Queen V Rocks the Barn

Queen V is doing a small tour to promote her ep, Bridges, which dropped in February. This coast-to-coast, limited stop tour included a private show in Pittsburgh. The proceeds helping support the Sewickley YMCA scholarship funds and raised over $30,000. The concert was in a barn like no other. Privately owned, the venue was literally … Continue reading Queen V Rocks the Barn

Reggie and The Full Effect at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

From The Get Up Kids to a stint with My Chemical Romance,  keyboardist James Dewees, is a one man wrecking crew.  Not that he came alone to Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on Saturday night February 15, 2014, but he has proven himself to be a hilarious force to be reckoned with.  Since the mid 1990's Dewees has … Continue reading Reggie and The Full Effect at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

moe Brings Their “Big World” Jam to Pittsburgh’s Stage AE

moe has an unbelievably dedicated fanbase. "The quintet has drawn upwards of 6,000 fans to two-night stands at such storied venues as New York's Beacon Theatre, Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and Denver's Fillmore (Facebook)".  Even though Stage AE was not packed to capacity, it was filled with some true fans who braved the cold to see … Continue reading moe Brings Their “Big World” Jam to Pittsburgh’s Stage AE

Pittsburgh Music Mag Speaks with Amon Amarth’s Ted Lundström

With an amazing lineup of Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwitch it was an amazingly cold February night that quickly heated up in Millvale at Mr. Small's.  A completely sold out night had people offering upwards of $300 a ticket to get a glimpse of pure metal being handed down in one of the most brutal … Continue reading Pittsburgh Music Mag Speaks with Amon Amarth’s Ted Lundström

Chimaira, iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections Show How It’s Done at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

What could be said to be one of the best hardcore line-ups on tour currently, Chimaira stacked the deck  last Wednesday night at Altar Bar Pittsburgh.  With well known and diverse talents such as iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections the place was packed to the rafters and supported a pretty intense mosh … Continue reading Chimaira, iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections Show How It’s Done at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

The Pixies Play Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall

On a night not fit for man nor beast,  The Pixies played Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland in Pittsburgh on January 25, 2014.  Considering the inclement weather, the crowd was undeterred, packing the intimate setting, that is the best kept secret in Pittsburgh venues. With a minimalist set powered up by tons of backlighting and … Continue reading The Pixies Play Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall

Jay Z’s Pittsburgh Performance is Priceless

Would it surprise anyone that a non-rap fan would risk bitter cold temps, running a 101+ temp of his own, and downing some extra special codeine enhanced cough meds to suppress the bronchitis tackling his immune system would risk his general health just to see the music mogul called Jay-Z?  I mean, c'mon, we are … Continue reading Jay Z’s Pittsburgh Performance is Priceless

Review & Pictorial: In This Moment Brings Hellpop II to Pittsburgh

Powerful.  Sexy.  Passionate.  The voice of an angel and a banshee.  She's quite the combination.  Maria Brink, front woman of In This Moment, commanded all eyes and ears front and center during their performance at Club Zoo Pittsburgh on January 15, 2014.  Having the ability to see ITM at a club setting rather than a … Continue reading Review & Pictorial: In This Moment Brings Hellpop II to Pittsburgh

Interview & Show Review:Butcher Babies Bring it back to the ‘Burg on Hellpop II

The Butcher Babies once again graced Pittsburgh with their brand of female fronted heavy metal mayhem on their trek with In This Moment's Hellpop II Tour.  Always entertaining, never taking their rise for granted; Heidi, Carla, Henry, Chris, and Jason have been grinding it in promotion of their latest release "Goliath".  And these girls and … Continue reading Interview & Show Review:Butcher Babies Bring it back to the ‘Burg on Hellpop II

Win the New Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” or Los Lonely Boys “Revelation” From Pittsburgh Music Magazine!

Six lucky winners could win copies of either Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” or Los Lonely Boys “Revelation” courtesy of RedMusic and Pittsburgh Music Magazine!  All you have to do is go to our Facebook page, make sure you LIKE our page, and then message us via Facebook as to why you should win either the Scorpions or The Los … Continue reading Win the New Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” or Los Lonely Boys “Revelation” From Pittsburgh Music Magazine!

