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Chet Vincent Takes Flight on New Solo Record, “Where the Earth Opens Wide”

Photo by Mindi Harkless The Get Hip Records store on the North Side is a little off the beaten path. Blocked-off streets, tall fences, and warehouse buildings don’t exactly give the impression that this is a musical hotspot. On the [...]

February 12, 2018 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Paul Luc Spins Masterful, Immersive Stories on New Album, “Bad Seed”

Photo by Steven Jonathan If you didn’t know, Paul Luc is a Pittsburgh bard with folk/country tendencies; sharp, biting lyrics; and a voice like honey. His interests include riding motorcycles, playing with Randy Baumann’s Ramble band, and drinking good whiskey. [...]

February 7, 2018 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Wreck Loose Achieve Depth through Simplicity with New Music Video for “Carwash”

2017 was a big year for local piano-driven garage rockers Wreck Loose. They released their first full-length album, the fantastic OK, Wreck Loose; opened for Foxygen at Mr. Smalls Theatre; and completed multiple multi-state tours. It’s fitting, then, that they’re [...]

January 29, 2018 Local Artists, Local Releases

Best of 2017 Rock Awards Line-Up

Best of 2017 Rock Awards Spirit February 17, 2017 Sound Scene Express is proud to announce our 3rd annual “Best of Rock Awards” for 2017. We feel like we have curated our best line-up yet, bringing you some of the [...]

January 15, 2018 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

NORM Strikes Bleak Alternative Rock Gold with New EP, “Amusement”

Album art by Evan Mulgrave Band photo by Maranie Rae The post-holiday winter blues are upon us—snow, ice, howling wind, complete darkness by 6 PM, and no more Christmas or New Year’s parties to look forward to. And as much [...]

January 4, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Get Hip or Get Out! 
GetHip Records is Feeding the Vinyl Fire in the Burgh

By Kaisi Elizabeth Get Hip Records is the newest addition to the Pittsburgh music scene. Located on the North Side; nestled idyllically above Johnny Angel’s and Bike Heaven at 1800 Columbus Avenue. At first, one might think, “hmm, what a [...]

December 30, 2017 Feature, Local Artists

Randy Baumann’s Ramble Rocks the Rex – 12/2/2017

Photos and recap by Melanie Stangl Randy Baumann’s Rambles are something pretty special. A few nights per year, the host of local rock station 102.5 WDVE puts twenty or so musicians from some of Pittsburgh’s most notable acts onstage at [...]

December 21, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

LoFi Delphi Find Pop-Rock Balance With Honest New EP, “Tilt”

Poster and EP artwork by Ian White Band photo by Loop Photography Something you gain as you age is an increased knowledge of—and sense of comfort in—yourself. You learn about your strengths, your weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, and how [...]

November 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

New Music: Delicious Pastries and Slugss Team Up for Single Release Show at Spirit

Poster by Tyler Jacob Thompson It’s been a little while since we’ve heard new recorded material from local psych-rock darlings Delicious Pastries. They’ve offered sneak peeks in their many live shows since the most recent track, “Pygmalion Cantations,” dropped last [...]

November 9, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Donora Goes Live… On Facebook

Donora “Sun to Me” By Kaisi Elizabeth Donora’s new album, Sun to Me, has a way of making you reminiscent of summer days spent riding around with the windows down before the chill of fall has even had time to [...]

October 26, 2017 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows