We sat down with Justin Endler on a quiet night in Shadyside's Coffee Tree Roaster's and immediately noticed his quiet determination. Across the table was someone with a clear vision of where he wants his music to go and the perseverance to get it there. Justin's new album is being financed by a Kickstarter campaign that's just about halfway funded. We chatted about everything from musical beginnings to recording processes. Check out the interview below and donate to his Kickstarter campaign to help his music along.
Daily Grind is an alt-rock group that has been slowly growing attention since 2012, most recently signing with Misra Records in early October. The group, consisting of lead singer/guitarist Brad Hammer, bassist Matt Majot, guitarist Myles Mahoney, and drummer Reid Campbell, is currently preparing to write and record its first full-length under Misra in January. But this is by no means the band’s first foray into the lifestyle: The band has released what Hammer has labeled three “EPs,” all featuring over seven songs. The band has toured the U.S. extensively, going on a six-month tour in 2013, then another in 2014. We sat down with Hammer to discuss the upcoming changes in Daily Grind’s sound, touring, and how the group is forming the upcoming album.
Halloweekend is upon us and Pittsburgh has some awesome shows coming up to celebrate. Check out our top 3 picks at the bottom and everything else below!
Nancy Steadle’s soft spoken presence can be felt across the Pittsburgh music scene. Nancy hosts Couch Dancing on WRCT, organizes Lawrenceville’s monthly Cured at Remedy, and has had hands in plenty of other projects, like her band Universal Beat Union. We sat down with Nancy in WRCT’s lobby to catch up with her musical endeavors all throughout Pittsburgh as well as how the music scene has evolved in recent years.
Here's this Tuesday's list of amazing events coming to a venue near you! There are a few things happening this month that we've been looking forward to for a really long time! We hope you enjoy them as much as we will.
Riccardo is a hugger. After arriving at Carnegie Mellon's Recording Studio and being greeted by a warm embrace, we sat down with Riccardo in the studio's iso-booth. Riccardo is best known as the CMU's munificent recording studio guru, has also worked with WQED, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and has seen a lot of Pittsburgh's local music come and go during his time at CMU. Here's what he had to say about his career, the studio and his experience in the Pittsburgh music scene.
We sat down with The Park Plan over a few beers at Point Brugge in Point Breeze. The four-piece was immediately friendly and welcoming, after finding out that we’d come into contact before over a missed opportunity to buy a guitar. The band are very comfortable with one another and their friendly spirit is very infectious. Here’s what they had to say about their formation, their upcoming EP and playing out in Pittsburgh.