Black Ridge Lights Up the City with their CD Release Party for “Raw Power”

Black Ridge hosted their “Raw Power” CD Release Show at Next Door Café on Thursday, November 10th. A close friend (Bill from Build the Scene) suggested Jana (the boss of my fam, First Angel Media) and I attend, and he didn’t exactly have to twist our arms to make it happen. Anyone who has any experience with these guys absolutely adores them. A chance to see an amazing band with my amazing friends? Count me...

Through the Looking Glass: AL1CE As Above Tour

There is a saying that goes along the lines ‘you can walk in and decide to influence the room no matter where you go’. I can say I experienced that many times, and on Sunday when I walked into Black Forge Coffee House in Mckees Rocks, PA, it was one of those times. I knew it would be special. Distortion Productions was hosting AL1CE for their Pittsburgh stop during their As Above Tour. Once everyone...

A Night of Metal at Porky’s

To those who were shocked to see me in the outside ring of a mosh pit, I do admit that my look is more ‘unassuming mom’ but those who know me well, know that I grew up in mosh pits and my favorite memories of shows usually involve insane moments of possible injury; so when my friend and coworker told me his show was probably going to be too brutal to get good photos safely…...

Sacrament – Let The Sin Begin!! The 1st Show by First Angel Media

Last Thursday First Angel Media threw its first show, Sacrament. In past years there have been First Angel sponsored shows, as well as shows put on by promoters in the area working with FAM, but this was the first of what is meant to be an annual event, run completely by First Angel, and the outcome was a success! For a Thursday night in the Pittsburgh area music scene, a show was a gamble from...

Sleepwalker Ball 2022: A Night to Remember for so Many Reasons

I’m still riding the emotional high from my Saturday night at NeverWake’s Sleepwalker Ball. Each year since this band began their annual charity ball, I’ve made sure to be there to cover it. This night was different though, for some amazing, and bittersweet, reasons. Being a pretty big fan of NeverWake’s music in general (Yes, that was probably me you heard screaming and singing along) I also love that these guys put together a charity...

Forged in Steel Fest 2022

This past Saturday September 17th, chaos descended upon the Sub Alpine Society with the Forged in Steel Fest 2022. The best of the best metal bands in the Pittsburgh area and beyond came out and gave it their all, and if you missed it, well then you are going to wish you were there for what took place. The night opened with Horrid Ordeal coming on stage and giving us their brand of thrash metal....

Front 242 Black to Square One Final US Tour

This past Friday September 9th was the start of the final US tour of Front 242 at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale, PA. Anticipation was at his highest, and let me say, this was yet another crucial summer concert moment for the books. It was high capacity crowd for the evening, and once everyone got settled in, Distortion Productions act Red Lokust took the stage to get the evening started on the right foot. They...