#SupportPGHMusic // Exclusively on HughShows Radio streaming at the bottom of the page, enjoy the entire December 13, 2014 concert of HughShows Live at Eide’s Finale featuring mini sets from acoustic and solo versions of my favorite Pittsburgh bands during the marathon 6 hour concert. //

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.



The Deutschtown Music Festival Fundraiser with Working Breed, André Costello and the Cool Minors, Chet Vincent & The Big Bend and Big Gypsy at the Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Deutschown Music Festival returns this year to take over the North Side of Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The organizers of the event are hoping to be able to pay the bands this third year and they have launched an ambitious Indiegogo campaign to do just that. Let’s SUPPORT PITTSBURGH MUSIC and help spread the word. They also put on shows leading up to the fest and this one featured some of my favorite local bands. The revelation this particular night was my first time seeing the powerhouse quartet Big Gypsy. They are a smoking soul stirring blues-rock band that is quickly and deservedly gaining popularity. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

Working Breed

Ben Harrison of the Warhol Museum

André Costello and the Cool Minor

Chet Vincent & The Big Bend

Big Gypsy

André Costello and the Cool Minors at Studio X on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tonight is the Deutschtown Music Festival fundraiser at the Warhol Museum. Get all the details here. Featuring some kick-ass local bands including our buds André Costello and the Cool Minors, the show will help SUPPORT PITTSBURGH MUSIC. That is what’s up!

Andre Costello and the The Cool Minors at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents
HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.

André Costello’s musical journey was jump-started in part by a college-age breakup — not a horribly unique story. But it was helped along by the Law of Increased Entropy; in that, perhaps he’s a bit more novel. Fortunately, Costello — an Ellwood City native who lives in Brookline — says he learned to “find a beauty in the terrible.” And after a stint in the band The Slant, Costello prepared his solo debut André Costello and the Cool Minors.”

Andre is one of my favorite local performers. His band’s fantastic self-titled full length gets played a lot at my house and I am eagerly awaiting a follow up. My thanks to him for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Andre. I was at that Roger Waters gig. First Row, Center. Amazing!