Pittsburgh Music

Video Premiere – HughShowsTV with Swampwalk

Posted on July 19, 2019

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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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HughShows Turns 15

Posted on July 18, 2019

When I launched a music website on July 18, 2004 that would focus on my photos, ephemera, and setlists from concerts I attended in Pittsburgh, I could never imagine that I would still be doing it 15 years later, let alone the way it has evolved since then. Based on what I was feeling at […]

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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 – 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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HughShowsTV – Songwriter’s Café Ep. 45-47

Posted on June 15, 2019

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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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Video Premiere – HughShowsTV with Revival Choir

Posted on June 6, 2019

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HughShowsTV – Songwriter’s Café Ep. 41-43

Posted on June 6, 2019

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HughShows Radio – The Lopez

Posted on June 5, 2019

For a limited time, you can now listen to exclusive audio of The Lopez set from Saturday, April 12, 2014 live from Eide’s Entertainment. Hit play at the bottom of the page and enjoy this while you can as it will go back into the vault on the June 18th. Audio recorded by J Vega […]

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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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Deutschtown Music Festival Lineup 2019

Posted on May 22, 2019

I am excited to bring to you the complete 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival lineup, which occurs on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13 over on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Schedule is subject to change so check back often. Deutschtown Music Festival on Facebook Festival Facebook Event Page   Park Stage (Friday 7/12) Allegheny Commons […]

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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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Video Premiere – HughShowsTV with Same Moon

Posted on May 15, 2019

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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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HughShows Radio – André Costello

Posted on May 6, 2019

For a limited time, you can now listen to exclusive audio from André Costello and the Minor’s set from Saturday, October 11, 2014 live from Eide’s Entertainment. Enjoy this while you can as it will go back into the vault on the May 18th. Audio recorded by J Vega of the Wilderness Recording Studio.   […]

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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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