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Dethlehem at Magfest 2019

I am 100% sure that I need to find myself in the path of Dethlehem very soon! Props to the magfest production crew. This full quest video is amazing!

Support Dethlehem on their latest quest, Maelstorm of the Emerald Dragon.

From the MAGfest facebook page:
MAGFest Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation of video game music, and gaming of all types. We do this by supporting other events, as well as holding our own.
Our events are:
Super MAGFest – Our flagship event featuring dozens of musical performers, tons of 24 hour gaming, panels, guests, and more. Occurs every January in the DC area.
Bit Gen Gamer Fest – An one day video game cover band bonanza in Baltimore, with arcades, consoles and artists thrown in for fun. Occurs every summer in the Baltimore area.
MAGstock – A MAGFest family reunion at a campground. Features tents, chiptunes, and too many video games than belong in nature. Occurs every summer in central Virginia.
MAGWest – MAGWest is a 3-day all-hours festival celebrating the communities of people that video games can bring together, and exploring the creativity that comes with the people who are passionate about video games.
MAGLabs – MAGLabs is a unique 3 day event, bringing maker content to the world of gaming. Explore our giant video game library, arcade, and concert hall. Learn to make your first game, create a cosplay, or solder your own electronic projects. All available to you 24 hours a day.
Game Over – MAGFest’s touring concert series. An evening of video game bands, and video games. Occurs all during the year, all over the USA.

What is Our Goal?

Our goal has been the same since we got started way back in 2004 as AK Music Scene. We have always believed that the music scene in southwestern Pennsylvania provides the best music available today, and our goal is to get it out to the masses. We have so many ways for you to be introduced to it.

Reign of Z is asking for your help with their upcoming EP

Reign of Z began its journey in April of 2017 and since then has had the fortune of amazing experiences in the short time we’ve been together. We had the honor and privilege of playing the Shira Girl stage on the final Vans Warped Tour and were even able to co-headline the Whisky A Go-Go in LA with Black Valentine on the date Dysmorphia dropped. With your help, our story is just getting started. Next month we will be heading back into the studio to finish our debut EP, Mirrors and Memoirs, with Justin Spaulding at More Sound Studio. Justin was the master behind the console with Dysmorphia and we are ecstatic to return!

Life and Mayhem…

You: “Hey Bill, I noticed your podcast and article output what gives?”

Me: “Well, life does. I have 3 active children (basketball, clubs, competitions, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc) who I’ve been watching become great people; however, that doesn’t mean I don’t see what is going on out there in our scene and that I don’t have plans of my own…”

As far as the Pennsylvania Rock Show goes, I have interviews scheduled with GONTO & Leprosy. GONTO will be discussing his recent releases and his upcoming video. Leprosy will be chatting with me about 30 years in the scene!

As far as Build the Scene goes, we’re still working on adding the best unsigned music from South Western PA to our rotation. This week we added new music from the Justin Wade Band and Storm Dragon.

…and now for some shows you should go to!

November 10th @ 7pm at the Rockin’ Red Barn, Peter B’s, you’ll find Mayhem for the Minis featuring Among Thorns, Zone 8, ROKBOT, Mojo Filter, & Skell for only $10. This show benefits Zoe’s New Beginnings. They provide a complimentary gift bag to parents of preemies as they leave the NICU. The gift bags include; diapers, clothing, hand sanitizer, a blanket, a novelty item and information on how to keep the baby and mom healthy.

November 17th @ 6pm at the Sub Alpine club, Leprosy’s 30th Anniversary show! Also performing & bringing the pain will be none other than the Almighty SATHANASThe Human Tragedy , Riparian, & Shattered Soul will also be gracing & destroying the stage! Much more gore & horror that eve! ALL AGES!

Find more shows on our concerts page.

Homicide Black: “We Will Remain” Video Release

Homicide Black’s official video for “We Will Remain” from “The Road To Hell” EP. Purchase the EP here.

Other Releases: Call to the Void, End to Eternity

Devil Inside Promotions’ 1st Anniversary Show: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7pm

Our friends at Devil Inside Promotions are celebrating 1 year of bringing you the best unsigned music that can be found. So them how much you appreciate the support they are providing the scene by doing exactly that, support the scene and the bands at the Stage at Karma. The show will feature Headliners, Reign of Z with special guests, Echoheart, OverMyDeadBody,  & Haven State. Purchase your tickets at: http://thestageatkarma.com/event/devil-inside-promotions-1st-anniversary/

 

Hear Dakota talk about his company and the scene:

Check out the bands that are being featured here, and then head out to the Stage at Karma to see them live!

Rock for Life Concert Series 2018

The Rock for Life outdoor shows are just around the corner. This scene main stay has been providing support to sick children since 2000. Have you been to one of their shows?

It is the mission of Rock for Life to provide financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose.

While people on the outside see this as a rock concert, I and the people involved in it, see it for what it is. A family of musicians that not only love to play the shows, but do their best to support the children and families that the shows are put on for. It doesn’t end and the concerts. Band members visit the kids in the hospital, go to graduation parties and birthday parties, make prom wishes come true, and are some of the most loving people that you will meet.

Recipient(s) of support will be determined annually, utilizing selection criteria guidelines as adopted by the Directors. Financial support may be provided to a needy individual or a non-profit organization that supports the mission of Rock for Life.

Gigaroo  

Date City Venue Country
07/05/19 Iselin, PA Iselin Community Park United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,.
07/06/19 Iselin, PA Iselin Community Park United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,.

Rock for Life  

Date City Venue Country
08/02/19 Iselin, PA Iselin Community Park United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,.
08/03/19 Iselin, PA Iselin Community Park United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,.

Spring Fling  

Date City Venue Country
06/01/19 Turtle Creek, PA Sub Alpine Club United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 108 9th St.. Venue phone: (412) 823-6661. After the Fall, homicide black, SHATTERED, SAFETY LAST

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Build the Scene, Leechburg Lights, & Pixel Pro Display collaboration

As some of you may or may not know, Build the Scene shares a homebase with Leechburg Lights & Pixel Pro Displays, a phenomenal computer animated Christmas light display. He is willing to take submissions from our group of fantastic musicians for a chance to have their music featured in his display. He is looking for Tasteful, clean, non-hardcore, up beat traditional or orginal music that is family friendly.

The song must be a 192kbps 44.1khz mp3. Submission deadline is July 15, 2018. You can send him tracks at: leechburglights@gmail.com

If the song is good enough (quality production & marketable) Leechburg Lights will add it to their list of sequences for sale to other decorators across the world on their business site, Pixel Pro Displays. You have a chance for International exposure. If a client purchases the sequence, they must also purchase the audio directly from you.

 

Rock for Life 2018 – AKMusicScene.com

In case you missed it, the Rock for Life Concert Series has begun.

It is the mission of Rock for Life to provide financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose.

Recipient(s) of support will be determined annually, utilizing selection criteria guidelines as adopted by the Directors. Financial support may be provided to a needy individual or a non-profit organization that supports the mission of Rock for Life.

Find this year’s shows.

Guitars For Kids Pittsburgh Program

Pittsburgh, PA, March 29, 2018 –

SuperMonkey Recording Company Launch Guitars For Kids Pittsburgh Program

Guitars For Kids Pittsburgh is a program started by recording artist SuperMonkey in partnership with Fender Guitars, to help children between the ages of 5-15 who would like to learn to play guitar, receive the gift of music. For more information visit ilovesupermonkey.com/giving

April 7th at the Hard Rock Café will be the kickoff fundraiser featuring some of Pittsburgh’s best rock bands paying tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of the 90’s and today, Stone Temple Pilots. Tickets are $15 in advance at ilovesupermonkey.com/tickets

Any parties interested in donating toward purchasing guitars for kids in the Pittsburgh region can email us directly at guitarsforkidspittsburgh@gmail.com

About SuperMonkey Recording Company
SuperMonkey Recording Company is an Pittsburgh’s independent rock ‘n roll record label and retail store located in the Allentown Business District of Pittsburgh at 813 E. Warrington Ave – Pittsburgh, PA 15210
ilovesupermonkey.com

Contact: Annie Kennedy- Executive Assistant smrcooffice@gmail.com