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Alan D. Welding

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

SPIRIT Presents: Signals Midwest PIN Record Release Show September 1, 2019

Organizers at SPIRIT proudly present Signals Midwest on tour supporting their new album PIN. The performance will be held downstairs in Spirit Lodge at 9:00pm on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Supporting Signals Midwest ( will be Nightmarathons (, World’s Scariest Police Chases (, and One If By Land […]

Sure Sure (w/ Half Alive) at Stage AE on 10/7

“‘Warm Animals’ displays a youthful enthusiasm featuring an unrestrained and vibrant instrumental section.” –Earmilk“[What’s It Like?] is one of our most anticipated releases of the summer” -The Wild Honey Pie“In a sense, Sure Sure’s latest feels like a heart-to-heart with your oldest friend; comforting, familiar, but leaving you with […]

Winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest ’19, Quinn Christopherson, playing in Pittsburgh Friday, September 20th @MrSmalls

Earlier this year, NPR announced the winner of its 2019 Tiny Desk Contest, Quinn Christopherson. The powerful performance of “Erase Me,” submitted by the Athabaskan and Inupiaq songwriter, won the affection and adoration of the contest’s judges and earned Christopherson the coveted grand prize of performing in Washington, D.C. […]

Hand Habits @ Mr. Small’s Theatre on Sept 26th

Hand Habits/Meg Duffy, who you might recognize as a long-time member of Kevin Morby’s touring band, sounds more assured and confident than ever on their new album, placeholder, out now via Saddle Creek. “Placeholder is an impressive piece of craftsmanship, not only in its lyrics but in its sparkling production and […]

KT Tunstall at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall August 30

Well known singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall released her 6th studio album“WAX,” out now via Rostrum Records. “WAX,” landed at #30 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and the single “The River” sits at #19 on Billboard’s AAA Songs Chart. KT’s latest body of work is a trilogy of albums following the themes of soul, body, and mind. Released in 2016, the first album ‘KIN’, […]

Veil of Maya: “Rage Fest” Pittsburgh

Review and photos: Dave Mondine additional photos Taneal Woodmancy Veil of Maya have been quite busy lately it seems from headlining tours, supporting acts, and even writing a new album.  But Pittsburgh has been beyond lucky to see the ever so thriving band play at Mr. Smalls not […]

Hatchie stopping through Pittsburgh in September for show at Club Cafe

Last month, Hatchie released her highly anticipated debut album Keepsake via Double Double Whammy, featuring the irresistible singles “Obsessed,” “Without A Blush” and the dancey, dreamy “Stay With Me,” which The New York Times says is “Blissed-out but not blissful synth-pop…viscous and shimmering, but also so lush it verges on the suffocating.” The rising dream-pop superstar (a.k.a. Harriette Pilbeam) will […]

As Cities Burn @ Crafthouse 9/1

Post-hardcore band, As Cities Burn, who will be kicking off the second leg of their US headlining tour with support from All Get Out and Many Rooms later this month. The band will be in Pittsburgh at Crafthouse on 9/1. As Cities Burn released, Scream Through The Walls, their first new album in a decade this […]