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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

The Best Pittsburgh Music of the Decade: Country/Folk/Americana, Part 2

Photo and text by Melanie Stangl In December, I introduced this decade retrospective series of Pittsburgh music, and started the list with four standout country/folk/Americana releases of the 2010’s. Once again, my day job got in the way of a [...]

February 10, 2020 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

The Best Pittsburgh Music of the Decade: An Introduction

Photo and text by Melanie Stangl Every new year calls for reflection, but entering a new decade is more significant. Ten years tend to have personalities, distinct character traits that can be tough to distinguish in any one year alone. [...]

December 20, 2019 Album Reviews, 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

Indie Hip-Hop Duo BBGuns Encourages You to “Help Yourself” with Phenomenal Second Album

By Melanie StanglPhoto by Gage Vota Album art by John Muldoon and Annika Ignozzi It’s no secret that local hip-hop artists have generated the most widespread buzz about Pittsburgh’s music scene. From powerhouses like Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Jimmy [...]

June 27, 2019 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Interviews, 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

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

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

The Commonheart Pulls Through For Greensburg’s Summer Sounds

After a the original act for June 30th had to cancel with short notice, Greensburg’s Summer Sounds free concerts in the park series was rescued by Pittsburgh’s The Commonheart, who filled St. Clair park with energy and soulful rock music. [...]

July 21, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Dress Loud, Play Louder: An Interview with Chase and the Barons

Dress Loud Play Louder An Interview with Chase and the Barons By Zach Nellis A few weeks ago, local indie/rock band Chase and the Barons put out their debut EP, Purpose a Toaster. They celebrated the release with a show [...]

June 20, 2017 Interviews, Local Artists