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Deutschtown Music Festival Prepares for An Ambitious, Exciting Sixth Year

Artwork by Joe Mruk For Pittsburgh music fans, the month of July doesn’t just mean fireworks, grilling, and valiantly fighting the humidity with every trip outside. It means all that, and more: it means the Deutschtown Music Festival is almost [...]

June 30, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Dhruva Krishna Says B.Y.E to the City with Supergroup Benefit Show for Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Dhruva Krishna is about to move across the country. You might recognize him as the drummer for several local bands (including Eastend Mile, Manic Soul, and more recently, Nevada Color.) Or maybe you saw him around James Street back in [...]

May 2, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Third Annual Indie-Rockfest Will Return to Cattivo on April 14th

Text by Nathan Jay and Brian Crawford Edited by Melanie Stangl On Saturday, April 14th, the third annual Pittsburgh Indie-Rockfest is coming back to Cattivo. The event aims to showcase independent artists in the Pittsburgh area, and features everything from [...]

April 3, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Buffalo Rose Blooms on Dazzling Full-Length Debut, “The Soil and the Seed”

Album artwork by James Bristol Band Photo by Handerson Gomes In typical Pittsburgh fashion, winter this year has extended into late March. A few fifty-degree days aside, the trees are still bare, the grass is still matted down and muddy [...]

March 28, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Pittsburgh Artist Pierce Marratto Nominated for Award in Gig/Promo Poster Design Category

New York, NY February 13, 2018 – Poster designer, illustrator, and fine artist Pierce Marratto of Pittsburgh, PA was named as a Nominee in ‘Gig/Promo Poster Design’ category in The 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential honors [...]

March 14, 2018 Feature, Local Artists

Interview: Aris Paul Band Hits the Gas with New Roots-Rock Album, “Drive All Night”

While Starship Mantis rocked the Stage at Karma’s Grand Opening on the night of March 2nd, another accomplishment was being celebrated a few blocks down the street. Instead of elaborate costumes and funky sax solos, the musicians at Club Café [...]

March 6, 2018 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

The Stage at Karma Gets Official With Electric Grand Opening Weekend, March 2nd-3rd

Photo by Pat Bruener When James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy closed its doors last November, nearly everyone I talked to seemed to be lamenting its loss. It was a historic hub of local music, home to a wide variety of [...]

February 28, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Captured :: Pittsburgh Brings Concert Photographers Together in Unique Meet-Up

More photos at end of article Photos and text by Melanie Stangl Non-profit organization Captured :: Pittsburgh has been a strong advocate for local photographers since its founding in 2016. They aim to make photography accessible to all who are [...]

February 6, 2018 Concert Reviews, Feature

Get Hip or Get Out! 
GetHip Records is Feeding the Vinyl Fire in the Burgh

By Kaisi Elizabeth Get Hip Records is the newest addition to the Pittsburgh music scene. Located on the North Side; nestled idyllically above Johnny Angel’s and Bike Heaven at 1800 Columbus Avenue. At first, one might think, “hmm, what a [...]

December 30, 2017 Feature, Local Artists

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