Drowning ClownsRank #17 Pittsburgh, PA Indie / Americana / Psychedelic Rock Orch...
Members: Mike Speranzo, Frank Spadafora, Liz Berlin, Dirk Miller, Nate Campesi, Mike Hammer, Shaggy Marcello, Evan Smith
Sounds Like: Pink Floyd, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Wilco, Broken Social Scene
Bio: Drowning Clowns: Psychedelic Rock Orchestra
For the last 5 years Mike Speranzo has been like a scientist in a secret lair, meticulously crafting this album piece by piece, nursing notions like babies, editing sound like a sculptor digging and shaving to find the crux. Slowly Mike has groomed thi... See Full BioMore Info
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Feb 15Mr. Smalls Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA, US | 8:00pmFri Feb 15 8:00pm
Creative.Life.Support presents: the 2013 Revival Series featuring Drowning Clowns with special guests: Pure Cane Sugar, Lushbudget (featuring Jason Trunzo of DOSE), Brewer’s Row, Tim Ruff, DJ 404 Error & more to be announced. The “2013 Revival Series” is a revolutionary model of local showcase where admission is free. Each band will be distributing free tickets and paid according to how many of their tickets are redeemed at the door. With live music, drinks, and food, this special Valentine’s edition will be an awesome time, so bring your sweetheart! Because in our perfect world: Shows are free, people show up, bands get paid & local music reigns supreme! DROWNING CLOWNS: Drowning Clowns is fast becoming a regional draw having hosted five free Revival Series shows at Mr. Smalls and being featured in numerous skateboard videos of Evan Smith, Drowning Clowns member and up-and-coming skateboarder (DC/Element/Independent). The band is a collaboration of Mr. Smalls’ owners Mike Speranzo (Crisis Car, Out Of The Blue) and Liz Berlin (of Rusted Root). Also Frank Spadafora (Crisis Car, Out Of The Blue), Dirk Miller (The Speeds, Rusted Root), Shaggy Marcello (The Distractions, Isabella, Love's Gun Shop), Nate Campesi (Airplane Graveyard) and Mike Hammer (Modus, Moving In Stereo, InSpiral). To listen go to: www.reverbnation.com/drowningclowns To see more on Drowning Clowns and Evan Smith: http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000157362/features/reverb-drowning-clowns/ PURE CANE SUGAR: When Kate Twoey, Molly Countermine and Natalie Berrena, combine as State College’s Pure Cane Sugar, the result is "an assemblage of masterful melodies and haunting harmonies that inspire sweet dreams". With accompanying artists Daniel Collins on fiddle and Daryl Branford on drums, their original, artful arrangements are captured on a backdrop of textured synergy and rhythm. To listen go to: http://www.reverbnation.com/purecanesugar LUSHBUDGET: Lushbudget is the new band of Pittsburgh native Jason Trunzo (formerly of DOSE). Based out of St. Petersburg, Jason brings Travis Lacey, Jason Gilbert, and Sara Walter up north to his hometown. With a constantly growing cast of musicians, performers, and other artists, Lushbudget is rapidly defining itself as a dynamic, engaging, and visually rich live band. To listen go to: http://www.reverbnation.com/lushbudget BREWER’S ROW: State College’s Brewer's Row takes their name from an attic practice space just steps from a neighboring Pittsburgh brewery. Best known for their repertoire of bittersweet melodies bound by layered choruses, members Corry Drake, Leah Hohman-Esser, Mark Hohman, Nicholas Hohman, and Nick Conti have created a sound for Brewer’s Row described as “Rustbelt Americana”. To listen go to: http://www.brewersrow.com/flashsite/main.html DJ 404 ERROR: Jeremy Levin is a 13-year-old prodigy probably best known as the monster drummer for the young Pittsburgh band Lightning Box. An alumni of Creative.Life.Support’s “Real Life Music Camp”, Jeremy has been developing his DJ set for the last couple of years and has impressed us all with his natural ability to create moving soundscapes. To listen go to: https://soundcloud.com/404errorofficial TIM RUFF: Embarking on his professional music journey in the summer of 2010, singer-songwriter Tim Ruff eagerly bolted out of the gates with high hopes and a keen suspicion as to how his “acoustic crooner” style would go over in the real world. Tim’s shining personality (on and offstage) is quickly winning the hearts of listeners everywhere he plays. With songs filled with smiling melodies and jazzy chord progressions, this operatically trained musician with a taste for a sweeter sound and a shot of folk influence is often compared to artists Jason Mraz and Michael Buble. To listen go to: http://timruff.com/
Jan 12Mr. Smalls Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA, US | 7:00pmSat Jan 12 7:00pm
We know the holidays have drained all of our wallets so here is our gift to Pittsburgh. This event is FREE to the public! Creative.Life.Support presents: the 2013 Revival Series featuring Drowning Clowns with special guests: Liz Berlin, Smear (featuring Mike Marks of Push), Hey Compadre!, Stephen Tribou & more to be announced. The “2013 Revival Series” is a revolutionary model of local showcase where admission is free. Each band will be distributing free tickets and paid according to how many of their tickets are redeemed at the door. With live music, drinks, and food, this special post-holiday edition will be the first Revival Series of 2013, so come party with Mr. Smalls!
Nov 24Club Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA, US | 10:00pmClub CafeSat Nov 24, 2012 10:00pm
Pittsburgh, PA, US
AcoustiCafe presents its annual Beatles Tribute at the Club Cafe, with two shows (Early and Late), featuring early (1962-1966) and late (1966-1970) Beatles tunes performed by a cast of billions of AcoustiCafe performers (billions is possibly an exaggeration). The Late Show will be hosted by Joel Lindsey, and feature performances by Clinton Clegg, Her Majesty’s Royal Quintet, Broken Fences & Tim Ruff, The Ruckus Brothers, Drowning Clowns, Silencio, Rising Regina, and Boulevard of the Allies. Proceeds will benefit The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, and food donations will also be gratefully accepted at the door! Advance tickets are available at Club Cafe and Dave's Music Mine, and also through TicketWeb at 866-468-3401 or www.ticketweb.com/clubcafe. Tickets are $10 for each show or $16 for both shows. Must be 21+ with ID Great music for a great cause at a great club and (some other excuse to use the word 'great')!! Contact Jesse Prentiss at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Sep 2Coastal Edge
Virginia Beach, VA, US | 12:00pmCoastal EdgeSun Sep 02, 2012 12:00pm
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Jun 15Mr. Smalls Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA, US | 7:00pmFri Jun 15, 2012 7:00pm
Creative.Life.Support presents: The Revival Series featuring Drowning Clowns, Daryl Fleming & The Putblic Domain, Broken Fences, Society's Pliers, Lushbudget (Jason Trunzo), Mike Marks, and The Turpentiners This event is FREE to the public! The Revival Series is a new model of local showcase where admission is free. Each band will be distributing tickets and paid according to how many of their tickets are redeemed at the door. Because in a perfect world: shows are free, people show up, bands get paid and local music reigns supreme! Drowning Clowns is a collaboration of Mr. Smalls owners Mike Speranzo (of Crisis Car) and Liz Berlin (of Rusted Root). Also Frank Spadafora (Crisis Car), Dirk Miller (The Speeds, Rusted Root), Shaggy Marcello (The Distractions, Isabella, Love's Gun Shop), Nate Campesi (Airplane Graveyard) and Mike Hammer (Modus, Moving In Stereo, InSpiral), Evan Smith (DC/Element/Independent/Bones/Swiss Skateboarder). To listen go to: www.reverbnation.com/drowningclowns
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