Urban Garden Party: Mattress Factory Friday June 18

May 25th, 2010 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Fashion, Food & Drink, Friends & Fun Times, Music, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 32 Comments »

Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party

Each year, the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party becomes the talk of the town as more than 1,000 attendees turn out to help support the museum’s mission with one heck of a fundraising party!

Friday, June 18, 2010
7:00 PM (VIP Pre-Party at 6:00 PM)
The Mattress Factory is located at 500 Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh’s North Side

Geekstar.com is part of the Urban Garden Party Street team. Please help me reach my ticket sale quota by ordering from the link posted below. Support the arts in Pittsburgh! Thanks so much!



As the Mattress Factory’s primary annual fund raising event, the Garden Party is vital to the organization’s programming and has helped the museum push the artistic envelope for more than three decades.

2009 Urban Garden Party

London based DJ collective Eclectic Method will be headlining from 9 PM till 11 PM. You have to love these guys because they made a video collage of robots set to their music! I love robots!

Eclectic Method – Robots from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

The night will also include DJ Omar Abdul, Artist Tim Kaulen & Sean Derry. There will be skateboards from Mr. Smalls Funhouse just like it’s 1988 all over again!

For one night only, many of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants and bars will come together to offer an amazing selection of delectable edibles and liberating libations. Their donations in support of the Mattress Factory are included in the cost of your ticket to the Urban Garden Party.

Food and beverages for the Urban Garden Party generously donated by:

Atria’s at PNC Park
B2 Restaurants
big Catering
Bistro to Go
Bluecoat Gin
BoxSpring Cafe
Buena Vista Coffee
Chocolate Fountains by Chad
Clement / Crawford
Coca Café
Coco’s Cupcake Café
Common Place Coffee Company
Divine Delectables
Double Wide Grill
Dozen Bake Shop
Engine House #25
Embury/Firehouse Lounge
Gina Marie’s Catering
GIVE Water
Hyde Park
Frank B. Fuhrer
Fuze/Smart Water/Vitamin Water
La Creme
La Prima
Legends of the North Shore
M Catering
Monterey Pub
My Goodies
Opening Night Catering
Penn 1861 Rye Vodka
Pretzel Crazy
Pittsburgh Candy Buffet
Quiet Storm
Red Bull
Remo’s Catering
Rita’s Italian Ice
Sonoma Grille
Spaghetti Warehouse
Spice Island Tea House
Square Café
The Goodie Truck
The Greek Gormet
Vieux Carre Absinthe
Yes, We Cater



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U.S. Royalty: Friday, July 24 Brillobox

July 21st, 2009 geekstar Posted in Fashion, Music, Pittsburgh 387 Comments »

U.S. Royalty

Where: Brillobox
When: Friday, July 24
Time: 9:30 PM
Price: $5
Who: Aaron Jentzen, U.S. Royalty, The Early Hours

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U.S. Royalty: www.myspace.com/usroyalty & http://www.usroyaltymusic.com/

“With propulsive rhythms destined to move more feet than a parade for a queen, monarchial rule never sounded so good.” – Spin.com

U.S. Royalty was born in late 2007, birthed from the lifelong musical collaboration of brothers John and Paul Thornley. John (vocals and piano) and Paul (guitar) were raised in an extremely musical environment in a house filled with instruments, record collections, and often rocking all night at cross-generational jam sessions.

After playing together under various band names, the brothers connected with drummer Luke Adams while all three were sequestered in Indiana as students at Grace College. They championed everything from Oasis to David Bowie to Sam Cooke. The band also celebrated classic standards of the 1940s, the automatic touchstones of the 1970s, and the au courant vibrations of still viable acts like Sun Kil Moon and Rufus Wainwright. The trio banged around the heartland, polishing and experimenting, making the best of their less than conducive geographical location.

Eventually drifting back east to D.C., they plugged into the emerging scene bands, artists, fashion designers, and DJs contributing to the creative resurgence of D.C. nightlife. Through warehouse parties and happenings at small size venues such as DC9 and La Casa, they soon encountered D.C. indie rock journeyman bass player Jacob Michael. Jacob Michael joinged the band and U.S. Royalty became reality.

The winter months that followed were spent shivering around a single heater after ensconcing themselves in an abandoned trailer in rural Maryland. There the band crafted their initial set of songs, honing in on a sound assuredly contemporary but deeply steeped in resonant sounds of the twentieth century.

U.S. Royalty is currently playing a select number of shows along the east coast. U.S. Royalty is John Thornley (vocals, keys) Paul Thornley (guitar, vocals), Jacob Rabadi (bass), and Luke Adams (drums).

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Decade: Fashion and Music Event Recap

April 21st, 2009 geekstar Posted in Events, Fashion, Friends & Fun Times, Music, Pittsburgh 22 Comments »

Last Saturday night, local fashion design company, People’s Cartel, sponsored Decade, an art and fashion event at the Double Wide Grill in Pittsburgh’s South Side. People’s Cartel designs and sells trendy T-shirts which come in a variety of neon colors (love it!).

The event was packed with concert goers and wannabe fashionistas. Decade featured local bands Life in Bed, Wizdom Band (reggae), and Landline. Geekstar was able to catch Landline and Life in Bed’s sets which sounded great. Pittsburgh has a fantastic local music scene and bands such as these are part of the reason.

The People’s Cartel fashion show consisted of American Apparel-esque models dancing on a lime green shag rug stage next to the band’s stage. The models threw People’s Cartel T-shirts out into the crowd and Geekstar happened to catch one. Click here to view the Decade event T-shirt.

I was able to capture a few photos during Life in Bed’s set and one little video. Enjoy!

all photos  © geekstar.com.

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Liquid Sundays Fashion Edition Recap

September 11th, 2008 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Fashion, Music, photography, Pittsburgh 5 Comments »

all photos © 2008 geekstar.com.

Liquid Sundays Logo

This past Sunday night, Liquid Sundays hosted their first ever fashion edition featuring fashion shows with clothing and accessories provided by Pavement and Sugar, boutiques located in Lawrenceville. The event was held at downtown Pittsburgh’s Olive or Twist, one of my favorite martini bars.

Liquid Sundays Fashion Show with Pavement and Sugar
Fashion by Pavement and Sugar at Olive or Twist

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Liquid Sundays Seeks Photographers and Social Media Press

August 30th, 2008 geekstar Posted in Art, Events, Fashion, Music, Pittsburgh 4,842 Comments »

Liquid Sundays happens Sunday September 7, 2008.

View more information about the event by clicking here.

I am coordinating photographers and social media experts to cover this event. Liquid Sundays is a local event that occurs every other month and features local artists, bands, spoken word performers, and fashion designers. The goal is to bring recognition to Pittsburgh’s thriving art and music community and to inform residents about this fabulous ongoing event.

Interested in participating and being on the guest list?

Email    sarah at geekstar.com   with the following:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • List if you are a photographer, blogger, podcaster, press writer or photographer etc. (Photographers are asked to upload their photos to Flickr.com with the tag liquidsundays and also liquid sundays)
  • URL of blog, website, podcast if applicable
  • If you would like to conduct interviews with the bands or organizers, please note in your email.

I will add your name to the guest list for Sunday night. Your guests will need to pay admission. The guest list is for press only. Thanks!

Additional press info follows including overview, press release, imagery:

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August 20th, 2008 geekstar Posted in Events, Fashion, Music, Pittsburgh 216 Comments »

Liquid Sundays is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for this local event which supports local bands, artists, djs, and designers. Liquid Sundays are a lot of fun and a great place to make new friends while supporting the local creative scene.

Date: Sunday, September 7, 2008

Time: 7 PM-11 PM

Location: Oliver Twist (140 6th Street, Pittsburgh PA; Over 21 show) ($1 off Yuengling drafts and $5 signature ‘Liquid’ martinis

Price: $5

Fashion by:

  • Sugar Boutique
  • Pavement

Music by:

  • The Lost Sea
  • Central Plains
  • Thee Adora

Including special guest: Flash the DJ

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SHOUT OUT!: DritanAzemi.com: Pittsburgh Hair Stylist

March 12th, 2008 geekstar Posted in Fashion, Friends & Fun Times, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 146 Comments »

Lately, I have been getting many compliments on my new shorter hair-do. It’s a Katie Holmes inspired bob with an edge. I want to give Dritan a big shout out for not only being one of Pittsburgh’s most fab hair stylists but also for being a great friend! Dri is excellent at color, cuts, and staying ahead of fashion trends. You should call him now to schedule your next hair appointment. Dri often is a lead stylist at local fashion shows. His work also can be seen on the cover of Maniac Magazine.

Visit his website at: www.dritanazemi.com


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