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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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Breaking Benjamin took Keybank Pavilion by storm this past Friday night with Chevelle, Three Days Grace, along with special guests Dorothy and Diamante! The crowd for this one was epic, topped only by the bands compassion for them.   Photography by: Amanda Baker     Diamante         Dorothy         Three Days Grace         Chevelle         Breaking Benjamin          

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It was a true nostalgic 90’s throwback when Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind took the stage with special guests Ra Ra Riot this past weekend! Their SOLD OUT Summer Gods Tour stop in Pittsburgh at Stage AE Outdoors proved that they can still bring the heat (literally), and pack the house!     Ra Ra Riot         Jimmy Eat World         Third Eye Blind      ...

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This year’s Pittsburgh Hard and Heavy at SUB Alpine was pure, joyous, hard hitting insanity. Featuring local bands Oceans to Ash, Shrouded In Neglect, and Conflict Cycle, as well as North Carolina based Outliar. The beast was brought, faces were melted. As always, band and venue links are in the comments!   Photography by: Amanda Baker     Oceans to Ash           Shrouded In Neglect         Outliar        ...

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Some great photos from last Sunday’s grind takeover of the Rock Room. Pittsburgh’s gore grinders E.F.6., Ohio grind punk band Body Farm, Star Wars grind duo Sarlacc, dad grinders to the max Chiller, and New York grind band Prepare for the Mindscan melted faces, and brought the mosh.     Sarlacc         Body Farm         Chiller         Prepare for the Mindscan         E.F.6....

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Some amazing photos from last week’s Women Who Rock event at Stage AE. The night featured a wonderful array of sponsors, vendors, and raffles, and all proceeds went to women’s health research. The live entertainment consisted of DJ Jess (not pictured), The Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus, Lyndsey Smith, Melina Bowser, and headliner “The Queen of Percussion” Sheila E.! Photography by Amanda Baker     Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus         Lyndsey Smith  ...

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I have always done my best work from behind the lens, not from a keyboard. My thoughts jumble, I feel lost, weaving through the chaos of my mind. That’s how I felt as I was being led by my husband through the endlessly crowded weekend evening blocks of E. Carson St. last Saturday night, on my way to cover a show at the Smiling Moose. When we finally broke through the crowd upon arriving and...

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A few shots from local culture e-magazine Mr. Bones Knows’ first anniversary at Mr. Smalls, featuring local top notch Pink Floyd tribute band Pitt Floyd, supported by The Liberty Tubes and Vertigo-GO! Mr. Bones Knows     The Liberty Tubes           Vertigo-GO!             Pitt Floyd        

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The ‘Shred Till You’re Dead Tour’ hit Crafthouse Stage and Grill this past week, and shred we did! Local boys Oceans to Ash hit the stage first, followed by Vancouver and Washington based nationals AVOID, Alive in Barcelona, The Veer Union, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Alesana.   Oceans to Ash     AVOID     Alive in Barcelona     The Veer Union     Red Jumpsuit Apparatus     Alesana