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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.

HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide September 16-18, 2016

There are always shows happening in Pittsburgh over the weekend that are worthy of your attention and may not be widely advertised in our traditional media outlets with full page color ads. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic!…

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First/Last – Buffalo Rose

“The energy shines through in their performances, where the combination of each distinct voice with the others creates a swirling web of sound and harmony. Paired with evocative and catchy lyrical phrases drawn from life experience and the American lexicon, Buffalo Rose’s songs are ones that you will find yourself singing along to before they come to an end.”…

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First/Last – Holy Rivals

“Grunge is still dead”

Holy Rivals is a Pittsburgh metal grunge band that recently released their debut self-titled EP. The band take their assault to the masses this Saturday (9/17) at Gooski’s as they join blog faves …

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First/Last – Fire Safe Cigarettes

“Both of us born and raised in Pittsburgh, have been making music together for about 7 years through various projects. Fire Safe Cigarettes was started after being unable to find reliable band mates, but wanting a way to make music that we were 100…

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First/Last – The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

“The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Band members Gary Antol, Libby Eddy, Joe Dep and Ed Croft hail from the mountains and river towns of southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide September 9-11, 2016

There are always shows happening in Pittsburgh over the weekend that are worthy of your attention and may not be widely advertised in our traditional media outlets with full page color ads. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic! Friday September 9, 2016  – The Struggle Bus – Single Release!  – Scott and Rosanna LIVE at Apis […]

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First/Last – Sol Persona

“The experimentally minded Sol Persona project seems interested in reinvigorating music by foregrounding various constructions of subjecthood and the various rigors of the human condition. Sol Persona’s compositions are magnetic and ethereal; they’re often…

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First/Last – William Matheny

“The 11 songs featured on his pending debut, Strange Constellations, contain echoes of the hard won wit and wisdom of Loudon Wainwright, the guitar prowess of James Burton, and the tensile anger of a young Paul Westerberg. But crucially, Matheny’s is a new …

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First/Last – Franny Moon

“Franny sometimes goes by her borderline name of Xera. She has been farming this summer and makes homegrown moon and star country road, rollin’ ,tumblin’ buzz-rock sing-a-longs & folk ballads. Franny incubated and inoculated these songs in her bone-cold love shack dreaming of her native southern air all winter long and when she stumbled out of the shack under the skies of Uptown,Soho Pittsburgh, PA (the paris of appl at cha’), and gathered some moon shiners and recorded some songs. and the faucet keeps running. Both on her own with an acoustic guitar or with a band of wild cards (members of Robin Vote, Ghost Guts & Raul & the Lumber Jerks recorded & have played & play with her).”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide September 2-4, 2016

  There are always shows happening in Pittsburgh over the weekend that are worthy of your attention and may not be widely advertised in our traditional media outlets with full page color ads. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic! Friday September 2, 2016   – Bayardstown Happy Hours : the Turpentiners – VRIL/Bat Zuppel @ First […]

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First/Last – Come Holy Spirit

Posted on August 31, 2016

“The project of Gina Favano with Sam Pace (Gangwish) and Aaron Lindberg (Lungs Face Feet) backing her up. Polyrhythms and semitones bring a non-Western feel to much of this release; Favano’s singing often rests between incantation and spiritual…

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First/Last – Dori Cameron

Posted on August 29, 2016

“Dori Cameron is a singer-songwriter who is native to Pittsburgh, PA and now lives in Boston, MA. For years, her instrument was a pen, but she has finally fused her love for writing and singing into songwriting. Her carefully-crafted lyrics and strong voice often capture difficult, yet universal themes that any audience can relate to. Her expression of emotions such as guilt, longing, and hope are not just accepted, but embraced. She uses vivid imagery to tell stories and ask questions that we’ve all asked ourselves. Her songs create a space for conversation to those who are willing to express themselves as well.”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide August 26-28, 2016

Posted on August 26, 2016

  There are always shows happening in Pittsburgh over the weekend that are worthy of your attention and may not be widely advertised in our traditional media outlets with full page color ads. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic! Friday August 26, 2016   – FEST FEST FEST! – The String Theory @ Seven Springs Wine […]

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First/Last – Tiny Rhymes

Posted on August 25, 2016

“Featuring tight vocal harmonies, richly melodic string lines, and the introspective songwriting of leader Sharon Mok, the group has received favorable press from its native Buffalo and beyond. Artvoice (Buffalo) writes, “Some people like to write songs while others tell stories. Vocalist/guitarist Sharon Mok tells her audience a story. Her voice floats beautifully above the acoustic sounds of her “chamber-folk” band only to be matched with the soothing sounds of cello and violin.
Tiny Rhymes offers listeners tranquility and leisure and it’s clear they’re here to stay.”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide August 12-14, 2016

Posted on August 19, 2016

There are always shows happening in Pittsburgh over the weekend that are worthy of your attention and may not be widely advertised in our traditional media outlets with full page color ads. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic! Friday August 19, 2016 – Little Italy Days at Howlers – Bayardstown Friday Happy Hours : Grand Piano […]

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R.A.N.T. 2016 Schedule and Set Times

Posted on August 12, 2016

The 2016 Rock All Night Tour takes over Lawrenceville this weekend and there is way more than enough music to satisfy any fan. Follow the link for the complete band/venue list and set times…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide August 12-14, 2016

Posted on August 12, 2016

There are always shows happening in Pittsburgh over the weekend that are worthy of your attention and may not be widely advertised in our traditional media outlets with full page color ads. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic! Friday August 12, 2016 – JAVA JAMS – West Holliday Trip with Jenny (Hunt) Roden! – RAVEN from […]

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First/Last – Ganemyde

Posted on August 10, 2016

“Sounds like: Your senses feel. Questions. Your first kiss. Dreams. Possibility. The universe. The tiny moments. Nature. What you see when you close your eyes. Love. Filtered light. Fear. Feelings without words. The unknown. The mysteries of deep science. Hope. Connection. Time. Attraction. Meteor Showers. The death of a friend. The Deep. Space. Memory. Another life. Perspective.”…

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First/Last – Flock of Walri

Posted on August 9, 2016

Flock of Walri is a Pittsburgh turbo-prog funk rock trio who will be participating in R.A.N.T. this weekend playing Spirit Lodge Downstairs on Saturday (8/13). I want to thank Mike Mast (Drums) for not only participating in this edition of First/Last, but being only one of two people out of a thousand who took the time to actually write down his answers to the Q&A!…

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  2. Under Streetlights / Yours and Mine Brooke Annibale Live at Eide's May 2014 8:15
  3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds / Decide Brooke Annibale Live at Eide's May 2014 8:13
  4. You Don't Know Brooke Annibale Live at Eide's May 2014 7:21
  5. Tragically Beautiful / Bullseye Brooke Annibale Live at Eide's May 2014 9:25
  6. HughShows YEAH Break Meeting of Important People 0:06
  7. Maybe Tessa Twyman 2:25
  8. The Pittsburg Boogie by Craig Hodgkins - Featuring Chloe Hodgkins - Lead Guitar 3:12