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Alan D. Welding

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

The Orb Premiere “Ball Of Fire” On Pitchfork

From the moment The Orb’s multi-hued spacecraft careered off the launch-pad, this has been a collision begging to happen: a full collaboration with Lee Scratch Perry, one of reggae’s greatest pioneers and personalities. Recorded in Berlin over the last few months, THE ORBSERVER in the star house sparks […]

BROKEN HOPE Honors Fallen Heroes of 9/11

BROKEN HOPE, ESP Guitars and Basses and AllAxess.com are pleased to announce a special signature ESP guitar giveaway at the band’s upcoming 9/11 NYC show at Gramercy Theater. Fans can enter the contest at the band’s merch table at the show, and one signature ESP will go to […]

Daughn Gibson Signs to Sub Pop

Sub Pop are absolutely thrilled to announce that Daughn Gibson has joined their label roster. The charismatic crooner and sound sculptor, will release his label debut worldwide on Sub Pop in 2013. To commemorate the occasion Gibson has recorded a new song that demonstrates his striking and deft […]

Rosco Bandana Announce Fall Tour

Tour Dates 09.20 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA 09.21 – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC 09.22 – The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC 09.23 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC 09.25 – Hill Country Live – Washington, DC 09.27 – Rock Shop – Brooklyn, […]

SOJA from The Altar Bar: An E. Banks Pictorial

All photos are courtesy of E.Banks Photography Mention folk music to the average listener and the list of usual suspects come to mind: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Woodie Guthrie, etc. Talk to SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill, however, and you’ll walk away with a different perspective. “To me, […]