4:00pm - 2:00am
all-ages until 9pm / 21+ after
$20 all-day / $30 with Pierogi Night vs Slice Island add-on
18 and under FREE with guardian until 9pm
VIA-PGH pulled together some of our fave Pittsburgh orgs that empower youth and emerging artists through music for an event full of adventurous rock & club sounds.
PLUS: Pittsburgh’s famous Pierogi Night vs Slice Island!
+ ride over! extra bike-friendly w/ extra racks from Bike Pgh
+ free Urbanist Garden, artist talks, live visuals and more.
http://via-2015.com/ #via2015 #viafestival
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✦ /// free URBANIST GARDEN featuring a selection of food, fashion, and more from local women-owned businesses
✦ /// GIRLS ROCK! x 1HOOD outdoor STAGE
✦ /// SHEER MAG (Philadelphia)
A fresh take on glam-garage rock, this DIY punk band makes perfectly-crafted pop songs wirh a lo-fi sound that never feels forced. Lead singer Tina Halladay’s powerful voice is somehow both vulnerable and fiercely defiant, whose contagious energy takes every show in a unique direction.
✦ /// BRAZILIAN WAX (PGH)
Grunge-core/alt-punk trio from Pittsburgh, PA serving up “Fierce Grunge and a lot of Sass“
✦ /// Girls Rock! bands + 1Hood performances
✦ /// PIEROGI NIGHT vs SLICE ISLAND
Pittsburgh’s fav pop-up restaurant faces off with Pittsburgh’s newest fav pizza...in your mouth.
We really recommend you get a pre-sale for this! limited amount available.
✦ /// DESTINY aka PRINCESS NOKIA (NYC)
A neo-futuristic sound that is both relevant and avant garde — a combination of 90s rave, drum & bass, trip hop, jungle, and more, with a distinctly cool, underground vibe. Her first album Metallic Butterfly has received critical acclaim from The Fader, Vice, and more.
✦ /// BIKE PGH
Making sure the VIA Festival and Block Party is bike-friendly and accessible, from providing bike racks to a special VIA 2015 Bike-able map. Bike Pgh will also be handing out their own Block Party for Dummies how-to pamphlet, so you can be equipped with the knowledge to throw your own!
✦ /// TRACKSPLOITATION STAGE
DJ duo (Professor A.S.A.P. and Jct45) in relentless pursuit of the right sound in the right time in the right place. They specialize in live mashes and mixes using all kinds of space aged equipment but keep it old school with class turntableism.
✦ /// SLOWDANGER (PGH/DME)
Exploring sonic movement visual expressions, both in the body and in the form of song.
✦ /// LOJACK (PGH/DME)
Pittsburgh native Luke Starcher, a devil-may-care musician draws from deep house, emotive post-rock and dub techno.
✦ /// CHARLIE SCOTT (PGH/DME)
Producer of rappity rap music. Your favorite bedroom producer's fav.
✦ /// GRAHAM’S BARBER SHOP
One of Pittsburgh’s most sought-after barbers will be giving on-site cuts, fades and trims.
✦ /// VIA TALKS
Q&A with local artists, promoters, and professionals exploring current ways in which music functions as a platform for social activism and women-centered movements in the industry.
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✦ ABOUT VIA:
VIA is a festival, series of events, and creative collective based in Pittsburgh, PA, that explores the intersection of music, new media art, and technology IRL and online. Collaborative a/v performances, visual artist projects & exhibitions, lectures, and more showcase emerging and established artists pushing the boundaries of their fields
✦ FOLLOW VIA
http://www.facebook.com/VIA.HQ ✦ http://twitter.com/VIA_HQ ✦ http://soundcloud.com/viahq ✦ http://instagram.com/viahq
VIA is a proud member of the I.C.A.S. (International International Cities of Advanced Sound) Network http://icasnetwork.org/