Rea (pronounced "ray") Coffeehouse is an underground music club sponsored by Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA. Gladys & Mabel Productions is our promotional team. It currently consists of 4 girls, but is constantly expanding. Rea Coffeehouse has an atmosphere unlike any other Pittsburgh club. Housed in the basement of a turn-of-the-century mansion, the coffeehouse is a slice of history. Graffiti dating back as far as the 1960's covers every inch of available space; 1970's avacado-colored vinyl chairs are randomly mixed with antique sewing tables and pews. The Coffeehouse blends the historical aspects of Chatham's appeal with a punk rock aesthetic. The mission of Rea Coffeehouse is to provide an all-ages venue for local and touring acts--primarily in the genres of punk, emo, hardcore and indie rock--and to offer locals free hot beverages, cheap shows (never more than 5 bucks) and a sense of community. Rea promotes this unified atmosphere by showing no tolerance to bands or audience members who preach any kind of bigotry--be it racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Local bands such as The Hi-Frequencies, Kitty Pryde and Counter Action have been regulars at Rea. National groups like The Butchies and Hot Rod Circuit have also graced the Rea stage. While you're visiting, make sure to sign the guestbook. Yr suggestions are appreciated. And if you'd like to join our e-mail list, click on the contact link and e-mail us!!
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