First/Last – The Dovewires

November 20, 2015

“The band’s raw emotion and power spans ballads to heavy, modern rock. Blues and classic rock influence everything with a modern, indie, garage-band style.”

The Dovewires is a rock band from Pittsburgh who will be joining me at James Street Gastropub Ballroom Upstairs this Sunday (11/22) at 3 pm as I host one of the PGH for Peace benefit concerts organized by Ziggy Sawdust Productions.

With over 60 bands donating their time and talent in over 7 venues citywide, the Pittsburgh music community has come together to show that love and music is one response to the insanity of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. Please consider joining us as I thank Todd Knepp (Guitar/Vocals), Oliver Dugas (Drums/Vocals), and Paul Bossung (Bass/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

PGH for Peace

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Paul Bossung: Michael Jackson Dangerous.
  • Todd Knepp: Weezer Blue Album.
  • Ollie Dugas: The Beatles White Album.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Paul: Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End.
  • Ollie: The Black Angels Directions to See a Ghost.
  • Todd: Strung Out An American Paradox.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Paul: Weezer Pinkerton.
  • Ollie: The Who Quadrophenia.
  • Todd: Metallica Black Album.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Ollie: Band of Horses Infinite Arms.
  • Todd: Justin Towns Earle Nothings Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now.
  • Paul: Stumped…
  • First concert attended?
  • Todd: Jonny Lang.
  • Paul: Aerosmith.
  • Ollie: The Monkees.
  • Last concert?
  • Paul: Tallest Man on Earth.
  • Ollie: The Rolling Stones.
  • Todd: of Montreal.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Todd: Metallica.
  • Paul: Weezer.
  • Ollie: Bonnaroo 2013.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Paul & Todd: Incubus.
  • Ollie: Kayne West.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

Two of us are born and raised in Pittsburgh (Paul & Todd). Oliver was born just outside of Philly. We all dig the music scene here, getting noticed is quite hard and every band seems to have that problem. People don’t really get out and see live music like they used to. I mean don’t get me wrong the dedicated fans always show up but most people seem to shrug their shoulders. That hurts the musicians that are really trying to make this a passion and lifestyle but who knows, “times they are a changing”. We just want people to understand and like what we are putting out. We just want to get as much exposure to do so. We love music, it’s our outlet, our art, our understanding. It’s what we do.

Thanks, fellas. Looking forward to seeing you play Sunday. Let’s try to have some fun.