We Go To Shows

Month: July 2017 (page 2 of 4)

Show Review Double Feature: Punchline / The Berlin Project / Two Birds / Drop the Act @ Mr. Smalls AND A Week In July / Punchline (Original Lineup) @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls (7/8/17)

Lauren had the right idea when she said the Saturday, July 8, 2017 Punchline 20th Anniversary Show was going to be “one hell of a party“–Happy 20 years to Punchline! Luckily for me/us/Pittsburgh, the venue was big enough to squeeze everyone in, it was comfortably packed before the end of the night with many friends coming together to celebrate bands we all love.

Thankfully Jim Trocchio got a photo pass for Mr. Smalls, and all pictures are compliments of him.

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No One Expects The Punksburgh Inquisition: Brian McGee (The Danzas)

Our latest Inquisition focuses on Brian McGee, bassist of the Danzas, part-time Punksburgh interviewer, and punk rock dad extraordinaire. Fun fact: Brian is the person who suggested I start a music blog in the first place, so if you like what Punksburgh is doing, give him a high five. Or buy his album. These Inquisitions were also his idea; he’s just rad overall. 


The Danzas at Deutschtown Music Festival. Brian is on the right.

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Show Snippets: Iron Chic / Shades Apart / Garrett Dale / Pkew Pkew Pkew / The Flatliners (7/8-7/9)

I took a solo whirlwind trip to New York and back last weekend, driving about 20 hours in two days. Of course, me being me, this trip involved a two-hour detour to a show in New Jersey on Saturday night and, on Sunday, driving straight to a show instead of doing something smart/practical like going home and sleeping. I didn’t have a chance to see a full bill either night and was admittedly pretty out of it the whole time, so rather than attempting to write individual reviews I’m just going to smush both shows together.


Iron Chic. They’re rad.

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Show Review: Bastard Bearded Irishmen @ South Side Works (7/8/17)

Few things get my Irish blood pumping like a Bastard Bearded Irishmen show.  Always highly energetic, the bastards’ catchy tunes, crazy stage antics, and fun banter make for a hell of an enjoyable time.  Taking the outdoor stage next to SouthSide Works, the band filled the plaza with the wonderfully rad sound of Celtic-influenced punk rock.

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No One Expects the Punksburgh Inquisition: Andy Mayer (Eternal Boy)

Today’s Inquistion features Andy Mayer, drummer for Eternal Boy (formerly known as The SpacePimps).

All photos compliments of Jim Trocchio Photography. Along with Facebook, check him out on Instagram, Twitter, and his Punksburgh Interview!

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Punksburgh Playlist 07.04.17-07.10.17

A weekly Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed/interviewed/mentioned on Punksburgh.com from 07.04.17-07.10.17

Not on Spotify:

  1. Starship Mantis – 27 Years
  2. Side Eye – Bittersweet
  3. Look Out Loretta – WKND GTWY
  4. Brett Stags & the Daylight Moon – White Knuckle
  5. Lotus Kid – Tiny New Bedroom
  6. Milly – Throw It Away
  7. The Childlike Empress – Anxious Thoughts

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No One Expects The Punksburgh Inquisition: Jenn Jannon-Fischer (The Park Plan/Garter Shake/The Freshes)

If you’ve been following Punksburgh, you already know that I fell hard for the band Garter Shake when I saw them play at Ladyfest, so I had to track Jenn down for an inquisition. 

List the names of every band that you’ve ever played in ever. 

The Park Plan, The Hi-Frequencies, The Freshes, Garter Shake


Jenn (far right) with Garter Shake at Ladyfest

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Show Review: Punchline / The Missing / Master T.C. & the Visitors / Darling Waste @ the Agora Ballroom (7/7/17)

After recently interviewing Punchline, I was super stoked to see them play their hometown 20th anniversary show, which was sure to be one hell of a party. But when a family obligation dashed those plans, I did the next best thing: scooted off to Cleveland to catch them the night before. The show was held in the cozy confines of the Agora Ballroom, which provided an intimate space for this special affair.


Darling Waste

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Kids with purple hair are here: The Childlike Empress / Early Riser / The Weak Days / THGC / Secret Stuff @ The Mr. Roboto Project (7/8/17)

Another stacked bill brought patrons young, old, and in between to The Mr. Roboto Project. Although this show was a bit different from the more aggressive gigs I tend to attend, it was one of the best shows I have been to this year.


Photos by Logan Tilley

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New Name, New Album, Same Ethos: An Interview with Eternal Boy

Eternal Boy is a three-piece “Drive-Thru Records era” throwback pop punk band. We touched base with Andy, drummer, regarding the band’s new name, continued success, and upcoming events. 


All photos compliments of Jim Trocchio Photography. Be sure to check out his Instagram, twitter, and his Punksburgh interview!

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