BONICS W/ DJ ROYALE – Lotus Lounge – Philadelphia, PA

July 12, 2009 bonics

Yes indeedy I got to bring it up for the fam. It has been a while since I’ve to play in Philadelphia. I owe Philly so much as far as being brought up in an place where good Dj’s just are. I use to love listening to all the banging DJ’s on the the radio growing up – Touch Tone, Doc B, Excel, Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff. To many to name from Philly. Party was dope! Great to see my friends!
And of course big shout out to DJ ROYALE and JC for hooking it up!!!

50 Finest Fiesta @ Elixer

July 8, 2009 bonics

My man David Hall from KDKA asked me to Dj at Elixer for one of his Cyctic Fibrosis 50 Finest event. This organization picks 50 single men and woman who are movers and shakers in PGH and surrounding area. I was chosen 2 years ago and was the third highest fundraiser in that year. CFF is a great foundation and I’m glad I could continue to support it.

Kenny Wood – Bonics, McFly, & 96.1 Kiss – 06/22/09

July 8, 2009 bonics

Yes!!! Kennywood PGH’s classic amusement park!!! On this particular day Me and DJ Mcfly headed out to Kennywood for a 96.1 Kiss Broadcast. Mcfly on the Wheels and I’m on the m.i.c. Yes I said m.i.c. Rollercoasters, bumpercars, Swinshots, and a big banana. It’s fun to be able to do a show outside the studio and interact with listeners. WOW… Especially Kennywood!!! GO if you havent’t go back if you have. Don’t let the summer pass with hittin’ up Kennywood!!!

-Skycoaster is banging… Shout out to Morgan and friends…
-Kennywood Kangaroo doing the cuppid Shuffle.. VIDEO!!!

BIG BEN’S – 6/20/09

July 8, 2009 bonics
I don’t want to reveal any information for privacy reasons but I must mention that fact that I got to rock BIG BEN ROESTHLISBERGER’s!!! This is the second year that I got to play at his crib. Shout out to BEN and Uncle Remis….

The Pittsburgh IMPROV – Guilda’s Great Comic Search – 06/16/09

July 8, 2009 bonics

Wow… I always wanted to do stand up comedy. Not that I thought I was funny or anything but I just have experienced so many weird and quirky things that i would love to share with people. So I had my chance but buddy and comedian Matt Molchen invited me to host the Guilda’s Club Great Comic Search. The Guilda’s Club is an organization that provided soocial and emotional support that benefits anyone living with cancer – men, women, teens, children – and their families and friends. Not only did I host but they allowed me to do a total of 15 minutes of comedy. And I thought I did pretty good they invited me back to do more stand up… OHHHH the possibilities…. Thanks Matt Molchen, Shannon, Amy and the IMPROV staff!!!


July 8, 2009 bonics

Yes… Sin City. Playing in Vegas is a dream no matter how big or small the gig. This is it… Disney World for adults. What can I say? It was a banging weekend. The first gig that i got to rock was at Trader Vic’s in Planet Hollywood. Wasn’t sure what this gig was going to be like but it as one of a kind. How many times in your life do you get to play on the Las Vegas strip the the fountain’s of the Bellagio blasting off behind you tourist from all over the world walking by bobbing their head to the chunes that your rocking… Big shout out to my big bro DJ DDouble. I also got to rock the soon to be world famous Down and Derby. Started in PGH and now has grown legs in NYC, LA, and Vegas. It’s a hot roller skating party where fashion and music reign. I’m talking about a funky dressed rollerskating good time. I got to rock the spot with PGH’s DJ Nugget and Dj Shred from VEGAS… Thank to all who made it possible – (JUDE, MARGE, SARAH, DDOUBLE, DAWAN, WICKED, JOE GOOD, NUGGET, VINCE MASI, AND DJ SHRED)

Rocking Trader VIC’S at PH check out the Bellagio Fountains!!!

Day Time Rocking

I’m rollerskating. I’ve never looked so happier!!!

