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Rex and Ben are Sometimes Chad. No…that’s actually their band name. What did you think I meant? And on August 30th, Sometimes Chad will be releasing their 5-song EP How Do You Sleep. The first thing that struck me about their debut EP is that it does not sound “indie” at all.  You know what I mean because we’ve all heard the bands. Heck, a lot of my friends are in those bands. “What bands?”...

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Find Your Muse(ic): Video of the Week – Love The Hate “Could Have Known” **JUST RELEASED** Today on “Find Your Muse(ic)” we are excited to premiere the brand new music video for “Could Have Known” by hard rockers Love the Hate. Featuring superb vocals and instrumentals, the band rock hard with intense melodic sensibilities and tight vocal harmonies as they blast their way through a fantastic slab of post grunge rock n’ roll. Smokey and...

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Pittsburgh “Brown Note” architects, Aspirant, have been taking over the Pittsburgh hardcore scene as of late. You would be hard pressed to find a recent show flier that doesn’t have their logo plastered on it; with the release of their debut Ep “Defeatist”, I don’t see this trio of panic chord enthusiasts slowing down anytime soon. “Defeatist” plays out almost as a time capsule over the last two decades, taking me back to the days...

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I showed up to the newly remodeled Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville for Working Breed’s release of Hieroglyphica on August 24th. Working Breed is one of those insanely talented bands that should be on a world tour somewhere – like the world. Every time I see them play live, that point is again driven home. Really, Pittsburgh, you’re hiding far too many of your musical gems. The first song in the set was “Mo Fo Ro...

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Often times when the metal genre is mentioned, the state of Ohio comes to mind. Having a rich metal scene featuring bands like Mushroomhead, Affiance, and A Killer’s Confession to name a few; I have a funny suspicion it won’t be long before Cleveland’s Pillars will be amongst those ranks. The band just released their split Ep with “Wallcreeper” and are quickly proving they are a force to be reckoned with. The sound Pillars belts...

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FIND YOUR MUSE(IC):Video of The Week – Turtle Race by Working Breed Mixing a variation of soul and progressive rock; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Working Breed are making their mark with lead single “Turtle Race” from their upcoming album “Hieroglyphica”. With captivating melodic movements and time changes akin to A Perfect Circle, Working Breed guide you on an emotionally enthralled journey throughout the track as lead singer Erika croons and mourns over the loss of a relationship gone...

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  Iron Maiden are my most treasured band bar none, so expect some bias in this review. But instead of being euphoric about seeing them this past Saturday night, I was a tightly-wound ball of nerves. Would I have a problem getting into the venue? Would their ticketless anti-scalper entry procedure thwart me? Would my old iPhone 5c betray me (it’s no longer compatible with the Ticketmaster mobile app)? Would I get a decent vantage...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania art rock quintet Working Breed are about to unleash their debut album “Hieroglyphica”. With their diverse and eclectic sound, the band plans to hit the stage hard and heavy Saturday, August 24th in support of their blood, sweat, and tears. Let’s make this clear, upon a passing glance “Hieroglyphica” sounds and gleams like a top 40 alternative album, but below the surface lies many complex layers that shift and sway seamlessly. Imagine this:...

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Summertime is always the best for concerts. Why? Because it invites opportunities to catch memorable shows such as the one I attended Sunday night. On tour right now are three of the Alternative Rock’s most talented artists… Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria and Papa Roach. Currently the trio is on this summer’s “Who Do You Trust?” tour and I’d like to say if you have never any one or all of these bands then go and...

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Once upon a time the only way you could hear music was to be there as it was created. If you grew up in the early 2000’s you have pretty much had your choice of digital downloads and finding bands across the globe, but what was once seen as the ‘next best thing’ for the music industry soon created expected issues, and now live music is seeing a comeback. Artists used to struggle to find...

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Texas has been a breeding ground for amazing talent (as it always has); and indie rock lads Black Hole Bears are no different. Having released their debut self titled EP earlier this year, the boys have put the pedal to the metal and hit the ground running. If you are looking for something rigid, experimental, and abrasive…..I’m here to inform you Black Hole Bears may not be the fix your looking for. If you’re looking...

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Last Saturday night was a mosh of grindcore and death metal when Get Hip Records hosted Vomit Forth on their way back from Chicago Domination Fest. They were joined by Leprosy, E.F.6., and Feast on the Fallen that made for one bloody fantastic evening! Photography by Amanda Baker Vomit Forth Leprosy Feast on the Fallen E.F.6.

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Jana Lee Macheca, of First Angel Media, returns to the Pennsylvania Rock Show 116 episodes after her first appearance in episode 360. In segment 1, She and Bill give you some insight into the inner workings of First Angel Media, Build the Scene, the Pennsylvania Rock Show and Podcast your Scene. You’ll hear a bit about our reach and beginnings. You’ll hear a lot about how our endeavors intertwine. We talked a bit about the...

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Something dark and sinister comes this way from the plains of Cleveland, Ohio. Doom metal enthusiasts Frayle have recently dropped their new release “Dead Inside” and are taking the genre by storm with their brand of dense, ambient groove. I’ll say it and get it out of the way: while Frayle is more than competent in their chosen genre, “Dead Inside” doesn’t reinvent the wheel by any means, BUT the band make up for it...

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Find Your Muse(ic)/#findyourmuse Skippy Ickum – “Almost Famous” Today on Find Your Muse we look back at ” Almost Famous” by the infamous king of horrorcore, Skippy Ickum. Starting off with a somber hook, Ickum hypnotizes the listener before dragging them under with his barrage of technical bars and vulgar, yet introspective lyrics. Covering a wide array of topics from the hustle and grind of the starving artist to media censorship, “Almost Famous” hits hard...

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On a night when many in Pittsburgh were attending Breaking Benjamin, I was at a small venue, Get Hip, for a DIY show with three bands, one stage, no genres. Sometimes you have to go back to the roots of where you felt the pull of music to have the best experiences. National shows are like the Wizard of Oz in his chamber with lights and smoke – but if you pull back the curtain...

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“Beyond the Glow” by Greywalker is this weeks Find your MUSE(ic) video feature! In recent years Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Greywalker have started to become something of a household name amongst the ranks of it’s metal scene. The band’s new music video “Beyond the Glow” is a pretty damn good representation as to why the band’s popularity is spreading like wild fire. Ranging from the pseudo-metalcore tendencies of Darkest Hour to the Gothenburg melodeath of At the...