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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

Third Annual Indie-Rockfest Will Return to Cattivo on April 14th

Text by Nathan Jay and Brian Crawford Edited by Melanie Stangl On Saturday, April 14th, the third annual Pittsburgh Indie-Rockfest is coming back to Cattivo. The event aims to showcase independent artists in the Pittsburgh area, and features everything from [...]

April 3, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

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

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

New Music: Delicious Pastries and Slugss Team Up for Single Release Show at Spirit

Poster by Tyler Jacob Thompson It’s been a little while since we’ve heard new recorded material from local psych-rock darlings Delicious Pastries. They’ve offered sneak peeks in their many live shows since the most recent track, “Pygmalion Cantations,” dropped last [...]

November 9, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

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

The Me Toos and The Spectres Pair Up for Split 45 Single Release Show

By Katie Drozynski There’s something special about a 45. It’s a fun-sized record. Listeners get a quick taste of what a band can do and the musicians have one shot to entice their audience to bite off a bit more. [...]

September 23, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

The Ruckus Bros. (and Friends) Return: Tribute to Radiohead’s “Kid A” Will Raise Funds for Children’s Hospital

Poster by Joe Mruk After raising $1500 for Planned Parenthood in February, The Ruckus Bros. are returning to Spirit Hall on Friday, August 25th, with another Radiohead tribute show for charity. This time, the album in question is their groundbreaking [...]

August 22, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Spirit Summer Recess Music and Food Festival Will Bring Eclectic Lineup to Lawrenceville

Flyer illustration/design by Joe Mruk Pittsburgh’s original local music party, RANT, might be a few weeks away, but we won’t have to wait that long for the festival bug to arrive in Lawrenceville. Happening multilevel venue/pizza restaurant Spirit is hosting [...]

August 11, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows