First/Last – The YJJ’s

June 15, 2017

“Rock and roll fused with RAP, Punk/ska, DUBSTEP, and silky smooth R&B… plus a lot of other “uncategorizable” stuff too.”

>The YJJ’s are a Pittsburgh based reggae rap rock band who will be playing this Saturday (6/17) at 1:30pm at James Street Ballroom as part of the 24 band lineup for my #HughShows50 blowout. The bands are celebrating 50 Years of the Summer of Love by interpreting songs from the era and word is that yours truly will be joining these guys to play one of my favorite tunes for their set. Make sure everybody stops and look what’s going down when we take the stage. This show is free and all-ages. I want to thank the band for specifically playing the gig and for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Matt Hegedus: Def Leppard – Hysteria.
  • Michael Danko: TLC – Crazy, Sexy, Cool.
  • Sean Williamson: The Rolling Stones – Voodoo Lounge.
  • Jared Dray: TaTU – All the Things She Said.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Matt: Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers.
  • Michael: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN!
  • Sean: Wreck Loose – OK.
  • Jared: Umphrey’s McGee – Zonkey.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Matt: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Michael: Pink Floyd – The Wall.
  • Sean: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Jared: Brand New – The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me. Least
  • favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Matt: The one Biggie never got to finish? I dunno.
  • Michael: Jet – Shine On.
  • Jared: YelaWolf – Radioactive.
  • First concert attended?
  • Matt: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Live from Steel Town. July 15, 1997.
  • Michael: Sugar Ray, Maroon 5, Matchbox Twenty.
  • Sean: The Clarks
  • Jared: Phil “The Thrill” Collins at Starlake.
  • Last concert?
  • Matt: Tom Segura. Music, I dunno.
  • Probably Band Jam 2016.
  • Michael: Run the Jewels.
  • Sean: Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Jared: The Commonheart.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Sean: Gary Clark Jr.
  • Jared: Metallica or OzFest both with my mom.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Matt: Can’t mention that here.
  • Michael: Seeing Gun’s and Rose’s
  • live for the first time at Heinz Field.
  • Sean: Seeing the Pittsburgh music scene blossom with amazing talent and new venues.
  • Jared: Has been seeing how this community has come together to support music and how that positivity has equaled growth.

Thanks, fellas. I am beyond excited for Saturday and for the invite to share the stage with you all!