#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. //

“You’re probably wondering “what is a Boulevard of the Allies?” Ha ha! A lot of people ask us this question. Well, some of you may know it as the road in downtown Pittsburgh that features little more than a couple bars, a university and Old Hungry Bradsly, the homeless man who roams the avenue with his one eyed dog Spiderman. As a matter of fact, it’s also the name of a Pittsburgh based rock band fronted by a Londoner. This is their Facebook page and that’s where you are at, yo. Don’t like the sound of that? Then get off my lawn! Just kidding. You can stay. So listen to the music and enjoy your life!”

Boulevard of the Allies is Joel Lindsey’s band, a singer from London who has made Pittsburgh his home for almost a decade now. They have their big CD release show on Sunday (11/1) at Double Wide Bar and Grill on the Southside. I want to thank Joel for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Joel. Being from another country, it’s cool you just might have THE most ‘Pittsburgh’ name around.

First time seeing these guys play. Since it was a bookstore, I half expected an acoustic set. Not to be, thankfully. They rocked out the joint, that’s if you can call somewhat sensitive, acoustic songwriting rockin’. Unfortunately, I had to bail halfway through the show to catch bands in two other locations that afternoon. No worries, I’ll see them again soon enough.