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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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Ever have an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other? Ever wonder what it would be like if they actually worked together instead of whispering conflicting narratives in your ear? My friends I’m here to tell you that unison would sound like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based trio Dematus‘ Ep “Ghost Carnivale”. Dematus has slowly been building a buzz for some time now and with an Ep like “Ghost Carnivale” it’s easy to see...

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A night of fun, music and raising awareness about the topic of suicide and mental health. This benefit hosted by Family Behavioral Resources raised $1000 to donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Bands that graced the stage that night: The Long Hunt, Old Game, Carrie Collins Music Debbie Wilkinson & Guidon Bear Photography by Craig Ferry Full Show Review

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Did you know that one person dies from suicide every 40 seconds? There is probably a good chance that someone you know has been impacted by this tragedy. It’s predicted that by the end of 2020, this number will increase to a person every 20 seconds. This concert at the Spirit in Pittsburgh was to raise awareness about this rising epidemic. These five talented groups of artists entertained the crowd with their diverse styles of...

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Feast on the Fallen – “Boneyard” This week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we are rocking “Boneyard” by Steel City’s Feast on the Fallen. “Boneyard” comes in like a 10 ton hammer and sledges away for its 4 minute duration, waking up the dead in the process. Metallic hardcore laced with it’s murky death metal vibe pulses and churns as the band pummels their victims to rubble. People have been waiting for the zombie apocalypse, Feast on...

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Today, I sat down with DiGregorio brainchild & lead guitarist Suzanne DeCree to find out about her history and vision for DiGregorio’s future: Denman: How long have you been playing guitar? Suzanne: Oh dear Lord! It will be 43 years this year. I started noodling with my dad’s old classical guitar when I was 6. But if we’re talking when I seriously started playing….that would be 10 years later. Denman: Do you play any other...

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With a lot of buzz and hustle, Pittsburgh alt metal act Reign of Z are gearing up for the release of their debut Ep “Mirrors and Memoirs”. Having a sold out show ready for their release and a busy schedule, it’s pretty easy to say these guys are ready to hit the ground running. I’ll be upfront, “Mirrors and Memoirs” is not for the faint of heart. With a dirty goth-tinged vibe and lyrical exorcism,...

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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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Redson – Hard Rock – Pittsburgh “Throwing Stones” Redson seems to be everywhere you look these days – and that makes sense because when they hit the stage they give their all! These guys are hard rock and have a slightly dark twist with the vocals in their video ‘Throwing Stones’. This band has created a song about bullying, a needed message in today’s world. A rather cool take on a mix of live and produced video...

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A rock band out of Pittsburgh, Pa, Big Atlantic has an enormous sound and high energy on the stage. Check out this live performance video from their set during the Millvale Music Festival! It’s great to bring you live footage that shows just what these guys are made of! Summer storms shut down stages all over Pittsburgh that day  – but the skies parted for Big Atlantic to do their thing. While they can be found playing stages all...

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Alter the Design finds themselves heading in a direction with their sophomore release UNDIVIDED, due out December 11 2018. This hard rock band out of Pittsburgh delves into a more metal style that catches the listeners attention quickly. A short creative Intro and you are catapulted into a beautiful darkness of driven riffs and drum beats that that grip you. The vocals find a perfect match in the passion and tone of the slightly rough...

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Featured Video of the Week: SIKES and the New Violence – Whatever I Want – Genre: Hip Hop This week we’re deviating just a little bit… did you notice? Yes, this is a hip hop video, more than likely the only one you’re going to see here. So, why would a company that brings you Rock and Metal do this? Probably because this particular artist has a huge tie-in to the Metal genre. SIKES is the lead...

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Featured video of the week: Alter The Design – Rock/Alternative – Pittsburgh, PA – Video Title: Feathers This week we broke the news that Alter The Design has an Upcoming Show with Puddle of Mudd. That’s happening December 8th, but just three short days later Undivided will drop! Physical copies and new merchandise are available the night of the show and tickets are flying fast! Get yours before it’s too late!! Like what you hear in this weeks feature...

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Alter The Design has been taking steps in the right direction! Not only sharing the stage with well known names but also changing direction with an updated sound for their upcoming release Undivided. Due out December 11th the December 8th show with Puddle of Mudd will be how they celebrate!! As an added bonus, new merchandise and physical copies of Undivided will be available at the show. That’s a full THREE DAYS before anyone else can grab them...

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Featured Video of the Week: Homicide Black – Heavy Metal – Pittsburgh, Pa This weeks featured video is from Homicide Black – their third release from the brand new EP The Road to Hell.  Usually known for lyrical storytelling just as much as their crushing metal, We Will Remain shows the diversity of these multi-talented professionals. This is relaxed, softer, yet still dark and beautiful. This style of video allows the music to take center stage. Don’t be fooled, these...