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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

Pittsburgh Musicians, We Want to Build You a FREE Website

Hey Pittsburgh musicians! Do you want to jumpstart your bands web presence and set yourself apart from other bands that only have a facebook page or a bandcamp page? We want to help you by building your website for free! [...]

October 11, 2017 Feature, Local Artists

We Want to Build Your Website for FREE!

Musicians and businesses! Do you want to jumpstart your bands web presence and set yourself apart from other bands that only have a Facebook page or a Bandcamp page? We want to help you by building your website for free! [...]

September 11, 2017 Feature

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

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