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh (Oakland), 412-687-3330, http://www.pittsburghcafe.com.

Capri RistoranteSaturday Night Meltdown. Top 40, hip hop, R&B, funk, dance, soul. Saturdays.
6001 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (East Liberty), 412-362-1250.

Shadow LoungeTitle Town Soul & Funk Party. Last Saturday of every month.
5972 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh (East Liberty), 412-363-8277, http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Z-LoungeHappy Ending. Chico & Nature. Old school hip hop & breaks. Saturdays.
Happy Ending. DJ Chico, DJ Nature. Saturdays.
2108 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh (South Side), 412-431-1800, http://www.zloungepgh.com.

Howlers Coyote CafeGive A Man A Break. Sunday night soul w/ DJ Ian Friend. Last Sunday of every month.
Give A Man a Break Soul Night. w/ DJ Ian. Sun., Sept. 25.
4509 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Bloomfield), 412-682-0320.

 

Blues

Fairways LoungeMs. Freddye & Blue Faze. Fri., Sept. 23.
1500 Locust St., North Braddock, 412-271-0506.
Linden GroveSouled Out. Fridays.
1100 Grove Rd., Castle Shannon, 412-882-8687, http://www.thelindengrove.com.
Moondog’sJill West & Blues Attack. Fri., Sept. 23.
378 Freeport Road, Blawnox, 412-828-2040, http://www.moondogs.us/.
NOLA On the SquareThe Olga Watkins Band. Fri., Sept. 23.
24 Market Square, Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-471-9100, http://www.nolaonthesquare.com.
Harvey Wilner’sNorman Nardini. Sat., Sept. 24.
1620 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Mifflin, 412-466-1331, http://www.harveywilners.com.
Inn-Termission LoungeThe Rhythm Aces. Saturdays.
1908 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh (South Side).
Moondog’sKelly Richey Band. Sat., Sept. 24.
378 Freeport Road, Blawnox, 412-828-2040, http://www.moondogs.us/.
The R BarYinzide Out. Sat., Sept. 24.
2883 West Liberty Ave., Dormont, 412-445-5279.
Tilt’s PubJill West & Blues Attack. Sat., Sept. 24.
4109 Bakerstown Road, Gibsonia, 724-443-5211, http://www.tiltspub.com.
Wightman SchoolJimmy Adler Band. Sat., Sept. 24.
5604 Solway, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill), 412-421-5708.
Boston WaterfrontJill West & Blues Attack. Sun., Sept. 25.
2422 Saint David Drive, McKeesport, 412-751-8112, http://www.thebostonwaterfront.net/.

Jazz

Andys at Fairmont PittsburghSpanky Wilson. Fri., Sept. 23.
510 Market St, Downtown, 412-773-8884.
Capri RistoranteFunk Friday Happy Hour. Live jazz. Fridays.
6001 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (East Liberty), 412-362-1250.
Cioppino Seafood Chophouse BarThe Etta Cox & Al Dowe Band. Fri., Sept. 23.
Etta Cox. Fridays.
The Cork Factory, 2350 Railroad St., Pittsburgh (Strip District), 412-281-6593.
Elements Contemporary CuisineTucker Flythe Duo. Fridays.
444 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-251-0168.
Frenchy’s Bistro & Wine CellarEric Johnson. Fridays, Saturdays.
3477 Washington Pike, Bridgeville.
Little E’sDan Baker Band. Fri., Sept. 23.
949 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-392-2217.
Manchester Craftsmen’s GuildBob Mintzer Big Band feat. Peter Erskin. Sept. 23-24.
Bob Mintzer Big Band. Sept. 23-24.
1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh (North Side), 412-322-1773, http://www.mcgyouthandarts.org.
Omni William PennFrank Cunimondo & Pat Crossley. Fri., Sept. 23.
530 William Penn Pl., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-553-5235, http://www.omnihotels.com.
Tin Front CafePhat Man Dee. Fri., Sept. 23.
216 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, 412-461-4615.
Andys at Fairmont PittsburghMaureen Budway. Sat., Sept. 24.
510 Market St, Downtown, 412-773-8884.
Frenchy’s Bistro & Wine CellarEric Johnson. Fridays, Saturdays.
3477 Washington Pike, Bridgeville.
Little E’sPhoenix Jazz. Sat., Sept. 24.
949 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-392-2217.
Manchester Craftsmen’s GuildBob Mintzer Big Band feat. Peter Erskin. Sept. 23-24.
Bob Mintzer Big Band. Sept. 23-24.
1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh (North Side), 412-322-1773, http://www.mcgyouthandarts.org.
Morgan’s Restaurant & LoungeJames Hovan Trio. Sat., Sept. 24.
204 Rodi Road, Penn Hills, 412-241-1730.
Schenley PlazaErin Burkett & Virgil Walters, Jimmy Ponder Trio, Jimmy Sapienza & 5 Guys Named Moe, more. Jazz Days in the Park. Sat., Sept. 24.
Jazz Day In The Park. Sept. 24-25.
Forbes Ave. & Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh (Oakland), 412-682-7275, http://www.schenleyplaza.org.
The Edgewood ClubThe Boilermaker Jazz Band. Swing Dancing. Sun., Sept. 25.
1 Pennwood Ave, Edgewood, 412-731-3443, http://www.edgewoodclub.com/.
Greensburg Country ClubEric Susoeff Trio. Autumn Leaves Jazz Brunch. Sundays.
309 Pleasant Valley Dr., Jeannette, 724-837-1810.
Omni William PennChris Pangikas, Mark Strickland. Sundays.
530 William Penn Pl., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-553-5235, http://www.omnihotels.com.
Penny’s Glasshouse BistroVince Anthony. Sundays.
1719 E. Carson St, Pittsburgh (South Side).
Schenley ParkFrank Cunimondo Trio, Patricia Skala. Pittsburgh Jazz Society Picnic. Sun., Sept. 25.
Panther Hollow Rd., Pittsburgh (Oakland), 412-255-2539, http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/parks/.
Schenley PlazaJoe Negri Quartet, Frank Cunimondo Trio, Al Dowe & Etta Cox, more. Jazz Days in the Park. Sun., Sept. 25.
Forbes Ave. & Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh (Oakland), 412-682-7275, http://www.schenleyplaza.org.
Sweeney’s SteakhouseEric Johnson. Sundays.
1713 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, 724-929-8383.

 

Pgh Vinyl Convention

On October 8th, there will be a record show in Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Mind Cure Records and I Dig Pgh, the Pittsburgh Vinyl Convention (PVC) will be held in conjunction with VIA Music and New Media Festival in East Liberty. The Pittsburgh Vinyl Convention is at the same building as the VIA
festival – 6022 Broad Street in East Liberty – but is in its own space
with its own entrance at 162 Sheridan Street.

Details:

Saturday October 8th, 2011 9 am – 5 pm
162 Sheridan Ave. (East Liberty)
entrance directly to the right of Domino’s Pizza

early admission 9 am – 10 am, $10
general admission 10 am – 5 pm, $3

www.facebook.com/PghVinylCon
http://twitter.com/PghVinylCon
www.mindcurerecords.wordpress.com
www.idigpgh.com

ThunderSoul

ThunderSoul: The True Story of Conrad Johnson and the Kashmere Stage Band is a documentary produced by Jamie Foxx that debuts this weekend. ThunderSoul “follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof” Johnson, their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.” ThunderSoul opens September 23rd in New York City, and will appear in additional theaters beginning October 8th. Watch a clip from the movie here.

The Weekend in the 412- 9/16-9/18

DJs

AVA Bar & LoungeReady or Not. DJ Vex & guests. Hip hop, dance & soul. Blue room. Fridays.
Ready or Not Fridays. DJ Vex. Classics, Hip-Hop, Soul, more. Fridays.
126 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh (East Liberty), 412-363-8277, http://www.shadowlounge.net.

The New AmsterdamMad Tom Brown, Colin Pierce. House & funk. Fridays.
4421 Butler St., Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), 412-682-6414.

Pittsburgh CafeDJ FunkNJunk. Underground hip hop, funk & soul. Fridays. 412-687-3331.
226 Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh (Oakland), 412-687-3330, http://www.pittsburghcafe.com.

Lava LoungeMotown Getdown Soul Night w/ DJ Vex. First and Third Saturday of every month.
2204 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh (South Side), 412-431-5282, http://www.myspace.com/lavaloungepgh.

BLUES

Large HotelRuff House. Fri., Sept. 16.
5100 Oak Road, Clairton, 724-384-9950.
Linden GroveSouled Out. Fridays.
1100 Grove Rd., Castle Shannon, 412-882-8687, http://www.thelindengrove.com.
Moondog’sBernard Allison. Fri., Sept. 16.
378 Freeport Road, Blawnox, 412-828-2040, http://www.moondogs.us/.
NOLA On the SquareJohn Gresh’s Gris-Gris Band. Fri., Sept. 16.
24 Market Square, Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-471-9100, http://www.nolaonthesquare.com.
Palace TheatreKeb� Mo. Fri., Sept. 16.
23 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg, 724-836-8000, http://www.thepalacetheatre.org.
Clarion HotelMs. Freddye & Blue Faze. Sat., Sept. 17.
401 Holiday Dr., New Kensington.
Inn-Termission LoungeThe Rhythm Aces. Saturdays.
1908 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh (South Side).
Scottdale Fall FestivalJimmy Adler Band. Sat., Sept. 17.
1 Centennial Way, Scottdale.

JAZZ

Andys at Fairmont PittsburghMaureen Budway. Fri., Sept. 16.
510 Market St, Downtown, 412-773-8884.
Capri RistoranteFunk Friday Happy Hour. Live jazz. Fridays.
6001 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (East Liberty), 412-362-1250.
Etta Cox. Fridays.
The Cork Factory, 2350 Railroad St., Pittsburgh (Strip District), 412-281-6593.
Elements Contemporary CuisineTucker Flythe Duo. Fridays.
444 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-251-0168.
Frenchy’s Bistro & Wine CellarEric Johnson. Fridays, Saturdays.
3477 Washington Pike, Bridgeville.
La Casa NarcisiErin Burkett & Virgil Walters. Fri., Sept. 16.
4578 Gibsonia Rd., Gibsonia, 724-444-4744, http://www.narcisiwinery.com/.
Little E’sThe Matt Booth Trio. Fri., Sept. 16.
949 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-392-2217.
Andys at Fairmont PittsburghKim Nazarian & Barbara Burkle. Sat., Sept. 17.
510 Market St, Downtown, 412-773-8884.
August Wilson Center for African American CulturePittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Sat., Sept. 17.
Liberty Ave. at Smithfield St., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-258-2700, http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org.
Backstage Bar at Theater SquareErin Burkett & Virgil Walters. Sat., Sept. 17.
655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-325-6769, http://www.pgharts.org/venues/backstagebar.aspx.
CJ’sTubby Daniels Band. Sat., Sept. 17.
2901 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Strip District), 412-642-2377.
Frenchy’s Bistro & Wine CellarEric Johnson. Fridays, Saturdays.
3477 Washington Pike, Bridgeville.
Little E’sThe Sorriee Band. Sat., Sept. 17.
949 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-392-2217.
Thunderbird CafeJazz Fan Appriciation Event. Musicians welcome to sit in. Third Saturday of every month.
4023 Butler St., Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), 412-682-0177, http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net.
Greensburg Country ClubEric Susoeff Trio. Autumn Leaves Jazz Brunch. Sundays.
309 Pleasant Valley Dr., Jeannette, 724-837-1810.
Omni William PennChris Pangikas, Mark Strickland. Sundays.
530 William Penn Pl., Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-553-5235, http://www.omnihotels.com.
Penny�s Glasshouse BistroVince Anthony. Sundays.
1719 E. Carson St, Pittsburgh (South Side).
Rivers CasinoCurtis Johnson Quartet. Sun., Sept. 18.
777 Casino Dr., Pittsburgh (North Side), 412-231-7777, http://www.theriverscasino.com.
SonomaThe Flying Dutchmen. Sundays.
947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh (Downtown), 412-697-1336, http://www.thesonomagrille.com.
Sweeney’s SteakhouseEric Johnson. Sundays.
1713 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, 724-929-8383.
All events listed in the Pittsburgh City Paper

MP3 From Nation Beat

Nation Beat is a fusion group out of New York that combines funky bass beats and guitar riffs with Brazilian maracatu rhythms and Mardi Gras lines and more. On The Village Voice, you can download one of their newest songs, Puxa o Boi. Bandleader Scott Kettner describes development of the song by saying

he morphed a Mardi Gras Indian funk groove on the cowbell and snare with a maracatu groove in the bass drum

The bassline by Jordan Scannella adds even more funk. Check out the Village Voice’s mini-review and interview about the song, and download it and see how funky it is for yourself!