Events

Saturday, March 22 & Sunday March 30, 2014, 3rd Annual High School Rock Challenge

The Smiling Moose | Doors open 6:00 pm

March 22

Last night displayed a FANTASTIC amount of talent, one of the best nights in our 3 years of the Challenge. We really wanted to thank EVERYONE who participated to make last night a big success in many ways.

The judges had a very difficult job, because of the amount of talent in all the acts. However, they were deadlocked, and we had to make a tough decision.


Chase the Monkey
Restricted Highways
Face Box


These three acts will be performing in the FINALS show, which will be announced very soon. We urge ALL the bands to contact the judges for feedback on what they saw to help you improve.

March 30

Tonight's show was FULL of talent again! Of course, this makes the judges' jobs much more difficult, and tonight, they had another tough decision to make. We came up with a tie between two bands, and like last week, it ended up similarly with 3 bands going to the Finals show:


The Actions
Pachyderm
The Unemployed

 

Thank you to everyone that participated, attended and helped out in some way. We are working on confirming the date and location for the Finals show, potentially in late April or early May. We should know in the next couple of days.

Bands - not everyone can win the Rock Challenge, or any contest. However, take the results in a positive way. See what you can do to make your band better....look at video, ask for objective feedback, and also feel free to contact the judges for their feedback on your performance.

Keep checking the FB Event page for regular updates, and START informing your high schools that your band is REPRESENTING them at this huge event!

More on the High School Rock 2014 page.


Past events

Saturday, March 1 2014, Female Voices of Metal Festival II

Mr. Small's Theatre | Doors open 6:00 pm, Show starts 7:00 pm, All Ages

Featuring:

Second Empire - with Alex Lindsay Roth
Lies, Inc. - with Lily Taylor
LadyBeast - with Deborah Levine
STARK - with Leeja Stark


Saturday, January 25, 2014 Kick-Off Show!

The Smiling Moose | Doors 5:00 pm | Show 5:30 pm

Featuring:

Klaymore Second Empire The Annajames Band
Klaymore
Second Empire
The Annajames Band


Saturday, December 14

Smiling Moose | Doors 5:30 pm | Show 6:00 pm

Featuring:

Second Empire Restricted Highways
Second Empire
Restricted Highways


Talion Klaymore
Talion
Klaymore


$8 advance, $10 door


Saturday, October 19

Mr. Smalls Funhouse | Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:00 pm

Featuring:

Long Time Divided Stark Chip DiMonick
Second Empire
Long Time Divided
STARK
Chip DiMonick


$10 advance, $12 door


Saturday, July 6, Summer Slam

Diesel Club Lounge

Featuring:

The Morning After
Four Nights Gone (touring from NYC)
Jericho's Fallen
Face Box
Kevlar

$10 advance, $12 door, All Ages.


Saturday, July 20

Diesel Club Lounge | Doors 5:00 pm | Show 5:30 pm

Featuring:

Long Time Divided Xander Demos I Claim as Mine
Long Time Divided (debut at Diesel!)
Xander Demos Band
I Claim as Mine

 


86 to Nowhere (touring from Buffalo, NY)
more TBA

21 and up only, $10 advance, $12 door.


Saturday, June 15, CD Release Party for Second Empire

Mr. Smalls Theatre | Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:00 pm

Second Empire

With Special Guests:

Stark Klaymore Xander Demos Band Forever in Fear
Stark
Klaymore
Xander Demos Band
Forever in Fear


Saturday, June 29

Smiling Moose | Doors 5:30 pm | Show 6:00 pm

In partnership with N.E.A.R.

Featuring:

Ladies of Acoustic Grammar Buffalo Rodeo The Shakes
Ladies of Acoustic Grammar
Buffalo Rodeo (on tour from KY)
The Shakes



Sunday, May 19, the Chicks Rock Fest!

Diesel Club Lounge

The first CHICKS ROCK FEST in Pittsburgh, highlighting bands with at least one female member of the group!

Featuring:

Second Empire Burden My Surrender Charm and Chain Echoes Never Lie
Second Empire
Burden My Surrender
Charm and Chain
Echoes Never Lie


Stark Wings for Armor LauraB and the Off Labels Caitlin & Savannah
Stark
Wings for Armor
Laura B. and the Off Labels
Caitlin & Savannah


Dematus
Dematus

Special appearance by some of the All Shades of Beauty models!

Doors Open 3:30, show starts 4 pm, All Ages, $10 in advance ($0.50 convenience fee per ticket), $12 at door.


Saturday, May 11, Sardonyx Spring Slam

Second Empire debut performance at Basement Transmissions in Erie, PA

Good Weather for Ducks
Second Empire
From The Ashes
Stage Five
Good Weather for Ducks


Eyes to the Sky
Teatime for Three


Wednesday, May 1, Acoustic performance and live studio interview

90.5 WERG and the Fazed Cookies radio program in Erie, PA!

Show starts at 9 pm, you can stream it over the internet! www.wergfm.com


Saturday, April 27

Diesel Nightclub | Show 5:00 pm

Xstrophy CD release party, with special guests Yigga Digga, Kevlar, Talion and more!

$10.00 in advance, $12 door


Saturday, April 20, our first show in Uniontown!

Cabaret Nightclub | Doors 6:30, Show 7 pm | Visit and Join the Facebook Events page!

The Lucky Strikes
Dosed
C. Holt

Tickets are $7 at the door


Sunday, April 21, Young Rockers in the Burgh

Diesel Nightclub | Doors 3:30, Show 4 pm | Visit and Join the Facebook Events page!

The Annajames Band The East Enders Noxide
The Annajames Band
The East Enders
Noxide


Face Box
The Actions
Up All Night

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door


Saturday, March 23rd, Kevlar at the Moose!

The Smiling Moose, All Ages | Doors open 5:30pm | Show 6:00 pm

Featuring:

Kevlar Wendigo
Kevlar (#1 rock band in Erie on ReverbNation)
Wendigo (finalist at the 2012 Pgh High School Rock Challenge)




Facebox
Offbeat Machinery



$8.00 in advance, $10 door


Friday, March 15th, Metal Mayhem at the Moose!

The Smiling Moose, All Ages | Doors open 6:00pm | Show 6:30 pm

Featuring:

I Claim as Mine From the Ashes The Actions
I Claim as Mine
From the Ashes
The Actions


$8.00 in advance, $10 door


Satuday, February 9th, Female Voices of Metal Fest

Altar Bar | Doors open 6:00pm | Show 7:00 pm

Featuring:

Second Empire Burden My Surrender Echoes Never Lie Stark
Second Empire - with vocalist Alex Lindsay Roth
Burden My Surrender - with vocalist Britney
Echoes Never Lie - with vocalist Zosia West, formerly of River Runs Scarlet
Stark - featuring Jamie Lee





Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Smiling Moose, All Ages | Doors open 6:00pm | Show 6:30 pm

Featuring:

I Claim as Mine I Claim as Mine A Lovely Crisis Strength in Numbers
Shrouded in Neglect
Restricted Highways
A Lovely Crisis
Strength in Numbers


$8.00 in advance, $10 door


Friday, December 28th

Shadow Lounge | Show 9pm

Featuring:

The Filthy Lowdown
No Exception
and more!

Christmas/New Year's show with our friends at SweetNote Entertainment!


Sunday, December 9: Violence won't Silence the Music (A Benefit for Dave Whaley)

Diesel Club Lounge | Starts 5pm


Featuring:

Restricted Highways, Second Empire, The New Mingle, Between 2 Rivers, Distant Signals, The Grifters & Mothers Little Helper

Diesel Club Lounge, 1601 Carson St, 412.431.8800
All Ages Event, $10 Suggested Donation, tickets available at door (all proceeds to benefit Dave Whaley of Dave's Music Mine)

 



High School Rock Challenge 2012

Winners!


1st place: The Options
2nd: Restricted Highways
3rd: Split Resistance


We want to thank each and every band member that participated in this great event, and all the attendees who came out to support the bands. Not everyone can win, but we hope the bands use this event as a springboard to further success. EVERYONE did a great job, and we look forward to helping you all continue to reach your music goals.

The High School Rock Challenge 2012 page has more details.


Friday, September 7

Basement Transmissions | Starts 6pm


Instead of Sleeping
back for the 2nd time from Pittsburgh, PA!!!
The Hannigans
Mary Lessig
Falling Hollywood





Optimistic Apocalypse



Saturday, August 19

The Smiling Moose | Doors open 5:30, show starts 6 pm


Shift Change
Auggie Agostini and the Lucky Strikes
The Hannigans
Barlow



Peyote Wildfire



Saturday, August 18

Corban's Temple Skating Rink, Kane, PA | Starts at 8:00 pm


The Hannigans
Barlow

On a weekend tour!


Saturday, August 11

Shadow Lounge | Starts at 9 pm


Charm & Chain
AE Honick and the Soul Shakedown
Chasing Moira

 

$5.00, 21 and up only!


Saturday, July 28

Saga Club, Erie, PA | Doors open 5pm, show starts 6pm


Kevlar
Second Empire
Good Weather For Ducks
From the Ashes


Barlow
The Hannigans
Mary Lessig

All Ages, alcohol served for 21 and up. $7 in advance or date of show


Friday, July 27

The Smiling Moose | Doors open 6 pm, show at 6:30 pm


Kevlar, winners of the Erie High School Rock Challenge, touring from Erie, PA
Paradox Please, 2nd place at the Erie High School Rock Challenge




The Awful Waffles
I Claim As Mine

$8.00 in advance, $10.00 door


Second Empire: Touring weekend!

Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Detroit, MI & Kane, PA



Second Empire, winners of the Pittsburgh High School Rock Challenge goes on a Touring Weekend:
• Friday, July 13th at the Rack & Roll Nightclub in Detroit, MI!
• Saturday, July 14th at the Corban's Temple Rink and Music Venue in Kane, PA!

Friday, June 29th

The Smiling Moose | Doors open 6:00 pm, show starts 6:30 pm


Avion Roe
playing on the Warped Tour this summer!




Second Empire
A Lovely Crisis
VHS


$8.00 in advance, $10 door, All Ages


Sunday June 10th

Basement Transmissions in Erie, PA | Doors open 5:30 pm, show starts 6:00 pm

$7.00 cover


Chasing Moira
M4
Radio Station Origin
Instead of Sleeping - on tour from Pittsburgh!



The Jukebox Romantics - playing on the WARPED TOUR this summer!
Arlandria




School's Out Tattoo Party

Presented by Sardonyx Productions in collaboration with SweetNote Entertainment and WOW! Entertainment

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Club Diesel, doors open 5:00 pm

$10 (plus $1 convenience fee) in advance, $12 at the door ($8 if you present your college ID)


Midknight Rose



Paradox Please
Stage Five
Until We Have Faces
Those Guys

more TBA

If you are 18 + with ID, you can get inked by some great tattoo artists on site!


Erie High School Rock Challenge 2012

Winners

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Kevlar Paradox Please Bail Easy
Kevlar
Maplewood High School and McDowell High School
Paradox Please
New Brighton and Central Valley High Schools
Bail Easy
Cathedral Prep, Mcdowell High Schools



Thank you to ALL the bands that competed, and we look forward to seeing you continue to work toward your musical goals. Erie has been very hospitable and supportive, and we look forward to doing this event again there soon!

See performers and more on the Erie High School Rock Challenge 2012 page!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Club Diesel | Doors open 5:30 pm, show starts 6:00 pm.

$8.00 in advance, $10.00 at door, ALL AGES.

