“22 bands from Pittsburgh’s east end. 22 artists. 10+ writers creating works that act as snapshots of life in Pittsburgh. Tell yr friends.”

My bud Ricky Moslen has curated this fantastic Pittsburgh music-art-lit ‘zine/comp and will be celebrating tomorrow night for the release show. Check out the Facebook page for full details. Please support local local music as I thank Ricky for taking the time to put this together and for participating in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness”. I was in 6th grade.

Last album bought?

I paid for all of the CDs to make this compilation. Does that count?

Favorite album of all time?

This always changes. I’m just gonna lump all of the Bedhead + The New Year albums into one huge emotionally gut-wrenching album and say that.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

After watching ‘Some Kind of Monster,’ I would’ve expected Metallica’s “St. Anger” to be a lot funnier… instead it was just really boring.

First concert attended?

Probably Raffi or something. First rock concert was Oasis in ’98, though.

Last concert?

Guerilla Toss/Radon Chong/Outlander/Lovely Little Girls at Howlers just the other night! Guerilla Toss put on an insanely fun and warped live show, and Radon Chong is truly one of the most impressive local bands out there. Weird night overall.

Favorite concert ever?

Either Refused’s set at the Fun Fun Fun Fest last year or Boredoms with Jim O’Rourke at the Bowery Ballroom in 2004.

Least favorite concert?

Honestly can’t think of any at the moment… trying to keep positive vibes 🙂

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh’s been my home for most of my life. Despite the amazing neighborhoods, restaurants, sports teams, bars, record stores, public parks, Kennywood, etc, the best part of Pittsburgh probably remains the people. Cool folks.

Thanks, Ricky. I really do love and admire what you are doing with this. Showing Pittsburgh the incredible amount of musical talent we have in our own back yard is obviously very important to me as well!

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