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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

Great Good Fine Ok, Morgxn, and Emerson Jay Electrify at Cattivo, 5/25/17

Each act brought their A-game with slick production, soaring vocals that didn’t falter, and live drums that took their studio tracks to the next level. They enjoyed the hell out of themselves, and that energy was contagious, spreading through [...]

June 4, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

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

Zack Keim Goes Back to Basics with “On the Run Blues” from Solo Record “First Step”

A couple of weeks ago, Duncan of Sound Scene Express sat down for a chat with Zack Keim (of local garage rock band Nox Boys) in advance of his Record Store Day performance at Juke Records in Bloomfield. This acoustic [...]

May 5, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Hearken “Carte Blanche” EP Review

Hearken Carte Blanche Released January 26, 2017 By Duncan H. Ros Hearken’s short album begins with the inundated sound of a fuzzy guitar riff laced with chorus, coupled with these raw drums that completely lack decoration in terms of production. [...]

April 17, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, 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

Emerson Jay Step Up Their Game With Music Video for New Single, “Alright”

Photo by Chris Squier It’s been close to nine months since we’ve heard new material from local electronic group Emerson Jay. That 5-song release, LOUIE, took home “EP of the Year” at our Best of 2016 Awards in February. But [...]

March 25, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Beauty Slap Funking Up Pittsburgh

Beauty Slap Liza Colby Sound Beauty Slap and Liza Colby Sound Brillobox January 20, 2017 Photos and recap by Whitney Lerch Brillobox in Bloomfield was thumping Friday night, thanks in part to some pretty incredible local musicians: Beauty Slap.  The [...]

February 14, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

New Album “Chalk Dinosaur and Friends:” A Masterful Blend of Collaboration and Innovation

By Melanie Stangl Artwork by Pierce Marratto After three single releases, much anticipation, and even more hard work, the newest collaborative album from local electronic artist Chalk Dinosaur (a.k.a. John O’Hallaron) has finally been released. “Chalk Dinosaur and Friends” is [...]

January 25, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Exclusive: Chalk Dinosaur Releases New Single, “The Chalk Reads,” From Upcoming Collaborative Album

By Melanie Stangl Artwork by Pierce Marratto   The new music just keeps coming from rising Pittsburgh artists: local musician John O’Hallaron, who releases under the name Chalk Dinosaur, is gearing up to release a new eight-song album on Wednesday, [...]

January 18, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists