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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

Emerson Jay Release Music Video for New Song, “FREVR WHEN”

Local electronic act Emerson Jay has certainly been busy lately. Their first full-length album is approaching completion. Last week, they played at Thrival Festival, on a lineup alongside heavyweight headliners Logic, Wiz Khalifa, and Two Door Cinema Club. They earned [...]

October 6, 2017 Local Artists, Local Releases

Brika Offers Chill, Sultry Alt-Pop with New Release, “Just Wanna Be Single”

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when alt-pop exploded into the mainstream. If you had to make a guess, Lorde’s groundbreaking 2013 release Pure Heroine is a decent one. Since then, a plethora of similar artists have emerged, blending [...]

August 5, 2017 Album Reviews

Great Good Fine Ok, Morgxn, and Emerson Jay Electrify at Cattivo, 5/25/17

Each act brought their A-game with slick production, soaring vocals that didn’t falter, and live drums that took their studio tracks to the next level. They enjoyed the hell out of themselves, and that energy was contagious, spreading through [...]

June 4, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Great Good Fine Ok to Kick Off National Tour at Cattivo on 5/25: Interview with Vocalist Jon Sandler

If you’ve been following Sound Scene for a while, you know that we’re big fans of local electronic artist Emerson Jay. They haven’t played locally in a minute, but their next Pittsburgh gig is coming up soon: on Thursday, May [...]

May 24, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Upcoming Shows

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

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