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Local Garage/Surf Rockers Bikini Islands Release New EP, “New Haunts”

Photography by Kevin Gubish (EDIT: The band has informed us that we received the tracks out of order. The correct order is: 1. Get High, 2. West Coast, 3. Sunshine Drifters, 4. Out of the Brain, 5. Undercover. This makes [...]

September 13, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Singer-Songwriter Liss Victory Pushes Beyond Protest Rock on New Album, “Quelque Chose”

Photo by Erin McCandless If you’ve ever been to the Girlie Show at Hambone’s, the Pittsburgh Art House in Highland Park, or one of many local open mic nights, the name Liss Victory probably rings a bell. Between her solo [...]

April 6, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

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

Palehound, Denzell & Rue at the Funhouse

Photos by Zach Nellis Palehound Denzell Rue [...]

August 2, 2017 Concert Reviews, Local Artists

Flow Tribe Set to Perform at Funhouse July 8

Press Release New Orleans, LA: Flow Tribe has officially announced their upcoming full-length album, BOSS, which is set to release on Apr 28th. BOSS was produced by New Orleans’ own Mannie Fresh, a Grammy nominated producer responsible for creating hits [...]

July 5, 2017 Upcoming Shows

River’s Edge Radio to Move Into Mr. Smalls, Host Benefit Show at Funhouse on 7/3/17

By Brian Crawford The River’s Edge Radio Network was displaced from their studio by the recent fire at the Millvale Studios building. Thankfully, the radio station has found a wonderful new home at Mr. Smalls, nestled between The Funhouse and [...]

July 3, 2017 Feature, Local Artists

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

Ancient History Album Release Show Will Kick Off Big Year for Wild Kindness Records

By Melanie Stangl We’re only two weeks into 2017, but already, there’s new local music to get excited about. This Saturday, January 14th, ambient indie rock band Ancient History will be hosting a release show for their new album, Good [...]

January 13, 2017 Concert Preview, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Jeremy Caywood Offers Sincerity and Skill on Intimate Live Album, “Over and Under”—Track-by-Track Review

Jeremy Caywood “Over and Under” Release date December 2 Review by Melanie Stangl If you’ve ever been to the Acoustic Open Mic Night at Hambone’s in Lawrenceville, you know Jeremy Caywood as its ubiquitous sound guy and occasional host. In [...]

December 1, 2016 Album Reviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows