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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.

First/Last – Bud Bronson & The Good Timers

Posted on May 23, 2016

“A lot of the classic-rock-inspired music that’s come about over the past decade has sounded like a cut-rate version of the real thing. If we heard enough fake Led Zeppelins in the ’80s to last a lifetime, in more recent years, there have been enough ersatz Neil Youngs and Laurel Canyon clones to colonize space. Bud Bronson & the Good Timers, though, are different. Their music is not all dramatic delivery with no substance; instead, it’s the kind of triumphant power pop that feels like it’s coming from an honest place rather than being an affectation of style. For these guys, getting ahold of an older relative’s record collection was a beginning point, not a destination. That they have moved beyond obvious influences makes Bud Bronson & the Good Timers one of the most exciting rock-and-roll bands in Denver at this moment.”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide May 20-22, 2016

Posted on May 20, 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. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic! Friday May 20, 2016 – Bayardstown Friday Happy Hours : Robin Vote – Short Fictions Album + Lawn Care EP Release Show […]

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First/Last – The Still Tide

Posted on May 18, 2016

“Turbulent and tender songwriting driven by a stormy voice that will leave you a little cut up.”
The Still Tide is a shoegaze folk rock outfit from Denver currently on a brief East Coast tour that brings the band back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday (5/18) at the Pittsburgh Winery with CALI and Mike Molaro supporting. I want to thank Jacob Miller (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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Video Premiere – David Bernabo “Material”

Posted on May 16, 2016

I am thrilled to present the exclusive premiere of David Bernabo’s latest solo offering, the debut track called “Material” off of his latest effort The Inn which becomes available on Friday

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide May 13-15, 2016

Posted on May 13, 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. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic!…

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First/Last – Somber Chronicles

Posted on May 12, 2016

“Heavy low end riffs, guitar solos, brutal/melodic vocals, thought provoking lyrics, a drummer that beats his kit into submission, intricate bass lines, and a thirst and hunger to play music…….if you have felt the need to head bang, mosh, or scratch your head at what audio disturbance just blasted your ears and left you in a daze, we have done our job.”…

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First/Last – How to Rob a Bank

Posted on May 11, 2016

How to Rob a Bank is an indie outfit from Imperial, PA who just released a cool self-titled EP. The band members are singer-songwriter Jess Ligas (Guitar/Vocals), Alex Britt (Bass), Christian Thurner (Drums), and Spencer Steward (Saxaphone). I want to thank Jess for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last – Fossil Jane

Posted on May 10, 2016

” I’m not a girl; not yet a woman. All I need is time. A moment that is mine. While I’m in between. ♥”

Fossil Jane is the moniker of Pittsburgh based indie singer-songwriter Olivia Price. She is working on material as I publish this and expect to see her out more and more. As we all welcome her to the scene, I want to thank her for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last – Brash Teeth

Posted on May 9, 2016

We are a band. We have grown with instruments in our hands. Sprouted from the ashes of our own previous manifestations. We have made music through times of struggle and through times of great triumph. We are here for you, and our music is here to be listened to. We tell stories of self-discovery, so that maybe we can help you discover you too. We are Brash Teeth.”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide May 6-8, 2016

Posted on May 6, 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. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic!…

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Cracker at the Hard Rock

Posted on May 5, 2016

Since 1986 (jeez… where did 30 years go?) I have only missed David Lowery perform in Pittsburgh once. I was in my car on my way to the show when my buddy told me it was already over. Damn!…

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First/Last – The Mixus Brothers

Posted on May 5, 2016

“The dusk begins to melt away into the heavens, blending the horizon into inevitable mirage. Heat waves descend in the distance as two shadowy figures begin to come into view. One: the old timer, an axe in each hand and a scowl on his lips. The other: the bandito with a short fuse and a low gauge crowd pleaser slung high on his hip. Such is the beginning, and ultimate end of The Mixus Brothers. Sworn to avenge their alleged slights they travel the dark roads of an America that misunderstands and underestimates them. They’re out for revenge, they’re coming for you…and nothing will stand in their
way…so be on the lookout, Jebbh and Red think your town may be next…”

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First/Last – Rachael Sage

Posted on May 4, 2016

“Rachael Sage has had an illustrious career as an independent artist, respected and praised by the likes of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Rolling Stone and Billboard. She has shared the stage with Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, and Shawn Colvin and her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, “Fame” soundtrack and Lifetime TV’s “Dance Moms”. She has made a name for herself as one of the most active touring artists in independent music with her dynamic stage show, signature flair and colorful stage banter.”…

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First/Last – Murder for Girls

Posted on May 3, 2016

“This is a rock band from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Since 2013. Featuring members, now or then, of the Fuckies, Bunny Five Coat, Blindsider, Paris Green, Liverball, Zits of America and Lullaby Engine.”…

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First/Last – Emerson Jay

Posted on May 2, 2016

“The Pittsburgh native, Emerson Jay, produces synth-ridden compositions over top of a driving kick and snare and often complimented with catch guitar and bass. This is music that will make you want to dance like a kid again.”…

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HughShows Weekend Independent Music Guide April 29 – May 1, 2016

Posted on April 29, 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. Please go out to #SupportPGHMusic!…

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Deutschtown Music Festival Friday July 8th Full Lineup

Posted on April 28, 2016

Here is the Friday night portion of the 2016 Deutschtown Music Festival. Pleased note that Park Stage and James St. Restaurant are all ages. James St. Ballroom, Scratch and The Recovery Room are 21+…

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Pittsburgh Marathon 2016 Band List

Posted on April 27, 2016

The Pittsburgh Marathon takes place this Sunday morning, May 1st and along with all those people running, there are a ton of bands performing all along the entire course.For the full list, check it out here.

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The Block Party #1

Posted on April 26, 2016

This Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4-7pm, head on over to Spring Hill (2000 Rutledge St.) on the Northside for the debut of The Block Party featuring live music from Delicious Pastries, Brewer’s Row and The Get Down Gang. It’s all ages, all free and sure to be a banger!…

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2016 Fundraiser

Posted on April 25, 2016

On Saturday, April 30 from 6-9:30pm head on over to Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse for a fundraiser hosted and MC-ed by yours truly featuring a sweet local music lineup to help offset the costs of putting on the Deutschtown Music Festival this year. Donations will be accepted on site and at this link. This is a 21+ event.

From the organizers:…

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