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Rob Eldridge's Musical Experiences: Supported the following National Acts: The Jayhawks, Government Mule, Warren Haynes, Aimee Mann, Edgar Winter, Big Country, Big Wreck, 28 North, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Tea Leaf Green

The Wheals Realize It’s “Diamond Time”

Hey Pittsburgh! Guess what? You probably have family or close friends that know something about the mining business. And we’ve all heard that the Steel City produced a ton of coal back in the day. Some say diamonds, renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which […]

A Couple Of Gems To Kick Off 2013

Night Moves– Colored Emotions I was hooked on the initial “sell comparisons”.  A sell comparison ( I made this term up btw) is a short sentence or description sent to a blogger or reviewer, like myself, that compares the band your about to hear to a more popular band. In Night […]

PMM Names Top 5 Alt Rock Records Of 2012

PMM-December 28th 2012 Here they are folks. My Top 5 Releases of 2012. I’ve included links to other critic reviews and big hitter reviews. Be mindful that these are my specific keepers and they don’t represent my fellow PMMer’s (Alan, Kait and Fritz) opinions. 1) Dr. John – Locked Down – […]

Lee Ranaldo…Green Mtn Boy For A Day

“I’m here supporting the non-violent left” got everyone’s attention in Vermont at Essex’s Champlain Valley Expo. Vermont has always woven themselves into the liberal fabric and feels quite at home there. Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo certainly made himself at home Sunday night supporting Wilco and his new release […]

Wilco Shares Stories With Vermont

by Rob Eldridge of Steelesque Jeff Tweedy asked a strong gathering of Vermonters if they ever “thought he was effeminate” than blame it on his sister. Mainly, because she dressed him as a girl until he knew better…..age 27. This and many other witty exchanges with the very […]

Field Report Will Not Forget The Plot

We all were “bloodied from the brawl” delivered by Chris Porterfield’s new project Field Report. Their onslaught of  subtle quiet melodies and interweaving dynamic song delivery eased the Pittsburgh crowd into a pure listening den. All settled in for the their short but fantastic set. Judging by the […]