January 2015...This is Happening!
DJing the Amazing NYE Party at Pittsburgh's Swankiest Speakeasy..TENDER! Tickets available at venue.. Full on Zombotron from 9pm-1am.
And this way cool (cold?) Winterfest!
THE STUFF YOU MISSED...!
FALL/HALLOWEEN 2014 Gigs!
THE FIRST ANNUAL MONSTER CHILLER HALLOWEEN ROCK N ROLL SHOW! AT THE BEACHLAND BALLROOM IN CLEVELAND. THURS. OCT. 30TH 8PM.
The Graveyard Rockers celebrate a 20th year anniversary reunion!
The Rocking Bones make their Ohio Debut!
And Vertigo-go, Pittsburgh's fave surf instrumental combo rides a cool, creepy wave into Cleveland.
Count Lloyd hosts.
Z really overdid it this time. The Graveyard Rockers were the classic Halloween monster band at Cedar Point for 14 years. The Rocking Bones take monster music one step beyond with searing 60's garage rock, a howling sax plus a few choice Cramps covers. Then Vertigo-go kills it with blazing surf rock with a projected backdrop of classic monster movie trailers.
It's a new and way weird Halloween show you can't miss. Only $5
Tickets available at ticketweb.com
Check the band links for the entire listing of Fall/Halloween Zombo madness!
And..a killer Saturday night party at Eclipse lounge in Lawrenceville (after the debut of the Royal Shakes at Roundabout Brewery) on Saturday Oct. 25th from 10pm to close...Zombo will be playing his way cool mix of Dark Dance and Monster Music Madness! No cover!
Friday, October 31 at 9:00pm at 99 Bottles located at 1001 Washington Ave, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106 (412) 279-1299. Come celebrate Halloween at 99 Bottles! Live Music from The Rocking Bones, food and drink specials, and prizes for best costumes!!!
ED WOOD PAJAMA PARTY AND SCOPITONE FESTIVAL!
AT THE HOLLYWOOD THEATER IN DORMONT
SATURDAY AUGUST 30 7PM (DOORS AT 6PM)
It's an action packed evening of extreme coolness!
It's an Ed Wood double feature of Plan 9 from Outer Space AND Glen or Glenda..
Throw in a bunch of way out Scoptiones videos from Zombo's secret archive and put Vertigo Go in space suits and have them on play live on stage throughout the night!
All you have to do is show up in your wildest pajamas and it's an event not to be missed! $10 and only $5 if you show up in Pajamas.
DJing cool music at Arsenal Bowling Lanes on Tuesdays in August.
TuesdayAugust 26th at Tiki Lounge, It's Zombo's full contact no prisoners style Bingo...no one leaves unscathed! Swell prizes too!
Wenesday August 27th at New Amsterdam DJing mash-ups and more!
EVERY THURSDAY! Djing Exotica at the Tiki Lounge on the Southside from 5-8:30pm. Then off to that classic night spot in East Lib, Kelly's Bar from 9-1am playing Soul, Funk, Punk, New Wave, Surf, Etc!
Zombo's Greatest Schmo On Earth Comedy Event
at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on July 11th from 7pm-9:30pm It is not only the premier of the "funny" documentary "Schmo Bizness", it's a full night of entertainment The film is a journey back to the cultural phenomenon, The Comedy Boom of 1980's when everyone under th...e age of 30 still living at home or mooching off a girlfriend was a standup comedian. It's also an odd chronicle of Those Generics Comedy Team. A 15 year national touring comedy team that never struggled for success and pretty much got what they deserved. The film documents a reunion of comics that worked in the trenches of grade B comedy clubs who haven't seen each other in nearly 30 years. The backstory lines are illustrated with slickly crafted cartoon animation and the soundtrack is all original killer surf music. Archival live footage and some aspects that defy description are all woven together to make this 70 min movie something out of the ordinary (for better or worse). AND..Live Comedy from local favorites, Davon Magwood and Shannon Norman AND... Live Music..Surf band Vertigo-go provides a groovy set of instrumental madness on stage with rare old silent comedy shorts on the screen. AND...Deschutes Brewery will be providing FREE beer! A full length local comedy documentary, live comedy, live music with full visuals, and beer... Welcome to the Greatest Schmo On Earth.
Here's the trailer to the film... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh0sR6rEZD0
ZOMBO IN YOUR BRAIN SHIRTS...NOW AVAILABLE ON MY BUY STUFF PAGE (AND AT GIGS) $10!
Thanks to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont for hosting the Zombo Presents film series.
Here's what you missed!
July 19th at 8pm..This flick was beyond outrageous..Zombo in the lobby at 7pm..FDR BADASS at 8pm!
June28th at 7pm MarsTini plays in the lobby...film at 8pm!
Friday, May 24th at 8pm
That's right ...The Hasil Adkins Documentary!...with a special live performance of The Legendary Hillbilly Varmints!..Band at 8pm, Movie at 9pm.
Friday, April 5th at 8pm
This is one mighty crazy Gypsy film! It's legendary! It's wild! It's not to be missed! Teaming up with The Pandemic Dance Party and Dreaming Ant DVD's it's going to be a wild ride with an even wilder afterparty at the Brillobox!
Friday, March 22nd at 8pm!
Zombo welcomes the world beat disco sounds of King Fez in the lobby at 8 p.m. and a screening of the Indian suspense thriller "Gumnaam" at 9. In this 1965 movie, an evening at a nightclub goes terribly wrong for a group of seven young people after they are told they have won the night's dance contest and are instructed to board a small plane that will take them to their prize holiday. Instead, they end up stranded on a small island with one of the plane's co-pilots. In search of shelter, the eight go to a mansion where they meet a sinister-looking butler who announces that he knows all them and has been expecting their arrival. After a few musical numbers, castaways begin dropping dead one by one. Who could the killer be, and will any of them escape his grasp? Spoiler- The mind blowing opening dance scene used in the movie Ghost World is from this film?
Tickets are $7 at the door.
The Hollywood Theater in Dormont 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
FEB 22nd at 8:30PM..IRON SKY!
You don't want to miss this incredibly outrageous movie! Iron Sky..In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.
SPECIAL GUEST Performance by ANDREW the IMPALED! Live music from Vertigo-go with their surf tribute to Germans and Space..featuring groovy versions of Der Kommissar, 99 Luft Balloons, The Model, Rock you like a Hurricane and others with killer space surf tunes! You really can't miss this night of complete madness!
The Hollywood Theater in Dormont 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh
The SNOWBALL..was a total blast! It was on January 19th, 2013 and will again next year!
Thanks to all the performers..the line up was...Down Stairs Main Stage: Acoustic Sets during Ice Princess Makeovers from Salon Christine. 6pm-Lumber 29th 6:30-Ryan Taylor 7pm- Zack Schmitt 7:30 Faithfull Sinners Downstairs Band Line Up 9:15 The Hawkeyes 10:15 Grand Piano 11:15 Chet Vincent and The Big Bend 12:15 Harlan Twins 1:15am Outside Inside Upstairs Main Stage 6-8pm DJ Zombo and Ice Sculpture from DNA Gallery 9pm Vertigo-go 10pm Alleghenny Rhythm Rangers 11 Stone Cold Killer Midnight Carney Stomp 1am Thunder Vest
Second in a series of Zombo Presents Movies...
Saturday, December the 22nd at 8:30pm (film at 9:30) at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont... I am proud to dust off this amazing new wave/punk concert documentary from 1982. URGH!, A Music War, it showcases rare and early performances from The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Gang of Four, Pere Ubu, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi...and so many more...with A LIVE CRAMPS KAREOKE BAND performance preshow in the lobby playing the entire "Bad Music for Bad People" album with a vast array of guests vocalists and a few songs left open for the public! Tickets $7 at the door.
A first in a series of Zombo Presents Movies...
Friday, November the 30th at 7:30pm at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont...
They have given me my own film series! I can show any crazy film I want! And I HAVE to have Richard Elfman's Forbidden Zone as the kickoff! http://www.forbiddenzonethemovie.com/ is the website if you haven't seen this beyond insane film with The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo (Danny Elfman!), Herve Vallacheze (Tattoo from Fantasy Island) and the late great Susan Tyrell!. It's one sick and twisted ride you have to see on the big screen! Plus a special Video intro by Richard Elfman just for this event! Cool door prizes..and I Dj and host it to boot! Other films in the series will be URGH, music war....The World's Greatest Sinner and Dr. Caligari (the crazy/sexy 80's remake)..any wild ideas for future films? Admission only $7
This just in...the event is even getting crazier! Door prizes are: Four Forbidden Zone theatrical posters..a $50 tattoo from Alter Ego Body Art. Two passes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The legendary Record Graveyard will unleashing their collection of uber rare horror videos for 3 for $10..and the release of the new Zombo in Your Brain Tee-Shirts!!! And 20 free bowling passes for the first 20 attendees!
The Zombie Bowling Ball On Tuesday, October the 30th, from 8pm-Mid At Arsenal Bowling Lanes 21 and Over/ No Cover Charge. The Graveyard Rockers (The Legendary Monster Rock Band from Ohio) celebrate their 20th year in the Halloween music and mayhem biz as they come to Pittsburgh for a rare live show. They have been playing Cedar Point (for 14 years) plus numerous conventions and large scale parties and events around the country. Their brand of music is a mix between the Cramps, The B52's and 60's garage and surf bands. Not only is this a free event with this ghoulishly cool band, but anyone showing up in zombie attire will get a free bowling pass for their next visit. (regular rates apply) Zombie Gals, will be competing in the "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Pin Up contest and Guys will have a Best Zombie costume contest. Great prizes from local businesses! Vendors, Book Sellers, and Spooky crafters will be set up as part of the fun. The band will have their latest CD, "Gravest Hits" available.
And check out Zombo's dive back into the surf instro world with ...Vertigo-go! (Visit the "my dumb bands" link above for details and gigs)
Zombo Presets...Movies at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont! The Theater has unwisely asked me to show my favorite weird movies (one per month) and host it with music and mayhem..the first show will feature Richard Elfman's Forbidden Zone!. A real crazy piece of cinema you won't want to miss on the big screen...Friday November 30th at 9pm.
With the success of RANT (watch for next years, Saturday Aug 10th, 2013) I am gearing up the SNOWBALL on January 19th at Club Cativo in Lawrenceville. Both floors of this wonderful club will be decorated to celebrate winter. With fake snow on the dance floors! Staring at 6pm, Salon Christine will be giving all the gals an Ice Princess makeovers and then a frosty pin up contest. Then at 8pm, 10 bands play (5 on each floor) featuring practically every genre of music! Cover only $5. Vendors, and surprise performances added as the event grows...band list coming soon.
ROCK ALL NIGHT 2012 Wrap Up!
Post RANT NEWS
WOW...That was a RANT-TASTIC EVENT! Nothing but rave reviews from the venues, audiences and performers! Watch our website (www.rantlawrenceville.com) and facebook page for some wild photos.
Thanks to you all!...of course we will be back next year..but if you missed out on getting one of our cool RANT T-SHIRT or Posters..we can still hook you up! Just paypal $10 (postage paid) for a shirt (specify the size) and $5 for a poster to email@example.com and we will send it out pronto! Cheers! Zombo
It’s a free 14-hour community music festival with the focus on the many diverse music styles and genres of Pittsburgh bands with the focus on Lawrenceville. It is considered to be the sister event to Art All Night. From Roots Rock to Electronic Dance and everything in between. The hours are noon-? The event actually follows the evolution of music. The show highlights pre-world war 2 songs then goes through 50’s Rockabilly, 60’s Garage, 70’s Rock, 80’s Punk and then more contemporary sounds. So there is something for everyone in the community. Local vendors tables and refreshments will be available. It’s a music event unlike any other! The event is planned to be annual. The outdoor event is suitable for all ages and is bike friendly. Where and When is it? It is a multi-venue event. #1 From noon-6pm, a vintage car show at Stinky’s on Hatfield St. with music by 50’s Rockabilly band, The Bessemers and The Jason Martinko Revue. Other performances TBA soon. #2 Then from 4pm-9pm, the show at the Allegheny Cemetery grounds on Butler St in Lawrenceville. The area will be transformed into a stage with the help of Backstage Guitars. #3 From 9pm-2am, we take the whole tour through the venues in Lawrenceville. Venues include: Thunderbird, Hambones, Arsenal Lanes, Cattivo ,Rocking Horse Art Space, 720 Music and Eclipse Lounge. Currently, A total of 10 venues. The entire event will take place on Saturday August the 11th from noon-2 am.. Here's the Schedule!
KELLY'S in East Liberty on Thursdays 9pm-1am. Classic cool. A freeform night that is like an off the chain New Years Eve at the end of the world!
SEXPLOSION! at Belvederes in Lawrenceville EVERY SECOND Friday from 10pm-2am! Featuring Groovy Photo-Sonic Dance areas on stage for YOU to dance behind! Plus naughty old movies on a huge projection screen and one sexed up Zombotron! It's a dance party unlike any other!
IT"S ALIVE! Zombo's Brain- A external hard drive chocked full of more than 1,100 hours of Zombo Shows from the 1990's to now..served up in a little plastic garbage can and ready for Xmas! Price $250. It's on a 100GB driveHOW DO I BUY IT? Paypal $250 plus $10 shipping and handling to my paypal account - firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Zombo's Brain" and your contact info in the message area. I will mail it to you!
The Groovy Transformation of Zombo Gallery!
Opened in 2007 and what a blast..now we have really gone over the top with our space thanks to Salon Christine! It's now an all natural and green AVEDA full service salon! Check out her own website at www.salonchristine.com
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