May 8, 2014

“Dumplings are a noisy, fun rock n roll band from Pittsburgh. We write songs about work, food, people, love & anything else we wanna. We love our music & you will too!”

Check out the band on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The local trio formed in 2012 and have quickly become a vital part of the incredible Pittsburgh DIY ‘noise rock’ scene we have here. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! They have one release limited physically to 100 cassettes. I want to thank Pam Hanlin (Bass/Flute/Vocals), Jon Dowling (Guitar/Vocals) and Jason Dowling (Drums/Sampling/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Pam Hanlin: Barenaked Ladies “Maroon”.
  • Jon Dowling: Poison “Open Up and Say…Aaaah”.
  • Jason Dowling: California Raisins ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Pam: Rozwell Kid “Unmacho”.
  • Jon: Cave Needles “Allegory Of A Cave”.
  • Jason: Severed Heads “Since The Accident”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Pam: Weezer “Pinkerton”.
  • Jon: Talking Heads “Remain In Light”.
  • Jason: Alice Cooper “Special Forces”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Pam: The Simpsons “The Yellow Album”.
  • Jon: Metallica “The Black Album”.
  • Jason: Motley Crue “Generation Swine”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Pam: Barenaked Ladies, 2000 Civic Arena.
  • Jon & Jason: Poison & Slaughter, 1990 Morgantown, WV.
  • Last concert?
  • Pam, Jon & Jason: The Lopez, Cave Needles & Flora Fauna on 4-27-14 at Howlers in PGH, PA.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Pam: Atom & His Package at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA in 2002.
  • Jon: The Frogs at Euclid Tavern in Cleveland, OH in 2000.
  • Jason: eXtreme Elvis at Sunset Ballroom in Seattle, WA in 2003.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Pam: Flogging Molly at Club Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA in 2004.
  • Jon: X-Fest in 1999, PGH, PA. Jason: Nine Inch Nails ‘Laser Light Show’, Carnegie Science Center, PGH, PA.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?< /i>
  • Pam & Jon: Being surrounded by talented & supportive musicians.
  • Jason: Superbowl 08 & 09.

Thanks, guys. Really looking forward to catching you live soon. You are Pittsburgh music!