Beer Hall Boogie every Thursday at Lorelei

C'mon get up - DJ MB's vinyl-only rarities series featuring soul, R&B and jazz is live in East Liberty

by Aadam Soorma
January 29, 2019

DJ MB, photo courtesy of Matt Buchholz

Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo.

Ask Matt Buchholz (DJ MB) what he’s most excited to spin on vinyl, and his response is emphatic.

“1960s soul and R&B,” says Buchholz. “It’s the music I really love.”

DJ MB moves from Hidden Harbor to Lorelei

DJ MB’s all-new weekly series, Beer Hall Boogie, takes attendees on a journey through an era of vintage soul, R&B and jazz at Lorelei in East Liberty. You can catch his residency every Thursday night. 

Lorelei Beer Hall, photo courtesy of Lorelei

“I’ve been DJ-ing at Hidden Harbor for the past two years, and it’s been a blast,” explains Buchholz. “But I’ve been wanting to get back to this particular style and focusing on vinyl-only rarities.”

Buchholz – a native of Tucson, Arizona – has lived in Pittsburgh since 2008. You might remember him from the ‘In Bed By Ten Dance Party’ – a monthly charity event with a prompt start and end time: 6 pm to 9 pm. (See our post on In Bed By Ten here.) Buchholz runs ‘In Bed By Ten’ at Spirit in Lawrenceville; that concept has donated over $20,000 to local charities since 2015.

In Bed By Ten Dance Party, photo courtesy of Spirit


Beer Hall Boogie came about partly because the Lorelei space allows for more free-flowing, non-traditional performances.

“There isn’t space at Hidden Harbor for this kind of set up,” says Buchholz. “The Lorelei beer hall allows for more room to spread out and make it something really interesting.”



Some tracks attendees can expect to hear? Buchholz teased out a handful of his faves:

  • Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo by the Dramatics
  • I’m In Love With Your Daughter by The Enchantments
  • Can I Get a Witness by Barbara Randolph


“I’m just thrilled to showcase these rare and unusual vinyl sounds (every Thursday).”

DJ MB, courtesy of Matt Buchholz


The Details: Every Thursday, 6-10pm @ Lorelei


Get social:

DJ MB usually posts updates on the Alternative Histories Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages. You can also follow Lorelei on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

The parking situation:

Lorelei does not have a parking lot; street parking is closest, or you can use the public lot in the Eastside Bond Building. Lorelei is located at the corner of Highland Ave and Baum Blvd, one block from Penn Ave and is accessible from many bus lines that run on Penn, Highland, and Centre Ave.–BhruX/

Getting there
124 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Sat 5–10pm
Sun Closed
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In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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