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Shrouded in Neglect  is this weeks staff pick, coming to you from Pittsburgh, PA. They are a self proclaimed “Punch You in the Face Metal” band who has been bringing neck breaking, head banging, stage shredding metal to all types of stages and have opened for some rather big names. They released their debut EP, “The Haunting”, in 2014 and have followed it up with the recent release of “Kill All Humans”. This five piece brings...

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September 15th, 2018 is a day marked as something ill remember forever. No, not just because of my birthday, but because of “156/Silence‘s” release show for the new album “Undercover Scumbag” at “The Mr Roboto Project“. I’ve been into the local scene since I was 12 years old, so trust me when I say that this was the greatest showcase of Pittsburgh talent that I had ever seen. This truly set the bar for what...

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GWAR returned to Pittsburgh to play a sold out show at Mr Smalls Theater and did not disappoint. Their headlining set was everything you’ve heard it would be and more! The return of Balsac the Jaws of Death was a moment triumph for his fans, who have followed closely as he was battling a rare condition. With the venue draped in black plastic, the show began with a bang, leading up to the moment these alien creatures who...

I had previously dismissed Australian daredevils Parkway Drive in error when last they played Pittsburgh the same night as a decidedly more underground show was taking place on the other side of the city. Perhaps it was their name, which invoked all things “emo” and “nu” and whatnot. However, upon investigating Parkway Drive’s catalogue after their previous show months back, I heard much of what made metalcore a once exciting genre in the high 90’s and...

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Lady Beast is coming at you from Pittsburgh, Pa. Tours, festivals and thousands of CD’s sold – they’re a professional band with a DIY attitude. Not only passionate about what they do, they back that passion with an amazing and energetic performance. Check them out live because they hit the stage hard and make fans wherever they go! They are also this weeks staff pick for the Find your MUSE(ic): Video of the Week – and...

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Held in the ballroom of the Quality Inn in New Kensington, PA, each year during Labor Day weekend, A Concert for Anna is a three day event featuring live music, various genres of bands, and fun. They have people working constantly to make it better every year. Reina Peli , a professional photographer and the woman behind the art used to promote the event, Strobe Lighting and Sound, known for their amazing light shows on various stages in...

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Despite existing as a clandestine recording project since 2014, Deathwhite’s first ever concert appearance occurred the other night at The Funhouse, Mr. Small’s of Milvale’s club-within-a-club, and what a brooding statement of intent it was. A quintet made up of ominous, hooded, mysterious, nameless figures took the stage, their brand of “dark metal” consisting of a brew of melodic and gothic-tinged genres. Bands such as Katatonia, Anathema. Evergrey, Green Carnation, and Nevermore came to mind...

FAM is a Pittsburgh, PA based music media company that’s all about the personal, emotional and social experience of music. The internet is awesome for finding music – living it is better! We’re bringing you professional photos from shows, articles, videos and more to remind you that your weekend doesn’t have to be spent here in the virtual world but with people who have at least one thing in common with you – a shared taste for music. Music media has been done before, but we flipped the script and concentrate on the stuff you haven’t seen yet – the local and regional bands that aren’t just a name on a billboard and a face on a stage. You’re probably still going to find some national level stuff happening around the Pittsburgh area but that’s because when they come to town, they’re part of our family… and once upon a time they were a local band from somewhere.

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