Yeah. Most of the shows I've had interest in the past year have been at Stage AE or Altar Bar. I've only been to Mr. Smalls once in the past year or two..
Definitely. Stage AE offers three venues in one (even though I rarely hear of the club being used), and that's for sure taken over shows around here. Altar came in and basically took over Diesel/Smalls and now Stage AE is taking over everything
Not that I'm complaining really, Pittsburgh needed a Stage AE. And I fucking hated Diesel. It felt like the worst venue in the world. The staff was completely terrible, but that probably has something to do with the fact that it was also a night club in the south side.. haha