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Local Garage/Surf Rockers Bikini Islands Release New EP, “New Haunts”

Photography by Kevin Gubish (EDIT: The band has informed us that we received the tracks out of order. The correct order is: 1. Get High, 2. West Coast, 3. Sunshine Drifters, 4. Out of the Brain, 5. Undercover. This makes [...]

September 13, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Dan Koshute is an Electrifying One-Man Show on New Album, “All the Way Always”

When local rock musician Dan Koshute sets his mind to something, he doesn’t half-ass it. In my review of Organomy, the 2016 record from his previous band, Dazzletine, I described their sound as “physically incapable of being background music.” That [...]

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

New Local Music: Scratchy Blanket Releases Music Video for “Nothing” Ahead of New EP, “Please Love Me”

It’s late August, students are returning to college campuses, and Labor Day is just around the corner. But the new music video for “Nothing” from local emo-pop band Scratchy Blanket will remind you that the season isn’t over just yet. [...]

August 24, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bastard Bearded Irishmen Take Three Rivers by Storm with Wild Album Release Show

Photos by Whitney Lerch Text by Melanie Stangl If you know one thing about local Celtic punks Bastard Bearded Irishmen, you know they like to drink. If you know two things, you know they like to drink, and throw unforgettable [...]

June 8, 2018 Concert Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

On May 4th, Bastard Bearded Irishmen Will Set Sail to Release Raucous New Album, “Drinkin’ to the Dead”

When you’ve earned four City Paper “Best Rock Band” wins, over 9,000 Facebook fans, spots on multiple rock cruises with nationally famous acts, and a reputation as one of the most entertaining party bands in Pittsburgh, you’re probably doing something [...]

May 3, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Dinosoul Delivers Powerful, Dark Indie Pop on Debut Album, “Eleven”

Band Photo by Scott Kostelnik Album Artwork by Gary Henzler Allen Donny Donovan is no stranger to the Pittsburgh music scene. I first saw them as part of the grunge group Roulette Waves, and later on as one-half of the [...]

April 20, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Grand Prismatic Glows on Gorgeous New Instrumental Album, “Thoughts in Translation”

Album artwork by Patrick McCafferty Band photo by Tyler Amos One beautiful September morning, back when the leaves were still (mostly) green and Pittsburgh had been ice-storm-free for six months, my friend Dan and I drove to Ohiopyle State Park. [...]

April 19, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Singer-Songwriter Liss Victory Pushes Beyond Protest Rock on New Album, “Quelque Chose”

Photo by Erin McCandless If you’ve ever been to the Girlie Show at Hambone’s, the Pittsburgh Art House in Highland Park, or one of many local open mic nights, the name Liss Victory probably rings a bell. Between her solo [...]

April 6, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, 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

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