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Paul Luc Celebrates Bad Seed Release at Mr. Smalls

Two years have passed since Paul Luc released his last album, Tried & True. After hitting the road and traveling to Nashville to record his newest masterpiece, Bad Seed, he threw an incredible release party at Mr. Smalls on March 10th [...]

March 19, 2018 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Some Kind Of Animal, Essential Machine and The Black Six Get Hip on the North Side

by Whitney Lerch Itching for some indie folk rock, I headed out to Get Hip Recordings on February 24th to catch Essential Machine and Some Kind of Animal.  Always looking for new music, I was anxious to hear The Black [...]

March 12, 2018 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Interview: Aris Paul Band Hits the Gas with New Roots-Rock Album, “Drive All Night”

While Starship Mantis rocked the Stage at Karma’s Grand Opening on the night of March 2nd, another accomplishment was being celebrated a few blocks down the street. Instead of elaborate costumes and funky sax solos, the musicians at Club Café [...]

March 6, 2018 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

The Stage at Karma Gets Official With Electric Grand Opening Weekend, March 2nd-3rd

Photo by Pat Bruener When James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy closed its doors last November, nearly everyone I talked to seemed to be lamenting its loss. It was a historic hub of local music, home to a wide variety of [...]

February 28, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

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” – Ticket Giveaway

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