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I have mentioned many times that one of main purposes of producing a music blog in Pittsburgh for me is to help expose and spread the word of bands who are coming through town or live here. With the ever popularity of Kickstarter, there seems to be endless supply of content to ‘pimp’. One such effort is now being undertaken by Pittsburgh based musician Guiseppe Capolupo, who is trying to finish his debut album with his band Gypsy & His Band of Ghosts. The goal is fairly realistic and you can easily help by donating here.

Guiseppe was cool enough to take a few minutes in return to participate in this ‘pledge’ edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
‘Tubthumper’ by Chumbawumba (I was young, OK?!)
Your last album bought?
‘Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It…’ by Adam Arcuragi (I pre-ordered it.
I cannot wait to receive it!)
Favorite album of all time?
Little Feat-‘Waiting for Columbus’. Thanks mom for letting me steal your
vinyls.
Least favorite/most disappointing
album?
I don’t own an album I do not like.
First concert attended?
American Nightmare.
Last concert?
Good Old War.
Favorite concert ever?
Anathallo at Garfield Artworks.
Least favorite concert?
I don’t attend concerts I don’t enjoy, but I wasn’t pleased with Bright Eyes
last performance at Stage AE.
Any thoughts, experiences about
Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh has a very hard-working family of bands that people don’t see at
first glance…Bear Cub, Caleb Pogyor and the Talkers, The Williams Band, and
many more…The city has a way of captivating the travelling soul of weary
wanderers like myself, and it’s amazing how easy it is to discover great things
in the city when you purposefully lose yourself in its narrow roads!
Thanks Guiseppe, I really hope the funding comes through man.

Of all the bands I have covered in Pittsburgh, I have easily photographed Meeting of Important People more than any other. Since seeing them for the first time in 2008, they quickly became one of my favorite bands, local or otherwise. Their debut album was my favorite of 2009 and now they working on their third release which is where you, Joe Public music fan, come in. They are going the Kickstarter route which enables you to secure a copy of the album, and a host of other incentives, by donating now to assist in funding the album making process. For all the info go here.

My friends in Lohio are doing the seemingly more popular Kickstarter route to raise funds for the production of a professional music video for the song Adelai off their awesome new EP. There are all kinds of unique rewards to entice you to donate to the cause and with 8 days to go, they still need to raise around $1300. For what it’s worth, they are way cool and talented people so you can feel real good about helping them out. Get the all the info here. I have set up an easy to view widget of their remaining progress to the left of this page. Some way cool video here.