#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. //

I really like The New Pornographers. Their records are near perfect pop. When I saw them last year I was thrilled (especially that they shared the stage with openers Okkervil River). Unlike Okkervil though, who absolutely smoked at Smalls a few months later, I got the feeling before and this night that the band is on auto pilot. Sure the songs are still great but there is a ho-hum vibe coming from the stage when they play that I don’t think even Neko could have remedied. Bummer. More tomorrow…maybe.

Warren is the guy with the eyeglasses in the above photo. No matter how hard someone tries to make a name for themselves or who knows who or who has what or who has nothing …Warren was as nice to me as anyone has ever been since I have been doing this stuff. By stuff I mean photographing musicians. Thank you so much, man. As always, more tomorrow.