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Alan D. Welding

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

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 […]

Castlecomer (w/Welshly Arms) @ Stage AE May 17

After wrapping up a run of tour dates with Magic Giant earlier this year, Sydney, Australia’s rising alternative band Castlecomer announced that they have reworked their most successful track, “Fire Alarm,” with friends and fellow rockers Welshly Arms. Listen here. The two bands revisit the song with a […]

Detroit hip-hop rock band Wilson (sounds like Sugar Ray) in Pittsburgh June 2nd w/Motionless in White and Atreyu

Detroit hip-hop rock band Wilson (sounds like Sugar Ray) will be in Pittsburgh on June 2nd at Smiling Moose for their tour with Motionless in White and Atreyu. The hilarious five-piece will be on tour in support of their latest full-length album Tasty Nasty, which came out last summer via RED MUSIC. The album was produced by the band and Scott […]