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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-The Singles

Posted on July 21, 2014

“With hints of garage rock, power pop, glam, blues, and punk all find their way into the music. Both originally from Detroit, the two joined forces in LA in 2012 to restart The Singles—a moniker that Vince had used in the past to release his songs with different incarnations of the band. With the help of friends on bass, the band began playing locally bringing stripped down rock n’ roll to the LA music scene. Things got serious once they met producer Rick Parker. Rick was brought on to mix their single “(She’s Got) A Heart Of Stone” in early 2013. His chill vibe, part surfer, part jedi studio master, was the perfect counterpoint to the off-kilter energy of the band.”…

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First/Last-Trevor Howarth

Posted on July 19, 2014

Trevor Howarth is a songwriter from Pittsburgh. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Thom Hunter & The Rocket Surgeons

Posted on July 19, 2014

Thom Hunter and The Rocket Surgeons is a Pittsburgh songwriter. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Chase The Monkey

Posted on July 18, 2014

Chase The Monkey is a Pittsburgh rock band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Alberto Sewald (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Endless Mike and the Beagle Club

Posted on July 18, 2014

Endless Mike and the Beagle Club are a Johnstown ‘folk-punk’ band. They released and new collection entitled “Side B” this week. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Mike Miller (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Chris Stowe

Posted on July 18, 2014

Chris Stowe is a Pittsburgh songwriter. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and
thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Big Gypsy

Posted on July 18, 2014

Big Gypsy is a Pittsburgh ‘stompin’ blues-rock’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Jess ‘Baretta’ Winghart (Lead Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Yarn Wallows

Posted on July 18, 2014

Yarn Wallows is a Pittsburgh ‘groove-happy singalong’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Zach Dow (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-The Hills and the Rivers

Posted on July 18, 2014

The Hills and the Rivers are a Pittsburgh ‘Appalachian-folk’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Isaac Hill (Tenor Guitar/Lead Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of …

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First/Last-edhochuli

Posted on July 18, 2014

edhochuli are a Pittsburgh ‘comma’ rock band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank David Rath (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of …

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First/Last-carol blaze

Posted on July 18, 2014

carol blaze is Pittsburgh ‘dream-pop shoegazer’ A.T. Vish. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Paddy The Wanderer

Posted on July 18, 2014

Paddy The Wanderer is a Pittsburgh ‘basement-rock’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Corrie Anderson (Keys) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Highway 4

Posted on July 18, 2014

Highway 4 is a Pittsburgh rock band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Kelly Brown (Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Triangle & Rhino

Posted on July 18, 2014

Triangle And Rhino are a Pittsburgh ‘bludgeon-rock’ band. I am honored to have them help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and want to thank Matt Rappa (Drums/Programming/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Eric Oliver

Posted on July 18, 2014

Eric Oliver is a Pittsburgh ‘indie-folkster’. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Suburban Propaganda

Posted on July 18, 2014

Suburban Propaganda is Pittsburgh acoustic ‘folk-punkster’ Alaska Antestenis. I am honored to have him help me celebrate ten years of HughShows today and thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of…

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First/Last-Pittsburgh Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith

Posted on July 15, 2014

This morning my family and I headed downtown to accept a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council declaring Friday, July 18, 2014, ten years to the day that I first ‘logged on’ as HughShows, ‘Hugh Twyman Day‘ in the City of Pittsburgh. The sponsor of the proclamation is my District 2 Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, who represents me and my neighbors in the West End of the city. I want to thank Councilwoman Smith for this incredible honor and for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-The Donkeys

Posted on July 14, 2014

“California places a distinct sonic stamp upon the music born with in its boundaries. Owens had his Bakersfield, Parsons his Joshua Tree, and Malkmus his Stockton, and in their tunes you can hear dust, desert highways, and skateboards gliding over suburbia. The Donkeys have San Diego, and from that environment have woven a fundamental ease in their music – a rock, a roll, a sway, a slide – you could even call it a breeze. On Ride the Black Wave, The Donkeys continue their easy rolling, classic vibrations, but add a mystery and tension that make this record their most lyrically and instrumentally compelling.”…

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.6 with Triggers

Posted on July 11, 2014

Triggers at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA…

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.6 with Molly Alphabet

Posted on July 10, 2014

Molly Alphabet at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA…

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