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Before you even read this article, stop. Stop whatever it is that you’re doing, and just sit back, and reminisce on the last live show you attended, what was it? For yours truly it was sharing the stage with PGH Power Ska Bandits, iNCO FIdo! I could go on for days and days about how much of a spectacle these guys are to see in person, I mean come on? Where else are you going...

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Farewell to a Vital Pulse Beat, in the Heart of a Town, The Rex Theater. If you look up the word ”venue” in a random google search, you’ll see references to; a place where something happens, or somewhere organized events take place. Plain and simple, right? So shouldn’t things like hotel conference rooms, the back patio of someone’s house and churches make the list? A rollicking great time can be had by all in many...

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There’s been a lot of fanfare lately in the Pittsburgh music scene and beyond about one Mr. Patrick McElravy. I’m actually not here to talk about him but rather this Jekyll and Hyde transformation he’s pulled off. How does one go from one of the biggest music enthusiasts and supporters, known for being a friend to all, quick with smiles and praise, and all around teddy bear to this barely chained, cunning beast of darkness...

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Check out the video from Royal Honey that they released last Friday. In my opinion, the video is a romping good time, the song itself is infectious, and by the end, it will leave you with a smile on your face “Dirty Romance” is the first single from Royal Honey’s debut CD Hype, Money And Misbehavior.  Originally released in June 2019, it was written by Dave Musick, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bob McCutcheon of...

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Check out “Anywhere but Here” the latest from Seethe, the side project of Patrick McElravy of 9 Stitch Method. If you like bands such as Marilyn Manson or AWOLNATION then you will love this!! The song itself is primal but primal with a beat to it. While watching I found myself nodding my head not only to the rhythm of the music, but to the lyrics as well, as they relate to the need to...

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  The story behind Redemption’s Cry is kind of a mysterious one. I remember that it was a warm September evening. I went down to my studio to just play my guitar. I really just wanted to play and not to write, but somehow this song was ready to be birthed. When the baby is ready to come out, there is no stopping it. So as I was noodling around I started to play this...

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Lady Beast are a band I’ve had the pleasure of watching/listening effloresce over the past 6 years after first catching them at a festival.  Their debut, self-titled record caused me to grin in approval at its derivative worship of British metal traditions, conventions, and convictions and little more. However, their exponentially explosive live performances kept my ears fixed on them, and I was rewarded with a succession of stellar releases that improved upon each other....

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Wicked Earth – “Light the Shadow” “Light The Shadow is about the Spirit of 1776. A modern interpretation is the awakening of men to the political powers that be, that doesn’t necessarily have our best interests at heart. This song represents spreading the message of freedom and keeping that fire of liberty alive in us, so that we may endure in this great country, recognizing when the elite are trying to own us through their...

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We have a very special Find Your Muse(ic) this week over here at FAM. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based guitarist Andy Oddo has been rather busy as of late and well…..everywhere to be frank. Having recently joined local Alternative Metal titans Transcendance and with his other project Victoria Fire picking up steam rather quickly, it goes without saying the music is just flowing from the man. While all of this is excellent (and believe me it is),...

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So we have quite the surprise for all of you from First Angel Media. Today, we unleash a fantastic and haunting cover of The Cranberries’ hit song “Zombie” performed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rockers amplifiers. Amplifiers. have been working their way up the ranks of the Pittsburgh scene for quite some time now, wooing audiences with their graceful brand of post rock and captivating light show. While on the surface it seems odd for a band...

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On this week’s “A Look at the Lyrics” we learn the very personal meaning behind Awake from A Common Crown.  I spoke with front woman Jennifer Craven and she describes the song being about a 3 day bender and how she overcame the demons pulling her into the darkness.  Listen along to the lyric video and pick up a copy of their new CD “The Reckoning” When I was in high school I was some...

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania based rock outfit A Common Crown have been pretty busy as of late, dropping their new single “Awake” recently and slating to release their upcoming album The Reckoning this weekend. Their rise in the Pittsburgh scene has been somewhat of a slow burner, having really branched out within the last year and establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with (no pun intended). Having already started with top notch musicians; they have...

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On this week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we have Pittsburgh based Power Metal outfit Iron Brigade and their debut single “Out of the Urn“. Featuring a blistering gallop and melodic lead guitars, Iron Brigade charge through unabashed with technical flair and melodic gusto. The band sets the perfect backdrop for singer Jared Carns to lead the way with his soulful bravado in a rather commanding and powerful vocal performance. I’ve been waiting a long time to...

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On this week’s “A Look at the Lyrics” we learn the very in depth meaning behind the song from Pittsburgh rock veterans After The Fall- “New S.A.”.  Read what lead singer Doug has to say about their new song and watch the lyric video.  Show some love, leave a comment and let us know what you think. “New S.A.” is a song about where we are as a country at this point in time.  Our...

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The Fading Light “In the Morning” This is a song I wrote about someone in my life who would constantly disparage themselves, they would always seek assurance that I thought they were pretty, always refer to themselves as ugly, and even give me push back when I said I thought they were beautiful. It was frustrating, to say the least, to try to express to someone that you think they’re wonderful only to be met...

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The story behind “Shine Again” is very personal.  In 2015, my band at the time had grown to its biggest stature in its 10-year history.  We were playing to capacity crowds, our latest album had been positively reviewed internationally, and we were writing the best songs of our time together. However, in December 2015, both of my parents became extremely ill.  My father nearly passed away from pneumonia and my mother’s weight had dwindled near...