‘I Know Every Street’
Meeting Of Important People
Donora CD Release Party
Friday December 18, 2008
Rex Theater
I haven’t seen a group in a long time that had me floored as these guys did the other night. I had seen Josh play in Lohio for a couple years now, and knew he fronted his own band, but they really knocked me out. I don’t have many pictures of them because I was too busy enjoying the music. In 45 minutes they changed my entire outlook as far as Pittsburgh music goes. Our city is soon going to emerge as a powerhouse of indie rock! I cannot wait to see them play again many, many more times. ‘Street’ is by far my favorite song of the year.
‘Weekend Tongue’
Rock The Vote Drive
Sunday September 21, 2008
Bigelow Lawn William Pitt Student Union
Even though I saw them play in the summer, and not counting their fun as hell release party, I loved this set for the fact that I was able to finally meet the band. Super cool and talented people. I love this album and I am so proud to say that I was THE very first person to buy a copy!
‘Fainting Goats’
Key Party Compilation Release Show
Friday August 8, 2008
Brewhouse Gallery
I am not 100% sure they actually played ‘Ghosts’ that night but seeing them several times during the year, I kinda lose count. My favorite Pittsburgh band puts on a party for a killer comp of local music. I saw Greg a few times handing out the comp for people to hear. My man!

‘Sleigh Ride’
Silver & Gold
WYEP Holiday Hootenanny
Thursday December 18, 2008
WYEP-FM Studios
What a way to end my concert year! Discovering that Pittsburgh has some incredibly talented musicians who are just starting out and are the nicest people you will ever meet. I can probably be content with just seeing local bands during the next year and I am seriously considering it. I personally would like to thank all the bands in town, all the supporters of local music, and all the fans of music who support this wonderful scene. Oh yeah, Jeff, you rule bro’!
Happy New Year everyone!

Buckhead Saloon Southside Very odd show. Knowing that Bobby hates the ‘burgh because he can’t draw a doodle let alone a crowd here, I was stunned when Bloodshot Records (THE only place to confirm the show on the entire Internet!) listed a show at the Buckhead Saloon? What/where the hell is the Buckhead? Turns out it’s a meat market bar that booked him through Camel cigarettes to play (read: free band t-shirts/hats/smokes if you scan your drivers licence). He still couldn’t draw more than six people to hear him. And in a moment of utter regret, I lost the setlist to one of the other five people there to see him. If you are reading this, and you know who you are, my offer still stands for that damn setlist! E-mail me gal!

Mr. Small’s Funhouse Millvale I thought I was drunk at The Waco Brothers show? I actually got booted from Smalls during British Sea Power’s set. The Rosebuds were good though.

WYEP Studios Southside The one that got away. My wife and I were soooo looking forward to seeing 13 Most Beautiful…until she gets hammered with pneumonia the night before the show. Bummer. I least I saw this three song set mid-week at WYEP. I can guarantee that I am the only person in the world with an autographed unused ticket to this show. I take that back, I heard that there were plenty of empty seats both nights. ‘To All My Scientist Colleagues I Bid You Farewell’

Garfield Artworks Lawrenceville As a Beastie Boys fan would say, “I F&%*$-in’ shot that!”

One of my all-time favorite bands is still the now defunct One Star Hotel. Steve and his crew soldier on and promise to play a OSH tune for me next time they roll through town.

I just got into this band last year and they swing through town on the last leg of their tour. Neko bailed out on the tour a few days after this show. Despite taking place in the worst venue in town, this show had the bonus of having Okkervil River opening.

My favorite record of the year. I actually saw her twice that day. I caught her WYEP studio session in the afternoon before the show proper.

This show was a total surprise. I didn’t have her record but she was very good live.

A stunning surprise to end an incredible concert. I feel lucky just to have been there.

Besides putting on a killer set of music, Dev was endearing, funny and super nice.

When the hell did this band become so popular? This show was a sell-out even without the tables in the room! I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised since they were fantastic even without one of their regular vocalists.

I LOVE this band. Seeing them twice in one year was treat from the concert Gods.

Oakland Probably my most enjoyable concert of the year. Besides being free, the boys came out of the gate rockin’ and never stopped. I thought I wouldn’t like the relocation of the fest to Oakland from the Northside but it was perfect.

CRIMINALLY underrated band that played a smoking set to six people? Damn, shame.

One of my favorite Jayhawks songs. I would have seen his show later that night (with Vetiver opening and backing him up!) but I had prior commitments.

My first time seeing this band. They are from Pittsburgh. They play great, great original music. They are cool as hell people. ‘Nuff said, check them out. I am hoping to catch them tonight as a matter of fact, you should too.

I had no idea what to expect from these college kids on a beautiful Saturday summer morning. They opened the second day of the fest and blew me away. Love, love, LOVE this band.

As my buddies who were there can attest, I was extremely hammered at this show. Did they even play this song? Who knows? When you end up on stage dancing, the show belongs somewhere in your year end wrap up.

I finally saw The Sadies live. They did not disappoint. In fact, they were absolutely stellar!

William Pitt Union Assembly Room University Of Pittsburgh-Oakland I really didn’t know too much Silver Jews music going into this show. I did know that he recently started touring and maybe would not get another chance to see him play again. The concert turned out to be great. Then he quits the band.