Shout out to DJ NUGGET

The lovely derby girls… (NOT REALLY) Jude, Marge, & Sarah

CATCH UP!!!! May til’ Today!!!

June 12, 2009 bonics
Alright so I’ve been sleeping on my BLOG for a bit. but what can I say things get hectic sometimes…. So Instead of getting elaborate right now on everything I’ve done on the past couple weeks I’m going to take you through a quick scroll of the finger what’s been happening!!!

Time to CATCH UP!!!!

May 8th – 10th

I got to rock in Chicago in may and oh boy was it a blasts. I played at Zentra and Dragon Fly I got tore up on top of that. I hooked up with some Dj’s from around the country that weekend
(Dj Raize (NYC), Baby Jae (Houston), Wicked(Indiana / Vegas, D Double (Vegas) and also got to kick it with some of the local mainstays in the CHI (Dj Flipside, Jay Funk, & Speed)… Love Chi-town – Shout out to Pablo!!!

Raize, Baby Jae, some huge Filipino guy, and D Double…

Kicking it @ Dj Flipside’s!! <-- Jump Smokers if ya'll don't know...
Rockin’ @ Zentra

Faces of Chicago…

Some giant bean thing…

THE VERONICAS – Diesel SouthSide, PGH – May 11th

I got to see what all the buzz is about at Diesel. Veronicas throw a pretty dope live show. Interactive with the crowd, they can actually sing, and there kinda hot…

From the sound board atop Diesel… Thank’s T.J.

PGH PARTY FOR A PURPOSE – Firehouse Lounge – May 15TH

Dude… I always heard that this organization throw some ill parties… So i was excited to be able to rock this one/ PGH Party For a Purpose holds a party every month benefiting a different non-profit. This particular party’s proceeds went to the Homeless Education Fund. The Party was slamming and I didn’t even play anything after the year 2000!!!! Bonkers… I have the whole night recorded I’m going to have to put it up!!!

PEN’S Vs. CANES – Game 1 – Mellon Arena – Monday May 18th

On their way to win the Stanley Cup I got to check out Game 1. Yes it was bananas and who was to know that they would eventually go win the cup… (besides PGH) Thank you to Heather!!!

WALE – Shadow Lounge – Friday, May 22

Wale had blessed PGH for his last show of his east coast tour. The show was bonkers… The energy of the crowd was insane. I think the best part of his show was him taking request to perform from his twitter… I got video from the show which hopefull I’ll post in the near future. Shout out to Weezy Wayne!!!

Memorial Day Weekend with 93.3 WFLZ – Clearwater, FL – May 23-25th

Every Memorial Day weekend the Legendary FLZ in Tampa, Fl has live Dj’s all weekend live from Shepard’s Beach Resort. I was lucky enough to be invited to mix with them for the weekend. It was nice to get out of the burgh and hit the beach. It was a pretty wild weekend. We spotted Linda Hogan and I got to meet Tina Parol. Thanks to Dj Goofy Whitekid, Tommy Chuck, Rat and Puff, Jaime, and DJ Cue!!!!

Jaime Ferrara, Dj Cue, Stay Puff, Cute Asian Guy

Ratboy, and alcoholic Asian guy…

Bonics, Dj Cue

Big Up!!!



My hook-up for the weekend…

E.C.A.S.U. PITT REUNION – Sarmiento Compound – New Jersey, May 30th

DAMN… Can you believe I came to Pitt in 1998… This is where it all started. I learned how to DJ and planted my seeds here in this city. I couldn’t have done it without my support that I recieved from my PITT people… Especially ASA… So on this particular weekend we decided to get together to bring back the love and also celebrate our dear friend Margarita Sarimiento’s B-day (She threw the party and her parents crib). What can I say, if you weren’t there I can’t explain the love… Thank you to my extended family. I also DJ’d for my mom for the first time EVER… Oh Yeah it was an early 90’s party… We don’t always dress like that!!!

Go MOM!!!!

