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Alan D. Welding

COO/EIC Pittsburgh Music Magazine, Photographer, Rhetoric and Journalism Teacher, musician, artist, writer, tattoo enthusiast, animal lover.

ARIANA GRANDE KICKS OFF SWEETENER WORLD TOUR/ Pittsburgh PPG Arena June 12

Multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande, kicked off her Sweetener World Tour March 18 in Albany, NY.  The tour will continue through 2019 with stops worldwide, including a headlining Coachella performance next month.  See photos from last night HERE.  Full Sweetener World Tour schedule HERE. In addition to her previous RIAA certifications, Ariana has been […]

Bandsintown Hosts Big Break Showcase At SXSW Featuring Performances By Adrian Jean, KOLARS, illuminati hotties, Herizen, Reptaliens, Hazey Eyes

FIRST AND ONLY FAN DATA-DRIVEN SHOWCASE AT SXSW SPOTLIGHTING EMERGING ARTISTS WHO HAVE DISPLAYED NOTABLE GROWTH ON BANDSINTOWN The Bandsintown Official Big Break Showcase at SXSW 2019 on March 13, 2019 at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop in Austin, Texas (Video Credit: Rhys Valmonte (NOX) for Bandsintown) KOLARS [Left] and […]

Guns N’ Roses’ DUFF McKAGAN Releases “CHIP AWAY” And Announces May 31st Release For Solo Album ‘TENDERNESS’ (Featuring GRAMMY® Winner SHOOTER JENNINGS)

ALBUM PRODUCED BY AND FEATURING GRAMMY®WINNER SHOOTER JENNINGS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 30 IN PHILADELPHIA TOUR WILL SEE McKAGAN BACKED BY SHOOTER JENNINGS + BAND FANS IN LOS ANGELES CAN CATCH SPECIAL GRAMMY®MUSEUM PERFORMANCE ON APRIL 4 Los Angeles, CA (March 20, 2019) – Guns N’ Roses bassist […]

REVOCATION To Kick Off US Tour With Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, And More Next Month; New Video Posted /Pittsburgh date 4/23

REVOCATION will return to the road next month as part of the Chaos & Carnage tour. Set to commence on April 18th and run through May 17th, the trek features co-headliners Whitechapel and Dying Fetus with additional support from Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. See all confirmed dates […]

Sponge live at The Crafthouse Pittsburgh

Recently appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” and in Variety Magazine, the 90’s modern rockers Sponge are out celebrating 25 years since the release of their break out album “Rotting Piñata.” The Gold certified disc included hit songs “Plowed,” “Molly/16 Candles,” “and “Raining” making them a favorite among […]

Tomorrow Night 3/14: Sponge @TheCrafthouse!

90’s modern rockers Sponge celebrate the 25thAnniversary of their break out album “Rotting Piñata.” The Gold certified disc included hit songs “Plowed,” “Molly/16 Candles,” “and “Raining” making them a favorite among alternative music fans and MTV.  Sponge will be rocking all the hits plus tracks from their latest release “The Beer Sessions!” Don’t […]

Nanami Ozone release new track “Affection,” new album “NO” out this week on Tiny Engines / Pittsburgh show 5/7

“[A] great big pile of noise, with layered guitars and soft melodies from co-vocalists Colson Miller and Sophie Opich that blend together to create something that sounds like that liminal space in the morning when you’re half-asleep and barely alive.” – Stereogum “Consistently washes over you with distorted, effects-laden […]

Whiskey Myers // Stage AE // Thursday, March 21

Genre-banding band Whiskey Myers will be coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 21 The country-rockers have played nearly 2,000 live shows since their emergence in 2008 and have sold out more than 100 headlining shows in the last 15 months alone. They were also featured in Paramount Network’s new Kevin Costner hit show “Yellowstone” with […]

The Black Keys Return With New Song “Lo/Hi”

The Black Keys return today with their song “Lo/Hi” (Nonesuch Records), the first new music from the band since their 2014 album, Turn Blue. Listen here, and watch the Youtube visualizer here.  “Lo/Hi” was written and produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, and recorded at Nashville’s Easy Eye Sound studio. […]

Hayes Carll coming to Club Cafe 4/5

Carll is currently touring in support of his new album What It Is, released February 15 via Dualtone. When writing What It Is, he challenged himself to be as present in the moment as possible and to think differently, pushing back on the complacency that often comes with happiness. Full […]

ANNIE LENNOX PARTNERS WITH THE CIRCLE AND APPLE MUSIC FOR GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY INITIATIVE

As the women’s rights movement pushes forward, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer and Human Rights activist Annie Lennox and the NGO she founded, The Circle, have partnered with Apple Music for a Global International Women’s Day initiative launched today. Together with Sammy Andrews and her team at Deviate Digital, they have […]