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Indie Hip-Hop Duo BBGuns Encourages You to “Help Yourself” with Phenomenal Second Album

By Melanie StanglPhoto by Gage Vota Album art by John Muldoon and Annika Ignozzi It’s no secret that local hip-hop artists have generated the most widespread buzz about Pittsburgh’s music scene. From powerhouses like Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Jimmy [...]

June 27, 2019 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Captured :: Pittsburgh Hits the Mark with 3rd Annual Concert Photography Meet-Up

More photos at end of articlePictures and text by Melanie Stangl Four months ago, on a January evening, I made my way down East Carson Street to Club Café, battling bone-chilling winds and icy sidewalks for several blocks. The occasion? Local nonprofit arts organization Captured [...]

May 15, 2019 Concert Reviews, Feature, Local Artists

Paddy the Wanderer Reach New Creative Heights on Latest Album, “Waiting for the Miracle”

Photo and album art by Brett Wagner In case you hadn’t heard, local garage rock band Paddy the Wanderer released their newest album, the eight-track-long Waiting for the Miracle, in October. A follow-up to last year’s Facts for Whatever and [...]

December 5, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

On 10/26, Wreck Loose Will Get Spooky with Release Show for New Single, “Trapped in the Basement”

By Melanie Stangl and Wreck Loose Cover artwork by Derek Krystek Halloween is just around the corner, and local piano-rockers Wreck Loose are getting into the spirit with a brand-new spooky single, “Trapped in the Basement.” The track, along with [...]

October 9, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six Will Have You “Feeling Good About the End Times” on New Album

Band photo By Sara Lacroix If (like me) you’re not particularly sports-inclined, the name of Dan Getkin’s rock/alt-country five-piece band might throw you for a loop. In baseball, a “twelve-six” refers to an effective curveball pitch. It’s tricky; a throw [...]

October 4, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

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