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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

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

Emerson Jay Release Music Video for New Song, “FREVR WHEN”

Local electronic act Emerson Jay has certainly been busy lately. Their first full-length album is approaching completion. Last week, they played at Thrival Festival, on a lineup alongside heavyweight headliners Logic, Wiz Khalifa, and Two Door Cinema Club. They earned [...]

October 6, 2017 Local Artists, Local Releases

Brika Offers Chill, Sultry Alt-Pop with New Release, “Just Wanna Be Single”

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when alt-pop exploded into the mainstream. If you had to make a guess, Lorde’s groundbreaking 2013 release Pure Heroine is a decent one. Since then, a plethora of similar artists have emerged, blending [...]

August 5, 2017 Album Reviews

Wreck Loose Provide Punch, Passion, and Creativity with Impressive New Album, “OK, Wreck Loose”

Album artwork by Lizzee Solomon Fans of piano-driven garage rockers Wreck Loose have been waiting on a full-length record from the band for four years now. But their patience, and their PledgeMusic contributions, are about to pay off. On Friday, [...]

June 15, 2017 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Heather Kropf’s New Album “Lights” Shows Flickers of Promise

In a departure from her previous self-produced work, she recruited both a producer (Lex Price) and several instrumentalists with impressive resumes to record with her in Nashville. The results are often gorgeous—but occasionally underwhelming. [...]

May 16, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Local Electronic Scene Expands with Impressive New EP, “Towers,” from Kahone Concept

Despite the notable diversity of the Pittsburgh scene, local electronic music acts have been a little trickier to find. Emerson Jay, Chalk Dinosaur, and Balloon Ride Fantasy are three of the big names, but a Pitt student has recently added [...]

March 6, 2017 Album Reviews, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases