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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.

Book Review – Sgt. Pepper at Fifty

Posted on June 1, 2017

As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library…

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Book Review – 1967

Posted on May 28, 2017

As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library.

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Book Review – Psychedelia

Posted on May 21, 2017

As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library…

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Full Band Lineup

Posted on May 5, 2017

Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup and Venue Set Times This year marks the fifth year straight that music, food, and families take over the historic Deutschtown section of the Northside of Pittsburgh for two days of free fun. Here is the entire band schedule with venue set times…

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup

Posted on May 4, 2017

Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup and Venue Set Times This year marks the fifth year straight that music, food, and families take over the historic Deutschtown section of the Northside of Pittsburgh for two days of free fun. I will exclusively be rolling out the festival band schedule every day this week…

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup

Posted on May 3, 2017

Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup and Venue Set Times This year marks the fifth year straight that music, food, and families take over the historic Deutschtown section of the Northside of Pittsburgh for two days of free fun. I will exclusively be rolling out the festival band schedule every day this week…

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup

Posted on May 2, 2017

Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup and Venue Set Times This year marks the fifth year straight that music, food, and families take over the historic Deutschtown section of the Northside of Pittsburgh for two days of free fun. I will exclusively be rolling out the festival band schedule every day this week…

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Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup

Posted on May 1, 2017

Deutschtown Music Festival 2017 Band Lineup and Venue Set Times This year marks the fifth year straight that music, food, and families take over the historic Deutschtown section of the Northside of Pittsburgh for two days of free fun. I will exclusively be rolling out the complete festival band schedule every day this week…

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Art All Night 2017 Band Schedule

Posted on April 29, 2017

Art All Night Celebrates it’s 20th year this weekend and as festivities kick off today and goes straight through until tomorrow, I want to present to you the band schedule:…

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First/Last – Llore

Posted on April 3, 2017

“Maker of dreamy folk songs.”

Llore is the moniker of Pittsburgh folk singer-songwriter Amanda Collins who is set to release her debut EP entitled Fictional Creature this Thursday (4/6) with a release show at The Glitter Box Theater in Oakland with guests The Herbal Remedies. I want to thank Amanda for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

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First/Last – Enemy Mind

Posted on March 31, 2017

“Enemy Minds musical style involves heavy and fast groove guitar parts with brutal slow riffs mixed in, metal drumming with double bass, and lower guttural vocals.” Enemy Mind is a death metal band from Pittsburgh who’s latest release, No Safe Place is available now via German label Beat Down Hard Wear. I want to thank Andy Kichi (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last – Kayla Schureman

Posted on March 28, 2017

“At times dark and desperate, each track still glistens with the hope of the great wide open, territory that
Schureman narrates and navigates with one eye on the rearview and her foot on the gas. A little bit country, and never short on rock and roll, the album tells a story that’s there and back and gone again with plenty of guitar along the way.”…

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First/Last – Timelapzzz

Posted on March 20, 2017

“He surfaces suger-laden melancholic hooks through a curtain of haze and thick low end: all the essential ingredients of catchy electronic pop.”Timelapzz is the moniker of Aaron Joseph, a Philly songwriter/producer who’s will be stopping through Pittsburgh this Friday (3/24) at Cafe Verona in support of his debut release Ex Post Anything. I want to thank him for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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First/Last – The Moat Rats

Posted on March 13, 2017

“The Moat Rats are a group of old friends, who decided to do something productive with their time.”

The Moat Rats is a Pittsburgh area jam rock eight-piece collective that delves into varying styles such as r&b, reggae, jazz, new age, pop, and soul. You can check out their vibe this Friday (3/27) as they take on St. Paddy’s Day at the Oakmont Tavern. I want to thank Karli Blotzer (Vocals) and James Held (Drums) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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Band submission page open for Deutschtown Music Festival FRIDAY ONLY

Posted on March 5, 2017

The band submission page to play the Saturday (7/15/17) portion of the festival has closed. If you want to play the Friday night (7/14/17) of the festival, submit your intentions now at the link below. Artist submission for Friday.

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First/Last – Tim Vitullo

“With his latest statement, Vitullo mixes the best of his blues, rock, and pop influences to present a dozen
examples of “adult alternative album rock.” Songs like “Josephine” are concise and accessible with a smooth delivery and a sly sense of humor. Ballads “Letters” and “A Different Kind of Blue” are earnest experiments in confessional-style songwriting flanked by dense vocal and horn arrangements. Further, burners “Interstate Jesus,” “Black & White Wonderful,” and “Pretty Good” flash the guitar prowess that has been Vitullo’s calling card since his earliest musical ventures.”…

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First/Last – FUBAR

“FUBAR has been developing new original music as a full band since September 2011. They have released a DEMO (3 songs), THE FREE EP (7 songs), and a LIVE album from their winning performance at the Battle of the Bands entitled, “Fuck It… We’re Doin’ It Live” (8 tracks). All of these early recordings are self-produced with the help of drummer Dave Cochran, and friend Ben Geiger. They also released the full-length ALL DAY!! album in April of 2014. This album and all singles since were all entirely produced by Dave Cochran. In 5 years as a band FUBAR has never been late, cancelled or called off from a single show. Looking forward to 5 more years!”…

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First/Last – Swampwalk

“To my dad Joe Hale for letting me use his practice space as a studio space and letting me drink his beers and always emptying the dehumidifier and also for instilling a love of writing music and giving the middle finger to the man.”

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First/Last – NiGGY

NiGGY is the stage name for Maryland ‘TripTrap’ artist/producer Nijel Thomas who is currently residing in Pittsburgh attending PITT. He recently released his latest tape entitled The Portal EP. I want to thank NiGGY for taking the tie to participate in this edition of First/Last.

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First/Last – Ryan Hoffman

Ryan Hoffman is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh who has performed around town for years in such bands as Pocket Chapter and Road Runner and is striking out on his own with the release of his debut EP entitled The Pines. I want to thank Ryan for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last

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