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Know Your Host: A Q&A with Hugh Twyman

Hugh Twyman is a Pittsburgh music blogger and photographer known as HughShows. He has been covering the local scene going on 14 years. He commemorated his 10 years on the scene with a year long celebration at Eide’s Entertainment in [...]

February 17, 2018 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Chet Vincent Takes Flight on New Solo Record, “Where the Earth Opens Wide”

Photo by Mindi Harkless The Get Hip Records store on the North Side is a little off the beaten path. Blocked-off streets, tall fences, and warehouse buildings don’t exactly give the impression that this is a musical hotspot. On the [...]

February 12, 2018 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Paul Luc Spins Masterful, Immersive Stories on New Album, “Bad Seed”

Photo by Steven Jonathan If you didn’t know, Paul Luc is a Pittsburgh bard with folk/country tendencies; sharp, biting lyrics; and a voice like honey. His interests include riding motorcycles, playing with Randy Baumann’s Ramble band, and drinking good whiskey. [...]

February 7, 2018 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Millvale Music Festival Kicks Off Series of Fundraisers With Groundhog Party on 2/3

By Brian Crawford Edited by Melanie Stangl After a smooth, successful debut, the Millvale Music Festival will be returning for its second year on May 12th, 2018. But the anticipation is already building. The Festival Committee will hold a series [...]

February 2, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

The Girlie Show Turns 5: Celebrating a Half-Decade of Female-Powered Performance

Words and Flyer by Liss Victory Photos by Ken Kerr Edited by Melanie Stangl It may be another 5 months before Ladyfest returns to the Burgh, but you won’t have to wait that long to celebrate talented local women. The [...]

January 31, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Wreck Loose Achieve Depth through Simplicity with New Music Video for “Carwash”

2017 was a big year for local piano-driven garage rockers Wreck Loose. They released their first full-length album, the fantastic OK, Wreck Loose; opened for Foxygen at Mr. Smalls Theatre; and completed multiple multi-state tours. It’s fitting, then, that they’re [...]

January 29, 2018 Local Artists, Local Releases

Best of 2017 Rock Awards Line-Up

Best of 2017 Rock Awards Spirit February 17, 2017 Sound Scene Express is proud to announce our 3rd annual “Best of Rock Awards” for 2017. We feel like we have curated our best line-up yet, bringing you some of the [...]

January 15, 2018 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

NORM Strikes Bleak Alternative Rock Gold with New EP, “Amusement”

Album art by Evan Mulgrave Band photo by Maranie Rae The post-holiday winter blues are upon us—snow, ice, howling wind, complete darkness by 6 PM, and no more Christmas or New Year’s parties to look forward to. And as much [...]

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

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

Randy Baumann’s Ramble Rocks the Rex – 12/2/2017

Photos and recap by Melanie Stangl Randy Baumann’s Rambles are something pretty special. A few nights per year, the host of local rock station 102.5 WDVE puts twenty or so musicians from some of Pittsburgh’s most notable acts onstage at [...]

December 21, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists