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Paddy the Wanderer Get Gritty with Powerful New Album, “Facts for Whatever”

Photo by Mark Guthrie It’s been a little while since we’ve touched base with the energetic garage rock four-piece Paddy the Wanderer. They’ve kept a decent concert schedule this summer, playing both the Deutschtown and RANT festivals, as well as [...]

October 13, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Emerson Jay Release Music Video for New Song, “FREVR WHEN”

Local electronic act Emerson Jay has certainly been busy lately. Their first full-length album is approaching completion. Last week, they played at Thrival Festival, on a lineup alongside heavyweight headliners Logic, Wiz Khalifa, and Two Door Cinema Club. They earned [...]

October 6, 2017 Local Artists, Local Releases

Ugly Blondes Independently Release Third Album, Drag

Ugly Blondes Drag Released July 27, 2017 By Paige E. Owens After more than a year and a half of fan anticipation and the release of their second full-length album, alt-rock group, Ugly Blondes, released their third independent album, Drag, [...]

September 12, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

The Velcro Shoes Do Indie Rock Right on New Album, “All That You Are”

Photo by Matt Dayak With all the alternative rock bands out there, it can be hard to discern when a particularly good one emerges, with a fresh record worth your attention. But local band The Velcro Shoes (consisting of Eric [...]

September 3, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

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

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

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

Atlas Genius, Faulkner, and Nevada Color Rock the Rex, 7/17/2017

East Carson Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side is a zoo on any given weekend night. But the sidewalks were sparser this past Monday, July 17th, as I walked down them towards the Rex Theater. The occasion? Australia native indie rock [...]

July 23, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Honey Gets Raw and Buzzy on Powerful Debut Full-Length, “Mock Pop”

The album contains youthful angst and thoughtful reflection; searing guitar riffs and spacey interludes; desperate death wishes and confessions of love; thrashing punk numbers and extended experimental rides. [...]

June 29, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, 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