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.

First/Last – Emily Thomas

“Coming into realization baby it was meant for me, good intentions but wrong places needed the catalyst to be seen“ Emily Thomas is a Pittsburgh based singer/songwriter who shakes up pop tradition with a soulful vibe & sensual instrumentation. The East Coast native currently resides in Pittsburgh traveling back and forth between LA and NY. Emily has […]

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First/Last – Sh’Bang

Posted on August 27, 2021

“Be safe, have fun, call if you need bail money“ Sh’Bang is an alternative punk rock quartet from Philadelphia laying out some groovy tunes designed to enchant and confuse. They encode their lives into rugged rock lines that will leave you dancing and crying at the same time. Following the release of their debut EP from […]

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First/Last – Lifeguard

Posted on August 20, 2021

“If you go running, I’ll go chasing I’m not looking back ’cause giving up was so much worse than taking one step back it’s better off we take a chance than leave our hearts intact“ Lifeguard is a fun-loving, high-energy, and emotionally-driven Pop/Rock band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band derives influence by artists such as Death […]

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First/Last – 0nsean

Posted on August 13, 2021

“Super nova demon I wanna steal your touch Super nova demon You’re the one I want“ 0nsean (with a zero) is the moniker of Pittsburgh based rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, and videographer Sean Hanulik. He creates hypnotic and uplifting music, mixing elements of hip-hop, electronic, and bedroom pop to create unique sounds as evidenced in the recently released title […]

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Image of the Day – Millvale Music Festival 2021

Posted on August 10, 2021

Some random band shots from Saturday, August 7, 2021 in Millvale.                                     #SupportPGHMusic

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First/Last – Andrew Chris

Posted on August 6, 2021

“The sun doesn’t reach my apartment whiskey bottle dripping like a faucet I don’t mind a couple of those rainy days still in the waves just floatin’“ Pittsburgh based musician Andrew Chris has described his sound as “Mac Miller & Jimi Hendrix’s illegitimate love-child, raised by Tame Impala”. He started on guitar at age 9 and […]

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First/Last – Laroy

Posted on July 30, 2021

“Stuck in this tunnel, I think I’m in trouble It’s all caving in, it ain’t nothin’ but rubble“ Laroy Grayson Jr. is a poet/model/actor/writer/rapper/hip hop artist born and raised in Pittsburgh who writes his own songs and poems as evidenced on the just released first single entitled “Tunnels” (produced by DBK Beats) from his upcoming […]

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First/Last – Requiem Witch

Posted on July 23, 2021

Requiem Witch is the moniker for Carolyn Slothour, a touring audio engineer and musician based in Pittsburgh PA. Through her extensive education & experience playing flute and mixing music, she has been able to craft original music that expresses a part of her that has been digging and clawing to get out. With her new EP […]

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Pittsburgh Bands Posting Links To Their Music

Posted on July 21, 2021

Pittsburgh Bands Posting Links To Their Music On Facebook Click comment icon below #SupportPGHMusic

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First/Last – The Inpatients

Posted on June 25, 2021

“Our DNA can’t compete with the cold-blooded elite history is full of lies our presidents had glowing eyes“ The Inpatients are a brand new band from Pittsburgh who formed over quarantine. Starting more as a pop-punk band, their recently written material takes some jazz, blues, and metalcore inspiration as well. With one song out now entitled […]

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First/Last – Ruby

Posted on June 4, 2021

“Every morning I open my eyes I wake up to find out I’m in paradise with you under great big blue“ Multi-instrumentalist Ruby (Hornsby) Zolnier was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. At age 3, she began classical training on the violin. In her adult years, she branched out from classical violin, and began […]

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Hands Over Deutschtown – July 17, 2021

Posted on May 29, 2021

Earlier this year we here at Deutschtown Music Festival made the difficult decision to once again not present our a full-blown festival this year. There were many factors that went into this decision, but we felt and still feel it was in the best interest of all involved. We are however extremely excited to present a new […]

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First/Last – Christopher Mark Jones

Posted on May 7, 2021

“Call back your soldiers they’re fixing to die for a God or another God’s game“ Christopher Mark Jones is a songwriter from Pittsburgh who sings soulful country and blues-inflected Americana narratives in “a rich voice that’s slightly rough around the edges” (Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), but still grabs the listener along with his “fascinating lyrics” […]

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First/Last – KELS

Posted on April 26, 2021

“You make it easier to breathe. Gave me my eyes so I can see. Made me inevitably free. That’s what you gave to me baby“ KELS is the moniker for Pittsburgh based indie alt-R&B artist Kelsey Hillock who began her musical journey in jazz and uses that foundation in her music, adding elements of neosoul and pop. As […]

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First/Last – Back Alley Sound

Posted on April 9, 2021

“Gave blood and bone to what they bumping in the underworld and summer homes.“ Back Alley Sound is a riff-hop six-piece band hailing from the South Side of Pittsburgh. With Shark Parker as lead vocalist, the guitarist Myles Mahoney along with the keyboardist Christian Petrozza, the bassist, Sam Kisic, the saxophonist Robert Ruffner, and finally […]

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First/Last – Jimmy and the Beautiful Mistakes

Posted on March 26, 2021

Jimmy and the Beautiful Mistakes are a Pittsburgh rock band formed by Detroit native Jimmy Marino after recording and releasing his debut album Gettin’ Better in November 2019. The music speaks to how poor choices can still turn into something beautiful. With musical influences from rock, roots, blues, and Americana, you’ll find every song is decidedly […]

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First/Last – Demi Michelle

Posted on March 12, 2021

“Just remember life is never crystal clear but in time just like every memory it will all come into focus“ Demi Michelle is a Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter who’s latest single “LA Will Wait for Me” is out today. Co-written by her longtime friend Madison RaeAnne Young, the song follows Demi’s pattern of producing heartfelt and […]

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First/Last – Slam Band and Sam

“Don’t stop, never give in. If you stay true the black hole still spins“ Slam Band and Sam is a Pittsburgh based six-piece band that defies genre, mixing jazz, blues, rock and funk to create a sound as unique as the individual member’s musical background. Formed in late 2018, the band is busy working on […]

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First/Last – Gaadge

“Touch the floor, but don’t go sinking more. Room for one, for you and then it’s done. Nothing more.“ Gaadge is a Pittsburgh based slacker rock band in the vein of Pavement, My Bloody Valentine and Spirit of the Beehive. Formed in 2014 as the creative output of songwriter Mitch DeLong, the band’s debut full-length album Yeah? […]

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First/Last – Gabriella Salvucci

“The phone rings and I won’t pick up because I’d rather leave you on read“ Gabriella Salvucci is a Pittsburgh based songwriter who is releasing her self-titled debut EP via Misra Records on May 21st. At 16 years old, the youngest artist signed to Misra’s long roster, Gabriella honed her craft under the mentorship of two […]

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