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 – Poetry In Commotion

Posted on July 22, 2020

Poetry In Commotion is an experimental blend of metal & spoken word from John (Ballistic) Perry who’s main instrument is Bass guitar in the band but is currently it’s only member. His latest release is the album entitled Spoken Word Stupidity and Other Shady Shenanigans distributed from Pittsburgh based label RORER714 Recordings. I want to thank […]

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First/Last – Jon Wolff

Posted on July 21, 2020

“The music I write ranges from acoustic alternative to instrumental rock to the soulful edges of electronic music and hip hop. I may not have a style, but I think I have a vibe.“ Jon Wolff is a multi-instrumentalist based in Pittsburgh. When he’s not creating his own music, you can find Jon working other […]

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First/Last – Tai Chirovsky

Posted on July 20, 2020

“My name is Tai, 2020 marks the end of my first decade playing music. I focus on simple guitar parts, mega harmonies, and making people do the “wow” thing when I sing.“ Tai Chirovsky is a Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter who’s latest release is the excellent EP growing up from earlier this month. I want to […]

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First/Last – Steelesque

Posted on July 17, 2020

“Steelesque is equal parts British Blues and latter-day jam band blending the sound and style of Exile on Main Street-era Stones or The Band, with adventurous passages echoing Phish or Wilco. . . At their best, the 6 piece Steelesque delivers the swagger of bands from days gone by while echoing their influences in a way […]

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first/last – savesomeone

Posted on July 16, 2020

“it’s a trap trying to savesomeone. choose wisely” savesomeone is the moniker for chris ferree, a pittsburgh born solo musician who started out learning the drums at the age of twelve and from inspiration and example of his older brother and encouragement form his parents, taught himself guitar, bass, piano, and production. after not being […]

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First/Last – Heath Forslund

Posted on July 15, 2020

Heath Forslund is a Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter who discovered after being in various bands and recording projects, he wanted to dive into a writing process by himself. He met Matt Rowley in 2016, played a few of his solo songs for him and encouraged Heath to record them. At first it was hard for Heath […]

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First/Last – Coltcrusher

Posted on July 14, 2020

“With ever-present murderous expressions on their faces, they regale with tales of brutal annihilation of the innocent residents of the greater Ponyville region. Your ears will be smashed, your heart will swell to the bursting point, and all of your preconceived notions of music will be shattered into jimmy-shaped shards of hatred so putrid that […]

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First/Last – Anti-Corn League

Posted on July 13, 2020

“Chris does everything but what Nicole does and Nicole does everything Chris doesn’t do“ Anti-Corn League is a psychedelic garage duo from Johnstown, PA who formed in 2006 and released their fantastic latest album Love It or Leave It in the summer of 2019. The band has traveled the country in the last 5 years spreading love […]

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First/Last – Max Robby

Posted on July 10, 2020

Born-and-raised Pittsburgher Max Robby is an emerging folk artist who laces his story-based songs with wry wit and tender inflection and frames them with traditional finger picking and blues guitar stylings. His first professionally-recorded collection for earlier this year entitled One Take Wonders produced at Just-Records in Dormont shows the breadth of the young artist’s ambitions and […]

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First/Last – Vincristine

Posted on July 9, 2020

“When I’m God I only need myself“ Vincristine is a Pittsburgh one man band that is most easily labeled as stoner rock or sludge metal. The band attributes its uniquely seductive, aggressive, and ethereal blend of metal to risking innovation rather than walking the beaten path. From the bubbles of neo-psychedelia to the dirge and […]

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First/Last – The Wurms

Posted on July 8, 2020

“It’s all about the music and having fun! Currently #1 on Reverbnation’s Local Pop Chart.“ The Wurms are brothers Jake and Mark Zucco, Joe Gordon and Jeff Ardolino. The Pittsburgh pop rock band have been playing and writing songs for decades. Their latest release is appropriately titled Diggin’ The Wurms. I want to thank Mark Zucco […]

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First/Last – KGB / Kyle Greene Band

Posted on July 7, 2020

“Sailing the cosmic seas with music to do stuff to.“ KGB (Kyle Greene Band) is a live looping, funk-jazz, instrumental, fusion, psychedelic duo from Latrobe, PA who’s is readying up their latest release entitled EP2 following up on EP1 from earlier this year. As with their live show, KGB brings a unique, infectious sound to […]

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First/Last – Frank Vieira

Posted on July 6, 2020

Frank Vieira is a country musician from Pittsburgh. Hard work and craftsmanship defines Frank’s music career. A direct reflection of the way it started. It’s been a decade since first making his own acoustic guitar piece by piece in Kevin LaDue’s luthier class at Vestal High School. A class, and a guitar that sparked a journey […]

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First/Last – Domenic

Posted on July 3, 2020

“Roots Rockin’… Foot Stompin’… Slide Slingin’… Cosmic Rock’n Roll for the Soul…“ Domenic is back! Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Domenic moved to New Orleans 20 years ago to chase his musical dreams and recently returned home to start getting back into the local musical community. Let’s all welcome him back into the fold as […]

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First/Last – Danny Liles

Posted on July 1, 2020

Danny Liles is a singer songwriter from West London, England, who has been playing guitar since he was a young boy. His parents played in bands for many years where he naturally picked it up from them. He produces and records his own music, writes all his songs, as he loves to sing and write. […]

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First/Last – Joy Toujours

Posted on June 29, 2020

Joy Toujours is a Pittsburgh-based Post Folk artist who is happy to admit that their music is comparable to a “personal, yet playful haunted dream”. In equal parts tension and harmony, Joy Toujours sets out with a violin, telephone and sometimes even the power drill to create their mysterious blend of avant-garde Post Folk. Their […]

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First/Last – Jim Platt’s Rhythm Innovation

Posted on May 22, 2020

“In 2010 Jim met up with talented musician and songwriter Scott Ruffner of the band The Laurel. Scott urged Jim to put his music out with a full band behind him.. So after the offer of Essential Machines Rj Dietrich to record a full band album in his brand new Blue Sofa Studios.. Jim formed […]

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First/Last – Royal Honey

Posted on May 15, 2020

“Royal Honey is Swagg-n-Roll..nasty-sweet!..groove, stomp, shiver, shake!  Rock n Roll..for walkin the walk n talkin the talk, trashin the Bop!. Earth-soul-rock n roll…  Royal Honey is filling the need in the Iron City for trashy, swingin, swaggin, dirty, blues soaked grit , sweat , and grind…a nasty brew of sweet drippin sticky sweet axtion…come dry, […]

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First/Last – Redson

Posted on May 8, 2020

“Pure original rock and roll with an edgy bite. Four piece band just east of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.“ Redson is a heavy rock and roll band from Irwin, PA who started out in 2017 as a duo with founding members Damian Irdi AKA DDee Bullets (Guitar/Vocals) and John ‘Franky’ Bales (Drums) but recently bulked up their […]

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First/Last – Matt w/2 t’s

Posted on May 1, 2020

“Gender anarchist. Comrade. Singer-songwriter. Theatre artist. -2 wisdom.“ Matt w/2 t’s is a Pittsburgh based ‘bedroom-grunge’ artist who has couple of charming DIY EPs and singles to their canon and can occasional be seen out performing, pre-pandemic. Defying genres, their songs bring an unusual comfort to the listener, whether self described as ghost pop, sweater […]

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