#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. //

“The intersection of persistence, perseverance and pure talent is only the starting point for bands emerging in the digital age. For THE COMPOSURE, this mix has fueled a nonstop thrust of power-pop energy from Pittsburgh to the world; a journey that continues for the band on March 13, 2012 with the release of their aptly named EP: STAY THE COURSE. Assembled in 2007 by singer/guitarist Paul Menotiades and drummer Cory Muro, THE COMPOSURE has taken a simple foundation of sweet pop-punk, and built layers of infectious rhythm soaked in Menotiades’ sugary melody. Rounded out with slick harmonies from guitarist Seth Milly and the snapping pulse of bassist Johnny Grushecky, the band’s signature blend feels comfortably familiar yet refreshingly new.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They have a new 6-song release called “Singled Out” which had the band covering ’90’s alternative tunes by such bands as Goo-Goo Dolls, Blind Melon and Sublime. They are having a ‘dual release show’ this Friday at Altar Bar with friends Blue of Colors. I want to thank Paul Menotiades (Guitar/Vocals) for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, Paul. Ten years old at a Phish gig? I am sure you were all, “What’s that smell?”