Anti-Flag to help Mr. Small's mark 10th anniversary
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:52 p.m.
The concert venue is a notoriously tough business, and even the legendary venues tend to find their fortunes changing after a few good years. That's why it's so remarkable that Mr. Small's Theatre is now celebrating its 10th anniversary as a venue.
The risks were always high, and obstacles formidable: an off-the-beaten-path location in Millvale, with lousy late-night bus access (especially to the student populations in Oakland), limited parking and skeptical neighbors, among others.
All of that mattered, but none of it (apparently) was a deal-breaker. Or, at least, none of it was outweighed by a beautiful venue in a converted church, a dedicated staff, and a list of outstanding amenities — including a recording studio and hostel for touring bands — that have kept Mr. Small's on the map.
To celebrate Mr. Small's 10th anniversary, there will be two shows on May 30 and 31 headlined by Pittsburgh punk rock rabble-rousers Anti-Flag, who will play different sets each night with songs from all 10 of their albums. Also on the bill May 30 are The Swellers, Hostage Calm and World's Scariest Police Chases. On May 31, Lemuria, Code Orange Kids and Worship This get it started. Each night, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $15.
Details: 866-468-3401 or www.mrsmalls.com
— Michael Machosky
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Review: Swiss troupe’s performance sheds ‘Lux’ on choreographer’s artistry
- 2014-15 PNC Pops season drops Thursdays, adds more film to schedule
- Singers eager for Kander and Ebb tribute
- ’Burgh recording studios each carving out a niche
- Karan Casey headed in a truer musical direction in her career
- Sean Forbes sees himself as more than just a ‘deaf rapper’
- Arcade Fire carries brothers’ ties at its heart
- Organizers take steps toward symphony trip to Iran