#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. //

HughShows 14 Hour Plastic Technicolor Inevitable Summer Exploding Love Dream We are one month away from this all-day, ALL FREE show! The bands are working hard on learning covers from 1967 and with this eclectic of a lineup, it’s going to be so much fun. We would love if you joined us.

I am honored to have representatives from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union present who will be on hand to speak of their organizations and accept any donations, so leave a couple bucks available for them in between beers.

Get there early as Javerblöö will be opening up before Benefits take the stage in the Ballroom with a short set at Noon.

Much thanks to the wonderful people at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Sound Beacon Productions, the Deutschtown Music Festival, Red Buffalo Illustration and especially the bands! James St. Gastropub and Speakeasy is located at 422 Foreland Street on the Northside

Benefits (12:30pm – Ballroom 3rd Floor) Post-punk garage pop
https://www.facebook.com/benefitspgh/

The Chiodi Trio (1pm – Speakeasy Basement) Americana and traditional Jazz
https://www.chioditrio.com/

The YJJ’s (1:30pm – Ballroom) Soulful eclectic rock and roll
https://www.facebook.com/TheYJJs/

Paul Labrise (2pm – Speakeasy Basement) Singer-songwriter
http://paullabrise.com/

Heavy Chest (2:30pm – Ballroom) Electro indie folk
https://soundcloud.com/heavychest

Vit DeBacco (3pm – Speakeasy) Alternative folk rock
https://soundcloud.com/vit-debacco

Red Room Effect (3:30pm – Ballroom) Funk rock
https://www.redroomeffect.com/

Brother from Another Mother (4pm – Speakeasy) Acoustic reggae rock
https://dennismalley.com/

Brett Staggs and The Daylight Moon (4:30pm – Ballroom) Country blues rock
http://www.brettstaggs.com/

Noots (5pm – Speakeasy) Electro ambient
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyJitters

Gangwish (5:30pm – Ballroom) Experimental alt-rock
https://www.facebook.com/gangwish-164787907818/

J. Trafford (6pm – Speakeasy) Jazz post-punk singer-songwriter
http://smpop.tk/

The Dovewires (6:30pm – Ballroom) Rock-n-roll
https://www.facebook.com/thedovewires/

The Mixus Brothers (7pm – Speakeasy) Americana psych-folk
https://www.facebook.com/TheMixusBrothers/

The Semi-Supervillians (7:30pm – Ballroom) Rock
http://www.semisupervillains.com/

https://jdrau.bandcamp.com/releases
https://jdrau.bandcamp.com/releases

Nameless in August (8:30pm – Ballroom) Folk rock
http://namelessinaugust.com/

Strange Monsters (9pm – Speakeasy) Indie rock
https://strangemonsters.bandcamp.com/

Lee Robinson and ISKA (9:30pm – Ballroom) Experimental jazz
https://www.leerobinsonmusic.com/lr-and-iska

Sun Hound (10pm – Speakeasy) Alternative funky swamp rock
http://www.amysunhound.wixsite.com/sunhoundmusic

The Nox Boys (10:30 – Ballroom) Garage punk rock
http://www.noxboys.com/

Black Ridge (11pm – Speakeasy) Funky soul rock
https://www.facebook.com/BlackRidgeOfficial/

Elkhound (11:30pm – Ballroom) Alt-country rock
https://www.facebook.com/elkhoundpa/

Charlie Hustle and the Grifters (Midnight – Speakeasy) Jam blues
https://www.charliehustleandthegrifters.com/

Rainbow Machine (12:30am – Ballroom) Post punk
https://www.facebook.com/pg/rainbowmachineband

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As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library.

Today marks exactly fifty years that one of the most seminal rock albums in history was released (in the U.S.), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Many events around the world are celebrating the fact and books are being published examining the cultural aspects that the album seemingly ushered in that Summer. The just released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, The Beatles and the World in 1967 via Carlton Books is another one that takes a look at various aspects surrounding The Beatles’ masterpiece. Lavishly illustrated, the book goes into detail not only the making of the album, but also the seismic shift in pop music and fashion it stirred. Relive the magical Summer of Love fifty years later with this detailed book.

Order below:Amazon / Barnes & Noble.

As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library.

Today marks exactly fifty years that one of the most seminal rock albums in history was released (in the UK), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Many events around the world are celebrating the fact and books are being published examining the cultural aspects that the album seemingly ushered in that Summer. The just released Sgt. Pepper at Fifty via Sterling Publishing is one that takes a look at various aspects surrounding The Beatles’ masterpiece through sections as explained in it’s subtitle The Mood, the Look, the Sound, and the Legacy. Lavishly illustrated, the book goes into detail not only the making of the album, but also the seismic shift in pop music and fashion it stirred. Relive the magical Summer of Love fifty years later with this detailed book.

Order below:Amazon / Barnes & Noble.

As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with the year 1967. On June 18th, at the apex of the Summer of Love, Jimi Hendrix culturally ‘defined’ that year when he burned his guitar onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival in California. As far as I can calculate, adjusting for time zone, I came into this world at that exact moment. I could never prove this fact but I am going to run with it.

A new book, 1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, via Sterling Publishing chronologically by month documents that famous festival and many other happenings, bands, and releases of one of the most pivotal years in music. Like it’s equally excellent companion book Psychedelia, this coffee table sized offering is generously illustrated to help tell the narrative of 1967, where first hand accounts from the people who were actually there bring the events in focus.

What’s the famous quote about the Sixties? “If you remember, you really weren’t there?” This book goes a long way to help dispel that. Luckily for us who weren’t there (well, technically I was), we can now ‘remember.’

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As I gear up for the fast approaching 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, I will be highlighting some very cool new books to add to your library.

O.K., true story… I was hanging out one night in the mid-eighties when my brother called me up to ask if I wanted to catch a blues guitarist at The Decade. I snobbishly (and stupidly) said, “Blues? The only good music is psychedelic music!” You see, I was obviously going through a phase and was really into anything remotely psych and blues wasn’t it. That musician was Stevie Ray Vaughan and I blew the chance to see him in a small club at the start of his career. I will never forget my brother’s reaction, “You’re an idiot.”

As right as he was, I eventually calmed my passion for psychedelic music but still have an affection for it to this day. This new book by Sunbeam Records co-founder Richard Morton Jack via Sterling Publishing simply called Psychedelia, details 101 essential albums from the Sixties with background information and contemporary observations on how they fit into the times for each. By limiting one album for each artist, you get a wealth of material to explore by noting many obvious choices (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and Anthem of the Sun) along with many more rarities (Begin, Ptooff!, and Autosalvage) that can be discovered thanks to modern day technology (YouTube is your friend, as implied by the author.)

Along with a detailed timeline of all things Psychedelic in culture, notable singles from U.S., Britain and European bands, a list of notable rock festivals, and more, this lavishly illustrated coffee table sized tome is the perfect appetizer to get you ready for the next couple of months.

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