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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-Blue Bird

Posted on July 11, 2012

Photo courtesy Eric Gonzalez Alfaro Bluebird Howler’s Coyote Cafe Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Bloomfield “From the hotbed of the Omaha music scene comes Blue Bird’s self-titled full-length record. The album is a follow-up to 2011’s Metamorphosis EP. Blue Bird is the creation of singer-songwriter Marta Fiedler and, for this record, she enlisted the help of […]

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First/Last-Kyle Smith WYEP

Posted on July 10, 2012

I have been ‘unofficially’ shooting shows for WYEP-FM for two years now and I am celebrating this week by bringing you a special series of First/Lasts with the station’s on-air personalities. We continue today with Kyle who is the Director of Content and Programming for WYEP as well as occasional on-air fill host. My thanks to him for participating in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Maia Sharp

Posted on July 10, 2012

Maia returns to Pittsburgh tomorrow. She will playing a live studio session at WYEP at 1p.m. followed by a full set at Club Cafe with guest Garrison Starr. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Cindy Howes WYEP

Posted on July 9, 2012

I have been ‘unofficially’ shooting shows for WYEP-FM for two years now and I am celebrating this week by bringing you a special series of First/Lasts with the station’s on-air personalities. We begin today with Cindy, a Boston native who hosts the Morning Mix on WYEP. My thanks to her for participating in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Garrison Starr

Posted on July 9, 2012

I have seen Garrison a couple of times in Pittsburgh. She returns this Wednesday at Club Cafe touring in support of her latest album, “Amateur“, sharing a bill with Maia Sharp. My sincere thanks to her for participating in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Coed Pageant

Posted on July 8, 2012

The duo stop in Pittsburgh tonight at Howler’s with Broken Fences and Ray Lanich. My thanks to Bradley and Gretchen for participating in this edition of First/Last…

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First/Last-Futurebirds

Posted on July 7, 2012

The band plays Pittsburgh tomorrow night at Brillo on a bill with The Henry Clay People and Kid Durango. My thanks to Guitarist/Vocalist Carter King for taking some time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Radio Moscow

Posted on July 6, 2012

The band hits Pittsburgh next Tuesday at the Pub sharing the bill with Memphis’ Dirty Streets. My thanks to frontman Parker Griggs for participating in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Communist Daughter

Posted on July 5, 2012

The band’s long awaited new EP drops next week on Grain Belt Records. There are some cool bundles to pre-order now. I want to thank Johnny for taking time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-The Color Fleet

Posted on July 4, 2012

The Pittsburgh quartet release their debut EP this Saturday at Club Cafe with local favorites The New Victorians (Ben Hardt’s latest band) supporting. My thanks to the female members (who also happen to be the group’s vocalists/guitarists) Lauren and Emma for taking some time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-The Intelligence

Posted on July 3, 2012

The Intelligence release their newest record. “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me” today and my thanks to frontman Lars Finberg for participating in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Danielle Barbe

Posted on July 2, 2012

Danielle was recently crowned the winner of the Iron City Sound Ambassador contest voted on by the public, you know, the fans who listen to music! She returns home for a Independence Day gig this week and will also be performing at The Vans Warped Tour on July 12th at First Niagara. My thanks to Danielle for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Hotel Lights

Posted on July 1, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of catching the band at Garfield Artworks. I was able to pick up a couple discs there and I have to say, I haven’t flipped out so hard for a new band as these guys (well, him) in awhile. It’s my pleasure to thank Darren for taking some time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last-Savoir Adore

Posted on June 30, 2012

“On “Dreamers,” the dance-laden lullaby and lead single from Savoir Adore’s new album Our Nature, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro invite listeners into a magical dream world. Such worlds are nothing new to the fantasy pop duo, who inadvertently became a fixture of Brooklyn’s indie scene as the result of a dare…

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First/Last-Silencio

Posted on June 29, 2012

“This Pittsburgh collective has been inspired from the dark and sometimes quirky films of David Lynch to not only re-create the timeless soundtracks of his films, but to also compose original music based on the direct influence of Angelo Badalamenti’s noir-jazz vignettes.”…

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First/Last-Still Flyin’

Posted on June 28, 2012

“San Francisco’s favorite hammjammers Still Flyin’ spent 2011 hard at work writing their sophomore album, On A Bedroom Wall, which is slated for release May 22, 2012 via Ernest Jenning Record Co..

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First/Last-Bright Moments

Posted on June 27, 2012

 Bright Moments Mr. Smalls Funhouse Saturday, June 30, 2012 Millvale “Kelly Pratt is Bright Moments. He’s the guy up at night by himself, stitching songs together in his New York City apartment all winter. There’s a special art to making an album in the spare seconds that the rest of a regular life can’t quite […]

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First/Last-Turning Violet Violet

Posted on June 26, 2012

“Turning Violet Violet has graduated from an emerging pop rock outfit into a fixture in the Philadelphia indie music scene. It’s been a busy year for the band. They sharpened their live edge playing with Glasvegas, East Hundred, Oh Land, Mr. Dream, and many others all over the east coast. After spending months writing and recording, TvV is touring throughout 2012 to promote their latest independent release, Double Cure.”…

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First/Last-Enter The Haggis

Posted on June 25, 2012

“Brian Buchanan almost died on White Lake. The singer-fiddler-keyboardist for Enter The Haggis went out into the middle of the lake to finish up some lyrics during the recording of the band’s sixth studio album, the aptly named Whitelake, and tipped the canoe half a kilometer from shore. The ice had melted only a week before,..

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First/Last-Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Posted on June 24, 2012

“The title of LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES’ debut album comes from Bains mishearing an old hymn as a child. In the soft accents of his elders around Birmingham, Alabama, “There is a balm in Gilead” sounded a lot like “There is a bomb.” It fits, really…

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