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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

Teenage Takeover to Bring Young Talent—and Fans—to James Street on July 30th

Once you hit twenty-one years old, the amount of concerts you can attend increases exponentially. For some, that day is a distant memory; for others, it’s fresher in their minds. But it’s all too easy to forget how disappointing it [...]

July 29, 2017 Concert Preview, Local Artists, 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

James Street to Expand Its Reach With Launch of New Company, Sound Beacon Productions

Anyone who knows the Pittsburgh scene knows the importance of James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy. Thanks to General Manager Kevin Saftner and his team, the venue has become one of the most diverse and happening performance spaces in the city. [...]

April 3, 2017 Feature, Interviews, Local Artists

Best of 2016 Line-Up

Poster by Michael Artman Wow! What a year for Pittsburgh music with so many great releases. We are already excited for what 2017 has in store and from the rumors going around we are in store for another great one. [...]

January 11, 2017 Feature, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Eastend Mile and Bleil Brothers to Team Up with “Most Unique Band in The World,” House of Waters

By Melanie Stangl Winter has finally come to Pittsburgh, and the temptation to spend nights huddled under blankets watching Netflix is strong. But this Sunday, a trip to James Street Gastropub will be worth the biting breezes. Why? Local jazz [...]

December 9, 2016 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

‘I Had A Wonderful Time’ at Eastend Mile’s Album Release Show

Review by Melanie Stangl Photos by Randy Jarosz Hip-hop music thumped from powerful speakers as I entered the newly-renovated James Street Gastropub Ballroom, vibrating in my ears and in the pit of my stomach.  Two easels sat up front on [...]

September 26, 2016 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Eastend Mile -Caleb Lombardi Interview

In a time where younger musicians shy away from jazz music, Eastend Mile fully embraces the genre. The four piece consisting of Roger Romero on Saxophone, Caleb Lombardi on Keys, Christoffer Thygesen on Bass and Dhruva Krishna on Drums put [...]

September 8, 2016 Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows