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LoFi Delphi Find Pop-Rock Balance With Honest New EP, “Tilt”

Poster and EP artwork by Ian White Band photo by Loop Photography Something you gain as you age is an increased knowledge of—and sense of comfort in—yourself. You learn about your strengths, your weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, and how [...]

November 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bindley Hardware Company Bring Comfort and Craftsmanship on New Album, “Ever Satisfactory”

Album artwork by Jon Bindley and Dylan Rooke Band photo by Jamie Wright After many live shows, a few singles, and much anticipation, the debut full-length album from Bindley Hardware Company is finally here. It’s currently available on Spotify and [...]

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

Jeff Betten Takes the Stage at James Street—for a Record Release and a Last Hurrah

Photos by Liz Dutton Poster art by Joe Mruk Additional info provided by Andy Mulkerin If you know the Pittsburgh music scene, you know the name Jeff Betten. Currently serving as General Manager for Misra Records (with previous experience managing [...]

November 3, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Paddy the Wanderer Get Gritty with Powerful New Album, “Facts for Whatever”

Photo by Mark Guthrie It’s been a little while since we’ve touched base with the energetic garage rock four-piece Paddy the Wanderer. They’ve kept a decent concert schedule this summer, playing both the Deutschtown and RANT festivals, as well as [...]

October 13, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Ugly Blondes Independently Release Third Album, Drag

Ugly Blondes Drag Released July 27, 2017 By Paige E. Owens After more than a year and a half of fan anticipation and the release of their second full-length album, alt-rock group, Ugly Blondes, released their third independent album, Drag, [...]

September 12, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

The Velcro Shoes Do Indie Rock Right on New Album, “All That You Are”

Photo by Matt Dayak With all the alternative rock bands out there, it can be hard to discern when a particularly good one emerges, with a fresh record worth your attention. But local band The Velcro Shoes (consisting of Eric [...]

September 3, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Akrasia Offers Impressive Slacker Rock with New Album, “Perfect Is the Enemy”

Some artists take multiple years between their album releases, keeping their catalogue trim. And then there’s Akrasia. Their new record, Perfect Is the Enemy, which dropped on August 17th, is the 16th release from the band since their first incarnation [...]

August 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Brika Offers Chill, Sultry Alt-Pop with New Release, “Just Wanna Be Single”

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when alt-pop exploded into the mainstream. If you had to make a guess, Lorde’s groundbreaking 2013 release Pure Heroine is a decent one. Since then, a plethora of similar artists have emerged, blending [...]

August 5, 2017 Album Reviews

Action Camp Brings Beauty and Menace on New Self-Titled EP

By the time a band has been around for ten or more years, they tend to be pretty confident in their sound. As they progress, they essentially have two options: stick with what they know works, or try something new. [...]

August 2, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Fist Fight in the Parking Lot Release New Album “714”

Fist Fight in the Parking Lot 714 Released July 14, 2017 By Kate Drozynski As whiskey ages, it gets smoother, richer, more complex, all without losings the strength and bite that makes whiskey, well, whiskey. The same can be said [...]

August 1, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists