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First/Last – Slam Band and Sam

“Don’t stop, never give in. If you stay true the black hole still spins“ Slam Band and Sam is a Pittsburgh based six-piece band that defies genre, mixing jazz, blues, rock and funk to create a sound as unique as the individual member’s musical background. Formed in late 2018, the band is busy working on […]

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First/Last – Gaadge

“Touch the floor, but don’t go sinking more. Room for one, for you and then it’s done. Nothing more.“ Gaadge is a Pittsburgh based slacker rock band in the vein of Pavement, My Bloody Valentine and Spirit of the Beehive. Formed in 2014 as the creative output of songwriter Mitch DeLong, the band’s debut full-length album Yeah? […]

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First/Last – Gabriella Salvucci

“The phone rings and I won’t pick up because I’d rather leave you on read“ Gabriella Salvucci is a Pittsburgh based songwriter who is releasing her self-titled debut EP via Misra Records on May 21st. At 16 years old, the youngest artist signed to Misra’s long roster, Gabriella honed her craft under the mentorship of two […]

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First/Last – Dumluv

Dumluv is the moniker for Pittsburgh based emo chill dreamwave musician Ryan Hilberg. After the dissolution of his band Rainbow Machine a couple of years ago, Ryan began his solo effort self-releasing EPs, the latest entitled letmeluvu ;( from December of 2020. I want to thank Ryan for taking the time to participate in this […]

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First/Last – Sheridan Woika

“stand by your decisions fuck what people say you know the moment you forget that you start withering away“ Sheridan Woika is a Pittsburgh based anti-folk singer songwriter (with a cool Elephant 6 vibe a-going) who is a self-described “rough n’ tumble kid from Appalachia just trying to work through my trauma and express myself […]

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First/Last – Normal Creatures

Posted on January 8, 2021

“Be safe. Stay weird. Embrace your inner creature today!“ Normal Creatures is a Pittsburgh based hip-hop/rock group (formerly known as Sikes and The New Violence, who have been rocking hard since 2015) who cooked up big plans today for the release of their latest album Nightmare Arcade. Among the merch bundles (vinyl, cassettes, CD, shirt, […]

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First/Last – Jack Swing

Photo courtesy Shauna Miller   “Need a sip of something quicker, the truest eyes under the bluest skies always shine through“ Jack Swing is is a Pittsburgh based rock and roll band that has three fantastic EPs under their belt and are making a lot of noise in town through their dynamic and in your […]

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First/Last – Sam Stuckey

“I am desperate, as of lately for it hasn’t been my year and the life that I’m living  brings me no sense of cheer “ Sam Stuckey is a Pittsburgh based Roots, Progressive Bluegrass, and Country music artist and singer/songwriter. His blending of guitar picking styles complements his higher, rustic bluegrass harmony as evidenced on […]

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First/Last – Doors in the Labyrinth

“The howl of wheels on rails like a banshee’s cry but the dawn transforms it to a siren’s song“ Doors In The Labyrinth is the darkwave electronic project of Pittsburgh based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Josh Loughrey. Drawing from his diverse background including synthpop, ambient/noise, film scores, traditional folk and more, Doors In The Labyrinth creates […]

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First/Last – Neostem

Neostem is a loud, rock band band from Pittsburgh that produces the rustic sounds that embodies the working class town in which they call home as evidenced on their latest release, Return to Sender from March of 2020. I want to thank Rob Marsili (Drums/Percussion) for taking the time to participate in this edition of […]

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First/Last – Leila Rhodes

“The bridge to curiosity bended with my questions as I poked it not to break but to show it some tension“ Leila Rhodes is a Pittsburgh based singer, producer and guitarist who created her recently released debut full-length album Attunement solo but has since been playing her songs with a band made up of Ty […]

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First/Last – The Middle Room

“…reminiscent of your lonely Emo days“ The Middle Room is a Pop-Punk/Emo quartet from Pittsburgh. They popped onto the scene at the beginning of 2020 and haven’t let up since, releasing 4 singles throughout the year and a 7 track debut EP at the beginning of November entitled Never Satisfied. Their main interests include goofing […]

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First/Last – The Anti-Psychotics

“Ever feel negative and shitty and absolutely hate everything. to the point you just want to piss everyone off. This is for you.“ The Anti-Psychotics formed around 2010 in Ford City, Pennsylvania as a four piece with two guitar, bass and drums. The band has three song writers in Ian, Mike and Eric. They released three […]

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First/Last – Horehound

“Reaching out, to an outer space reaching to annihilate – we’ve lost our grace“ Horehound is a Pittsburgh based band who distills a potent blend of snarling riffs, morose melodies, and rhythmic intricacy that owes equally to doom metal convention and goth/dark ambient atmosphere since forming in 2015. Over the course of several releases, including their […]

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First/Last – Thousandzz of Beez

“its in the flowers of the ghostly light of the beez its in the ripples of the mattress springs“ Thousandzz of Beez is a DIY indie band from Pittsburgh who’s latest release from July 2020 is entitled faceless toad, a loose concept album about a discovery in Connecticut by a herpetologist of an amphibian lacking […]

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First/Last – Creedmoors

“Not that anyone asked, but… I don’t miss playing shows. I don’t necessarily miss going to them, either.“ Creedmoors is an ongoing songwriting/recording project that has officially been put into motion during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be moving towards live performance once shows return on a wider/regular scale. You can check out some music […]

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First/Last – Holy Rivals

“Enemies are getting closer“ Holy Rivals are alternative punk rock band from Pittsburgh who’s latest release from October is entitled Auto-Pragmatic. I want to thank Mr. Sunshine himself, Jason Orr (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last. Auto-Pragmatic by Holy Rivals The first album you ever bought? None of your […]

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First/Last – Bonnie & the Mere Mortals

“It scares you to death chills your weary bones and the sight of her face turns you to stone“ Bonnie & the Mere Mortals combines Southern Gothic music while blending Appalachian folk with the gothic from the Paris of Appalachia. A juxtaposition of analog and digital showing that they have more in common than you might […]

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First/Last – A-Money & the Downtown City

“She told a story with her eyes and she danced without any music“ A-Money & the Downtown City is the multi-genre music project of singer-songwriter Adam Merulli incorporating heartfelt lyrics and unique sounds as a band, solo act and spoken word playing shows in the Pittsburgh area. Today sees the premiere of their latest effort […]

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First/Last – DiLisio

“Cosmically chaotic“ DiLisio (formerly Fly.) is the brainchild of Mark Jeffries, a Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter with an edge. In collab with drummer Garrett Grube and producer/engineer Matt Very, DiLisio’s brand of garage & blues rock has been on display all year with the release of seven current singles (and two more in the works!) In fact, […]

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