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HughShows Blog has featured thousands of original live band photos and has conducted over 1000 musician interviews (including Brian Wilson, Mavis Staples, and Bruce Hornsby) since starting. With the original ‘First/Last’ questionnaire, you get a sense of where the musician has come from and where they are going with their artistic expression.

PittSongs – Sommelier

  Song: “Killing the Au Pair” Artist: Sommelier Album: Single Release Year Released: 2022 Genre: Pop / Post-Punk Local Connection: Band formed in Greensburg in Spring 2020 during quarantine Did you know? Sommelier (pronounced suh-muhl-yei) is a wine seward, or highly trained wine professional who tests through four levels of knowledge: introductory, certified, advanced, and […]

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PittSongs – feeble little horse

  Song: “Termites” Album: Hayday Year Released: 2021 Genre: Fuzz Rock Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2021 Did you know? feeble little horse has signed to Saddle Creek Records, who will re-issue their debut full-length on vinyl     PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support feeble little horse #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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PittSongs – Sapphirecut

Posted on August 1, 2022

  Song: “Ahimsa” Artist: Sapphirecut (w/ Jake Knights) Album: Single Release Year Released: 2018 Genre: Trance Local Connection: Born and raised in Pittsburgh Did you know? Sapphirecut (Megan Taylor) got her stage name when she realized that a sapphire needle is used to create a dub plate as she was helping physically balance a friend’s […]

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PittSongs – Cristina Black

Posted on July 1, 2022

  Song: “All I Want” Artist: Cristina Black Album: The Ditty Sessions Year Released: 2010 Genre: Pop Local Connection: Born and raised in Pittsburgh Did you know? Cristina Black has written articles for various publications including The Village Voice, Nylon, Dazed and Confused, Time Out New York, and LA Weekly           […]

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PittSongs – Thirty Years Later

Posted on June 2, 2022

  Song: “Pointless” Artist: Thirty Years Later Album: The Deep Now Year Released: 2021 Genre: Rock Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2013 Did you know? Thirty Years Later members Joe Hale (Guitar/Vocals) and Gary Burdelski started playing together in 1982 in the band Zero Factor. Subsequent bands included Quest, Blind Vengeance, Lone Rangers, […]

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PittSongs – Horehound

Posted on June 2, 2022

  Song: “Sangreal” Artist: Horehound Album: Horehound Year Released: 2016 Genre: Heavy Metal Local Connection: Formed in Pittsburgh in 2015 Did you know? Horehound vocalist Shy Kennedy runs the record label Blackseed as well as organizing the Descendents of Crom festival                             […]

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PittSongs – Mary Lou Williams

Posted on June 1, 2022

  Song: “A Grand Nite for Swinging” Artist: Mary Lou Williams Album: Mary Lou Williams Year Released: 1951 Genre: Jazz Local Connection: Grew up in Pittsburgh Did you know? She is one of three women to appear in the iconic photograph by Art Kane “A Great Day in Harlem” in 1958 PittSongs is a non-chronological […]

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PittSongs – INXS

Posted on May 31, 2022

  Song: “Suicide Blonde” Artist: INXS Album: X Year Released: 1990 Genre: Rock Local Connection: Last song as the encore INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence ever played in public at the Coca-Cola Starlake Amphitheater outside of Pittsburgh in Burgettstown, PA on September 27th, 1997 before his untimely death less than a month later Did you […]

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PittSongs – lys scott

Posted on May 30, 2022

  Song: “esketit” Artist: lys scott Album: punk kidwell Year Released: 2022 Genre: Rap Local Connection: Resides in Pittsburgh Did you know? lys scott’s debut full-length squashed dreams and broken wings was released in June of 2021 PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support lys scott #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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PittSongs – LaRue June

Posted on May 27, 2022

  Song: “Two Kinds of Love” Artist: LaRue June Album: The Sadness Year Released: 2021 Genre: Folk Local Connection: Formed near Pittsburgh in 2020 Did you know? LaRue June is the solo project from Casey Hanner, lead singer and guitarist for the indie pop band Donora PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support […]

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PittSongs – Nia Sioux

Posted on May 26, 2022

  Song: “Star in Your Own Life” Artist: Nia Sioux Album: Single Release Year Released: 2015 Genre: Pop Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 2001 Did you know? Nia Sioux gained attention as the longest tenured dancer on the TV program Dance Moms PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support Nia Sioux #PittSongs […]

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PittSongs – Roy Eldridge

Posted on May 25, 2022

  Song: “Algo Bueno” Artist: Roy Eldridge (w/Dizzy Gillespie) Album: Roy and Diz Year Released: 1954 Genre: Swing Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1911 Did you know?  Roy Eldridge, as the featured trumpet soloist in Artie Shaw and Gene Krupa’s bands, was something of an exception, as black musicians in the 1930s were not […]

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PittSongs – Big Hurry

Posted on May 24, 2022

Song: “Pushing Daisies” Artist: Big Hurry Album: Gets Me Low Year Released: 2011 Genre: Indie Rock Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2008 Did you know?  Big Hurry played their last show before disbanding at Brillobox on Oct 21, 2011 PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support Big Hurry #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2022 Music Lineup

Posted on May 23, 2022

Lineup and set times subject to change Friday, July 22, 2022  412 Brewery 7pm         DJ Pulse  Artist Image Resource 5pm         Lexa Terrestrial 6pm         Ms. Tenaj 7pm         Ronni Weiss Trio 8pm         Club Hula Ent 9pm         Sluzzo Nell  Allegheny City Brewery 5pm         Old Game 6pm         Hepcat Dilemma 7pm         Dan Koshute 8pm         King Catfish 9pm         GutterRich 10pm       Bleach […]

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PittSongs – Yotzeret Sheydim

Posted on May 23, 2022

  Song: “Keep Pushing Me Underwater” Artist: Yotzeret Sheydim Album: Teaching Myself to Swim Through Barbed Wire Year Released: 2021 Genre: Noise Local Connection: Currently resides in Pittsburgh Did you know?  Yotzeret Sheydim also releases music under the moniker WRETCHED CRAWLER and creates jewelry, instruments, sculptures, and experimental art as Alyxill PittSongs is a non-chronological […]

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First/Last – Tiny Dinosaur

Posted on May 22, 2022

“You’ve heard it all before. But if you remain skeptical without a cup how will you overflow? Everybody doubts. Where did your certainty go? You were sure of it a minute ago.“ Tiny Dinosaur is a band from New Orleans that makes folk music for the mass extinction event. Layers of harmonies over bizarre, humorous, […]

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PittSongs – Chizmo Charles

Posted on May 20, 2022

  Song: “Bed Bug Boogie” Artist: Chizmo Charles Album: Up All Night Year Released: 1999 Genre: Blues Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1928 Did you know?  Chizmo Charles began singing in the 1950’s but did not release his first solo album until 1999 at age 70 PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music […]

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PittSongs – Danniebell Hall

Posted on May 19, 2022

  Song: “Ordinary People” Artist: Danniebell Hall Album: Let Me Have a Dream Year Released: 1976 Genre: Gospel Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1938 Did you know?  Danniebelle Hall learned to play piano at the age of three and played piano in her church PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support Danniebell […]

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PittSongs – Leo Robin

Posted on May 18, 2022

  Song: “Love in Bloom” Artist: Leo Robin (Bing Crosby) Album: She Loves Me Not Year Released: 1934 Genre: Popular Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1900 Did you know?  Leo Robin (lyrics) and Ralph Rainger (music), with over 50 hit songs, became the leading film songwriting duo of the ’30s and early ’40s PittSongs […]

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PittSongs – Kendra Ross

Posted on May 17, 2022

  Song: “You Don’t Know What Love Is” Artist: Kendra Ross Album: Single Release Year Released: 2020 Genre: Neo-Soul Local Connection: Born near Pittsburgh in 1975 Did you know?  Kendra Ross is an independent feminist scholar and cultural anthropologist who holds a PhD in Community Engagement from Point Park University PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support Kendra […]

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