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The Turbosonics “Tres Gatos Suave” Album Review

The Turbosonics “Tres Gatos Suave” Self released on August 14, 2015 The Turbosonics are a three piece surf rock group hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They formed in 2008 when drummer Timmy Klatte wanted to form a surf rock band and [...]

October 19, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

The Park Plan “Junior Achievement” Album Review

The Park Plan Junior Achievement Self Released Release Date October 17 The Park Plan are a four piece alternative rock/pop group from Pittsburgh, PA. They played their first show in November 2014 and they released their two track EP Visitors [...]

October 12, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Brooke Annibale “The Simple Fear” Album Review

Brooke Annibale The Simple Fear Released October 2 Brooke Annibale sings from the heart on “The Simple Fear.” An autumnal feeling pervades the album. Songs build up ever so organically. Tasteful to a tee, these are carefully thought-out pieces. Reminiscent [...]

October 4, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists

The Garment District “Luminous Toxin” Album Review

The Garment District Luminous Toxin Released by Kendra Steiner Editions The Garment District is the moniker of multi instrumentalist Jennifer Baron, who was a founding member of Brooklyn’s The Labybug Transistor (Merge Records). Her previous releases were met with critical [...]

September 27, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Kevin Garrett “Mellow Drama” Album Review

Kevin Garrett Mellow Drama Released April 2015 by Roc Nation Pittsburgh native Kevin Garrett who is currently located in New York City was just in town for “Beat Cancer Pittsburgh,” at Hard Rock Cafe. Garrett will be back in town [...]

September 23, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Sikes! and The New Violence “I’ve Seen Better” Album Review

Sikes! and the New Violence I’ve Seen Better Self Released August 1, 2015 Album photo by Hannah Altman Sikes AKA Brian Howe’s is an alternative/indie hip hop artist hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. Whereas most hip hop artists rap over beats [...]

September 16, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Dumplings “Love Handles EP” Album Review

Love Handles EP is an irreverent romp through the best lo-fi has to offer. Dumplings possesses a unique surreal sense of humor, like Ariel Pink but with greater warmth. Across the run time they reveal a truly personal journey. The [...]

September 9, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Carousel “2113” Album Review

Carousel 2113 Released August 28, 2015 Tee Pee Records Carousel’s “2113” is a force of nature. Sounding straight out of the 70s Carousel highlight the best of that gigantic muscular style. Their chops are impressive and they tap into an [...]

August 30, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Chrome Moses “Tamaraine” Album Review

Chrome Moses Tamaraine Self Released June 23 Album art by Mike Zug Chrome Moses’ new EP, is a four song spectacle called “Tamaraine.” The band is a unique outfit, describing themselves as “the hardest, fastest rock and roll that is [...]

August 23, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Roulette Waves “Blown Out” Album Review

Roulette Waves “Blown Out” Self Released August 1, 2015 Produced by Jared Augustus Creighton Album Artwork by Derrick Davila “Blown Out” is divine fuzzed-out bliss. Recalling the best of early grunge, Roulette Waves revels in the implied menace that appears throughout [...]

August 17, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists