ALL ARTISTS / PITTSBURGH

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AARON HENDERSON

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird Cafe
Video and installation artist who examines the ways humans move, looking at the personal, cultural and political ramifications of all action, from intimate gestures to displays of super-human acrobatics...

ANGEL DU$T

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Pulling together influences from all corners of the punk universe in a wild yet incredibly familiar way ...

ASMR NPC

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Artist-avatar LaTurbo Avedon and special guest BrittantASMR guide you through an immersive therapy using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, binaural audio, and a 30 foot tall bubble.

BADBOXES

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Pittsburgh trio whose northern pop sound music makes you feel all warm inside.

BAMBOUNOU

Pittsburgh / Hot Mass
Bambounou (Jéremy Guindo) is a young techno producer based in Paris whose sound pulls at the edges of electronic music...

BEE VS. MOTH

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird
With surprising instrumentation, innovative songwriting, quirky melodies, and a healthy sense humor...

BLUE HAWAII

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Part of Montreal's fertile electronic pop scene, Blue Hawaii is the work of Raphaelle Standell-Preston (also of the dream pop band Braids) and Agor (aka Alexander Cowan)...

BOBAN i MARKO MARKOVIC ORKESTAR

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Considered to be the best Balkan gypsy brass band by many authorities ...

BRITTANY ASMR

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
BrittanyASMR, 25, is a Miami native and ASMR is her passion. Experience a session with Brittany in an immersive environment "ASMR NPC" created in collaboration with artist/avatar LaTurbo Avedon, a 30 foot bubble, and VIA.

BUFFALO STANCE

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird
Philadelphia’s keyboard/synth extraordinaire, Jamey Robinson, with an ever-shifting live show that presents fresh melodies and quirky rhythms guaranteed to light up the dancefloor.

CAKES DA KILLA

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
A new force in the LGBTQ hip hop scene, rapper Cakes Da Killa (aka Rashard Bradshaw) is known for ...

CHASE SMITH

Pittsburgh / Hot Mass
With a focus on live hardware house/techno sets with elements of improvisation, Pittsburgh based producer/dj ...

CIRCUIT DES YEUX

Pittsburgh / Row House Cinema
A project of singer Haley Fohr, Circuit des Yeux employs lo-fi bedroom-style recording techniques to create a dramatic, dark sound ...

CITIES AVIV

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
Former punk rock singer from Memphis who has become the most high profile of a new generation of local alternative rap artists ...

CODE ORANGE

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Merging cryptic melody, dirty hardcore power, and intense dirge into their own ...

DAN'L BOONE

Pittsburgh / The Shop
Invoking the name of a failed television show from the '70s to christen their ...

DDM

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
One of the most idiosyncratic voices on the burgeoning Baltimore City rap scene, with a style that is as abrasive as it is welcoming...

DEAFHEAVEN

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Known for their epic and emotional sound, this post-metal trio from San Francisco sit atop ...

DEPTH ONE

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Modern bass music with expertly crafted sets blend UK bass, house, techno, dubstep, drum n' bass, and original juke and footwork productions.

DIODE MILLIAMPERE

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
Making music that is surprisingly rich and complex using outdated computer equipment and an MS-DOS ...

EDGAR UM

Hot Mass / Pittsburgh
Edgar Um Bucholtz is a DJ, multi-media artist, event and concert producer from Pittsburgh who has co-founded/curated everything from club nights for queers and friends to uncompromising noise, experimental electronic...

ELLIE HERRING

Pittsburgh / CMU & Hot Mass
Lexington, Kentucky-based producer who has been on a steady rise in recent years featuring cut up samples buried in droney beats. Catch her in conversation with Ableton and the Center for Arts in Society at the VIA Conference and Max for LIVE workshop.

Ennui

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Ennui is the brainchild of renowned Pittsburgh-based musician and producer Jim ...

ETERNAL SLEEP

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Hardcore from Pittsburgh PA. Angry.

FROM DEEP

Pittsburgh / Row House Cinema
A high-energy history of the three-decade love affair between basketball and rap, Brett Kashmere’s ambitious documentary is part sociological treatise, part audiovisual mix-tape...

GENEVIEVE ERIN O'BRIEN

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird Cafe
Queer Vietnamese/Irish/American artist, culinary adventurer, community organizer, and educator who uses performance, video and installation to explore notions of “home” and “homeland”.

GIANT CLAW

Pittsburgh / The Shop
From weird skittering drum machine/synthesizer parts (Cluster), relentless, slow-morphing repetitions (Neu!) and arpeggiated synthesizer landscapes (Emeralds)...

HECTOR LLANQUIN

Pittsburgh / CMU
Chilean artist whose video art, 3d modeling, video games, music, web programming and design examine the aesthetics of user error, techno animism, conspiracy theories, and the internet's relationship with Latin American tensions...

HOUNDS OF HATE

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Four piece straightedge hardcore/punk from Braddock PA /Brooklyn NY, who play a ...

HYBRID THEORY

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Recent videos by Jennifer Chan and Theodore Darst, employing a variety of practices to respond to the incessant flows of information on the Internet.

IVIES

Pittsburgh / Belvedere's Ultra Dive
Producer / instrumentalist with a multi-dimensional list of sampled sounds and loose beats.

JD SAMSON

Pittsburgh / Hot Mass
An international icon of the LGBTQ community, JD’s career as a singer, producer and DJ has landed her at the intersection of music, art, activism, and fashion...

JEREMY BIBLE

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird
Founder of the influential Experimedia.net empire, musician and interdisciplinary artist who explores the fringes of media through sound, visual, and installation works.

JJ STRATFORD

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
A multidimensional artist based in Los Angeles, Undervolt & Co. artist, and founder of Telefantasy Studios, an avant-garde production studio and media lab ...

JOHNNY WOODS

Pittsburgh / CMU & Union Trust Building
Los-Angeles based animator, video artist, and director of Undervolt & Co., who has received commissions from MOCA, The Museum of Sex, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and musicians like Big Boi, Neon Indian...

JONO MI LO

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Jónó Mí Ló is an experimental musician, artist, micro-blogger and video producer who works mainly in the underground internet music scene...

KEVIN JZ PRODIGY

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
A legendary voice of Vogue, commentator Kevin JZ provides murderous vocal chops to some of the hottest tracks circulating the ballroom and the club...

KEVIN RAMSER

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Pittsburgh-based artist whose videos and projection design for musicians and theatrical performances explore visual tactics of intimidation, posturing, and narcissistic self-aggrandizement, at turns alluring and repulsive...

L-VIS 1990

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
London-based DJ, producer, co-founder of Night Slugs label, releasing a singular brand of club music free of rules and genres ...

LITTLE PEOPLE

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Downtempo electronic music. Part beats, bleeps, samples, and real live instrumentation...

LITURGY

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Transcendental black metal. Citing Swans, Glenn Branca, and Lightning Bolt as ...

LUNGS FACE FEET

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
8 piece brass, accordion and percussion band from Pittsburgh, PA pursuing their own blend of energetic sounds influenced by cumbia, oddities, cooked and uncooked fish and whatever keeps them honest.

LYDIA MOYER

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird Cafe
Visual artist and media maker who lives and works in Virginia. Her work has been exhibited both in the US and abroad. She directs the new media program in the art department at the University of Virginia.

MAN OF THE DOWN

Pittsburgh / Belvedere's Ultra Dive
Nasty, syrupy beat music for fantastical beasts of a cryptozoological nature...

MARK MCGUIRE

Pittsburgh / The Shop
Guitarist/producer who first came to national attention as part of Cleveland's drone collective Emeralds. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox, drum machines, a mandolin and lots in between...

MARY LATTIMORE & JEFF ZEIGLER DUO

Pittsburgh / Row House Cinema
A classically trained harpist finds a worthy sideman whose contemplative Korg echoes & holds a mood ...

MICHAEL JOHNSEN

Pittsburgh / CMU
Extensive patching of large numbers of devices produces teeming chirps, sudden transients and charming failure modes; embracing the dirt in pure electronics.

MIKE BONELLO

Pittsburgh / The Shop
Filmmaker and musician based in Pittsburgh, PA, who has exhibited work at the Mattress Factory, the Warhol Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and a house party in Murphreesboro, TN.

MIKEQ

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
One of the leading figures in NYC’s long-running Vogue scene, MikeQ's spine-snapping productions and DJ sets are seriously in demand...

MR. OWL

Pittsburgh / Belvedere's Ultra Dive
Pittsburgh-based DJ/producer/promoter who gets a kick tinkering found electronics into tricked-out toy instruments, turntabling & pad-mashing his way through the underground music scene.

MSHR (Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper)

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
MSHR is the collaborative project of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy who explore ceremonial, cybernetic and cyborgian realms through interactive installation, analog synthesizer design, and ritualistic performance...

NORMALING

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
.rar Kelly and Lemz expands the palette of Baltimore club with techno, electro, hip-hop and more, enlisting leading ladies of Baltimore like Rye Rye and TT the Artist...

OSUNLADE

Pittsburgh / Round Corner Cantina
With an indelible warmth and undeniable rhythms, Osunlade's music has deep spiritual roots in Yoruba traditions that are also reflected in the name of his record label (Yoruba Records), album covers, and remixes. 

PAUL FLEETWOOD

Pittsburgh / Hot Mass
Not only a skilled DJ but also an OG of many Pittsburgh platforms serving up quality electronic music...

