#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. //

Pomegranates had humble beginnings in the heart of Cincinnati – where neighbors throw block parties that farm animals are also invited to – two friends, Jacob Merrittand Isaac Karns, began playing music. The two grew to four including Joey Cook and, most recently, Curt Kiser, and humble song-writing turned prolific. The next three years saw the release of three full-length albums,Everything Is Alive, Everybody Come Outside and One Of Us – with the band receiving critical acclaim from the likes of KEXP, WOXY, Spin and more. And2012 has given us another: Heaven.”

The band recently released “Heaven” and I want to thank Joey Cook (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard) for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Joey. It always fascinates me that for many people Pittsburgh will always be associated with Jean Claude Van Damme. Weird.

I was cramming in all the rock and roll I could in one night (as I sometimes do) and my first stop was seeing Neighbors play the Smiling Moose. Of course they weren’t starting on time and as I was heading out to the next show, I bum-rushed these guys from Cincinnati who were headlining for an impromptu photo shoot (as I sometimes do). They were game. Nice dudes.