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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.

Introducing the Pittsburgh Music Database

Posted on August 16, 2019

Attention Pittsburgh (and surrounding areas) musicians: I have created a public Pittsburgh Music Database on my website. Being the curator for the Deustchtown Music Festival, we get hundreds of submissions to perform on our site each February and we are privy to a wealth of information on bands and musicians at our fingertips. I always […]

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First/Last – Berry Breene

Posted on August 16, 2019

“A thoughtful, honest songwriter with a unique voice ranging from mellow to full, balancing between traditional folk and outsider.“ Berry Breene is a folk musician who also is an accomplished visual artist. Her vibrant work ranges from commissioned portraits and landscapes to public murals dotting Western PA public spaces. Her solo music reflects her art […]

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First/Last – Sarlacc

Posted on August 10, 2019

“Star Wars, head banging, ancient video games, destroying every vehicle we tour in.“ Sarlacc is a grind/doom metal duo from Pittsburgh who incorporate science fiction (particularly Star Wars) into their vibe. As stated in a recent post, “We didn’t turn on Star Wars. Star Wars turned on us.” Aren’t we all kind of feeling that […]

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First/Last – Drauve

Posted on August 2, 2019

“four pals making hazy tunes for hazy days“ Drauve is a brand new dream pop band from Pittsburgh who are playing out all over town promoting their fantastic debut single “Haunted”, which was released last month. Catch the band tonight (Friday, August 2nd) as they perform at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls with The Vics […]

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First/Last – Chris Hannigan

Posted on July 26, 2019

“Chris Hannigan is a nationally touring singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, he’s playing shows locally, working on his new record, and working on living the good life.” Chris Hannigan is an indie folk singer-songwriter who is currently just beginning to produce his next album. A regular fixture at Acousticafe at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls […]

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Video Premiere – HughShowsTV with Swampwalk

Posted on July 19, 2019

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First/Last – Mark Browning

Posted on July 19, 2019

“Born into a military family, I have traveled all my life. Must have gotten into my blood. Never cared much for routine. I started out in biology, collecting reptiles for zoos and museums, but then traveled. Pruned apple trees in NY, farmed wheat in WA, painted houses in Key West, drove truck in NYC, published […]

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HughShows Turns 15

Posted on July 18, 2019

When I launched a music website on July 18, 2004 that would focus on my photos, ephemera, and setlists from concerts I attended in Pittsburgh, I could never imagine that I would still be doing it 15 years later, let alone the way it has evolved since then. Based on what I was feeling at […]

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First/Last – niku daruma

Posted on July 12, 2019

“niku daruma is three hopeful young women loving each other the only way they know how to“ niku daruma is a industrial noise band who came to my attention through the Deutschtowm Music Festival submission process. They are totally on their own wavelength as a band and perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea but I […]

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First/Last – Luxury Machine

Posted on July 5, 2019

Image courtesy of Luxury Machine “Pittsburgh based grunge/blues three piece band. drums. keys. whiskey.” Luxury Machine are grunge rock duo taking a cue from The Black Keys in adding soul and blues to the mix to create an energetic sound that reminds the listener of a classic rock vibe while still sounding fresh. Experience the […]

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Video Premiere – The Dead End Streets

Posted on July 3, 2019

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than a “Snowball Fight on the 4th of July” Happy burfday, ‘Murica! Discover The Dead End Streets #SupportPGHMusic #HughShowsXV

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First/Last – Andrew Hendryx

Posted on June 28, 2019

“The Andrew Hendryx Band was formed as a musical outlet for electric mandolin pioneer Andrew Hendryx (Yarn) and saxophonist J. Wall. Thriving on playing live and reflecting the energy of its growing fan base, the AHB fuses all-star collaborations, jam-infused covers, spacey sonic explorations, and grooving earth-conscious originals.“ Mandolinist Andrew Hendryx is a best known […]

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First/Last – Water Trash

Posted on June 21, 2019

“Water Trash is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based 5 piece rock and roll club that consists of vocalist/guitarist Carter Vannoy, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Hartman, bassist Victor Tonti, keyboardist Ryan (Ocean) Killen, and drummer Cheyenne Raithel.” Water Trash is a Pittsburgh garage rock band who who just released their latest EP Jazz Feet which, as the title implies, […]

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HughShowsTV – Songwriter’s Café Ep. 45-47

Posted on June 15, 2019

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First/Last – Wild Blue Yonder

Posted on June 14, 2019

Image courtesy the band “Wild Blue Yonder is a young and talented band born out of Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh PA.  A multi-talented group of guys, the band fuses jazz, folk rock, funk, and indie to create a unique style in a new age of music. Combined with their thoughtful and meaningful lyrics, […]

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First/Last – Bill Henry Band

Posted on June 7, 2019

Image courtesy the band “The Bill Henry Band, formed in 2016, is one of Pittsburgh’s preeminent R&B acts. BHB regularly sells out performances, with a loyal fan base that eagerly attends their regular outings at Rivers Casino and Savoy, and follows the band to any other venues. BHB’s stylings effortlessly segway through R&B, soul, funk and […]

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First/Last – Dr. HollyHood

Posted on June 7, 2019

Image courtesy of Dr. Hood “What makes Dr. Hood so unique is her eclectic interests which have helped her to expand her network and become involved in multiple arts and music scenes that are typically not associated with hip hop.” Dr. HollyHood is a Pittsburgh based MC / rapper / event producer who is self-described […]

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Video Premiere – HughShowsTV with Revival Choir

Posted on June 6, 2019

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HughShowsTV – Songwriter’s Café Ep. 41-43

Posted on June 6, 2019

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HughShows Radio – The Lopez

Posted on June 5, 2019

For a limited time, you can now listen to exclusive audio of The Lopez set from Saturday, April 12, 2014 live from Eide’s Entertainment. Hit play at the bottom of the page and enjoy this while you can as it will go back into the vault on the June 18th. Audio recorded by J Vega […]

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