Sound Scene Express

All posts by Duncan H. Ros

The Seedy Players Challenge Your Ears with ‘The Time In Between’

While I could put this group into a specific genre like indie jazz-pop, chamber-pop, experimental contemporary-concert-pop or whatever, the fact is that this group is simply making music that wasn't meant to be put into an easily classifiable box. [...]

June 1, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

The Spectres, Jiant Eagle, Franny Moon + Second Ladies at Howlers May 27th

The dynamic two-piece rock group The Spectres will be releasing a new tape called Baby, You’re Too Pretty To Rumble on King Pizza records May 27th. [...]

May 25, 2017 Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Ryan Hoffman Takes us Through the Wilderness with “The Pines”

The Pines by songwriter Ryan Hoffman is a deeply atmospheric album encumbered with a sense of rural space and contemplative introspection. [...]

May 8, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

God Hates Unicorns: Interview

Exclusive interview with pseudo-industrial noise punk trio God Hates Unicorns. [...]

April 28, 2017 Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Record Store Day: An Interview with Zack Keim of the Nox Boys

  Zack Keim, best known for leading the Nox Boys, will be playing a solo acoustic set at 4 PM at Juke Records on Record Store Day (Sat, April 22nd) in support of his solo release First Step. This is [...]

April 22, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Hearken “Carte Blanche” EP Review

Hearken Carte Blanche Released January 26, 2017 By Duncan H. Ros Hearken’s short album begins with the inundated sound of a fuzzy guitar riff laced with chorus, coupled with these raw drums that completely lack decoration in terms of production. [...]

April 17, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

The Missing Link: Introducing Pittsburgh Jammers Charm & Chain

Charm & Chain create organic psychedelic blues infused jams–in the classic sense. Although they don’t sound like a rehash of bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane or Phish, they take a similar freeform approach that leaves room for extensive improvisation [...]

April 10, 2017 Feature, Local Artists