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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.

Video of the Day-1,2,3

Pittsburgh faves 1,2,3 have just released a wonderfully creepy video for their equally creepy song, ‘Darkly Through The Valley.’..

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First/Last-My Tulpa

“Tulpa – A materialized thought that has taken physical form. When you’re sick of all the other stuff that’s out there, stop by to listen to music made by some unemployed goofballs.”…

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First/Last-Coastal Remedy

“Coastal Remedy is an up and coming band out of Indiana, Pennsylvania. We are four aspiring musicians combined from different projects to create something truly unique. Max Bizousky (lead vocals and guitar) joined with Dylan Murphy (drums), Adam Hess (lead guitar) and Matt Snyder (bass). We recently released our sophomore album To the World featuring 14 original. We released our debut self-titled album Coastal Remedy on December 29th, 2012, featuring 11 originals and Luke Stultz on
Keyboard.”…

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Image of the Day-The Van Allen Belt CD Release

The Van Allen Belt Album Release at Brillobox on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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First/Last-J Fernandez

Having migrated to Chicago for a job with the Rand McNally map company in the early aughts, J, or Justin, spent his following years playing in friends’ projects in Chicago’s active DIY scene. In his own time, he was mapping out out a series of personal recordings in his rudimentary home studio, it was these recordings that would develop into the first EP, Olympic Village. Though somewhat crudely recorded…

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First/Last-The Quick & Easy Boys

“On their fourth full-length, Portland, Oregon-based psychedelic rock/melodic-pop outfit The Quick & Easy Boys make a record you can shake your hips and move your feet to, all courtesy of Los Lobos keyboardist/horn player and producer Steve Berlin. Berlin recorded Follow Us Overboard at Modest Mouse mastermind Isaac Brock’s private studio, where Modest Mouse has been recording their next record for the past two years; The Quick & Easy Boys the first outside band to record there.”…

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First/Last-Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

“They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldn’t be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope it rubs off on the kids in the crowd, too.
They are Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. To see them live is to experience the crux of who they are: A high-energy indie rock band dead set on producing the best live sound they know how. And boy, do they know how.”…

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First/Last-Flashlights

“They tour in a van and sleep on couches. They have a strange affinity for cats and Pokemon. They’re called Flashlights and they are a rather spectacular band from the decidedly unspectacular Brevard County, Florida. What began as a solo acoustic project for 24-year-old singer/guitarist Terry Caudill in 2007 has added various members from the local punk scene.”…

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First/Last-Peoples Temple

“The People’s Temple is an American rock music band. Emerging from the farm fields of mid Michigan and onto the North American music scene, these boys sure can play a tune.”…

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First/Last-Paul Collins

Rock icon and cult favorite Paul Collins got his start with Peter Case and Jack Lee in 1974. Their band The Nerves toured with The Ramones and recorded a song called “Hanging On The Telephone.” The song would later become a hit when covered by Deborah Harry and Blondie on the Parallel Lines album.

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.9 with Grand Piano

Grand Piano at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.9 with amplifiers.

Posted on October 9, 2014

amplifiers. at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.9 with The Nox Boys

Posted on October 7, 2014

The Nox Boys at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Image of the Day-HughShows 10.9 with City Steps

Posted on October 6, 2014

City Steps at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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First/Last-Don Strange & The Doosh Bears

Posted on October 6, 2014

“I’m a Pittsburgh-based songwriter, who, over the past seven years, has written dozens of songs, had a novel under consideration at Penguin Press, and performed many shows, opening for such notable acts as Diarrhea Planet, Clem Snide, and others.”…

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First/Last-Brad Yoder

Posted on October 3, 2014

“Brad Yoder believes musical success should be measured in more than just the obvious ways. Being voted in the top three slots multiple times since 2002 for “Best Acoustic/Solo Artist” by Pittsburgh City Paper readers is great; playing Poughkeepsie, New York, and having a college freshman from Los Angeles request songs she’s only heard via Internet downloads is actually cooler. Just as tangible in terms of success are the pieces of original art on Brad’s walls created by supporters and inspired by specific songs, and the many “gig guest books” full of appreciative comments from 10+ years of live shows.”

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First/Last-Jasmine Tate

Posted on October 1, 2014

“Jasmine Tate is a singer/songwriter with a flair for creating one-on-one encounters with each audience member. With roots in gospel music and a recent passion for the indie and singer/songwriter scene, she’s cultivated a soulful sound that some would compare to the sultry sounds and rhythms of Lauryn Hill.”

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First/Last-Luke McGowan

Luke McGowan is a Pittsburgh based ‘indie psych pop anti-folkster’. Definitely my kind of music. I want to thank him for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Leanne Kingwell

“She bought her first guitar in high school and formed her first band while earning a degree in Graphic Arts at University. Thus began a decade-long odyssey of constant live gigs that honed her performance and song-writing skills and took Leanne from small Underground venues to Centre Stage Stadium shows.”…

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First/Last-Arum Rae

“Arum Rae, formerly known as White Dress, is a modern day siren based in Brooklyn, by way of Austin, TX. Arum’s music and her voice is here to inspire… it is honest at its core so that you can do with it what you please, with no regrets. Everything Arum has lived through and all of the songs that have been born from it, are not meant to impress. They are meant to lead. Her ability to transcend styles allows the music to complement country, resurrect the soul, feel the blues, and
ruin then re-invent rock, through her deeply rooted foundation as a singer-songwriter.”…

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