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Penn Rock Scholarship; Don’t Call it a Battle of the Bands

By Kate Drozynski The PennRock Scholarship is not a battle of the bands. Sure, it might have all of the basic components of a battle of the bands – several lesser-known local acts competing for a grand prize in front [...]

July 25, 2017 Feature, Local Artists

How to Make it In the Music Business – Music Book of the week

How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician by Ari Herstand is our music book of the week. You can download the audiobook for free [...]

July 19, 2017 Feature

52 Weeks of Music: Going All In

Johnny Walylko w/ Jackson Howard Club Cafe July 14, 2017 By Katie Drozynski There are people in the world who fear commitment, and then there’s Johnny Walylko, who has committed himself to writing and recording one song each week for [...]

July 14, 2017 Feature, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Deutschtown Music Festival Grows, In Size and Heart, For Exciting Fifth Year

Poster by Joe Mruk Summer’s in full swing here in Pittsburgh, which means one of the biggest local music events of the year is almost upon us. Deutschtown Music Festival will be taking over its eponymous North Side neighborhood this [...]

July 11, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

River’s Edge Radio to Move Into Mr. Smalls, Host Benefit Show at Funhouse on 7/3/17

By Brian Crawford The River’s Edge Radio Network was displaced from their studio by the recent fire at the Millvale Studios building. Thankfully, the radio station has found a wonderful new home at Mr. Smalls, nestled between The Funhouse and [...]

July 3, 2017 Feature, Local Artists

Ladyfest Returns to Pittsburgh, Bringing Female Talent to the Forefront

Banner by Jesse Flati The local festival scene is kicking into full gear as summer descends upon the Steel City. But you won’t have to wait until Deutschtown in July to get a jam-packed weekend of quality tunes. Ladyfest Pittsburgh [...]

June 21, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Dress Loud, Play Louder: An Interview with Chase and the Barons

Dress Loud Play Louder An Interview with Chase and the Barons By Zach Nellis A few weeks ago, local indie/rock band Chase and the Barons put out their debut EP, Purpose a Toaster. They celebrated the release with a show [...]

June 20, 2017 Interviews, Local Artists

Harry Styles Video Review by the LP Club

Check out this review of Harry Styles new album by guest contributor Ethan from the LP Club. At 13 years old he has over 150 album reviews and counting to his name over the past 2 years. Ethan has a [...]

June 14, 2017 Album Reviews, Feature

Superchunk release new single, collaborate with visual artists to raise money for Planned Parenthood

Press Release Merge Records has just released the first new Superchunk music in four years. The 7-inch single features new song “I Got Cut” on the A-side and a cover of Tom Robinson Band’s punk classic “Up Against the Wall” [...]

June 12, 2017 Feature

Twin Peaks Announce Sweet ’17 Singles Series | Share First A-Side “Tossing Tears”

Press release Twin Peaks have announced a subscription series they’re calling the Sweet ’17 Singles series. Starting in early July, subscribers will receive one 7” single record per month for the remainder of the year (each limited to 300), as [...]

June 10, 2017 Feature