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