Twin Guns are Dealing Western Devils Out of Brooklyn

The double-edged sword of contemporary, ubiquitous music releases on the Internet is that bands like Twin Guns are out there and you haven’t heard them yet. While a reviewer might use this line for many albums by bands recently discovered, “Scene Of The Crime” by Twin Guns, released in March 2011,  is the one that … Continue reading Twin Guns are Dealing Western Devils Out of Brooklyn

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 for a lonesome, drizzly country song, but … Continue reading What’s Popping With Lauren Winans

Rupa & The April Fishes: Thunderbird Cafe, Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If you haven't heard of Rupa & The April Fishes you aren't alone... yet. The diverse sound quality and powerhouse instrumentation that this San Francisco based international phenom is bringing to Pittsburgh should be a treat, not the least because the ideas  that Rupa Marya imbues their multilingual, gypsy rock songs with is as prescient … Continue reading Rupa & The April Fishes: Thunderbird Cafe, Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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 San Francisco band has built a major … Continue reading Expression of Life: The Rupa Marya Interview

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 inspired that cultural surge (for example, Muddy … Continue reading Rosco Bandana Is Beginning It With Real Swagger

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 apparent from their breadth of hits on … Continue reading The Honeymoon Is Far From Over For Zulu Pearls