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Alternative Gallery
A non-profit community art space focusing on outsider art including film, animation, stand-up & more. The building features 2 performance spaces, 45 artist studios, a coffee shop, video store, print shop, darkroom, wood shop & classroom. Our shows are all ages. No BYOB, complementary drinks with suggested donation are available. booking [at] thealternativegallery [dot] com
Last Updated 21 February 2017


electroFLUX experimental music series
An ongoing series of events showcasing experimental music (electronic / noise / jazz / post / 'new' / improvised / etc.) at a variety of venues. Contact via FB (linked above).
Last Updated 29 July 2019


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Little Amps Coffee Roasters
We are a coffee roaster with 2 small coffee shops in Harrisburg. Cozy space, 40 standing capacity, early shows typically 7-9 pm, 2-3 band bills, loud rock & roll is ok & appreciated, on the way to anywhere on the east coast. booking [at] littleampscoffee [dot] com
Last Updated 19 April 2018

Programs monthly underground / independent / avant-garde film screenings & occasional sound events. We are volunteer operated & use various spots around the city for film & sound events. info [at] moviate [dot] org / Josh [at] moviate [dot] org
Last Updated 17 September 2019


Archie's Bigheads [21+]
A music venue & bar not too far outside of Philadelphia. We are looking to host national touring acts as well as local music & art shows. We will provide as much as we can. Possibly food & a place to crash. We will work with booking agencies or indivial artists. archiesbooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 15 April 2018


The Hazleton Art League
An art organization that runs DIY shows twice a month. Shows can be any day except for the first weekend of the month. We also host a seasonal open mic. All genres are welcome, but we do not tolerate any kinds of hate speech or bigotry. teddandthehazards [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2019


Animal House Productions
A music booking production company based out of Lancaster, Harrisburg & surrounding cities. Booking events in various venues & spaces of numerous genres. Setting up shows on week days & weekends. Email us within 60 days prior to the date in question. Include your electronic press kit at ryan [at] animalhouseproductions [dot] com
Last Updated 21 June 2019

Fear No Lit
Fear No Lit is a volunteer-run, unaffiliated literary organization that hosts author events and writing workshops. We don't have a space so we partner with local businesses to reach a broad audience. Writers are welcome to reach out to us at fearnolit [at] gmail [dot] com to brainstorm ideas and we'll do our best to connect you to other resources in town.
Last Updated 10 September 2019

Lancaster East Side Market
We have a space with a DIY ethos & we organize events. We're an outdoor farmers market with a DIY ethos. We have live music every Sunday, June through October. contact [at] lancastereastsidemaket [dot] com
Last Updated 25 April 2019

Sonic Skam Productions
Sonic Skam is a female-fronted, Lancaster-based collective that aims to provide a safer and more inclusive environment for those in the local music scene. sonicskam [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 21 June 2019

Speed of Sound Productions
We book shows throughout Lancaster County - primarily alt rock, folk, indie type shows but are open to anything. chartman [at] speedofsoundproductions [dot] net or 7one7 - 38one - 0one22
Last Updated 29 July 2019

Lehigh Valley

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Steadman Studios @ Mansfield University of PA
Student-run recording studio / record label in Northern PA. We're looking for artists to record live sessions (full band or acoustic). We also host an annual festival in the spring. You can watch our Facebook (linked above) for updates & opportunities. Please email steadmanstudiosmansfield [at] gmail [dot] com for info on how to submit for consideration.
Last Updated 23 February 2017


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Anthorna Gallery
We are a DIY studio & show space created on a basis of inclusion & innovation. In addition to music events, we also host artist meetups/markets, workshops, and intend to cultivate a safer space in the community. Formed in May 2018, we aim to make a mark on the idea of how we can merge creativity with healing, for everyone. Contact: anthornaarts [at] gmail [dot] com
Last updated 18 March 2019

Banshee Productions
We book DIY shows for mainly emo, indie, punk & rock styles. Please don't send us a Facebook message, email us at bansheephl [at] gmail [dot] com.
Last Updated 31 March 2017

