First/Last – Take Me With You

Take Me With You is an electro synth wave band from Pittsburgh who released their debut full-length this past summer entitled a building, a dreaming.  This album immediately takes me back to the early eighties when punk gave way to new wave and the first generation of alternative music. You can catch the band this […]

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First/Last – RonManGone

“I am a young Artist from Pittsburgh trying to get a message across and hope to spark a mind.“ RonManGone is an up and coming Pittsburgh based hip-hop artist who’s message of positivity and hope in these dark times is a refreshing take on the genre when it is most needed. I first met Ron […]

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First/Last – The Richard Move

Photo courtesy Crawfo Productions “C’mon guys…It’s punk rock. Maybe you need a refresher course. Between the late 16th and the 18th centuries, punk was a common, coarse synonym for prostitute; The term eventually came to describe “a young male hustler, a hoodlum, or a ruffian” The Richard Move is a brand spankin’ new punk band […]

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First/Last – INEZ

Posted on August 30, 2019

Photo courtesy of Nicolette K. INEZ is a Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and audio engineer who is quickly gaining attention in the local music scene. Unapologetically breaking down barriers and refuting long held stereotypes by bringing out front and center the discrepancies between artists and opportunity while becoming an essential collaborator in the exciting […]

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First/Last – Berry Breene

Posted on August 16, 2019

“A thoughtful, honest songwriter with a unique voice ranging from mellow to full, balancing between traditional folk and outsider.“ Berry Breene is a folk musician who also is an accomplished visual artist. Her vibrant work ranges from commissioned portraits and landscapes to public murals dotting Western PA public spaces. Her solo music reflects her art […]

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First/Last – Sarlacc

Posted on August 10, 2019

“Star Wars, head banging, ancient video games, destroying every vehicle we tour in.“ Sarlacc is a grind/doom metal duo from Pittsburgh who incorporate science fiction (particularly Star Wars) into their vibe. As stated in a recent post, “We didn’t turn on Star Wars. Star Wars turned on us.” Aren’t we all kind of feeling that […]

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First/Last – Drauve

Posted on August 2, 2019

“four pals making hazy tunes for hazy days“ Drauve is a brand new dream pop band from Pittsburgh who are playing out all over town promoting their fantastic debut single “Haunted”, which was released last month. Catch the band tonight (Friday, August 2nd) as they perform at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls with The Vics […]

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First/Last – Chris Hannigan

Posted on July 26, 2019

“Chris Hannigan is a nationally touring singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, he’s playing shows locally, working on his new record, and working on living the good life.” Chris Hannigan is an indie folk singer-songwriter who is currently just beginning to produce his next album. A regular fixture at Acousticafe at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls […]

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First/Last – Mark Browning

Posted on July 19, 2019

“Born into a military family, I have traveled all my life. Must have gotten into my blood. Never cared much for routine. I started out in biology, collecting reptiles for zoos and museums, but then traveled. Pruned apple trees in NY, farmed wheat in WA, painted houses in Key West, drove truck in NYC, published […]

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First/Last – niku daruma

Posted on July 12, 2019

“niku daruma is three hopeful young women loving each other the only way they know how to“ niku daruma is a industrial noise band who came to my attention through the Deutschtowm Music Festival submission process. They are totally on their own wavelength as a band and perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea but I […]

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First/Last – Luxury Machine

Posted on July 5, 2019

Image courtesy of Luxury Machine “Pittsburgh based grunge/blues three piece band. drums. keys. whiskey.” Luxury Machine are grunge rock duo taking a cue from The Black Keys in adding soul and blues to the mix to create an energetic sound that reminds the listener of a classic rock vibe while still sounding fresh. Experience the […]

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First/Last – Andrew Hendryx

Posted on June 28, 2019

“The Andrew Hendryx Band was formed as a musical outlet for electric mandolin pioneer Andrew Hendryx (Yarn) and saxophonist J. Wall. Thriving on playing live and reflecting the energy of its growing fan base, the AHB fuses all-star collaborations, jam-infused covers, spacey sonic explorations, and grooving earth-conscious originals.“ Mandolinist Andrew Hendryx is a best known […]

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First/Last – Water Trash

Posted on June 21, 2019

“Water Trash is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based 5 piece rock and roll club that consists of vocalist/guitarist Carter Vannoy, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Hartman, bassist Victor Tonti, keyboardist Ryan (Ocean) Killen, and drummer Cheyenne Raithel.” Water Trash is a Pittsburgh garage rock band who who just released their latest EP Jazz Feet which, as the title implies, […]

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First/Last – Wild Blue Yonder

Posted on June 14, 2019

Image courtesy the band “Wild Blue Yonder is a young and talented band born out of Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh PA.  A multi-talented group of guys, the band fuses jazz, folk rock, funk, and indie to create a unique style in a new age of music. Combined with their thoughtful and meaningful lyrics, […]

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First/Last – Bill Henry Band

Posted on June 7, 2019

Image courtesy the band “The Bill Henry Band, formed in 2016, is one of Pittsburgh’s preeminent R&B acts. BHB regularly sells out performances, with a loyal fan base that eagerly attends their regular outings at Rivers Casino and Savoy, and follows the band to any other venues. BHB’s stylings effortlessly segway through R&B, soul, funk and […]

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First/Last – Dr. HollyHood

Posted on June 7, 2019

Image courtesy of Dr. Hood “What makes Dr. Hood so unique is her eclectic interests which have helped her to expand her network and become involved in multiple arts and music scenes that are typically not associated with hip hop.” Dr. HollyHood is a Pittsburgh based MC / rapper / event producer who is self-described […]

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First/Last – The Zells

Posted on May 31, 2019

“Five best friends from Pittsburgh making sounds and saving frightened crowds. Slacker rock for the people. Actively degenerating…” The Zells are rock band from Pittsburgh who are working on brand new music as I write this. A featured band on the DIY Crafted Sounds label, the band is steadily gaining traction in the music community […]

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First/Last – Private I

Posted on May 17, 2019

“Uniting and Celebrating Life and Love through Music” Private I is a reggae/punk band from Somerset who just released their debut full length Better Late Than Never, which seems to be an apt title as their first self-titled EP arrived seven years ago. Catch their next show tomorrow (Sat. 5/18) at 1pm at the Johnstown […]

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First/Last – Swither

Posted on May 10, 2019

“It’s like how a water snake would move, it slithers and swims.” Swither is a pop punk band from Pittsburgh who released a debut EP late last year entitled We Tried. Also contributing a new song “Mutual Friend” on the fantastic Crafted Sounds compilation Bridges, the world awaits as the band readies their sophomore effort. […]

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First/Last – Short Fictions

Posted on May 3, 2019

“Really tight math-pop band from Pittsburgh ;)” Bridges by Short Fictions Short Fictions is an indie rock band hailing from Pittsburgh, PA who have a new song called “Living in Places Like These Can Be Bad for Your Health”on the fantastic Crafted Sounds comp Bridges. They will more than likely play it at their next show […]

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