#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. //

 

Song: “Ahimsa”

Artist: Sapphirecut (w/ Jake Knights)

Album: Single Release

Year Released: 2018

Genre: Trance

Local Connection: Born and raised in Pittsburgh

Did you know? Sapphirecut (Megan Taylor) got her stage name when she realized that a sapphire needle is used to create a dub plate as she was helping physically balance a friend’s new dub plate press and learned that these were used as the original template of vinyls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Sapphirecut
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “All I Want”

Artist: Cristina Black

Album: The Ditty Sessions

Year Released: 2010

Genre: Pop

Local Connection: Born and raised in Pittsburgh

Did you know? Cristina Black has written articles for various publications including The Village Voice, Nylon, Dazed and Confused, Time Out New York, and LA Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Cristina Black
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Pointless”

Artist: Thirty Years Later

Album: The Deep Now

Year Released: 2021

Genre: Rock

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2013

Did you know? Thirty Years Later members Joe Hale (Guitar/Vocals) and Gary Burdelski started playing together in 1982 in the band Zero Factor. Subsequent bands included Quest, Blind Vengeance, Lone Rangers, Steel Henge, The Amazements, Half Pound Hot Dog and Javerblöö

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Thirty Years Later
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Sangreal”

Artist: Horehound

Album: Horehound

Year Released: 2016

Genre: Heavy Metal

Local Connection: Formed in Pittsburgh in 2015

Did you know? Horehound vocalist Shy Kennedy runs the record label Blackseed as well as organizing the Descendents of Crom festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Horehound
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “A Grand Nite for Swinging”

Artist: Mary Lou Williams

Album: Mary Lou Williams

Year Released: 1951

Genre: Jazz

Local Connection: Grew up in Pittsburgh

Did you know? She is one of three women to appear in the iconic photograph by Art Kane “A Great Day in Harlem” in 1958

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Mary Lou Williams
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Suicide Blonde”

Artist: INXS

Album: X

Year Released: 1990

Genre: Rock

Local Connection: Last song as the encore INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence ever played in public at the Coca-Cola Starlake Amphitheater outside of Pittsburgh in Burgettstown, PA on September 27th, 1997 before his untimely death less than a month later

Did you know? INXS carried on without their charismatic lead singer until 2012 when they announced onstage in their native Australia at a concert opening for Matchbox Twenty that they were disbanding for good

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support INXS
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “esketit”

Artist: lys scott

Album: punk kidwell

Year Released: 2022

Genre: Rap

Local Connection: Resides in Pittsburgh

Did you know? lys scott’s debut full-length squashed dreams and broken wings was released in June of 2021

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support lys scott
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Two Kinds of Love”

Artist: LaRue June

Album: The Sadness

Year Released: 2021

Genre: Folk

Local Connection: Formed near Pittsburgh in 2020

Did you know? LaRue June is the solo project from Casey Hanner, lead singer and guitarist for the indie pop band Donora

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support LaRue June
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Star in Your Own Life”

Artist: Nia Sioux

Album: Single Release

Year Released: 2015

Genre: Pop

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 2001

Did you know? Nia Sioux gained attention as the longest tenured dancer on the TV program Dance Moms

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Nia Sioux
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Algo Bueno”

Artist: Roy Eldridge (w/Dizzy Gillespie)

Album: Roy and Diz

Year Released: 1954

Genre: Swing

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1911

Did you know?  Roy Eldridge, as the featured trumpet soloist in Artie Shaw and Gene Krupa’s bands, was something of an exception, as black musicians in the 1930s were not allowed to appear in public with white bands

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Roy Eldridge
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

Song: “Pushing Daisies”

Artist: Big Hurry

Album: Gets Me Low

Year Released: 2011

Genre: Indie Rock

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2008

Did you know?  Big Hurry played their last show before disbanding at Brillobox on Oct 21, 2011

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Big Hurry
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Keep Pushing Me Underwater”

Artist: Yotzeret Sheydim

Album: Teaching Myself to Swim Through Barbed Wire

Year Released: 2021

Genre: Noise

Local Connection: Currently resides in Pittsburgh

Did you know?  Yotzeret Sheydim also releases music under the moniker WRETCHED CRAWLER and creates jewelry, instruments, sculptures, and experimental art as Alyxill

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Yotzeret Sheydim
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Bed Bug Boogie”

Artist: Chizmo Charles

Album: Up All Night

Year Released: 1999

Genre: Blues

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1928

Did you know?  Chizmo Charles began singing in the 1950’s but did not release his first solo album until 1999 at age 70

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Chizmo Charles
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Ordinary People”

Artist: Danniebell Hall

Album: Let Me Have a Dream

Year Released: 1976

Genre: Gospel

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1938

Did you know?  Danniebelle Hall learned to play piano at the age of three and played piano in her church

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Danniebell Hall
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Love in Bloom”

Artist: Leo Robin (Bing Crosby)

Album: She Loves Me Not

Year Released: 1934

Genre: Popular

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1900

Did you know?  Leo Robin (lyrics) and Ralph Rainger (music), with over 50 hit songs, became the leading film songwriting duo of the ’30s and early ’40s

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Leo Robin
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “You Don’t Know What Love Is”

Artist: Kendra Ross

Album: Single Release

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Neo-Soul

Local Connection: Born near Pittsburgh in 1975

Did you know?  Kendra Ross is an independent feminist scholar and cultural anthropologist who holds a PhD in Community Engagement from Point Park University

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Kendra Ross
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Teenage Jacket”

Artist: Bottle Rat

Album: All My Friends Are Animals

Year Released: 2016

Genre: Punk

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2013

Did you know? Bottle Rat has never released a song longer than 2 and ½ minutes

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Bottle Rat
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Shake”

Artist: Trapgurl Rea (w/ Dae Adore)

Album: Single Release

Year Released: 2022

Genre: Rap

Local Connection: Currently resides near Pittsburgh

Did you know? Co-founder and co-owner of TrapGurlCustomz, LLC which offers custom apparel services

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support TrapGurl Rea
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “Dancing with Joey Ramone”

Artist: Amy Rigby

Album: Little Fugitive

Year Released: 2005

Genre: Rock

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1959

Did you know? Amy Rigby wrote an autobiography Girl to City: A Memoir in 2019

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Amy Rigby
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic

 

Song: “No One But You”

Artist: Billy Eckstine

Album: Billy Eckstine Sings

Year Released: 1949

Genre: Popular

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1914

Did you know? Billy Eckstine was a fashion icon. He was famous for his “Mr. B. Collar” – a high roll collar that formed a “B” over a Windsor-knotted tie (or without a tie at all). The collars were worn by many a hipster in the late 1940s and early 1950s

PittSongs is a non-chronological history of Pittsburgh music

Support Billy Eckstine
#PittSongs
#SupportPGHMusic