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Akrasia Offers Impressive Slacker Rock with New Album, “Perfect Is the Enemy”

Some artists take multiple years between their album releases, keeping their catalogue trim. And then there’s Akrasia. Their new record, Perfect Is the Enemy, which dropped on August 17th, is the 16th release from the band since their first incarnation [...]

August 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Standard Broadcast Ready for the Big Stage

By Brittany Satterfield Pittsburgh based indie-rock band Standard Broadcast will be headlining their first show at Mr. Smalls this Saturday night. Over the last couple years, the band has played several shows, but never at a venue this large. This [...]

August 25, 2017 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

The Ruckus Bros. (and Friends) Return: Tribute to Radiohead’s “Kid A” Will Raise Funds for Children’s Hospital

Poster by Joe Mruk After raising $1500 for Planned Parenthood in February, The Ruckus Bros. are returning to Spirit Hall on Friday, August 25th, with another Radiohead tribute show for charity. This time, the album in question is their groundbreaking [...]

August 22, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

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

Action Camp Brings Beauty and Menace on New Self-Titled EP

By the time a band has been around for ten or more years, they tend to be pretty confident in their sound. As they progress, they essentially have two options: stick with what they know works, or try something new. [...]

August 2, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, 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

Host Skull Subverts the Expected with New Avant-Rock Album, “Destruction”

Local indie collective/record label Golden Magnet is at it again. On Saturday, July 29th, they’ll debut their seventh release (and fourth album) since their inception last year: Host Skull’s Destruction. The occasion will be marked with a release show at [...]

July 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bat Zuppel Premiere “The Witch” Off Of Their Highly Anticipated Fifth Album “Dylar”

Album artwork by Keith Caves Band Photo by Shanua Miller By Paige E. Owens With a sound similar to that of Thee Oh Sees and Black Sabbath, the psych-punk group, Bat Zuppel, remain a force to be reckoned with in [...]

July 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Preview, Local Artists

Hear Tonight Convey Powerful Message in Official Video for “Stay Dry”

By Paige E. Owens Following the release of their last official music video nearly a year ago, California, PA indie rock group, Hear Tonight, debuted their newest single, “Stay Dry,” on Friday, July 21st. Hear Tonight is comprised of Shane [...]

July 26, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Penn Rock Scholarship; Don’t Call it a Battle of the Bands

By Kate Drozynski The PennRock Scholarship is not a battle of the bands. Sure, it might have all of the basic components of a battle of the bands – several lesser-known local acts competing for a grand prize in front [...]

July 25, 2017 Feature, Local Artists