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The Me Toos and The Spectres Pair Up for Split 45 Single Release Show

By Katie Drozynski There’s something special about a 45. It’s a fun-sized record. Listeners get a quick taste of what a band can do and the musicians have one shot to entice their audience to bite off a bit more. [...]

September 23, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

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

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

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

August 2017 eNewspaper

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August 1, 2017 eNewspaper

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

Deutschtown Music Festival Grows, In Size and Heart, For Exciting Fifth Year

Poster by Joe Mruk Summer’s in full swing here in Pittsburgh, which means one of the biggest local music events of the year is almost upon us. Deutschtown Music Festival will be taking over its eponymous North Side neighborhood this [...]

July 11, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

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

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