Alex Sheppard is restless if nothing else. He’s a Pittsburg native who’s been writing and recording music for more than a decade, though he’s only in his 20s. Continue reading Music Review: Pageant Boys @ TJ Leland’s 4/9/16
Back in January, I wrote that emo is “not a style being played a great deal in Pittsburg in 2016.” Continue reading Music Review: Of Course Not @ TJ Leland’s 3/26/16
The appeal of ska music is pretty direct: it bundles the boisterous energy of punk with pop’s melodic sensibility, and then throws in horns. Lots and lots of horns. Continue reading Music Review: Zero 2 Panic @ TJ Leland’s 2/13/16
Coffeehouse concerts can give off an “open mic night” vibe–i.e., informal and amateurish, the sort of thing musicians and listeners try to avoid. Continue reading Music Review: The Vogts Sisters @ Root 2/12/16
Last month, local act Pageant Boys released music videos for “Because” and “Last Rites.” Continue reading Music Video: Pageant Boys – "Because" & "Last Rites"
Park Avenue Uprising, a Pittsburg performance collective, do a lot of things, as they displayed when they took the stage at TJ Leland’s on Saturday night. Continue reading Music Review: Park Avenue Uprising @ TJ Leland’s 2/6/16
Saturday was LunarHeadz’s first show of 2016. We’ll get to them in a minute, but first let’s talk about Trauma Parlor, who opened the show, and who I’ve written about previously. In that review, I discussed their versatility and ability to coherently blend different musical styles, which were again on display. Trauma Parlor is about 4 shows and a 4-song garage-recorded EP into their career, but … Continue reading Music Review: Trauma Parlor, LunarHeadz @ TJ Leland’s 1/23/16