Tag: Pittsburgh

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Lampshades, “Astrology”

The Lampshades, a trio of Pittsburgh-by-way-of-Altoona ne’er-do-wells, is nothing if not ambitious. It hasn’t always entirely been this...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: The Lampshades, “Civilization and Its Discontents”

It starts with a detuned guitar and ends with the lonely shaking of maracas, an epic and loose-limbed nugget titled “Civilization and its...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Expires, “Fake Sigils”

Pittsburgh has never been known, particularly, as a hub for post-rock, that fluid genre of “music for people who read books” that...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2017: Justin Vellucci’s Top Ten

Yeah, yeah, putting the final nail in the coffin of 2017 is a little premature, seeing as there’s still more than 30 days left in the...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Radon Chong, “I Keep On Talking to You”

Captain Beefheart devotees, rejoice! Shape-shifter Don van Vliet might be deceased but his spirit – and that of his ever-evolving Magic...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Soda Club, Bloomfield Saturday Market, Pittsburgh, 6/3/17

The ascending Pittsburgh quartet Soda Club treated a hometown crowd to its lazy-Sunday brand of guitar-driven indie-pop on Saturday,...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #644: “Tori Amos Is Big in Pittsburgh”

METAL DAD: THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE NOW. COLLECTS YEARS 3 & 4! Click here. METAL DAD shirts! Click here to get yours. Click HERE for...

Concert Reviews, Music, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Horehound, T-Tops, and More at Gooski’s, 1/8/16

Welcome to the firecrackers-strapped-to-your-Rust-Belt column “Welcome To Pittsburgh,” as today we find ourselves entranced by stars...

Album Reviews, Music, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: The Turbosonics, “Tres Gatos Suave”

Inconsistencies, dagnammit! I want to really, really like, to love, to adore The Turbosonics‘ new CD, Tres Gatos Suave, a...

Album Reviews, Music, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Night Vapor, “Night Vapor”

Welcome to, Welcome to, Welcome to Welcome To Pittsburgh. Long time, no see. My fault, really. Computer died, brain is fried, et cetera, et...

Concert Reviews, Music, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Night Vapor, T-Tops, and Gangwish at Gooski’s, 5/30/15

Is it smoky in here or is it just me? Rubs tears from bloodshot-red eyes; guy next to me passes out from lack of oxygen. No, it’s...

Music, Single Reviews, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Meeting of Important People, “All Rode Off Together”

Welcome to Popdose‘s latest installment of Welcome to Pittsburgh, part of your balanced, nutritious breakfast. It seems spring...

Music, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: The Gotobeds Sign to Sub Pop

Yes, the rumors are true, Mr. and Ms. Column Follower. Local Pittsburgh indie-rock superheroes The Gotobeds have signed to Sub Pop Records....

Album Reviews, Music, Welcome to Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Broughton’s Rules, “Anechoic Horizon”

In this fine, first edition of Welcome To Pittsburgh, a new, somewhat-irregular Popdose column dictating the independent musical pulse of...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Brandon Schott Is a Man on (Many) Missions

Independent musician Brandon Schott is using his talents in an unexpected way -- to fight cancer....

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: “Vin Scelsa’s Live at Lunch,” 6/28/00 (Pt. 3)

Here are some fun facts about singer-songwriter Jules Shear: 1. He’s from Pittsburgh. So is actor Jeff Goldblum, who stars in the...