Tekko 2018

Tekko, the region’s premier anime, gaming, fashion, music and Japanese Pop Culture convention, now in its sixteenth year, will be returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, April 5 – 8, 2018 with more international guests than ever before.



In 1997, high-schooler Tim Sweeney came to Pittsburgh to visit his brother John, the host of WRCT show “Hi Fi Breakdown” at the time. John invited him on as a guest DJ, and two and a half years later he got his own radio show on WNYU Radio the now legendary Beats In Space. Tune in on Saturday from 8-10pm as we bring this full circle, with Tim hosting Beats in Space live from WRCT, bringing along Hot Mass and DETOUR’s Naeem as the guest DJ.

VIA Weekender

WRCT joins VIA in hosting this year’s VIA Weekender event. VIA weekender consists of several free & ticketed events during October 6th through 8th.

Highlights include a free lecture by LatinX musician and poet Elysia Crampton, Friday the 6th at 6PM on CMU Campus.

Friday’s lecture is followed by an 18+ Performance happening at Ace Hotel from 9PM-1AM with Elysia Crampton, Haleek Maul, Embaci, D0uze, and CMU students. This show features new voices traversing experimental club music, rap, RnB, performance and noise from California, NYC, Barbados, and Pgh.

Free, all-ages DJ Workshops with Berlin-based collective Room 4 Resistance, and local femme sound engineers, happens Saturday the 7th from 2-8 PM at Ace Hotel with help from Carnegie Library music lending.

For more information, check out facebook.com/VIA.HQ, and for tickets go to http://viaweekender.brownpapertickets.com/

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