Happy B-Day Margarita…

MAGIC, MUSIC, & MIND READING – The Improv June 4th

This was a great event for my magician, comedian friend. Lee Terbosic.  He was chosen as one of the PG 50 Finest Bachelors by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  I was chosen in 2007 and i raised over $8,000!!! So to help out the cause I hosted this fundraiser for Lee at the Improv at the Waterfront.  Tall Cathy and Scott Blaisey (The CLarks) also complemented the event!!! Thanks Lee!!!

Scott Blaisey , Lee Terbosic, Some Handsome Man, Tall Cathy


Ummm… This event was poppin… From what I can remember. All white party with the Superbowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers… Not bad… Thanks to Hines and Ray. Shout out to J-Spin!!

– Duquesne Field – June 6

Yes Softball with Hines Ward and Friends!!! In attendance, Hines Ward, Big Ben Roesthlisberger, Willie Cologne, Jeff Reed, Santonio Holmes, Willie Parker, Deshea Townsend, James Farrior, and other millionaire athletes… plus some local legends like Jim Krenn, Randy Bauman, Sally Wiggin, Sonny Abbatta, David Hall, Mikey and Big Bob, Tall Cathy, and others i can’t remember at the moment. It was a great hot day of nin innings and I basically choose not to play cause I like to DJ… (and i’m no good at softball) Thanks to all who attended… Check out more pics here.

Group Shot… All the Players..

Big Ben and Willie Colon

Jim Krenn, Sally Wiggin, Mikey, Me, Tall Cathy, Bob, & Jorge

Yummy…Sonny Abatta

Santonio Holmes…

Deshea Townsend…

Dj Shift @ ZEN – Station Square June 6th

Quick Shout out to ZEN for having me to play with one of the staples in Las Vegas, DJ Shift ( I got to open up for him this night and it was pretty banging. Shift killed it!!!

– David Lawrence Convention Center – June 7th

DJ McFLy and I got asked to do a corporate conference in David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Why not??? I like these gigs cause its just a taste of the corporate world. These cats have fun, get hammered, and dance its GREAT!!! VIDEO COMING SOON!!!

PENS vs. RED WINGS – STANLEY CUP GAME 6 – Mellon Arena – June 9th

Yes Pens won the Stanley Cup and I got to check out the last game of the 2009 season at the Mellon Arena. What a game!!! 2-1 My seats were bonkers!!! Not much to say!!!! Shout out to DAVE for the tix!!!


May 18, 2009 bonics

Wale!!! Pronounced WAL-LAY!!! One of my favorite upcoming rapper’s in the game right now. I got a chance to interview WALE over a week ago. He’s coming to the burgh and guess what! I won’t be in town F*$%!!! But I’m glad I got to catch up with him. We talk about his time at Robert Morris, hangin out in Oakland, hooking up with girls at Chatham College and of course his first show here in the burgh at the Shadow Lounge!!!

Bonics @ The Trinity Middle School – Concert Experience!

May 13, 2009 bonics

So not only so I get to do cool dj thing’s!!! But I also every once a while connect with some of the students in the PGH area. At the end of every school year Trinity Middle School host the Real Concert Experience. They bring professionals in the music business to talk to the students about their craft. And of course I got to school the kiddies on being on the radio and the art of Mixing/turntablism. These things are the favorite things about the job. I feel like that if i get to influence one kid to do something he or she desires I’ve helped change the world. Thank you to Mark Davis and the Trinity Middle School students and staff.


May 13, 2009 bonics

I know CINCE de MAYO was a minute ago but it definitely worth POP, LOCK & BLOGGING!!!
Just real quick GABE at the mighty “S BAR” asked me to spin the chunes for the fiesta! In attendance from the PGH Steelers: Max Starks, Darnell Stapleton, Chris Kemeato, Tre Essex, and Jeff Reed. And others I’m others I’m sure but me and DJ McFly bought a bottle of Patron and yerp….

Here’s some pics…

James Harrison!

Senor Hampton!

Hot Chicks!


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