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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

The Me Toos Rock Steady on New Album, “Ghost Fly By”

  With all the genre-bending, experimental acts shaking up Pittsburgh, such as Starship Mantis and Beauty Slap, it’s sometimes easy to forget the virtues and appeal of straight-up rock n’ roll. Luckily, The Me Toos are here to remind us. [...]

April 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

The Rise of St. Dude

St. Dude “The Rise of Riff City” Released February 26, 2017 By Duncan H. Ros   St. Dude, an amalgam of a few local Pittsburgh musicians from what is known as the Duquesne Light Orchestra, began as a Halloween set [...]

March 9, 2017 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Brash Teeth “Heavy Lungs” Album Review

Brash Teeth “Heavy Lungs” Released August 19, 2016 by Dan Styslinger Brash Teeth’s new album, Heavy Lungs, is just that: heavy. This 9-song record makes it clear the band is on a mission to perform clever, progressive pop music. From [...]

August 23, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Releases

Old Game Blooms with New Album ‘Flower Moon’

Old Game Flower Moon Released July 30, 2016 By Melanie Stangl A melancholy, immersive, slightly distorted guitar riff, underscored by a heartbeat-esque bassline, opens up the first track of local alt-rock group Old Game’s new 9-song album, Flower Moon.   [...]

August 12, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Emerson Jay Achieve Summery Bliss with New EP LOUIE

Emerson Jay LOUIE Released July 1, 2016 Review by Melanie Stangl Local electronic heavyweight Emerson Jay describe their sound on their Facebook as “synths, guitars, drum crisps and sunlight.”  Their brand new 5-song release, LOUIE (which stands for Love Offers [...]

July 2, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

LoFi Delphi “Always the Quiet Ones” Album Review

LoFi Delphi “Always the Quiet Ones” Released June 10, 2016 LoFi Delphi’s “Always the Quiet Ones” feels like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. With a laid-back approach highlighted by Becki Gallagher’s poetic lyricism the songs simply work. [...]

June 16, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Arlo Aldo “House and Home” Album Review

Arlo Aldo “House and Home” Released February 26, 2016 Arlo Aldo’s “House and Home” is a slow, soulful slice of heaven. Every sound is explored in full, each pound of the drum, every guitar riff, with the honeyed vocals serving [...]

February 26, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows


Dream Phone “Dream Phone” Released September 12, 2015 Sun drenched and awash in hazy fuzz, Dream Phone embodies the best of garage rock. The lo-fi aesthetic adds warmth to their already inviting sound giving their infinitely catchy melodies greater depth. [...]

November 23, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists

Semi Supervillains “Here Comes Trouble” Album Review

Semi Supervillains Here Comes Trouble Self Released September 19, 2015 The Semi Supervillains are a garage rock band from Pittsburgh. They describe their sound as blues rock influenced power pop and compare themselves to such bands as The Strokes, The [...]

October 26, 2015 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows