#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. //

“Conceived in early 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Dave Wheeler and drummer Jake Leger, the band’s music incorporates many elements, most notably the harmonized guitar lines of Thin Lizzy, the bombast of Mountain, and the rhythmic propulsion of Diamond Head, Motorhead, and other bands whose names include the word “head”. Christened Carousel by drummer Jake, the band went through numerous personnel changes before cementing its lineup with the addition of guitarist Chris “Twiz” Tritschler and bassist Jim Wilson. Carousel has been a mainstay of the Pittsburgh rock scene since its first show in May 2011, sharing the stage with local punk, metal, and rock bands as well as touring acts such as Mount Carmel, Purling Hiss, and Disappears. Soon after the successful self-release of Tears of Stone, their debut 12″ EP, Carousel returned to the studio in February 2013 to record a full length. Word of the band spread during the sessions, and Carousel was invited to join the Tee Pee roster.”

Check out the Pittsburgh band on Facebook. Their debut album, “Jeweler’s Daughter” drops today on Tee-Pee Records. Carousel will celebrating by holding their release party at Belvederes Ultra-Dive on Friday, September 6th. I want to thank David Wheeler (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Tritschler (Guitar) and Jake Leger (Drums) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, fellas. Can’t wait to hear the album. Here’s hoping it doesn’t sound anything like a ‘post-1991 Metallica album’! Ha!