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Alan D. Welding

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

SOLD OUT: Hozier and BAILEN at the Benedum

by Sophie Burkholder On a weekend of a series of some of the first intensely humid thunderstorms of the summer, the Benedum Center hosted the soulful indie rock of New York trio BAILEN and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. After entering the theater under the yellow glow of the marquee, […]


Theory Of A Deadman have announced plans for a major U.S. headline tour. The dates get underway September 27th at The Tarheel in Jacksonville, NC and continue through early November. Tickets for all announced dates go on sale Friday, May 31st at 10:00AM local time. For complete details, please visit […]

Lucette At Rex Theatre On June 29

WHO: LUCETTEWHAT: PITTSBURGH PERFORMANCESUPPORTING DELTA RAEWHEN: JUNE 29 WHERE: REX THEATRE “It’s a bold expansion of Lucette’s melodic sensibilities, with arrangements that avoid the rootsy clichés of Americana music and, instead, double down on synthesizers, piano lines and the occasional horn solo.” – Rolling Stone Country Eclectic Canadian artist […]

Rising Funk Duo Featured on Netflix

Atlanta-based electronic funk duo called The APX. Their music has received massive love from names like Dam-Funk, Nick Cannon, Wu-Tang, and their music was featured last year on the Netflix movie Nappily Ever After. Currently, they are getting ready to head on their first world tour as well as release a […]

Australia’s Ocean Alley @ Spirit Lodge 6/18

One of Australia’s hottest rising acts, Ocean Alley, will be coming through Pittsburgh on June 18th at Spirit Lodge. Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ocean Alley have perfected an enchanting blend of psych, surf, reggae-infused rock, as showcased in their latest single “Stained Glass.” Having toured North America with Tash […]

Wilder Maker @Howler’s June 13

Wilder Maker debuts its new lineup on a series of U.S. dates that hits Pittsburgh on June 13th and culminates with an Aquarium Drunkard show to benefit the ACLU. The band will be taping an Audiotree Live session and releasing a new single along the way.  James Joyce once said that if […]

VENOM Lift The Lid On Forthcoming ‘IN NOMINE SATANAS’ – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Boxset To Be Released May 31st (BMG Records)

CHECK OUT THE EVIL DELIGHTS HELD WITHIN ON THE UNBOXING VIDEO HERE: ALSO AVAILABLE: ‘THE NEAT ANTHOLOGY’ – GATEFOLD 22-TRACK DOUBLE LP AND 43 TRACK 2CD MEDIABOOK “These earthy historic thrills still take the breath away.” Metal Hammer “Eye-opening and earth-shattering in their cavernous onslaught.” Uncut “In the early 80s, […]

DIAMOND HEAD – The Coffin Train

“Pioneer,” an adjective to be used carefully. Many wish they were, most are not. DIAMOND HEAD – the Stourbridge, England-born New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers – return to the world stage with a new album. The Coffin Train is at once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic […]

Author JEREMY WAGNER’s Latest Novel, “Rabid Heart”, Named Finalist in Two Next Generation Indie Books Awards Categories

“Rabid Heart maintains a sharp, persistently moving narrative of the protagonist’s personal quandary and eventual flight. It’s immensely fun, and Rhonda Driscoll dishes out one-liners with panache…an endlessly entertaining zombie tale that checks off genre conventions with style.”– Kirkus Reviews“Rabid Heart evokes a mix of Misfits lyrics and grainy VHS […]

Potty Mouth 2019 North American Summer Tour x Pittsburgh

Punk rock trio Potty Mouth, who have been championed for their raw and energetic music by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, BBC Radio 1, Entertainment Weekly, The FADER, etc., will be performing on Friday, June 28th at Smalls Funhouse in Pittsburgh to support their 2019 North American Summer Tour with Dressy Bessy, Colleen Green and Justus Proffit. The […]

MARIANAS TRENCH Release New Track “Echoes of You”/PGH show May 14

RELEASE NEW TRACK “ECHOES OF YOU FT. ROGER JOSEPH MANNING, JR.” OFF UPCOMING ALBUM PHANTOMSOUT MARCH 1 “Since 2001, Marianas Trench has been putting out pop-influenced bops, and their newest song, “I Knew You When,” is no exception.” – Odyssey“Canadian progressive pop band Marianas Trench chronicles the trials and tribulations of a messy, passionate, and often gut-wrenching relationship.” – PopDust “The […]