Pittsburgh Music

Album Review – Merce Lemon – Moonth

HughShows welcomes back contributing music journalist Mara Meyer. A graduate of Point Park University, Mara is also a visual artist and concert photographer, who is beginning her career within the Pittsburgh music landscape and I couldn’t be more thrilled in highlighting her wonderful work on the blog. Merce Lemon / Moonth / Released August 14, […]

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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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First/Last – The Whelming Waters

The Whelming Waters is Pittsburgh based folk rock band which formed in the winter of 2015. The band began when three high school friends John, Collin, and Nina, decided to start a folk trio consisting of mandolin, guitar, and violin. However, when the songwriting quickly started to expand, and with the introduction of two new […]

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Album Review – Anthony Heubel and the High Lonesome Band

Posted on August 3, 2020

HughShows welcomes back contributing music journalist Mara Meyer. A graduate of Point Park University, Mara is also a visual artist and concert photographer, who is beginning her career within the Pittsburgh music landscape and I couldn’t be more thrilled in highlighting her wonderful work on the blog. Anthony Heubel and the High Lonesome Band / […]

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First/Last – Hell’s Oasis

Posted on July 31, 2020

“The way music evokes feelings, memories, and mental pictures is powerful and magical.“ Hell’s Oasis is a Pittsburgh based multi-genre band who fuse progressive rock with funk and punk. They’ve added trip-hop, singer-songwriter, and folk styles to their repertoire. This is evidenced on their latest release from July, the single “Lilacs”, which draws you in with echoing […]

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First/Last – Sommelier

Posted on July 30, 2020

“I lock my vice wide for the feeding of the choir.“ Sommelier is a Pittsburgh based electro pop band that was formed in early 2020 by Brian Ferrell and J Trafford. Brian was working on a projected with Zach Coss and Ben Wingrove that lost their singer. Brian began looking to start a new group. […]

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First/Last – Inch Deep Pool of Slush

Posted on July 29, 2020

“Guitarish music that melts while you listen to it“ Inch Deep Pool of Slush is the moniker for lo-fi shoegaze musician Ben Gibbons, who composes and records his music in a bedroom in South Oakland. Lockdown has allowed time for Ben to release several songs since May, the latest being a group of unmastered tunes […]

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First/Last – Steve Hawk

Posted on July 28, 2020

“Stricken with the blues, laced with punk, and feeling the hangover of old rock and roll. Steve Hawk took the experience of being the front man of a Pittsburgh band and established his own solo sound.“ Steve Hawk is a Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter who frequently plays out around town and has just released a follow-up […]

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First/Last – Stationary Pebbles

Posted on July 24, 2020

Stationary Pebbles are a Pittsburgh based funk/reggae/rock band who interweave a natural flow of shredding and riff driven guitar playing with a constantly grooving drum and bass section. The Pebbles have become accustomed to making crowds tap their feet and move to the music. Incorporating conscious lyrics, the music is a very real product. Combining the musical influences […]

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First/Last – Bill Munz

Posted on July 23, 2020

“I write and record music that I enjoy. Hopefully others can find some enjoyment in it also.“ Bill Munz is a Pittsburgh based experimental musician who recent release from May of this year entitled Just Smile and Shut the Door is available via local label RORER714 Recordings. I want to thank Bill (Guitar/Bass/Keyboards/Drum Programming/Vocals) forsaking […]

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First/Last – Jon Wolff

Posted on July 21, 2020

“The music I write ranges from acoustic alternative to instrumental rock to the soulful edges of electronic music and hip hop. I may not have a style, but I think I have a vibe.“ Jon Wolff is a multi-instrumentalist based in Pittsburgh. When he’s not creating his own music, you can find Jon working other […]

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First/Last – Tai Chirovsky

Posted on July 20, 2020

“My name is Tai, 2020 marks the end of my first decade playing music. I focus on simple guitar parts, mega harmonies, and making people do the “wow” thing when I sing.“ Tai Chirovsky is a Pittsburgh based singer-songwriter who’s latest release is the excellent EP growing up from earlier this month. I want to […]

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First/Last – Steelesque

Posted on July 17, 2020

“Steelesque is equal parts British Blues and latter-day jam band blending the sound and style of Exile on Main Street-era Stones or The Band, with adventurous passages echoing Phish or Wilco. . . At their best, the 6 piece Steelesque delivers the swagger of bands from days gone by while echoing their influences in a way […]

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