Happy New Year! Let’s start the year off right with a proper celebration of the music of a true Pittsburgh icon in Anne Feeney. Anne’s daughter helped to orchestrate this benefit record of Anne Feeney covers named for her song “War on the Workers”. Anne has been successfully fighting off cancer for a few years now. Here is your chance to show your support!
Lots of new good music coming from Pittsburgh bands. The Gotobeds are releasing their latest, “Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic” on Sub Pop this summer. If you like the music, come on out for their record release party at Brillobox on June 18th.
First, good news. Back on the radio as of tonight. Isotria blaring radio show. Every Monday this summer from 10pm to midnight. 88.3 FM WRCT Pittsburgh. You can stream it here. Also, tune in early. At 9pm we have Advanced Calculus – local bands live from the WRCT studio.
Emily Rodgers was one of the first live shows that I saw in Pittsburgh. At Quiet Storm with some friends. I liked her music enough to buy a CD and it’s grown on me ever more since then. She has a new CD out titled “Two Years” and this new video for the track “Walk Don’t Run.” As per usual, her music is beautifully haunting and somber.
You can pick up “Two Years” via Misra Records.
After a little excursion into Indonesia, it’s time to plow into a little local flavor. The Lopez just released their Kill Yr Selfie EP, which features this tune from their Travel Fast cassette LP:
If you have not checked out the Lopez before, they are a great high energy show. This tune reminds me particularly of Times New Viking and of course I just love it.