Pittsburgh Music

PittSongs – The Corbin Hanner Band

Song: “Dinosaur” Artist: The Corbin Hanner Band Album: For the Sake of the Song Year Released: 1981 Genre: Country Local Connection: Band formed in Ford City in 1979 Did you know? Bob Corbin and Dave Hanner began making music together in high school, forming the bands Lost Lambs and later Gravel PittSongs is a non-chronological […]

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PittSongs – Acheron

Song: “To Thee We Confess” Artist: Acheron Album: Rites of the Black Mass Year Released: 1991 Genre: Death/Black Metal Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 1989 Did you know? Acheron is named after the mythological river Acheron (Ancient Greek: Ἀχέρων – Akhérōn) located in the underground kingdom of Hades in ancient Greek mythology PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music […]

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PittSongs – Pk Delay

Song: “Big Body” Artist: PK Delay Album: KIMBO Year Released: 2021 Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1994 Did you know? PK Delay wrote a song every day (365 in total) in 2019 PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support PK Delay #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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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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PittSongs – Valentine Abt

Song: “Angel’s Serenade (Braga)” Artist: Valentine Abt Album: Single Release Year Released: 1905 Genre: Instrumental Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1857 Did you know? Valentine Abt was credited with creating the duo-style of mandolin playing, in which one musician plays back and forth between melody, counter-melody and harmony so quickly that it sounds as […]

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PittSongs – The Marcels

Song: “Blue Moon” Artist: The Marcels Album: Blue Moon Year Released: 1961 Genre: Doo-Wop Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 1959 Did you know? The group was named after a popular hair style of the day, the marcel wave PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support The Marcels #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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PittSongs – Chandra Rhyme

Song: “Bullet” Artist: Chandra Rhyme Album: Single Release Year Released: 2021 Genre: Pop, R&B infused Hip-Hop Local Connection: Currently residing and working in Pittsburgh Did you know? Chandra Rhyme is an accomplished choreographer and dancer PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support Chandra Rhyme #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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PittSongs – Blogurt

Song: “Grover’s a Puppet” Artist: Blogurt Album: We Like to Eat Year Released: 1995 Genre: Shleprock Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in the early 1990’s Did you know? Blogurt was a satirical, politically bent, indie rock band that featured bassoon PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support Blogurt #PittSongs #SupportPGHMusic

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PittSongs – Robin Meloy Goldsby

Posted on January 7, 2022

Song: “A River Flows in You” Artist: Robin Meloy Goldsby Album: Waltz of the Asparagus People Year Released: 2011 Genre: Instrumental Piano Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh 1958 Did you know? Robin Meloy Goldsby is the daughter of drummer Bob Rawsthorne, who was a regular band member on the television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” PittSongs […]

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PittSongs – Carsickness

Posted on January 6, 2022

Song: “Dull Days” Artist: Carsickness Album: Shooting Above the Garbage Year Released: 1980 Genre: Post punk Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh 1979 Did you know? Carsickness disbanded around 1988, eventually morphing into Ploughman’s Lunch. They reunited in 2017 for two shows to celebrate the release of a compilation of their two albums via Get […]

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PittSongs – Eddie Jefferson

Posted on January 5, 2022

Song: “Moody’s Mood For Love” Artist: Eddie Jefferson Album: The Jazz Singer Year Released: 1952 Genre: Jazz vocalist Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh August 3, 1918 Did you know? Eddie Jefferson is credited as an innovator of vocalese, a musical style in which lyrics are set to an instrumental composition or solo PittSongs is a non-chronological […]

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PittSongs – Shanice

Posted on January 4, 2022

Song: “I Love Your Smile” Artist: Shanice Album: Inner Child Year Released: 1991 Genre: R&B, Pop, New Jack Swing Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh May 14, 1973 Did you know? “I Love Your Smile” features a saxophone solo by Branford Marsalis as well as laughter from Janet Jackson and René Elizondo Jr. near the end of the song PittSongs is a non-chronological history of […]

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PittSongs – Meeting of Important People

Posted on January 3, 2022

Song: “List-Show” Artist: Meeting of Important People Album: Meeting of Important People Year Released: 2009 Genre: Garage Pop, Indie Rock Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2008 Did you know? “List-Show’ is the theme song to HughShowsTV and my upcoming podcast HughShows Live at Just-Records PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music Support […]

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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 – 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 – 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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