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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

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” – Ticket Giveaway

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

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

LoFi Delphi Find Pop-Rock Balance With Honest New EP, “Tilt”

Poster and EP artwork by Ian White Band photo by Loop Photography Something you gain as you age is an increased knowledge of—and sense of comfort in—yourself. You learn about your strengths, your weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, and how [...]

November 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bindley Hardware Company Bring Comfort and Craftsmanship on New Album, “Ever Satisfactory”

Album artwork by Jon Bindley and Dylan Rooke Band photo by Jamie Wright After many live shows, a few singles, and much anticipation, the debut full-length album from Bindley Hardware Company is finally here. It’s currently available on Spotify and [...]

November 15, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, 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

Paddy the Wanderer Get Gritty with Powerful New Album, “Facts for Whatever”

Photo by Mark Guthrie It’s been a little while since we’ve touched base with the energetic garage rock four-piece Paddy the Wanderer. They’ve kept a decent concert schedule this summer, playing both the Deutschtown and RANT festivals, as well as [...]

October 13, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows