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The Contortionist at Mr. Smalls

With an uprising of progressive metal/rock bands taking over the scene over the past few years, there has only been a small handful that has actually made their name well known while continuously writing the music that they truly want to write and perform.  One of those bands […]

A Lot Like Birds share DIVISI with Pittsburgh

It has been a long three years or so since A Lot Like Birds swung by Pittsburgh for a show, but with their latest album “DIVISI” added to their highly intricate discography, it was quite necessary to have the citizens of Pittsburgh experience the new direction they have […]

August Burns Red return to Pittsburgh

Once again, Lancaster legends August Burns Red swung by Pittsburgh for the Messengers 10th anniversary tour.  Since their “go to” venue has been shut down (Altar Bar) they ended up at Mr. Smalls for the occasion.  Deciding to tour and celebrate one of their heaviest and fastest albums […]