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January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


A.T.S. is a rock band from Pittsburgh that incorporates punk, rockabilly, country, funk, and jazz influences into its music. As of 2016, the line-up includes Evan Knauer (guitar), Mike Marcinko (bass), and Kip Ruefle (drums). The band has sometimes stated that their name stands for “Another True Story.” Formed in 1985, the band has also included Josh Arnson and Steve Heineman. In Pittsburgh, the band has played at the Electric Banana, Graffiti, the Decade, and the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. The band also played the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City during the mid-1990s. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the band released a series of recordings on its own ATSMUSIC record label as well as the album Sepco on the Blue Duck record label. During the mid-1990s, A.T.S. released two albums on Shimmy Disc, a New York City label that also issued music from national acts such as Daniel Johnston, Galaxy 500, GWAR, and King Missile. A.T.S.’s national debut album Blood Drive was recorded by Kramer, a noted record producer and owner of the Shimmy Disc label. For a time, the band was managed by Kevin Forsythe, who would go on to his own musical career, performing as Slim Forsythe


January 27
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Poetry Lounge
313 North Ave. + Google Map