Music Talks with Local Singer Allison Borek

Music Talks’ guest performer for this particular episode was local singer Allison Borek. Music Talks is a local access television show on Armstrong Cable produced by Rick Fike and hosted by Chelsea Ritenour.  We teamed up with Music Talks last year in an effort to give local music as much exposure as possible. Each guest on Music Talks gets roughly a 30 minute set after their interview.  Allison’s set consisted of “Jolene”, “Landslide” and “Stairway...

Behind the Scene: An Interview with Patrick McElravy of Brutal Business Ent.

The music industry is a lot more than just rowdy bands playing their hearts out and swilling cheap beer at their local music venues. Despite the glamour associated with the “live fast, go to work hungover tomorrow” attitude of many in the underground, many people are behind the scenes making sure there are events to play and audiences to play for. A lot of these movers and shakers have just as much enthusiasm for working...

Music Talks with Pop Music Singer Brad Abbott

Music Talks’ guest performer for this particular episode was local Westmoreland County pop music singer Brad Abbott. Music Talks, a local access television show on Armstrong Cable produced by Rick Fike and hosted by Chelsea Ritenour. Brad Abbott has been on the local western PA music scene for roughly ten years. I’ve had the opportunity to watch him perform the last three years at various music venues in the area.  His recently released LP, “How Are...

Brutal Winter 2020 Charity Stream

This past weekend we took time to attend an awesome charity event with Demo Demon of Brutal Business Entertainment for a 24 hour gaming stream event to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through Extra Life. Lots of BBE artists and models came together to raise money for our local hospitals, as well as several close friends of the company. I decided I’d let Demo (Cody Howard) tell us a little bit more about the event...

“Black and Grey” – An Interview with Brazilian Metal Band, StormSons

Metal music in Brazil may not be the first thought for metalheads, but the Brazilian metal band, StormSons is working to rock a storm around the world, starting with their latest release “Black and Grey”. The band takes influences from southern and stoner metal. Their sound is raw and heavy with hits of harmonic melodies over top. It’s definitely a sound that combines old roots of metal with the new twists being heard today. It’s...

Cruisin’ Limousine Beach With Dave Wheeler!

Yes, he’s at it again. Those who savored Dave Wheeler’s delectable licks in his former band, Carousel, a Pittsburgh act that remains one my personal local favorites ever, have an obvious reason to get excited over his new project, Limousine Beach. Think of the inaugural EP (part of a series of “concept” pieces) as the first course in a 70’s Metal tasting menu that will leave your belly gnawing for more. I recently spoke with...

An Interview with Miss Freddye

I was fortunate enough to chat with Blues Diva, Miss Freddye, who was the 2018 Blues Foundation Double Nominee for Best Emerging Artist and the Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female). Miss Freddye, tell us how you got your start, and why you wanted to sing the blues. I started singing at a young age with some neighborhood kids. I did not think I could sing. Started singing in church at 15 and, oh boy!...

Skies of Terra “Lunar”

Post-hardcore kids Skies of Terra have begun to make their impression on the scene here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this past year. With an emotionally charged and diverse sound via their album Lunar, there’s a reason the name Skies of Terra has begun making its way around the City of Steel. The most notable thing about Lunar that reveals itself early on is that it is an album not afraid to wear its influences and heart...

Friendo-Friendo

InterviewsFriendo-Friendo

January 7, 2020136 min

What do you get if you mix the slight vocals of Smashing Pumpkins and the chaotic art noise from Cage the Elephant? If you said Friendo then you would be correct! Friendo is a punk band based out of Philadelphia/New Jersey. Putting out their self-titled album in May of 2019, Friendo brings a full range of chaos and and a whirlwind of emotions to your ears. Friendo is like your modern-day garage band, something that you...

One on One With Xander Demos

I was fortunate enough to chat with Xander Demos, of Xander Demos Band (XDB), formerly of Ghost of War and Sabbath Judas Sabbath. I have been a big fan of Xander’s after seeing XDB open up for Stryper at the old Altar Bar. Here is our conversation: 1) First of…where in the hell did you learn to shred like you do?? Well, first of all, thank you for the compliment! As far as where I...