Stick to Your Guns at Mr. Small’s Theatre on 2/14

OC hardcore band Stick to Your Guns released their latest full-length True View in October via Pure Noise. Listen to the evocative album in its entirety here via Alternative Press along with an in-depth interview with vocalist Jesse Barnett. Also, you can check out their sonically electrifying tracks "Married To The Noise" and "The Sun, The Moon, The Truth: Penance of Self.” "I really wanted … Continue reading Stick to Your Guns at Mr. Small’s Theatre on 2/14

DYING FETUS Announce 2018 Headline Northeast Tour Dates

Death metal overlords DYING FETUS announce their first wave of 2018 headline concerts. The brief Northeast US tour starts January 11, features three New York shows (Syracuse, Brooklyn, Waterford) and ends January 14 in Reading, PA. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. DYING FETUS' recent full-length Wrong One To Fuck With is available worldwide on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical … Continue reading DYING FETUS Announce 2018 Headline Northeast Tour Dates

Rancid & Dropkick Murphys – From Boston To Berkeley Tour in Pittsburgh @StageAE 8/2

  Along with full sets from Rancid and the Murphys, the two bands will come together onstage each night for a special joint encore.    Rancid and Dropkick Murphys have a long and important history together. Back in 1997, Rancid's Lars Frederiksen came across a copy of Dropkick Murphys' original EP at a friend's house. He turned it over to his bandmate … Continue reading Rancid & Dropkick Murphys – From Boston To Berkeley Tour in Pittsburgh @StageAE 8/2

Detroit-based saajtak @Brillobox 6/11

Drawing from eclectic backgrounds, Detroit based avant-rock quartet saajtak channels the textural experimentalism of electronic music, the timbral and rhythmic intricacies of Indian classical music, the intimate communication of Deep-Listening rooted free improvisation, and the urgency of polymetric groove. Through ritualistic collaborative sessions, the ensemble creates unique audiovisual environments and genre defying compositions. “With their … Continue reading Detroit-based saajtak @Brillobox 6/11

Felix Martin: Venezuelan Guitarist Wows Pittsburgh

Words and photos:  Stephanie Connell On Wednesday, March 8, Felix Martin and his band entered the ballroom at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy in Pittsburgh.  The James Street Speakeasy is a unique venue.  It has a jazzy, 1920s prohibition feel.   The ballroom itself, complete with a small bar and a man painting in the corner, … Continue reading Felix Martin: Venezuelan Guitarist Wows Pittsburgh

Michael Kelly Guitar Co. to Kickstart Lightweight Electric Guitar Collection

CLEARWATER, FL (Mar 21, 2017)— For Michael Kelly Guitar Co., innovation is more than a market experiment—it comes down to listening to the community of players and their needs. After analyzing customer interactions across multiple platforms, Michael Kelly determined there was a pressing need for a lighter weight electric guitar option. In listening to these … Continue reading Michael Kelly Guitar Co. to Kickstart Lightweight Electric Guitar Collection

3/10: Seasaw @Cattivo Pittsburgh

Seesaw released their charismatic and vulnerable sophomore LP, Too Much Of A Good Thing, in July of 2016. The eleven songs combine commanding instrumentation, intricate harmonies, and refreshing wit. They have previously toured with Lucius, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, SOAK and many more. Watch the video for "Into The White" "...going to be your go-to album … Continue reading 3/10: Seasaw @Cattivo Pittsburgh

Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY have released a new live video for the song “War Eternal”

The video was filmed at Wacken 2016 and is featured on the band's upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray As The Stages Burn!, which comes out March 31st, and will be available as a Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set (EU), Ltd Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD, and as digital album. Pre-Order the CD/DVD and the LP now at … Continue reading Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY have released a new live video for the song “War Eternal”

Safe In Sound Festival Hits Pittsburgh Nov 18th

Safe In Sound Festival is the biggest touring festival of its kind. The bass heavy tour featuring sound system legends, PK Sound, is back for its third annual run touching down in over 25+ cities across the states. I thought it might be of interest to you that Safe In Sound will be coming to Pittsburgh on Friday November 18th to take over … Continue reading Safe In Sound Festival Hits Pittsburgh Nov 18th

BATTLECROSS And WOVENWAR To Kick Off North American Tour With Soilwork, Unearth, And Darkness/ @Diesel Pittsburgh 11/12

Metal Blade lablemates BATTLECROSS and WOVENWAR will kick off their North American Fury tour tonight supporting Soilwork and Unearth. Set to commence in Providence, Rhode Island, the trek will coil its way through over two dozen venues, coming to a close on November 16th in Toronto, Ontario. Additional support will be provided by Darkness Divided. … Continue reading BATTLECROSS And WOVENWAR To Kick Off North American Tour With Soilwork, Unearth, And Darkness/ @Diesel Pittsburgh 11/12

HONKY: Texas-Based Superboogie Trio Announces More Live Dates

Texas-based superboogie trio HONKY, who spent much of the Summer waging their Lone Star booty-shakers upon European ears, will return to local stages next week for a short run of live dates through Texas and Louisiana with WhiskeyDick and Pure Luck. See all confirmed dates below. HONKY features long time Butthole Surfers/part time Melvins bassist … Continue reading HONKY: Texas-Based Superboogie Trio Announces More Live Dates

Jacob Whitesides Releases Debut Album ‘Why?’

WHY? DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON ITUNES SINGER/SONGWRITER CHART PERFORMING "LOVESICK" ON NBC'S TODAY ON SEPTEMBER 14 AND ABC'S LIVE WITH KELLY ON SEPTEMBER 15     LOS ANGELES, CA -  September 9, 2016 -  Jacob Whitesides today released his highly anticipated debut full length album WHY? via his own Double U Records. The album debuted at no. … Continue reading Jacob Whitesides Releases Debut Album ‘Why?’

Blink 182, A Day To Remember, All Time Low at First Niagara Pavillion

Read a review of the show: Scott Mervis Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photos by Daniele Mediate © 2016