Sound Scene Express

All posts by Melanie Stangl

Wreck Loose Provide Punch, Passion, and Creativity with Impressive New Album, “OK, Wreck Loose”

Album artwork by Lizzee Solomon Fans of piano-driven garage rockers Wreck Loose have been waiting on a full-length record from the band for four years now. But their patience, and their PledgeMusic contributions, are about to pay off. On Friday, [...]

June 15, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Devin Moses & the Saved Do Americana Right on New Self-Titled EP

Since their debut record, Hit to Hurt, dropped in 2015, (buy the album at the link below) local folk rock group Devin Moses & the Saved have been pretty busy. Between performing at festivals (including Millvale Music Fest, the Main [...]

June 8, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Great Good Fine Ok, Morgxn, and Emerson Jay Electrify at Cattivo, 5/25/17

Each act brought their A-game with slick production, soaring vocals that didn’t falter, and live drums that took their studio tracks to the next level. They enjoyed the hell out of themselves, and that energy was contagious, spreading through [...]

June 4, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Great Good Fine Ok to Kick Off National Tour at Cattivo on 5/25: Interview with Vocalist Jon Sandler

If you’ve been following Sound Scene for a while, you know that we’re big fans of local electronic artist Emerson Jay. They haven’t played locally in a minute, but their next Pittsburgh gig is coming up soon: on Thursday, May [...]

May 24, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Upcoming Shows

Heather Kropf’s New Album “Lights” Shows Flickers of Promise

In a departure from her previous self-produced work, she recruited both a producer (Lex Price) and several instrumentalists with impressive resumes to record with her in Nashville. The results are often gorgeous—but occasionally underwhelming. [...]

May 16, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Molly Alphabet Shines on Classic New EP, “Traces”

The last original recorded material from local country outfit Molly Alphabet came out in January 2012. So it’s safe to say we’re overdue for their brand new five-song EP, Traces. It officially drops on Saturday, May 13th, with a release [...]

May 11, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

On May 13th, Inaugural Millvale Music Festival Will Celebrate the Borough—and Tons of Local Talent

If you’re reading this, chances are high that you’ve seen at least one show at Mr. Smalls Theatre, or its smaller companion, The Funhouse. These venues and the concerts they host are definitely worth the trek across the river to [...]

May 9, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Zack Keim Goes Back to Basics with “On the Run Blues” from Solo Record “First Step”

A couple of weeks ago, Duncan of Sound Scene Express sat down for a chat with Zack Keim (of local garage rock band Nox Boys) in advance of his Record Store Day performance at Juke Records in Bloomfield. This acoustic [...]

May 5, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

The Me Toos Rock Steady on New Album, “Ghost Fly By”

  With all the genre-bending, experimental acts shaking up Pittsburgh, such as Starship Mantis and Beauty Slap, it’s sometimes easy to forget the virtues and appeal of straight-up rock n’ roll. Luckily, The Me Toos are here to remind us. [...]

April 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Side Eye Offer Captivating Haze with Debut Album, “La Vague”

Album cover by Dave Watt Local music label/collective Golden Magnet has recently added a new band to its already-impressive roster: Side Eye, a trio that blends the brash, fun energy of punk with the hazy dreaminess and cool riffs of [...]

April 26, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows