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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-“Rosalie”

Posted on June 29, 2008

Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage Being the last night of the fest and considering I didn’t make one show this year, I felt I had to catch this one. Considering that Alejandro was scheduled and he was bringing the rock to support his excellent new disc “Real Animal”, it was a rather painless decision…

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Image of the Day-“The Fool”

Posted on June 28, 2008

Schenley Plaza In realizing that I have no time for posting on a regular basis, I will try something new starting today. Instead of a complete wrap-up of a show, I will post one picture and write a short description. Last night’s Old 97’s concert was probably my favorite of the year so far. I checked the band’s message boards this morning and noticed that a fan was upset about an encounter with Ken in Wisconsin…

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Concert Pics-Hallelujah The Hills

Posted on May 28, 2008

These Boston boys are my favorite ‘new’ band right now. Their debut album was my #1 favorite album of 2007. This is the second time they’ve rolled through town in less than a year and both times they opened with “To All My Scientist Colleagues I Bid You Farewell” at my request…

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Concert Pics-The Swimmers

Posted on May 27, 2008

Gloriously rising from the ashes of one of my favorite unsung bands of all-time One Star Hotel, the philly outfit The Swimmers finally brought their straight-ahead pop to the wonderfully dirty Garfield Artworks. I was really surprised at the turn-out…

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Concert Pics-Bobby Bare Jr.

Posted on May 25, 2008

This was one strange show. It was in a sports bar in town. It was sponsored by Camel cigarettes(If you showed I.D. you got two packs of smokes and a BBJ t-shirt). Bobby was ready to…

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Concert Pics-British Sea Power

Posted on May 23, 2008

Mr. Small’s Funhouse As I stated in my previous post, I was wrecked at this show. I actually got booted from the premises by security. So sad…

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Concert Pics-The Rosebuds

Posted on May 23, 2008

Mr. Small’s Funhouse I really can’t write a proper review due to the fact that I got seriously wasted at the show and cannot remember much. Bummer…

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To All My Scientist Colleagues…

Posted on May 11, 2008

As the Beastie Boys would say…I effin shot that!

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I Know You Rider

Posted on April 19, 2008

DJ ?UESTLOVE TECHNICAL RIDER/SPECIFICATIONS1. Two Technique 1200 turntables 2/ needles and stylus in good condition NOTE: set up from left to right should be:CDJ, Turntable, Turntable, Mixer, CDJ(as the DJ is left handed) 2. Pioneer DJM 600 mixer3. 2 Pioneer CDJ 10004. 1 Wireless Microphone5. 2 Slipmats6. 2 backup needles7. Monitors on both sides of […]

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Iron & Wine

Posted on April 18, 2008

I like Iron & Wine. I don’t LOVE them as some people do but they’re aiight. The other night they played for two hours and change and man could they have trimmed the show a bit. They went on and on and on and…

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Califone

Posted on April 18, 2008

Califone opened up for Iron & Wine last night in Greensburg at The Palace Theater. First off I have to say what a venue. These old refurbished turn of the century movie halls that are hosting shows lately are damned terrific. Sure Greensburg is an hour drive from home but so far it’s by far the coolest place to see a concert. They have an outdoor smoking garden that’s TOO easy to sneak my camera into. Next time!…

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The New Pornographers in Pittsburgh

Posted on April 14, 2008

I like The New Pornographers. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that they were just running through their set with no conviction Saturday night. I suppose it didn’t help that openers Okkervil River totally upstaged them. Still the show was great…

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Okkervil River Carnegie Music Hall

Posted on April 13, 2008

Okkervil River BLISTERED through a terrific hour-long set last night opening for The New Pornographers. As Carl Newman said from the stage, Okkervil is THE best band out today, “Schmarcade Fire, please?”…

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Justin Rutledge

Posted on April 10, 2008

I wanted to mention how much I enjoyed Justin’s set opening for Kathleen Edwards the other night. He reminded my a little of Ryan Adams, although I would hate to pigeonhole him that way. He had a very self-deprecating stage presence and was avery nice guy as well…

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Kathleen Edwards Pt. 2

Posted on April 9, 2008

Last nights show at the Rex was probably my favorite of the year so far. I did like the acoustic set earlier in the day but this gal can get down with her band. A bonus was the crowd wasn’t too packed with lots of room near the stage.

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Kathleen Edwards Pt. 1

Posted on April 8, 2008

Awesome as always WYEP In-studio session today. The performance consisted of Kathleen and her man Colin on a couple
acoustics. What a tease for tonight. Back To Me/Asking For Flowers/I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory/The Cheapest Key
How awesome was it? I finally became a member of YEP after realizing all the great music I have witnessed because of them.
Listen here…

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So This Is Where…

Posted on April 4, 2008

What I wanted to share is that if you did not get tickets to The New Pornos/Okkervil show on 4/12 yet, what are you waiting for? This could very well turn out to be the show of the year…

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