#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. //

“Craig Almquist and Al Smith formed Cold Fronts in 2011. They developed a fan base in West Philadelphia while performing a year-long residency at the infamous Rathaus, which was dubbed “Satan’s dorm room” in the Philadelphia papers. During their final show at ‘the Rat’ 300 people showed up and the police dispersed the hard- partying audience while the band finished their 1am set. After camping out in a tent during SXSW ’12 (while simultaneously crashing hotel rooms at Austin’s Driskill), Sire Records founder Seymour Stein saw Cold Fronts start a dance party next to a hot dog stand and took a copy of their debut EP. Three hundred days later the band signed to Warner Bros. Records and is now working on their full length. One time Andrew W.K. destroyed their drum set. Another time Danger Mouse bought them $20 Budweisers. The band will be on the road in 2013, doing what bands do, playing live shows of material they have recorded. They will also be eating pizza, a lot of pizza.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, BandCamp and Twitter. The band have just been signed to Warner/Sire and I want to thank Craig Almquist (Guitar/Vocals) and Al Smith (Drums) for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First.Last.

Thanks, fellas. Congrats on the record deal. Looking forward to killer records from you guys in the future!