PEEK

Pittsburgh / Multiple Locations
Explore Pittsburgh with this free mobile app that turns a city "into a treasure trove of unexpected easter eggs" with augmented reality graffiti ...

PROF.LOGIK

Pittsburgh / Belvedere's Ultra Dive
Nostalgic yet futuristic beats which are usually created with no set boundaries and no quantization. All emotion and mood-based spur-of-the-moment soundscapes reflecting moments in his everyday life.

PROJECTILEOBJECTS

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Collaborative duo of ProjectileObjects & Todd Keebs (LazerCrunk) have been taking over Pittsburgh with 3-dimensional projection mapping, light/laser fueled set design, and an "anything can be done" attitude...

REAL ESTATE

Pittsburgh / Altar Bar
Indie-rock kings Real Estate have honed a kind of subtle American impressionism ...

REGAL DEGAL

Pittsburgh / Altar Bar
Pulling sounds from across the musical spectrum from post-punk, krautrock, 60’s psychedelic/ freakbeat, 80’s new wave and indie, German minimal house and more..

RICHARD DEVINE

Pittsburgh / CMU
Atlanta-based musician and sound designer recognized for producing layered, heavily processed pieces that combine influences from hip-hop to old and modern electronic music...

RIVKA

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Trillwave, Dream-pop, Experimental, Trip Hop ambient for the come down.

SABRINA RATTE

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
Montreal based visual artist whose video work mixes a diverse array of tools and techniques to create virtual environments where architecture and landscapes fall into abstraction...

SHE SAID BOOM: STORY OF 5TH COLUMN

Pittsburgh / Row House Cinema
Forerunners of Queercore and Riot Grrrl, Toronto’s preeminent feminist art-punk combo Fifth Column gets the tribute it has long deserved...

SHIKEITH CATHEY

Pittsburgh / Bunker Projects
Multimedia artist who examines the societal, cultural, and political misconceptions involved in being viewed as a black male in America.

SLICES

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Aggressive hardcore punk with just enough weirdness, Slices is a Pittsburgh outfit through and through...

STEVE GUNN

Pittsburgh / Row House Cinema
Producing volumes of critically acclaimed recordings, the New York-based guitarist and songwriter's output represents milestones in contemporary guitar-driven, forward music ...

TELEQUANTA

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird
Multi-dimensional psychedelic synth-wave productions from Data Garden...

THETA

Pittsburgh / Belvedere's Ultra Dive
Producer and performer who plays his material live on the MPC. With many collaborations and videos releasing soon, be sure to look out for him...

TOM BROWN

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Pittsburgh-based glass artist by day, DJ by night, Tom Brown’s house sets deliver a deep-seated funk and soul feeling.

TRAXMAN

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
One of Chicago’s most important and versatile juke and footwork producers for more than two decades ...

TROXUM

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
Baroque, psychedelic spacesynth meets electro psychrock: Troxum entered ...

TRUE T

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Where fun, shade, and life are celebrated, True T is a diverse social network where underground Ballroom culture is brought to the forefront via unconventional mediums...

TT THE ARTIST

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
A multi-faceted performer whose vibrant, party-starting blend of hip hop, pop, club and electronic music is painting a new spectrum of colors in the music scene.

UNDERVOLT & CO.

Pittsburgh / CMU & Union Trust Building
Undervolt & Co. is a label for experimental video artists launched by Yoshi Sodeoka, Johnny Woods, and Nicolas O'Brien...

Undervolt & Co. Pittsburgh Edition

Pittsburgh / www
VIA curates an Undervolt & Co. regional title featuring a selection of experimental video artists from Pittsburgh, PA.

VIA GAMES

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
A new selection of indie video games by Pittsburgh-based curators/creators Paolo Pedercini, Timothy Sherman, and Caitlin Boyle.

VINCE MCKELVIE

Pittsburgh / Multiple Locations
Taking existing visuals and subverting their uses—and meanings—to create awesome, medium-defying art ...

VIRTUAL LIFE DRAWING

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Premiering at VIA in conjunction with an opening in Second Life, this IRL/URL event will connect physical and virtual participants through group drawing sessions around live avatars posing in Second Life. Choose to draw your model on an iPad or paper, all works uploaded and exhibited online.

WHITE REEVES

Pittsburgh / The Shop
Abstract soundscapes using past and present analog and digital technologies...

YOSHIHIDE SODEOKA

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
Multidisciplinary artist, musician, and founder of Undervolt & Co, whose neo-psychedelic work with video, GIFs and print simultaneously inhabits the world of fine art, music, fashion, and advertising...

YPPAH

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
A lush mix of beautiful and often times melancholic electronica, breakbeat drums, guitar, and samples with washed out melodies set in an atmospheric landscape...

ZEBRA KATZ

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
With slick, slo-mo dark rhymes, hauntingly sexy videos and signature presence all his own ...