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What’s Popping With Lauren Winans

It was a rainy Monday afternoon. Sitting in a truck down by the Allegheny River, Heinz Field was visible in the distance beyond the streaky windshield and it was natural to ruminate on the Steelers’ hard luck after week 6 of the 2012 season. The scene was set […]

Expression of Life: The Rupa Marya Interview

Pittsburgh Music Magazine had the enlightening opportunity to catch up with the incomparable Rupa Marya, front woman and pilot of the expedition that is Rupa & The April Fishes. But, as if to exeplify the humanism she espouses, Rupa is far more than simply a star musician. The […]

Rosco Bandana Is Beginning It With Real Swagger

The rockabilly resurgence, alt-country movement has been exploding in the American music atmosphere over the past decade… to the point that American rock n’ roll feels like it is has truly revolted against the British Invasion and reestablished itself as the source, rather than recipient, of influence that […]

The Honeymoon Is Far From Over For Zulu Pearls

In addition to fantastic music, the Zulu Pearls offer some international spy intrigue. Double booked in the annals of Internet research as both a Berlin, Deutschland band and as Arlington, VA jammers, the band last logged into their Myspace account on August 18, 2011 – though it seems […]

River City Rebels, Cause…

The River City Rebels’ two-track 7” vinyl EP release, “Headed To Hell” leaves little to the imagination as it fills in the senses and disavows any silences with solid instrumentalism. A certain constancy of rock-a-billy reverb and alt-country echo keep the lead track “Hades” ballooning out to fill […]

The Cheats Ain’t Just Some Punks

Reviewer disclaimer: Listen to The Cheats’ Pussyfootin’” before reading their promotional literature. Better yet, as their promotional literature suggests (which may be ironic to say after forewarning against reading it), see them live before taking their word for what to expect in their sound. The carpet does not […]