Kenia performed at WYEP's Local 913 Live local music happy hour February 16, 2018.Photo by Hannah Brizzi.
Latrobe native and former X Factor contestant Jessica Saenz recently underwent an intense and inspiring change in creative direction:
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After bonding over interests in rare 1960s pop, Jonathan Chamberlain and Jesse Ley got together for a songwriting session and then found themselves forming the experimental rock band Delicious Pastries.
Although they are relative newcomers to the music scene, As Ladders has already released some very impressive music from their Yarns EP last year to their Maybe True EP released earlier this year.
Ferdinand The Bull performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on June 16th, 2016
Back with their second EP, Lofi Delphi has been working on establishing their unique sound. Pianist and vocalist Becki Gallagher talked about the changes the group instilled this time around
The band Pet Clinic, who formed about six years ago, just released their second album No Face. David Bubenheim, front man for the band, originally came up with the name after seeing a sign for a business on Route 8:
2 Years, Emily Rodgers’ follow-up to her 2009 album Bright Day, sees the shoe-gaze inspired singer-songwriter working again with famed producer Kramer, best known for producing bands like Low and Galaxie500.
Since 2008, Chet Vincent has been the front man for the local rock band, Chet Vincent and The Big Bend.
Coming from a musical family, Jared Gulden left his home in Dormont to study audio engineering in Chicago:
The Telephone Line performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on May 19th, 2016.
Mark Ramsey, front-man for the Pittsburgh indie rock band Cold Weather, took some piano lessons as a child and ended up revisiting the instrument in college in a class called “Piano for Non-Pianists.”
“Barbeque Rock and Post Country!”
“I think it’s still in the same common thread of what I used to write. I’m not necessarily writing to make sure that there can be harmonies anymore, which is what I did in Broken Fences.
The Boogie Hustlers perform at WYEP's local music happy hour on April 28, 2016.
“I am from New York City. I went to school at Carnegie Mellon. By the time I had graduated, I was caught up in the local scene here. So, I just sort of stayed. By the time I had lifted my head back up, I recognized that I had made a life here.”
“I showed up, just sang a couple songs and next thing you know, I’m in the band! It was kind of, I don’t wanna say an accident, but I didn’t really mean to get into a band. I didn’t think I’d be good enough to do that.”
The Pittsburgh group Standard Broadcast formed in 2014 when pianist Nathan Jay and cellist Leland Shaw’s previous band dissolved.
When Nicholas Hohman, frontman for the band Brewer’s Row came home from college about ten years ago, he discovered the most likely bandmates for his new project were in his own family.
Jimmy Adler performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on March 17, 2016.
Formed in 2008, Meeting of Important People has become one of Pittsburgh’s premiere indie-rock bands. Led by Josh Verbanets, MOIP just released their third album TROIKA.
Originally, Jay Wiley, front man for the alt-country band The Hawkeyes, thought he was hiring the Pittsburgh band Country Music Gas Station as his backing band for a couple of gigs. What resulted from the very first rehearsal was clearly an all new direction and band for the singer/songwriter....
Arlo Aldo front man, David Manchester made the decision to move to Pittsburgh with his wife in 2011 not really knowing what they would find when they arrived.
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