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Action Camp Brings Beauty and Menace on New Self-Titled EP

By the time a band has been around for ten or more years, they tend to be pretty confident in their sound. As they progress, they essentially have two options: stick with what they know works, or try something new. [...]

August 2, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Host Skull Subverts the Expected with New Avant-Rock Album, “Destruction”

Local indie collective/record label Golden Magnet is at it again. On Saturday, July 29th, they’ll debut their seventh release (and fourth album) since their inception last year: Host Skull’s Destruction. The occasion will be marked with a release show at [...]

July 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Honey Gets Raw and Buzzy on Powerful Debut Full-Length, “Mock Pop”

The album contains youthful angst and thoughtful reflection; searing guitar riffs and spacey interludes; desperate death wishes and confessions of love; thrashing punk numbers and extended experimental rides. [...]

June 29, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Wreck Loose Provide Punch, Passion, and Creativity with Impressive New Album, “OK, Wreck Loose”

Album artwork by Lizzee Solomon Fans of piano-driven garage rockers Wreck Loose have been waiting on a full-length record from the band for four years now. But their patience, and their PledgeMusic contributions, are about to pay off. On Friday, [...]

June 15, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Devin Moses & the Saved Do Americana Right on New Self-Titled EP

Since their debut record, Hit to Hurt, dropped in 2015, (buy the album at the link below) local folk rock group Devin Moses & the Saved have been pretty busy. Between performing at festivals (including Millvale Music Fest, the Main [...]

June 8, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Heather Kropf’s New Album “Lights” Shows Flickers of Promise

In a departure from her previous self-produced work, she recruited both a producer (Lex Price) and several instrumentalists with impressive resumes to record with her in Nashville. The results are often gorgeous—but occasionally underwhelming. [...]

May 16, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Molly Alphabet Shines on Classic New EP, “Traces”

The last original recorded material from local country outfit Molly Alphabet came out in January 2012. So it’s safe to say we’re overdue for their brand new five-song EP, Traces. It officially drops on Saturday, May 13th, with a release [...]

May 11, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Zack Keim Goes Back to Basics with “On the Run Blues” from Solo Record “First Step”

A couple of weeks ago, Duncan of Sound Scene Express sat down for a chat with Zack Keim (of local garage rock band Nox Boys) in advance of his Record Store Day performance at Juke Records in Bloomfield. This acoustic [...]

May 5, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

God Hates Unicorns: Interview

Exclusive interview with pseudo-industrial noise punk trio God Hates Unicorns. [...]

April 28, 2017 Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

The Me Toos Rock Steady on New Album, “Ghost Fly By”

  With all the genre-bending, experimental acts shaking up Pittsburgh, such as Starship Mantis and Beauty Slap, it’s sometimes easy to forget the virtues and appeal of straight-up rock n’ roll. Luckily, The Me Toos are here to remind us. [...]

April 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows