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Alan D. Welding

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

Illiterate Light in Pittsburgh on Jan. 9

Virginia duo Illiterate Light will release their debut EP, Sweet Beast on January 18, 2019. Illiterate Light will be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Rex Theater. Illiterate Light is Jeff Gorman (guitarist/vocalist) and Jake Cochran (drummer/vocalist). The duo just finished a tour supporting Post Animal, and are currently back on the road with Rayland Baxter, along with confirming 2019 appearances at the SXSW Music Conference and Shaky Knees Festival (full list of tour […]

DON’T MISS: Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root w/ NEW band Uprooted @Jergels on 12/30

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root will be performing at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale on December 30th with his new band Uprooted. While Rusted Root is on hiatus, Michael has been devoting his time to creating an entirely new soundscape. Michael will continue to play Rusted Root’s entire catalog but promises to deliver fresh inspired versions, as well as introducing new and exciting music […]

RIVAL SONS SHARE NEW SONG “FERAL ROOTS”

RIVAL SONS SHARE NEW SONG “FERAL ROOTS”  TITLE TRACK FROM ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM STREAMING NOW WITH VISUALIZER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR GETS UNDERWAY APRIL 4TH IN DALLAS, TX LOW COUNTRY SOUND/ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT LP FERAL ROOTS ARRIVES JANUARY 25TH DECEMBER 14, 2018 – Rival Sons have shared “Feral Roots,” the sprawling title track […]

2019 PNC Park Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Fest – Holiday Pre-Sale Limited Tickets Available NOW

PRE-SALE PRICING ACCESS CODE: ALLSTAR19 (yes, this code is transferrable to friends) SAVE $5 OFF WITH CODE: DRM5OFF (yes, this code is $5 OFF the pre-sale price) The Perfect Stocking Stuffer is Here! Tickets to the 2019 Pittsburgh All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival. The official event date is Saturday, June 29, 2019 at PNC Park! Experience the ballpark like […]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

“…a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.” – Rolling Stone “…a true psychedelic achiever, Robinson delights as a leading minstrel of our times.” – Vintage Guitar “The CRB seem to be inventing a new music: a song-based analog psych, in subversion of a digital […]

Keller Williams at Byham Theater 1/20

Keller Williams, will bring his Tom Petty-inspired project, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass to Byham Theater on January 20. The show will feature Keller, joined by The Hillbenders, performing select covers in a bluegrass style. Watch Williams perform covers of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “Running Down A Dream” as part of […]

Dream pop songwriter Benjamin Cartel and singer/songwriter Kris Gruen at Club Cafe on 12/17

  Dream pop songwriter Benjamin Cartel and folk singer/songwriter Kris Gruen will embark on a co-headlining tour next month. They will perform in Pittsburgh at Club Cafe on December 17th. Benjamin Cartel released his second album earlier this year entitled Flickering Light. Cartel’s sound merges a panorama of stylistic influences, including rock, psych folk, […]

Sleep dooms-out Stage AE Pittsburgh

They have been described as ‘the ultimate stoner band’, but that may not be giving the San Jose trio enough credit.  Evolving from the band Asbestosdeath, Sleep started to make its mark around 1991.  The band established by vocalist/bassist Al Cisneros and has traded a few members over the […]

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong to ring in 2019 at Stage AE

PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG To Ring In 2019 At PITTSBURGH‘S STAGE AE  For Special NEW YEAR’S STEVE Performance Horns From THE WEST END BLEND Scheduled To Join The Band Support Offered By THE MAGIC BEANS Listen To Pizazz On Billboard | Watch The Paste Magazine Studio Session “[The] funk-focused jam band [makes] creative advancements…on Pizazz.” – Billboard “Pigeons […]

Elton John Steps Into Christmas

Elton John Steps Into Christmas  Rare 1973 Performance of “Step Into Christmas” from The Gilbert O’Sullivan Show Unveiled  “Step Into Christmas” re-released as digital E.P. featuring original single, Gilbert O’Sullivan performance audio and B-side “Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who’d Be A Turkey AtChristmas)”   YOUTUBE LINK https://youtu.be/QWMqfKjJoKc EP LINK https://UMe.lnk.to/EltonJohnChristmas NEW YORK, NY- (December 7, 2018) […]

LOTUS comes to Pittsburgh on February 15 & 16 // new album ‘Frames Per Second’ out now

Instrumental jamband LOTUS surprised fans yesterday (Dec. 5th) with the release of their new album, Frames Per Second. The all-instrumental 19-song studio album and accompanying documentary, tracked live at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia with cameras rolling, aims to showcase Lotus in a pure, raw form forming live in the studio. Norwegian space-disco and psychedelic rock are […]

The Steel Woods At Stage AE On 12/13 & 12/14

WHO: THE STEEL WOODS WHAT: PITTSBURGH PERFORMANCES (SUPPORTING CODY JINKS) WHEN: DECEMBER 13 & 14  WHERE: STAGE AE “Though there is not a shortage of Southern rock bands, few have the edge and darkness The Steel Woods bring to the table…” – Saving Country Music Nashville based southern-inspired rock band The […]

LETTUCE comes to Pittsburgh on Thursday, January 17

LETTUCE Thursday, January 17 Rex Theater Photo Credit: Alex Varsa  LETTUCE will bring their psychedelic sonics, blissful grooves, jazz rhythms and hip-hop inspired beats to over 20 cities this winter including Pittsburgh on Thursday, January 17 at the Rex Theater with support from Ghost Note. Lettuce’s latest album, Witches Stew, is the sextet’s contemporary jazz fusion […]