NEW MUSIC PREMIERE — WIlliam Forrest’s “Numb/Her”

William Forrest, from Pittsburgh I like my indie rock with some muscle behind it. William Forrest is a four-piece rock band who just moved to Pittsburgh from Indiana, PA. “Numb/Her” is the band’s first single but there’s no trace of timidness. This slow-burner packs an EP’s worth of highs and lows into just under 5 minutes. It’s full of fuzzed … Read More

An interview with Shaky Shrines – the Local Spotlight returns

  Braden Faisant, lead singer of Shaky Shrines. After a hiatus brought upon by personnel changes and the finite number of hours in the day, the Local Spotlight is back, in what will hopefully be at least a semi-regular thing. This week we talk with Pittsburgh’s “Bad Trip Cemetery Psychedelic Garage Rockers” Shaky Shrines. I’ve seen these guys (and gal) … Read More

Local Spotlight is Returning

One of the things longtime readers of the site may have noticed lately is that we haven’t been running the Local Artist Spotlight.  Shame on us for that.  Pittsburgh is an incredible city with a flourishing music scene, and its up to websites like ours to encourage local bands by giving them a platform through which they can share not … Read More

Local Spotlight – The Long Knives – Local Artist – August 2013

Our local spotlight for the month of August 2013 focuses on The Long Knives. Started as a solo project, the band became a duo after a short time. The 90’s indie throw back recently release their debut LP entitled Holy Ghost Points. WJ was kind enough to answer our normal spotlight questions about their beginnings, challenges of Pittsburgh and how … Read More

Local Spotlight – Group – July 2013 – Local Artist – Pittsburgh

Our local spotlight for the month of July 2013 is a bit different from focusing on a normal ‘band’. The project is entitled ‘group’, a two person stage performance led by Scott Andrew and Nina Sarnelle that utilizes 90 minutes of original music and projected video content. Drawing upon conventions of rock concerts, spiritual rituals, exercise classes, team-building exercises, self-help … Read More

Local Artist Spotlight – Suavity’s Mouthpiece – June 2013 – Local Spotlight

Our local artist spotlight for the month of June 2013 is Suavity’s Mouthpiece. The band made up of Meredith Bigatel and J Trafford perform what is best described as experimental pop. They just released a live album on 5/28 via Broke Whore Records. The duo was kind enough to answer our normal questions including their composition, goals and their sound.  J … Read More

Local Spotlight – Good Jeans – May 2013 – Local Artist – Pittsburgh

Our local artist spotlight for the month of May 2013 is Good Jeans. Derek January is the main driving force behind the band. The project began as an experiment for Derek, borne out of his main focus Forget Right Now. He has recently released his debut EP entitled Amusement. Derek was kind of us to answer our normal questions along … Read More

Local Spotlight – Stosh – April 2013 – Local Artist

Our local musician spotlight for the month of April 2013 is Wisconsin transplant Stosh (Stosh Jonjak). He just released his new self titled LP this year. He was kind enough to answer our normal range of questions (with a great sense of humor) about how he creates his music, what brought him to pgh and what he finds as the … Read More

Local Artist Spotlight – André Costello – March 2013

Andre Costello is our local artist spotlight for the month of March 2013. Andre is a former member of the now defunct The Slant, a band we have featured a few times. Since the band’s demise, Andre has been keeping busy with his new new project recently releasing an EP entitled Summer’s Best. Andre answered our normal range of questions … Read More