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The Best Pittsburgh Music of the Decade: Country/Folk/Americana, Part 3

Photo and text by Melanie Stangl Today, July 17, 2020, I turn 28. In normal times, I’d be celebrating by heading out to the first night of the Deutschtown Music Festival, one of my favorite events of the summer, with [...]

July 17, 2020 Album Reviews, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases

Caleb Kopta Hits the Gas With New Singles, “Girls” and “Wanderer”

By Melanie StanglPhotography by Jason StarrModeling by Lydia DailyEditing by Christian Laliberte Summer may be winding down, but with two new songs dropping Friday September 20, local alt-rock artist Caleb Kopta keeps the season’s bright, passionate hopefulness alive. Recalling the [...]

September 19, 2019 Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Local Indie Pop Duo Sad Girls Aquatics Club Release Their First Music Video for “Oh Billy”

After dropping their debut album Vodkawine to widespread acclaim at the end of 2018, local indie pop duo Sad Girls Aquatics Club (Chelsea Rumbaugh and Marie Mashyna) haven’t exactly been resting on their laurels. In addition to gearing up for [...]

February 8, 2019 Local Artists, Local Releases

With Debut Album “Vodkawine,” Sad Girls Aquatics Club are the Hazy Indie Pop Queens of Your Dreams

Photo by Katie Krulock Album artwork by Xiola Jensen There were a lot of incredible Pittsburgh releases in 2018. (Some of which we’ve covered, others we haven’t had the chance to.) A little over a month ago, a new hometown [...]

December 30, 2018 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Working Breed to Debut Stunning Music Video for New Song “Turtle Race” on 12/14 at Spirit

Still from Video – Director of Photography: Kevin Kukler Single artwork by Lennon Michalski If you know anything about local art-rock band Working Breed, then you know they’re not scared of taking creative risks. (Any group that features a musical [...]

December 13, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Danny Rectenwald to Celebrate Gorgeous New Classical Guitar Album, “Samadhi,” at Release Show on 12/14

Photo and video by Adam Thomas If the name Danny Rectenwald seems familiar to you, you probably recognize him as one of Pittsburgh’s most raucous Celtic punks, the Bastard Bearded Irishmen. He’s the one playing the mandolin, singing, and engaging [...]

December 12, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Paddy the Wanderer Reach New Creative Heights on Latest Album, “Waiting for the Miracle”

Photo and album art by Brett Wagner In case you hadn’t heard, local garage rock band Paddy the Wanderer released their newest album, the eight-track-long Waiting for the Miracle, in October. A follow-up to last year’s Facts for Whatever and [...]

December 5, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

On 10/26, Wreck Loose Will Get Spooky with Release Show for New Single, “Trapped in the Basement”

By Melanie Stangl and Wreck Loose Cover artwork by Derek Krystek Halloween is just around the corner, and local piano-rockers Wreck Loose are getting into the spirit with a brand-new spooky single, “Trapped in the Basement.” The track, along with [...]

October 9, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six Will Have You “Feeling Good About the End Times” on New Album

Band photo By Sara Lacroix If (like me) you’re not particularly sports-inclined, the name of Dan Getkin’s rock/alt-country five-piece band might throw you for a loop. In baseball, a “twelve-six” refers to an effective curveball pitch. It’s tricky; a throw [...]

October 4, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Local Garage/Surf Rockers Bikini Islands Release New EP, “New Haunts”

Photography by Kevin Gubish (EDIT: The band has informed us that we received the tracks out of order. The correct order is: 1. Get High, 2. West Coast, 3. Sunshine Drifters, 4. Out of the Brain, 5. Undercover. This makes [...]

September 13, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows