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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.

Image of the Day-“Devils”

Everyone on stage was having a bg ole’ partyof a time, none moreso than the Crayon’s leader Charlie Johnston (although Will Hart was giving him a run for …

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Image of the Day-“Everything You Ever Hoped Or Worked For”

These guys were a pleasant addition to the show. I knew absolutely nothing about them before the night and they were definitely a highlight…

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Image of the Day-“The Arrow Flies”

I have always wanted to see Elf Power and the several times they have been through town in the last few years I couldn’t make it for some reason or another. They were probably the most straightforward…

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Image of the Day-“A Sunshine Fix”

One of the bands on the bill I was very eager to finally see live was Olivia Tremor Control. Their albums have an unsteady flow to them, interspersing weird (read: dumb and unnecessary) noise interludes with some of the freshest psychedelic pop songs I have ever heard…

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Image of the Day-“Snorkel”

Scott Spillane was on hand to represent his group The Gerbils. Like the rest of the E6 crew, his music was strange and appealing. Man, I loved this show.<../p>

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Image of the Day-“The Fool”

Several times throughout the night, among the many instruments Julian was playing, was his signature ‘singing saw’. I can’t remember ever seeing someone playing one seriously, if at all. He definitely could play it and quite well I might add. The texture…

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Image of the Day-“Major Organ & The Adding Machine”

I am familiar with the E6 Collective and while not a rabid devotee, I dig some of these bands a lot. Since it’s announcement,..

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Image of the Day-“Blue Thunder”

These two are in town to perform an original score to accompany 13 of Andy Warhol’s innovative screen tests. Rosemary’s interview was rather informative and we got four very stripped down songs for the session. They were so damned quiet my camera click could be heard, hence the lack of quality photos…

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Image of the Day-“She Wrote A Letter”

Good Night, States Thursday 16, 2008 WYEP Studios Pittsburgh, PA

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Image of the Day-“Long Coats No Energy”

The band has a couple local dates coming up in November. These guys would be a blast to hang out and listen to while pounding many beers…

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Image of the Day-“Change Of The Seasons”

This band has a solid pop sense inherent in it’s music but what I was surprised to discover and quickly love is the ability by the band to totally ‘freak out’ at times. Not many groups can pull off ‘feedback/white noise’ mid-song without getting annoying. They certainly can and do. Fun stuff…

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Image of the Day-“Killer Of The One”

I barely caught this band (half a song?) due to my tardiness at The YEP Summer Fest opening for Old 97’s. I have been hearing some buzz about them and was meaning to catch them sooner rather than later. Keys babe Megan dropped me a line after viewing this very blog and graciously…

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Image of the Day-“Valley Road 86”

Enjoyable (albeit sparsely attended) set from Brooklynite O’Connor. I was able to talk to her about a few friends of hers, namely Margaret White and Timothy Bracy, two of my favorite indie musicians…

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Image of the Day-“Engine”

Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour Saturday October 18, 2008 Brillobox Lawrenceville Jeff Mangum performing ‘Engine’! Way more to come. Check it. Neutral Milk Hotel – Engine – 10/18/2008 Brillobox, Pittsburgh PA from Engine on Vimeo. I got a ton of great pics throughout the night and will work on them in the coming weeks.

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