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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

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