#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. //

Kicking off my ten years covering the Pittsburgh music scene in 2014 with a kick-ass ‘pre-party’ at Howler’s Coyote Cafe. Please come out and support local music!


“The term “Round Black Ghosts” is a quoted reference to the pre-Depression 78 records. Rediscovered in 1950’s, they started a musical revolution that influenced everything we can call “Rock n’ Roll” today. The music out of this period was pure; without artifice. This notion is what Round Black Ghosts, the band, is focused on. Playing in the Pittsburgh/ North East music scene for the past decade, in various bands, we have come to the realization that music is part of our lives. We must always be in the process of writing, recording and delivering our product to an audience. Our sound is a meld of Alternative, Indie, and Rock influences, yet manages a unique quality. Our live shows possess a high level of energy to compliment the dynamics of the songs. Most importantly we have fun doing it.”

Check out the band on Facebook, BandCamp and MySpace. I love this band! They are hosting a “Three Hour Tour” this Sunday with good friends of the blog Chet Vincent & The Big Bend, Grand Piano, Josh Verbanets and Shelf Life String Band along for the ride. Talk about fun! I want to thank my man songwriter Aaron Shafer (Guitars/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Aaron. I am sooo looking forward to this trip, man. What a fantastic line-up!