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.
“Lindsay Dragan is a Pittsburgh-based garage folk artist. You can catch her as a solo act and a full band on local, national, and international stages.”
Lindsay Dragan is a singer-songwriter originally from Brooklyn and now residing in Pittsburgh who can be seen out on a regular basis in the flourishing open mic scene in town…read more ➜
“Vocally heavy-hitting and thoughtfully written, Mindpaint is a collaboration of personal experiences, collective consciousness, and kinetic synth. It is the perfect mix of a little bit of everything that everyone can relate to in some way, shape or form. Because it is realistic. And it is distinct, yet divergent in the same instance. Because it is Merilette; she embodies every drop of sound that will soak your inner ear as you listen. So enjoy, lovelies; after all, it is about the music, and how it moves you, both literally and figuratively.”…read more ➜
“I was born and raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. My mother being the largest influence in my life, the CD’s she owned and the radio stations she listened to quickly became what I was humming as a child. Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne were two of the largest influences in my music as an adolescent and as I grew into myself I discovered Folk and Blues music. Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Stevie Nicks became the three power houses I wanted to be. I’ve always loved a piece of every genre though….read more ➜
“Merrow is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been writing and performing her entire life, starting with piano and voice and then recently adding guitar, bass, and drums into the mix. In 2017, she started testing out original music in front of audiences, and the project took off much faster than anticipated. Her debut show at the former James Street Gastropub and …read more ➜
If you would like to be considered to play this year at the Deutschtown Music Festival, please submit here by Saturday, March 17th.
The two day, all free festival takes place on Pittsburgh’s historic Northside on Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14, 2018…read more ➜
“Chip & The Charge Ups is the new power pop band from internationally-known and Pittsburgh-based recording artist, Chip DiMonick. Taking cues from a diverse array of power pop luminaries such as Green Day, The Ramones, and Marvelous 3/Butch Walker to name a few, Chip & The Charge Ups are ready to deliver an eclectic and electrifying experience to music fans world wide.“…read more ➜
“Matthäus began as a project of composer Ben Montalbano of Chicago, Illinois. With strong roots in folk and bluegrass as well as a music conservatory education, Montalbano started writing simple songs that served as templates to experiment with orchestration…read more ➜
Head collage courtesy sluggs faces sluggs is an indie rock band from Pittsburgh on Wild Kindness Records who are no strangers to the local DIY scene. People sometimes ask me what is the DIY scene. Easy answer? Hit up the band’s next show on Saturday, March 31st as part of Pitt Fest 2018 and all your questions will be answered. I want to thank Benjamin Truckenbrod (Drums) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last…read more ➜
“Drawing from retro and modern influences, Zeve’s dynamic falls somewhere between lo-fi, jangly 1960s garage rock and modern dream pop. Having released their debut full-length this past year to local and regional acclaim, Zeve has shared the
stage with national touring acts at Pittsburgh venues including Mr. Smalls, Spirit and Club Cafe and have gathered the attention of radio markets as far as Seattle…
Ceramic Animal has a knack for contouring impressionistic euphonies from a dusting of recognizable times and sounds. ‘So Familiar’ feels that same way, but unlike the retro-fit-psych-pop-dad-rock vibes of ‘The Cart’, the specific influences driving this new single are a bit tougher to pin down…read more ➜
“Smooth and sweet, sometimes psychedelic, the band mainly consists of the Songwriter/guitarist Colin A, the Violin player Aaron Pollard, and the Bass player James “earthworm” Bristol. Other members jump in every once in a while, including a saxophone, drums, piano, and trumpet.”…read more ➜
“Singer/songwriter Matt Aquiline lived and performed in Washington, DC for nearly two decades, but he has always been of Pittsburgh first and recently returned to his hometown to raise his family and perform his music in the town where it was formed.”…read more ➜