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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

Side Eye Offer Captivating Haze with Debut Album, “La Vague”

Album cover by Dave Watt Local music label/collective Golden Magnet has recently added a new band to its already-impressive roster: Side Eye, a trio that blends the brash, fun energy of punk with the hazy dreaminess and cool riffs of [...]

April 26, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Record Store Day: An Interview with Zack Keim of the Nox Boys

  Zack Keim, best known for leading the Nox Boys, will be playing a solo acoustic set at 4 PM at Juke Records on Record Store Day (Sat, April 22nd) in support of his solo release First Step. This is [...]

April 22, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bindley Hardware Company Go Old-School with Music Video for New Single, “All Right, Already!”

If any local band could be said to embody the rugged, industrial, classic Americana feel that permeated Pittsburgh’s character from its early days, Bindley Hardware Company would be a strong contender. This makes sense, considering their name itself stems from [...]

March 28, 2017 Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Emerson Jay Step Up Their Game With Music Video for New Single, “Alright”

Photo by Chris Squier It’s been close to nine months since we’ve heard new material from local electronic group Emerson Jay. That 5-song release, LOUIE, took home “EP of the Year” at our Best of 2016 Awards in February. But [...]

March 25, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution Breathe Life Into Soul-R&B Fusion with New EP, “Rhapsodize Me”

Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution “Rhapsodize Me” Released January 14, 2017 Confession: this EP isn’t completely new. Shame on us for sleeping on it. “Rhapsodize Me” was released on January 14th, and the five-track record displays a masterful blend of [...]

March 15, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Local Electronic Scene Expands with Impressive New EP, “Towers,” from Kahone Concept

Despite the notable diversity of the Pittsburgh scene, local electronic music acts have been a little trickier to find. Emerson Jay, Chalk Dinosaur, and Balloon Ride Fantasy are three of the big names, but a Pitt student has recently added [...]

March 6, 2017 Album Reviews, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

The Telephone Line Blend Passion and Swagger With New Single, “Caving In”

The Telephone Line “Caving In” Single Release Released February 13, 2017 By Melanie Stangl It’s been over a year since we’ve heard new material from local pop/rock/soul band The Telephone Line—their debut full-length, “Tied Up,” came out in November 2015. [...]

February 13, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Brash Teeth “Heavy Lungs” Album Review

Brash Teeth “Heavy Lungs” Released August 19, 2016 by Dan Styslinger Brash Teeth’s new album, Heavy Lungs, is just that: heavy. This 9-song record makes it clear the band is on a mission to perform clever, progressive pop music. From [...]

August 23, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Releases