Stu Block from Iced Earth talks to Pittsburgh Music Magazine/Stage AE Show April 9

Metal titans ICED EARTH make their triumphant return with the January 21, 2014 release of new studio album 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON' on Century Media Records. The band will bring the new album to their North America homeland when their headlining WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits our shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support and hits PITTSBURGH APRIL … Continue reading Stu Block from Iced Earth talks to Pittsburgh Music Magazine/Stage AE Show April 9

The Pixies’ David Lovering Speaks to PGH Music Magazine/ PGH date 1/25 @Carnegie Music Hall

The Pixies are inaugurating the New Year with a 33-city headline tour of North America, starting January 15 in Toronto, Canada.  January 25th The Pixies hit The Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland (Pitt Campus) without founding member, bassist Kim Deal, but with a bunch of new material after audiences not hearing anything for a decade. … Continue reading The Pixies’ David Lovering Speaks to PGH Music Magazine/ PGH date 1/25 @Carnegie Music Hall

EMMURE To Headline The ‘Mosh Lives’ Tour/PGH 3/7 @Altar Bar

Queens’ pride and joy, controversial metal band EMMURE will be headlining the Mosh Lives Tour with support coming from Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In. Selling over 500,000 units worldwide, EMMURE have become a staple in the heavy metal scene, known for vocalist Frankie Palmeri’s bold and brash sensibilities which translate not only into their lyrics, but in their personal … Continue reading EMMURE To Headline The ‘Mosh Lives’ Tour/PGH 3/7 @Altar Bar

SnoCore- Pittsburgh Date Added – 2/17! WITH HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS

SNOCORE, THE PREMIERE WINTER TOUR RETURNS WITH HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS; HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, THE LETTER BLACK, CROBOT AND ONE LUCKY WINNING BAND FROM EACH MARKET WILL ALSO PERFORM   TICKETS ON SALE NOW The SnoCore Tour, a celebration of music and winter sports, is back after a two-year absence.  The tour has spanned more than fourteen years, … Continue reading SnoCore- Pittsburgh Date Added – 2/17! WITH HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS

Music Awards and Online Betting: Winning through predicting the outcome of musical events

Music Awards and Online Betting: Winning through predicting the outcome of musical events In the past, only sports games were being bet on by people. Through informal means or by the help of professional bookers, betting has always been enclosed within the realms of sports such as basketball, baseball, football, and horse racing. However, with … Continue reading Music Awards and Online Betting: Winning through predicting the outcome of musical events

Intervals name new vocalist and release new music

Intervals made a huge announcement via their Facebook yesterday: Alright everyone, here is the premier track, "Ephemeral" from our upcoming record! We also have some exciting news: "We're incredibly excited and proud to announce Mike Semesky as the band's singer. Intervals has always been about open minded, forward thinking, progressive music with no boundaries. It's … Continue reading Intervals name new vocalist and release new music

AMON AMARTH Live in PGH @ Mr. SMALLS 2/6 US tour scheduled to begin in January

  AMON AMARTH premiere epic production video for "Father Of The Wolf" at Las Vegas show US tour scheduled to begin in January – ticket giveaway now live! AMON AMARTH is pleased to announce they will be premiering the stunning production video for the track "Father Of The Wolf" at the first date of the US tour-taking place … Continue reading AMON AMARTH Live in PGH @ Mr. SMALLS 2/6 US tour scheduled to begin in January

The Strange Case of…Halestorm at Stage AE Pittsburgh

Before Halestorm's performance at Stage AE, I can't say that I understood what all the fuss was about.  Lzzy Hale has been making headlines and filling up the pages of rock zines and blogs since they broke the scene around 2005.  Not being one for Halestorm's style of rock, but also not one to discount … Continue reading The Strange Case of…Halestorm at Stage AE Pittsburgh

Vanna: The Few And The Far Between Hit Pittsburgh

Maybe you missed them during The Warped Tour in 2012.  It's easy enough to do with so many bands and a different schedule every day, featured or not.  I was one of those chumps who missed Vanna and missed out on discovering and enjoying their music earlier.  Hearing the buzz and ground-swell beneath this band, … Continue reading Vanna: The Few And The Far Between Hit Pittsburgh

The Attack “Old School” Punk Pittsburgh

"Who did this poster? I want to meet these guys."  Well, they played the show tonight.  "What do you mean they played the show?"  The Attack, they were one of your openers.  Charlie and Brad- they made the poster. And so this is how Charlie and Brad, owners of Enemy Ink and members of The … Continue reading The Attack “Old School” Punk Pittsburgh

The Misfits Walk Among Us in Pittsburgh at Altar Bar 2013

The history of The Misfits is so vast, from their inception in 1977 until their current line-up today, that it is hard to really sometimes wade through what is fact and what is fiction.  Only one book out there really attempts to put it to ink, This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of the Misfits, and … Continue reading The Misfits Walk Among Us in Pittsburgh at Altar Bar 2013

Norma Jean Proves Just How Good It Feels To Be Wrongdoers In Pittsburgh

Maybe Cory Putman felt he had to redeem himself from the 2009 show at Altar bar in Pittsburgh when he went to kick a bottle and fell flat on his ass, but it's more likely that Cory and the rest of the revamped Norma Jean have something to prove with Wrongdoers and their entire catalog...that … Continue reading Norma Jean Proves Just How Good It Feels To Be Wrongdoers In Pittsburgh

Hard Rock Pittsburgh & Cancer Caring Center: January 23, 2014Pittsburgh Rock’N Roll Hall of Fame Event

The Cancer Caring Center has created the Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Hall of Fame and, working with The Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, is planning a major celebration where each year, an influential member of the Pittsburgh rock scene will be honored with an induction ceremony, and their name added to a permanent plaque mounted at the Hard Rock … Continue reading Hard Rock Pittsburgh & Cancer Caring Center: January 23, 2014Pittsburgh Rock’N Roll Hall of Fame Event

Testament Stands the Test of Time at Stage AE Pittsburgh

You have just got to love anyone who is not afraid to play air guitar openly and rock out with the crowd, especially if that someone has an awesome custom light up mic and happens to be the one and only Chuck Billy of Testament.  Being an old metalhead, I have been into Testament since … Continue reading Testament Stands the Test of Time at Stage AE Pittsburgh

Killswitch Engage Disarm Pittsburgh at Stage AE

If it was your first time at a Killswitch Engage show you might think that guitarist Adam Jonathan Dutkiewicz was well, a bit "touched".  He is a one man force to be reckoned with, but not what one would typically expect at a metal show, a guy who is often described as 'liking to take the piss … Continue reading Killswitch Engage Disarm Pittsburgh at Stage AE

Huntress Puts a Spell on Pittsburgh: Video Interview, Pix, and Review

Huntress feels like they were born from an amalgamation of sorcery, NWOBHM, Catskill Mountain upbringing, and some damn fine weed.  Some of that is conjecture and some of that is pure investigative reporting (Ha!).  According to her bio, Jill Janus, lead singer of Huntress, 'came from humble beginnings as one of seven children.  By the … Continue reading Huntress Puts a Spell on Pittsburgh: Video Interview, Pix, and Review

Gojira Vs. Pittsburgh Stage AE: Video Interview, Show Pix, and Review

Gojira may have been labeled as openers for Slayer on their current tour across North America, but more and more they continue to entertain like they are the headliners for the evening.  Having won over fans the old fashion way (hard touring) Gojira have become the go to act to hook up with for fan-bands … Continue reading Gojira Vs. Pittsburgh Stage AE: Video Interview, Show Pix, and Review

Slayer Sacrifices Pittsburgh on the Altar of Stage AE

Perhaps no other band is more synonymous with true heavy, heavy metal than Slayer.  Think about it.  Even people who have no real understanding or reference to one Kerry King riff still know that when it comes to some seriously damaging eardrum straight down your gullet rock n' roll, Slayer is the first name in … Continue reading Slayer Sacrifices Pittsburgh on the Altar of Stage AE

Reel Big Fish Skank it up at Altar Bar

Ladies and gentlemen, we have finally come to the end, of possibly the biggest week of ska music in the history of Pittsburgh venues. We started off the week with Streetlight Manifesto, followed by Less Than Jake, only to finish it all up with the one and only Reel Big Fish at Pittsburgh’s own Altar … Continue reading Reel Big Fish Skank it up at Altar Bar

Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory, and H2O prove to be triple threat at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE

If one wanted to learn a bit about the History of Punk 101, a great start would have been a stop in Pittsburgh at Stage AE on Nov. 14, 2013 for a bit of schooling.  While not having the deep roots of their predecessors Sex Pistols, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Seven Seconds, and the like, … Continue reading Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory, and H2O prove to be triple threat at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE