#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. //

Satin Gum, Clinton Clegg & The Commonheart, Misaligned Mind and townsppl at The Wilderness Recording Studio presents HughShows Live @ Eide’s on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.Satin Gum




Clinton Clegg & The Commonheart






Misaligned Mind










Satin Gum is an American power pop/alternative rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania consisting of songwriter Brian Spekis (Vocals, Guitar), Jonathan Gunnell (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Travis Crag (Bass), and Dan Vavro (Drums, Backing Vocals). Since their inception, Satin Gum has shared the stage with prominent musical artists such as Jesse Malin, Frightened Rabbit, Smith Westerns, We Are Scientists, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear Hands, and French Kicks. The Gum’s songs have been placed in major television shows such as The Good Wife on CBS. No strangers to a delectable chow, the band members are often seen in their downtime enjoying a sandwich known as the “Leroy Brown”, a half-pound of Angus topped off with homemade BBQ sauce, sugar-glazed peppercorn bacon, and cheddar cheese. “

Satin Gum is one of my absolute favorite local bands who have released it’s second full-length, entitled appropriately enough, “LP2“, just yesterday. My thanks to frontman Brian Spekis for taking time away from stuffing his hole to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Brian. Let me just sat that we love you back bro!

I love this band. The quote of the night came from Cindy to Brian, “You trying to look like Chet Vincent?” Brian’s deadpan response, “No, Mark Knopfler.” Classic. Listen to the set here. More photos here.

This was my first exposure to the band and man were they a blast! I had this totally false perception beforehand that they were some hippy drippy psychedelic goof band (not that there is anything wrong with that label) but it turns out that they a power pop force to be reckoned with. Book ending their set with a couple Alex Chilton tributes seemed appropriate considering their musical styles are not so distance cousins. Can’t wait to see them again.