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Ladyfest Returns to Pittsburgh, Bringing Female Talent to the Forefront

Banner by Jesse Flati The local festival scene is kicking into full gear as summer descends upon the Steel City. But you won’t have to wait until Deutschtown in July to get a jam-packed weekend of quality tunes. Ladyfest Pittsburgh [...]

June 21, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, 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

Heather Kropf’s New Album “Lights” Shows Flickers of Promise

In a departure from her previous self-produced work, she recruited both a producer (Lex Price) and several instrumentalists with impressive resumes to record with her in Nashville. The results are often gorgeous—but occasionally underwhelming. [...]

May 16, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Molly Alphabet Shines on Classic New EP, “Traces”

The last original recorded material from local country outfit Molly Alphabet came out in January 2012. So it’s safe to say we’re overdue for their brand new five-song EP, Traces. It officially drops on Saturday, May 13th, with a release [...]

May 11, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

The Me Toos Rock Steady on New Album, “Ghost Fly By”

  With all the genre-bending, experimental acts shaking up Pittsburgh, such as Starship Mantis and Beauty Slap, it’s sometimes easy to forget the virtues and appeal of straight-up rock n’ roll. Luckily, The Me Toos are here to remind us. [...]

April 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Side Eye Offer Captivating Haze with Debut Album, “La Vague”

Album cover by Dave Watt Local music label/collective Golden Magnet has recently added a new band to its already-impressive roster: Side Eye, a trio that blends the brash, fun energy of punk with the hazy dreaminess and cool riffs of [...]

April 26, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Guest Review: Kayla Schureman Is Timeless In New Album, “Kiss the Ground”

By Jeff Betten, General Manager of Misra Records My tongue-in-cheek response to SSE’s own Melanie Stangl after remarking that she didn’t care for Taylor Swift: “Well, I’m glad you’ve so far managed to live a life in which you haven’t [...]

April 11, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

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April 7, 2017 eNewspaper

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