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Alan D. Welding

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

COMBICHRIST is coming to Pittsburgh on May 2nd at CRAFTHOUSE.

COMBICHRIST, formed in 2003, are a singular mechanical music monster. Founder, Andy LaPlegua’s has a hardcore past and a electronica present merging them to create COMBICHRIST. Since releasing the first COMBICHRIST album The Joy of Gunz, LaPlegua and COMBICHRIST have unleashed six subsequent full-lengths, including 2014’s We Love You, and numerous EPs while also […]

CHON @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, June 26th

Announce Summer U.S. Album Release TourWith Special Guests DOMi & JD Beck**CHON is now available for pre-order HERE**Listen to New Single “Peace”, Here: June 26th | Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls TheatreIn support of their upcoming self-titled album, CHON has announced that they will be kicking off a U.S. Album Release Tour in June, […]

Trapper Schoepp Coming to Pittsburgh 5/10

Trapper Schoepp became famous this year for “On Wisconsin,” a song co-written by Bob Dylan that closes Trapper’s latest record and has been gaining attention from Rolling Stone ever since its release. Not only that, he’s now been opening for Frank Turner and Reckless Kelly in Europe and North America these past few months. Bio (Facebook): […]

Walk Off The Earth on tour in Pittsburgh

Walk Off The Earth are playing at Stage AE on May 24 Walk Off The Earth just premiered a new cover video, “Stay (I Missed You),” featuring Lisa Loeb herself! It coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the hit single’s original release. A few years back, Walk Off The Earth […]

Peter Frampton Bands’s New Album “All Blues” Due For Release June 7 Via UMe/Live in Pittsburgh June 2

“I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU” (FEATURING KIM WILSON) PREMIERES TODAY SIRIUSXM SIX-WEEK SERIES “THE PETER FRAMPTON SHOW” DEBUTS MAY 10 ON DEEP TRACKS CHANNEL PETER FRAMPTON FINALE—THE FAREWELL TOUR KICKS OFF THIS SUMMER   “One of rock ‘n’ roll’s lifelong major players” photo credit: Austin Lord All Blues, the forthcoming covers album from the Peter Frampton Band, is […]

Rodrigo y Gabriela’s new record out now

“Rodrigo y Gabriela has a hard act to follow every time they release an album: themselves…Mettavolution closes with a 19-minute version of “Echoes,” Pink Floyd’s rock masterpiece famously performed live in an ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy. Like its masterful catalog, Rodrigo y Gabriela gives the music new life […]

OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Rescheduled 2020 UK And European Dates

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has just announced rescheduled shows in the UK and Europe on his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour. The six-week trek kicks off in OZZY’s native UK on January 31 before wrapping March 16 in Zurich, Switzerland. The tour includes stops throughout the UK—Nottingham, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, London (O2 Arena), Glasgow and OZZY’s Birmingham hometown–before heading to Europe for gigs […]

Potty Mouth Announce Summer Tour Dates with Dressy Bessy, Colleen Green & Justus Proffit/ June 28 @MrSmalls Funhouse

“Potty Mouth return with an arena-sized follow up that sounds like a major-label effort without all the compromises” – Pitchfork

“Galloping punk-rock” – The New York Times

“[Potty Mouth’s] defiant attitude is what makes SNAFU one of the year’s best pop-punk records.” – i-D

“A vigorous, propulsive sound that can make even the over-30 set feel 22 again” – AV Club

“[Potty Mouth] embodies the same kind of carefree-but-not-really attitude that was so in vogue in the ’90s.” – Stereogum

“…a blast of pop-punk adrenaline” – Rolling Stone

“‘Triumphant…gleams with bright, well-tuned hooks and guitarist/vocalist Abby Weems’ crystal clear, melodic snarl.” – Pitchfork

“Textural upgrade…their hooky punk songs are actually bigger-sounding than ever.” – The FADER

“The oomph of ‘Cherry Picking’ can’t just be chalked up to expert mimicry: It’s the sound of a good band becoming great.” – NPR Heavy Rotation

“Scrappy pop-punk songs and exuberant melodies…brimmed with hooks” – Chicago Tribune

“Potty Mouth’s latest is a shred-fest with hair-flipping lyrics that feels like 10 Things I Hate About You for the millennial.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Alt-rock excellence” – SPIN

Rachael Sage @ClubCafe Pittsburgh May 1

Aside from running her own record label, MPress Records, Rachael Sage has released 12 full length albums and has toured the global with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Lucius, Beth Hart, Sarah McLaughlin, Judy Collins and more. Her music has appeared on MTV, HBO, the Fame soundtrack and […]

SUPERSTITION: The Anatomy Of Unholy Transformation To See June Release / Pittsburgh @Cattivo July 20

20 Buck Spin announces the impending debut LP from New Mexico-based death metal entitySUPERSTITION, confirming The Anatomy Of Unholy Transformation for worldwide release on June 21st. With the album’s details and cover art, the label has issued an early single, “Highly Attuned Beasts Of The Dark.” Additionally, SUPERSTITION has announced July tour […]

Supergroup Tronos [Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria), producer Russ Russell (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death), and drummer Dirk Verbeuren] Release Debut Album

UK metal supergroup Tronos, consisting of Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria), producer Russ Russell (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death), and drummer Dirk Verbeuren, just released their debut album Celestial Mechanics on April 12th via Century Media. I would love to set up an interview and album review with you to promote the release. I’m sure the […]