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Posted on June 27, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh celebrated a decade of Rockin' The 'Burgh with a big 10th Anniversary party. The day-long event started at 8:30 A.M. (!) with a pin collectors breakfast and trading event that included the release of seven new pins. Then it was on to the Rock ‘n Roll with live music behind the Cafe in a specially constructed tent, dubbed the Decade Party Tent (named not only for the number of years in operation, but for the iconic music club in Pittsburgh that hosted the first performances of The Police, U2 and countless others). The tent kicked off with the acoustic trio, and 2012 Pittsburgh Hard Rock Rising winners, 3 Dudes Chillin'. They were followed by the 2012 Winter Rock Showcase winners Wine & Spirit, who rocked the crowd with a lively acoustic set while guests took special thank you photos in our Hard Rock photo booth and posed with our costumed Gene Simmons impersonator. The tent was capped off by the always entertaining Good Brother Earl. 

Posted on May 21, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Everclear frontman Art Alexakis hit up six (yes six!) Hard Rock Cafes in a week! Art graced the stages of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver and Seattle with an acoustic set that included Everclear's "Everything To Everyone", "Wonderful", "Santa Monica" and of course, "Father of Mine".

While the songs were performed to near perfection, it was the in between banter that Art really showed a side that most fans may not have known was there - a warm and very funny artist that is more than a songwriter with "issues" as he described himself on stage before doing "Father of Mine."  This playfulness was revealed through witty asides with the audience and stories about his daughters and four marriages, but it really was revealed twice during the show when Art brought fans up on stage to help with the background vocals on two songs - one being a group of female fans he brought to  the stage to accompany him on "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom." 

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