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Sunday, May 24th, 2009
6:55 am
with This Party I Thee Dance
10pm 424 Library St Braddock PA 15104 18+ dancing 21+ drinking

No cover! Donations welcome, proceeds to benefit community programs in Braddock. Invite and bring everyone you know. You want to. You know you want to.

Braddock is making a comeback. It has become a hotbed of artistic happenings. It features community gardens & urban farming initiatives that feed anyone who needs it. The community of Braddock seeks to improve the lives of it's youth thru after-school programs & arts based organizations. They need attention and funding. Their efforts to invigorate neighborhood beautification, in every way, needs your support. Your donation of $10, $5, even $2 will make a big difference for Braddock.

Show your support as you dance to the sounds of

DJ n8thesk8
- founder of super secret dance party & upstage nation, man about town, spins an eclectic mix of 80's, indie, goth & underground dance music of every kind.

DJ ding!bat
-maven of all that is spooky in the steel city, upstage nation & super secret dance party team member, spins a frothy mix of punk, old, new & classic, 80's left-of-center hits that get PBR drinkers away from the bar & onto the floor

DJ Eamon gegen Aaron
-one time only comeback reunion revenge appearance. They will destroy you and all you hold dear.

Your ears will thank you. Your feet will never forgive you.

Thursday, December 28th, 2006
12:10 pm
Final Days at The Upstage
This will probably be redundant for most of you, but for those who are unaware, the legendary Oakland nightspot known as The Upstage will be officially closing its doors forever on 12/31. Below is the itinerary of events between now and then to mark this sad occasion. Don't miss these opportunities to give The Upstage a proper send-off!

Thursday 12/28 - Join the sweaty masses and be a part of the last 80s Nite with DJ EZ Lou in The Upstage! Cover: 21+ only ($2 before 10pm) / ($5 after 10pm). Drink Specials: $1.50 Well Drinks and Domestic Bottles 10pm-12am. Fortunately, 80s Nite with DJ EZ Lou will live on every Thursday at Prive (pronounced pri-vay) in the Strip District. More details and other information at the 80s Nite MySpace page.

Friday 12/29 - Don't miss the final live show at The Upstage with local rockabilly bands The Bessemers and Highway 13! Doors open at 10pm. Cover: 21+ only ($3).

Saturday 12/30 - Ceremony will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary as well as hosting a 'funeral' for The Upstage, as this will be the last official night the venue will ever be open! The Upstage will be opening its doors at 8pm for this occasion! Cover: 21+ ($5) / 18+ ($8 - includes 2 drink tickets).

The entire current Night Shift roster will be on deck, along with special guest Night Shift alumni, KellyA and DJ Reason. The event will feature a variety of visual displays and decor to pay tribute to the past 10 years at Ceremony, the longest running dark/alternative dance club in Pittsburgh. There will also be a special display for you to 'leave your mark' and say goodbye to The Upstage in style. This will be a very special event but certainly not the end of Ceremony. Beginning January 10th, Ceremony (hosted by The Night Shift) will be held at Pegasus every Wednesday, 9pm-2am.

Friday, December 15th, 2006
3:21 pm
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
11:11 am
10 Years of Ceremony!
Finally! An official announcement / explanation of the 10 Year Anniversary of Ceremony!

As most of you know, The Upstage will be closing its doors for good on 12/31. Due to insurance-related constraints, the owner is unfortunately unable to keep this familiar Oakland establishment open after then.

Fortunately, Ceremony will most likely continue at another venue that is able to provide the same, and possibly better, dance club environment. More information on that will hopefully be released later this week.

But as a lifelong resident of the building that houses The Upstage (formerly The Strand Theatre) Ceremony has decided to celebrate the past 10 years there, as well as say farewell to The Upstage, on Saturday December 30.

The event will host the entire roster of the current Night Shift as well as a variety of former Night Shift DJs too. This special event is not to be missed as 12/30 will be the last official night The Upstage will be open for business. There will also be all sorts of free stuff, candy, and special touches to really say goodbye to The Upstage (NOT CEREMONY) in style.

In fact, we are currently gathering as many Ceremony photos as we can find for a video loop. Please send yours to: anniversaryphotos@gmail.com . Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
2:14 pm
Talk Like a Pirate and SPAZ's Forgotten Songs tonite!

From SPAZ:

<tr><td>i hear its talk like a pirate day</td>
</tr><tr><th></th><td class="">i dont know why, but that means i will be playing more adam ant than usual tonight at forgotten music at the upstage.
dollar off domestics and well drinks till 12.


Definitely wearing my pirate hat tonite!
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
11:43 am
Save Tuesdays at the Upstage!
This is from SPAZ:

Forgotten Music is tonight and every Tuesday at 10-2 and its FREE!!!!
$1 off Domestic Bottles until 12.

i have gotten many compliments from people about the type of retro i play, the only problem is that its on a tuesday night and people forget about it or have trouble coming on a week day.
we have gotten many different people to come out, so i know it can be done, the problem is getting everybody to come on the same day.
if attendance goes down considerably there is the threat of Ron canceling this final non thursday night, weeknight.
i like having a place to go on weekdays, especially because i work weekends and this is one of my days off.

if you care about the upstage, weeknight activities, retro you dont get to hear anywhere else and most importantly.....ME,


And it was a blast last night! Actually it was just a fun relaxing time, but that can be good, too.
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
3:31 pm
LBK this Friday!
It's an LBK week again and I would really like to see more people coming out. Let me assure you that this is not like other karaoke nights. The regulars are really, really good, and its like going to see a live rock band. Not only that, but I have heard some of the most hilarious quotes from SPAZ, and some of the most horrendous and unusual cover versions of songs that you will never hear anywhere else...it always ends up being a fun time. Friday, 10 pm, The Upstage, $5 cover, drink specials 10-midnight, 21+
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
1:05 am
As a result of recent negotiations with The Night Shift, The Upstage has decided to make Ceremony an 18+ club night (again)!

The change will go in to effect on Saturday, September 9. More exciting changes are in the works too. thenightshift will keep you posted as they develop.
Friday, July 21st, 2006
4:40 pm
Free Form Chaos TONIGHT!
Don't forget...contrary to the website...
Tonight is freeformchaos at The Upstage!

Hosted by DJs TFS and Mass Hysteria
10PM - 2AM

Come experience the musical mayhem! Drink specials until 12am! Requests and a sense of humor welcome!
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
9:49 am
Friday, July 14th, 2006
5:28 pm
Ozzfest tix giveaway tonite!
They will be giving away Ozzfest tix tonite at The Upstage--one more reason to come out and play ROCKSTAR! 10 pm, $5 cover, drink specials 10-midnight, 21+

The LBK band is also adding War Pigs and Sweet Leaf to the play list.
Friday, July 7th, 2006
12:04 pm
dance or we'll kill you
This just in from SPAZ:

cheezy dance music of the late 80's and early 90's.
which means jodi watley,lisa lisa and the cult jam,the cover girls, the mary jane girls, vanity six, expose, stacey q, c&c music factory, snap, mc hammer.
you know what, i think im telling you too much.
its friday night, this friday night at the upstage at ten.
if you can think of more bands then tell me before you show up.
until then i just have to say:
"we can dance and party all night, and drink some cherry wine, uh huh"
Friday, June 30th, 2006
1:26 pm
We gonna ROCK you so hard!

LBK is going to be awesome tonite. You sing the songs; the live band kicks a**; SPAZ MCs and DJs between sets. If you aren't going to NIN/Bauhaus, you should check it out. 10 pm, The Upstage, 3609 Forbes Ave, Oakland, $5 cover, drink specials, 21+.


Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
4:50 pm
SPAZ tonite!
The theme tonite will be SEX. There will be the usual games and prizes. 10 pm, The Upstage, no cover, 21+
Monday, June 19th, 2006
4:56 pm
Free Form Chaos This Friday!
In a surprising twist of fate, DJ TFS and I (Mass Hysteria) will be hosting another zany night of Free Form Chaos this Friday, June 23!

If you missed it last time, now is your chance to check it out again!

Plus The Upstage is offering "2 for the price of 1" admission! So grab your significant other (or someone you secretly wish was your significant other) and hang out with us!

Details and work-safe flyer, behind the cut...Collapse )
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
1:57 pm
80s Night Event!
This Thursday, June 8 (tomorrow night!) at The Upstage...

DJ EZ Lou brings you his weekly installment of Pittsburgh's favorite 80s Night PLUS a sponsored promotional event: "This is Pittsburgh, Every Beer is Special!"

Come kick off your summer with awesome drink specials, giveaways and more! Don't miss your chance to win free tickets to Kennywood and Sandcastle...plus free concert tickets and gas cards!

12:55 pm
Special Announcement!
This Saturday, June 10:

The Night Shift, in conjunction with The Upstage, is happy to offer a special "2 for the price of 1" deal for all Ceremony patrons!

Simply click the link below to view/print the Special Event Pass. Patrons must bring the pass with them and a friend to take advantage of this special offer! DJs Ancilla and Badtz will be spinning and look forward to seeing you there! Don't miss out!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
3:27 pm
Saturday, May 27th, 2006
11:48 am
Thanks to all who joined us last night for Free Form Chaos. Look for us again hopefuly at the end of June. Here is last night's set.Read more...Collapse )
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
1:34 pm
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