We’re located in West Philly near Drexel University and will happily house shows or traveling bands who just need a place to crash. We’re a basement venue but host shows almost every week and have pretty decent turn out for the shows. We're only able to host shows on weekends due to neighbors. Best way to contact us is through our Facebook page (linked above).
Last Updated 28 November 2019

Cruel World Collective
A booking collective. cruelworldcollectivepa [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 31 January 2019

Jeff Hiltner
Currently doing booking at a bar / venue called The Fire. firephilly [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2019

The Hook
Right now we're just a DIY magazine that throws events / shows / manages. Soon we should have our own basement! emilythehookjournal [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 27 April 2017

Hush House
We're a DIY house venue in South Philly called Hush House. We're located a few blocks from Pharmacy. The best way to reach us is to contact Jackie at: hushhousetelevision [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 22 January 2020

Kitsch Magik
A small digital & tape label. We put out limited editions of Rap, Experimental, Noise, Power Electronics, HNW, Black Metal, Techno releases & many more. We also book shows & put together two Noise fests a year Oktober Hexfest & Eastcoast Noisefest. If you need help booking the above genres we would love to get in touch. kitschmagik [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 04 December 2017

coffee // gallery // music. altundergroundhq [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2019

Local producer/musician who can offer: (1) a safe comfortable place to stay on tour (1 queen air mattress + very short couch + lots of floor space for yr air mat/sleeping bag(s)) w/ free food + coffee + shower, (2) studio time (nothing crazy high-end except for one bangin’ preamp/compression chain, but good enough for yr lofi indie pop single), (3) philly booking contacts. aaron [dot] sternick [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 04 January 2020


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Bunker Projects
An artist residency program & experimental gallery devoted to building a living laboratory for artists. With an exhibit of new works opening every First Friday of every month, we aspire to challenge artists to fully immerse in the creative process & break new ground; connect collectors & artists through personal interaction; & inspire artists to interact with the community in new & unexpected ways.
Last Updated 21 February 2017

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side
Public restrooms, water fountains, free computer access, outlets to charge electronics, comfortable seating.
Last Updated 21 February 2017

Inverted Music
I sporadically book at odd & end warehouses/ galleries/ bars etc. I am most interested in & able to book punk, experimental, metal, performance art, dance music, hip-hop, soul, post-punk, goth, poetry, & aggressive acoustic music. I mostly book my own touring friends & contacts but I can at least share contacts.
Last Updated 29 July 2019

The Mr. Roboto Project
Volunteer-run DIY venue & event space. We are a sober & all-ages venue & we generally follow safer space practices. We also have an extensive zine library. Roboto takes 25% of door sales (with a minimum of $50) for members & 35% of door sales (with a minimum of $65) for nonmembers. We will often host benefit shows & political gatherings free of charge. Roboto does not book shows, so bands will have to find a local promoter before we will confirm any date or respond to requests. Theres a list of local promoters on our website (linked above). For general questions email roboto [dot] info [at] For booking requests email roboto [dot] booking [at]
Last Updated 27 January 2017


Gnome Hutch
A woman-run basement venue off the beaten path in Reading, PA. Heavy/loud/fast music catches my attention, but anything weird warrants consideration (zero tolerance for pop-punk, emo, or cover bands, sorry). We like to dance here, even though the space is compact. Bands can park in a private lot & sleep here on guest beds & couches. The house is not ramp accessible & well-behaved dogs may wander by. A middling quality backline is available, & I make a bootleg recording of every act's set. All donations go to traveling bands. To book a show or ask about upcoming events- bleederscollective [at] gmail [dot] com or text 4[eight]4-6[eight]2-88[one]1 to reach Melanie Gorguny.
Last Updated 25 June 2019

West Chester

Fenn's Coffee
An intimate all ages space above a coffee shop in the heart of town. We only have shows on Saturdays. fennsbooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 08 February 2017

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