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Danny Rectenwald to Celebrate Gorgeous New Classical Guitar Album, “Samadhi,” at Release Show on 12/14

Photo and video by Adam Thomas If the name Danny Rectenwald seems familiar to you, you probably recognize him as one of Pittsburgh’s most raucous Celtic punks, the Bastard Bearded Irishmen. He’s the one playing the mandolin, singing, and engaging [...]

December 12, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Paddy the Wanderer Reach New Creative Heights on Latest Album, “Waiting for the Miracle”

Photo and album art by Brett Wagner In case you hadn’t heard, local garage rock band Paddy the Wanderer released their newest album, the eight-track-long Waiting for the Miracle, in October. A follow-up to last year’s Facts for Whatever and [...]

December 5, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

On 10/26, Wreck Loose Will Get Spooky with Release Show for New Single, “Trapped in the Basement”

By Melanie Stangl and Wreck Loose Cover artwork by Derek Krystek Halloween is just around the corner, and local piano-rockers Wreck Loose are getting into the spirit with a brand-new spooky single, “Trapped in the Basement.” The track, along with [...]

October 9, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six Will Have You “Feeling Good About the End Times” on New Album

Band photo By Sara Lacroix If (like me) you’re not particularly sports-inclined, the name of Dan Getkin’s rock/alt-country five-piece band might throw you for a loop. In baseball, a “twelve-six” refers to an effective curveball pitch. It’s tricky; a throw [...]

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

Local Garage/Surf Rockers Bikini Islands Release New EP, “New Haunts”

Photography by Kevin Gubish (EDIT: The band has informed us that we received the tracks out of order. The correct order is: 1. Get High, 2. West Coast, 3. Sunshine Drifters, 4. Out of the Brain, 5. Undercover. This makes [...]

September 13, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Dan Koshute is an Electrifying One-Man Show on New Album, “All the Way Always”

When local rock musician Dan Koshute sets his mind to something, he doesn’t half-ass it. In my review of Organomy, the 2016 record from his previous band, Dazzletine, I described their sound as “physically incapable of being background music.” That [...]

September 5, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

New Local Music: Scratchy Blanket Releases Music Video for “Nothing” Ahead of New EP, “Please Love Me”

It’s late August, students are returning to college campuses, and Labor Day is just around the corner. But the new music video for “Nothing” from local emo-pop band Scratchy Blanket will remind you that the season isn’t over just yet. [...]

August 24, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Bastard Bearded Irishmen Take Three Rivers by Storm with Wild Album Release Show

Photos by Whitney Lerch Text by Melanie Stangl If you know one thing about local Celtic punks Bastard Bearded Irishmen, you know they like to drink. If you know two things, you know they like to drink, and throw unforgettable [...]

June 8, 2018 Concert Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

As Ladders Release Alt Fiction

by Richard Schmid Americana band As Ladders released their newest album Alt Fiction with a CD release party at Howlers on May 11th, 2018.  Alt Fiction is a 6 song CD by the band and features all original music. The [...]

May 25, 2018 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

On May 4th, Bastard Bearded Irishmen Will Set Sail to Release Raucous New Album, “Drinkin’ to the Dead”

When you’ve earned four City Paper “Best Rock Band” wins, over 9,000 Facebook fans, spots on multiple rock cruises with nationally famous acts, and a reputation as one of the most entertaining party bands in Pittsburgh, you’re probably doing something [...]

May 3, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows