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Exclusive: Jukebox the Ghost Talk Tour Life, New Single, and Upcoming Album

With the release of their brand new single, “Stay the Night,” and their mini-tour around the U.S. that brings them to Mr. Smalls Theatre tonight (4/13), Jukebox The Ghost are mixing up their formula. [...]

April 13, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, 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

Nevada Color, Daily Grind, and Jacob Klein Bring the House Down At Cattivo, 3/25/17

Photos and article by Melanie Stangl It was a warm, early spring evening in Lawrenceville as I headed into Cattivo last Saturday for Nevada Color’s first headlining show of the year. Between the recent Daylight Savings Time leap and the [...]

April 2, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Nevada Color and Daily Grind Will Party Hard at Cattivo on Saturday, 3/25/17- TICKET GIVEAWAY

For local indie pop-rockers on the rise, Nevada Color, 2016 was a busy year. Between winning the title of Best Pop-Rock Band from Pittsburgh City Paper, opening for the alternative group PVRIS (who are soon to begin touring with Muse), [...]

March 19, 2017 Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution Breathe Life Into Soul-R&B Fusion with New EP, “Rhapsodize Me”

Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution “Rhapsodize Me” Released January 14, 2017 Confession: this EP isn’t completely new. Shame on us for sleeping on it. “Rhapsodize Me” was released on January 14th, and the five-track record displays a masterful blend of [...]

March 15, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Ticket Giveaway: Mae, OWEL, and Constellations at Mr. Smalls Theatre, 3/09/17

Indie rock band Mae is hitting the road for a short string of performances next week in support of their newest release, (M)(A)(E), a compilation of their previous three EP’s: (m)orning, (a)fternoon, and (e)vening. Originally hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, [...]

March 6, 2017 Concert Preview, Upcoming Shows

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

Local Rockers Tackle Radiohead: The Ruckus Bros. (and Friends) Pay Tribute to “OK Computer” for Charity

Poster by Joe Mruk When you think of the most influential bands who rose to prominence in the 90’s, chances are Radiohead is close to the top of that list. And for good reason: their staggering musicality, constant reinvention and [...]

February 23, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Local Blues Rocker Tim Vitullo to Open for The Marcus King Band on 2/23

Photo by Rich Pantaleo There’s something to be said about the timelessness of classic rock and blues styles. Decades after their first rise to prominence, many artists are still delivering those passionate, tried-and-true elements in innovative ways, to the delight [...]

February 22, 2017 Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Ten Years of MOIP: A Conversation with Josh Verbanets About the Pittsburgh Scene’s Past and Present

By Melanie Stangl Our Best of 2016 Awards are coming up on Saturday, February 11th, and anticipation is running high. Of course, the event itself is about reflection—celebrating the best of the past year, both with the awards themselves and [...]

February 9, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows