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First/Last – VYLTS

“If there is a God, He probably took one look at the blood that poured out of Abel’s head, crimson hands of Cain and cried out, “What have I done?“ VYLTS are a hardcore/punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. They strive to be as DIY and as ethical of a band as they can be. They aim […]

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First/Last – Michael Miracles and Love Evolution

“Here we go again, I’m crossing your path. Meeting of the minds, blurring of the lines. We will never die, we’re beyond time.“ Pittsburgh’s beloved yogi and mystic, Michael Miracles, formerly known as the party-shaman Sneaky Mike, is the rebooted persona of his past indefatigable identity, but with a more spiritual and yoga-centric musical vision in the […]

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First/Last – Post Traumatik

“Here I am the next big thing. Wave that flag, hear them scream. Ready for the new sensation, running wild across the nation.“ Post Traumatik is a rock and roll band from Homer City, PA who have been making you drink since 2008. Proudly sponsored by Iron City Beer and featured on the Shudder exclusive […]

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First/Last – Coltt Winter Lepley

Coltt Winter Lepley is a folksinger, songwriter, poet, author, folklorist, and retired race car driver originally from Bedford, Pennsylvania. He is currently an MFA candidate at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He’s been billed as “Bedford’s own poet laureate,” and described as “a young songwriter with chops beyond his years” by Pennsylvania Musician Magazine. His […]

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First/Last – ALLISSA

“I’m lost in the space between the stars and the galaxies and I never meant to be alone“ ALLISSA is an up-and-coming songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA. Formerly a solo act, ALLISSA is now backed by the guitarist (Michael DeGruttola) and drummer (Ron Bender) from the retired touring rock band, Third From First. The cutting vocals […]

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First/Last – Yunge

Image courtesy of the artist “This is my heart, who reminds me to run free and with every pulse I can see clearer…“ Yunge Xiao (AKA yoonj) is a self-proclaimed musician and song-writer. At 19 years old, she has been writing chill, original songs since she was 12, and would love to start putting her work […]

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First/Last – Red Star Sky

“America, what the fuck? America, good luck. America, take me home. America, leave me alone…. leave me alone.“ Red Star Sky is the alt-country/Americana pandemic-project-turned-band of Pittsburgh songwriter and musician Corey Layman. Album contributors include Erik Cirelli and Read Connolly. Current band members are Erik Cirelli, Darin Palilla, and Adam Thompson. Layman’s former and current […]

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First/Last – Dom Bartoli Music

Posted on October 5, 2021

“In the deepest dark, in the blackest sky, at the speed of light do the rules apply?“ Dominic Bartoli is an audio engineer and artist, who has been involved with the Pittsburgh musical landscape for over 20 years. He’s had a busy year, releasing an album of classical lo-fi music under his own name, that […]

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First/Last – Thrown-Out Bones

“I see you disappear so far and fast away from here just take what you need and leave the rest“ Thrown-Out Bones is a San Francisco-based high-energy swanky rock group known for their experimental approach to genre and performance. With 10+ years of playing together, this power trio has developed a unique sound that blurs […]

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First/Last – Emily Thomas

“Coming into realization baby it was meant for me, good intentions but wrong places needed the catalyst to be seen“ Emily Thomas is a Pittsburgh based singer/songwriter who shakes up pop tradition with a soulful vibe & sensual instrumentation. The East Coast native currently resides in Pittsburgh traveling back and forth between LA and NY. Emily has […]

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First/Last – Sh’Bang

Posted on August 27, 2021

“Be safe, have fun, call if you need bail money“ Sh’Bang is an alternative punk rock quartet from Philadelphia laying out some groovy tunes designed to enchant and confuse. They encode their lives into rugged rock lines that will leave you dancing and crying at the same time. Following the release of their debut EP from […]

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First/Last – Lifeguard

Posted on August 20, 2021

“If you go running, I’ll go chasing I’m not looking back ’cause giving up was so much worse than taking one step back it’s better off we take a chance than leave our hearts intact“ Lifeguard is a fun-loving, high-energy, and emotionally-driven Pop/Rock band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band derives influence by artists such as Death […]

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First/Last – 0nsean

Posted on August 13, 2021

“Super nova demon I wanna steal your touch Super nova demon You’re the one I want“ 0nsean (with a zero) is the moniker of Pittsburgh based rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, and videographer Sean Hanulik. He creates hypnotic and uplifting music, mixing elements of hip-hop, electronic, and bedroom pop to create unique sounds as evidenced in the recently released title […]

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First/Last – Andrew Chris

Posted on August 6, 2021

“The sun doesn’t reach my apartment whiskey bottle dripping like a faucet I don’t mind a couple of those rainy days still in the waves just floatin’“ Pittsburgh based musician Andrew Chris has described his sound as “Mac Miller & Jimi Hendrix’s illegitimate love-child, raised by Tame Impala”. He started on guitar at age 9 and […]

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First/Last – Laroy

Posted on July 30, 2021

“Stuck in this tunnel, I think I’m in trouble It’s all caving in, it ain’t nothin’ but rubble“ Laroy Grayson Jr. is a poet/model/actor/writer/rapper/hip hop artist born and raised in Pittsburgh who writes his own songs and poems as evidenced on the just released first single entitled “Tunnels” (produced by DBK Beats) from his upcoming […]

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First/Last – Requiem Witch

Posted on July 23, 2021

Requiem Witch is the moniker for Carolyn Slothour, a touring audio engineer and musician based in Pittsburgh PA. Through her extensive education & experience playing flute and mixing music, she has been able to craft original music that expresses a part of her that has been digging and clawing to get out. With her new EP […]

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First/Last – The Inpatients

Posted on June 25, 2021

“Our DNA can’t compete with the cold-blooded elite history is full of lies our presidents had glowing eyes“ The Inpatients are a brand new band from Pittsburgh who formed over quarantine. Starting more as a pop-punk band, their recently written material takes some jazz, blues, and metalcore inspiration as well. With one song out now entitled […]

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First/Last – Ruby

Posted on June 4, 2021

“Every morning I open my eyes I wake up to find out I’m in paradise with you under great big blue“ Multi-instrumentalist Ruby (Hornsby) Zolnier was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. At age 3, she began classical training on the violin. In her adult years, she branched out from classical violin, and began […]

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First/Last – Christopher Mark Jones

Posted on May 7, 2021

“Call back your soldiers they’re fixing to die for a God or another God’s game“ Christopher Mark Jones is a songwriter from Pittsburgh who sings soulful country and blues-inflected Americana narratives in “a rich voice that’s slightly rough around the edges” (Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), but still grabs the listener along with his “fascinating lyrics” […]

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First/Last – KELS

Posted on April 26, 2021

“You make it easier to breathe. Gave me my eyes so I can see. Made me inevitably free. That’s what you gave to me baby“ KELS is the moniker for Pittsburgh based indie alt-R&B artist Kelsey Hillock who began her musical journey in jazz and uses that foundation in her music, adding elements of neosoul and pop. As […]

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