Second EmpireA lovely crisisPerishGood weather for ducks
Second Empire
A Lovely Crisis
Perish
Good Weather for Ducks

Until We Have Faces
Until We Have Faces


New band night

Friday, November 4TH, 2011

New Band Night begins at The Smiling Moose (1306 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, 412-431-4668)

$5.00 cover, show starts at 10 pm

Arlekin Perish
Arlekin
Perish
Star Tale
Madeline and the Metropolis


High School Rock Challenge 2011

Begins November 5th

Sardonyx High School Rock Challenge
(View larger)
See performers and more on the High School Rock Challenge 2011 page!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Obscured By Pink

Show starts at 9pm at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh

Obscured By Pink

Opening Act:
Long Time Divided

WINNERS of the 2010 A FIGHT FOR FAME national music competition at Pittsburgh's famous Altar Bar!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Show starts at 8:30pm at the Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio.

Obscured By PinkAfterglow



Sardonyx Music Conference 2010


This year's Sardonyx Music Conference made an even bigger impact than last year's!

The Undalrds rocked Altar Bar during the Friday Kickoff Party! Our friends at SLG Entertainment also supplied some food and a FREE limo service with City Lights Limousine! McKay Garner, Matt Crumpton and Rob Case conveying their experience and knowledge during the Licensing/Publishing/Contracts panel McKay Garner, Shukmei Wong, and Joe Scrocca having lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe.
See all the details on the 2010 Sardonyx Music Conference page.

Sardonyx Productions Xmas Party

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sardonyx Xmas Party
(click above for full size)
21+ only, show starts at 9pm at Howler's Coyote Cafe, 4509 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh.
The following acts will perform:
The Long Knives Dante Romito There There
The Long Knives
Dante Romito Band
Sean O' Donnell


Friday, December 10th, 2010

We are helping local favorites CALL TO ATTRACTION go to NYC on Friday, Dec. 10th, to play at a CD Release Party for Justin Conway!

Sardonyx is also arranging for some industry professionals to be in attendance for the show!


Sleep Call to Attraction Call to Attraction


Halloween Metal Bash

Friday, October 22nd

Featuring:
Payl Xstrophy Beneath the Remains



Grand Opening

SATURDAY, OCT. 16TH

Grand Opening 16th October Flyer
ALL AGES, starts at 6:00 pm at THE RED THEATER, a brand new live music venue on 3028 Brereton Street, in the Polish Hill area of Pittsburgh. This event is a "GRAND OPENING" for this great new venue! WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING YOUNG ASPIRING BANDS who want to perform at this event, so contact us at info@sardonyxproductions.com fast!
Bands:
Return the Ransom Circle 7 No Exception

Paul Jay
There, There


Thursday, August 5

Location: Altar Bar
The Leafs Check Your Status Check Your Status Beyond Daylight

Tucker Jameson and the Hot Mugs
Tucker Jameson and the Hot Mugs
Touring from Boston, MA!




Thursday, July 22

Location: Altar Bar
The HypnogermsGabba Gabba Hey
Gabba Gabba Hey
THE RAMONES TRIBUTE BAND!




Friday, June 11

Time: Starts at 9:00 pm
Location: SHERLOCK'S (Erie, PA)
Sardonyx Productions is headin' up to Erie, PA and bringing Call to Attraction from Pittsburgh for a touring opportunity, to open up for one of Erie's best bands, REDLIGHT ROMANCE!!!



A Fight for Fame



Download the poster

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Location: Altar Bar

The top prize is a VIP Weekend in Las Vegas, with a show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino!

Go to www.afightforfame.com.


Congratulations to the winner: Long Time Divided!
Long Time Divided


Bands
For a list of all the contenders, go here.


2009 Sardonyx Music Conference

May 30, 2009
Congratulations to the Top 3 Acts of the night at the 2009 Sardonyx Music Conference!


1. Team Goldie                              2. The Composure                         3. Ben Hardt    


The conference featured panel discussions with music business professionals and showcased Pittsburgh's finest musicians and bands from several genres! Topics included Music Promotion, Licensing, Publishing and Copyrights, Songwriting and more.

See all the details on the 2009 Sardonyx Music Conference page.