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This weeks Find Your MUSE(ic) feature is Sleep, a track from the upcoming release “Jaywalking Somnambulist” by 9 Stitch Method. These guys have been making waves and it’s no surprise. With the ability to take you through a roller coaster of emotions with dark, emotionally driven music that doesn’t follow the ‘industry standard’ of easily ingested lyrics and simple riffs, they weave a web of tortured dreamland with “Sleep” that exists only in the minds...

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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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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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Every year, Rock for Life Concert Series Inc. puts on shows at the Iselin Ballfield near Saltsburg, PA. These shows are charity, benefiting sponsored children and their families through tough times with medical expenses and also moral support. It’s way more than a fundraising event. Gigaroo and the main event, Rock For Life are two day events with free camping. These shows go on rain or shine and are staffed by some of the most committed...

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The Keynote Cafe in Jeannette, PA started twelve years ago because the owner Jill Sorrels wanted to hear more music. The last Saturday in June was the venue’s final show. Jill had decided it was time to retire. The show started at noon and there was act after act continuously until after midnight. Even though the venue is in a small town in southwestern PA, the amount of talent that played the last day was...

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Find your MUSE(ic) is back! After taking some time to run contests and announce some really cool things happening for us, we’re starting the weekly video feature to bring you new artists! Starting back, we’re bringing you something a little different – Demo Demon’s Vendetta. Some experimental rap that’s been getting mixed into metal shows around our area. Off the beaten path, in the realms of the underground, and that’s why we like it! The...

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  I needed to step away from everything, to take a moment to breathe, because what I had just seen had me on the verge of tears… It’s not often that you discover a band as soon as they form and have the opportunity to watch them every step of the way. You become invested emotionally in the things they do, you take the journey with them. Through their music and social media you watch...

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What Goes Around is a short, fun, film created by John Huxley and Trevor Richards, premiering on First Angel Media April 10, 2019. It’s a way to celebrate #recordstoreday and the music scene in Pittsburgh, Pa in general using various artists in the scene. It also marks the start of our YouTube channel and a new section on our website – “Fan First” which is designed to bring you new video content exclusive to or...

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Reign of Z “Reflections” Hard Rock/Alt Metal Reign of Z is on FIRE with their brand new single “Reflections” from their soon to be released “Mirrors and Memoirs”. The video is still red hot, having just dropped two days ago, and the response has been off the charts! Reign of Z has been driving themselves from the beginning to hone their skills and “Reflections” is a well mastered metal masterpiece brought together with insightful imagery...

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Casketmaker – Deathcore Video: BACKSTABBER Casketmaker, a five piece from Pittsburgh, Pa, started 2019 with a brand new single and Deathcore fans from all over are loving it! These guys are pretty new, with the idea of the band beginning in December 2017. Casketmaker as they are now only formed a year ago,  but they’re growing like crazy and it’s easy to see why! They bring a touch of black metal and make the sound...

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An amazing time was had by all when the Winter Blackout: The Yeti Strikes Back tour stopped at the Rex Theater recently. Good times and great freaking music but who would have thought it would be anything less with bands like The Expendables, BALLYHOO!, Kash’d Out, Keystone Vibe, and Amplified.!! This tour still has dates coming so be sure to see when they’re coming to a stage near you! Event Dates Below – check out...

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Flaw is Back!! These guys have a brand new release – Divided We Fall. New release and new show dates are great news for their fans who crowded the stage for Flaw’s set at The Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh. The show included Farewell to Fear who also have a new release – Voices – and if you haven’t heard these guys yet…. Do it!!! This incredible night had people out in droves! We all knew there...

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9 Stitch Method Black Sheep (2019 Single) There’s something a little different about 9 Stitch Method.This insanely full sound is brought to you by just two men who take their joint creativity to new levels in recorded music and live shows. Constantly developing everything they have done, these guys have pushed themselves to build their name and bring professional music to their fans… and they’re getting noticed for their hard work. Their latest single “Black...

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Haven State Progressive Rock/Metal “Finite” Haven State has just released “Finite”, a compelling blend of intensity and smooth vocals. They’ve taken something light, kept the heavier aspects and mixed in some of a wanderlust aspect to create a new and appealing sound. Having seen them live I can say that they’ve hit the mark on showing listeners the passion they bring to everything they do with this mesmerizing music video. The single is now available...

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Reign of Z is one of the bands we’ve had the pleasure of following from the very beginning. We’ve watched them form, do their first shows, grow as performers and now… the results of hard work and dedication to their craft speak for themselves. We couldn’t be more proud to share the new single they just dropped today – “Reflections” from their soon to be released album “Mirrors and Memoirs” Reign of Z has just...

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Enda Vera –  Nazareth, Pennsylvania Experimental Rock/Metal Video: Chasing Relativity I came across Enda Vera on Facebook with their new release Chasing Relativity. It caught me immediately, I expected to find at least a semi-national band behind this. Imagine my surprise that this band seems to be rather new to the scene. I wasted no time requesting to run their video. Mark my words, this band is going places and it’s going to be my honor...

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DoDriver Location: New York, USA Video: DoDriver European 2017 Tour Set to the tune of their single It Feels Good to be Home, DoDriver highlights their European Tour in this fun, full length video. These guys have been all over the United States as well, from the famous Whisky A-Go-Go in Las Angeles, Ca to Pittsburgh, Pa. I saw them for the first time, live on the Hard Rock Cafe stage and had to stop a conversation to...