As part of our 2017 local release roundup, we’ve made a playlist including tracks from all of the albums. Check it out to see just how incredibly talented the people in our city are! If your band is missing, please contact us!
2017 has been a pretty awful year, so end it on a high note by hanging out with friends and checking out some awesome shows! We’ve got a jam-packed weekend with something for everyone.
I don’t need some punk-rock band to hand over the verdict that, yeah, things are pretty bleak. Even if the Pussy-Grabber-In-Chief weren’t trying to run the show – let me just pause on that for a second and enjoy the thought – the world has no shortage of proof that we’re hurtling toward the eye of the apocalypse. Wait, wait, or are we?
Pittsburgh punk quintet Denzell seems to stake its reputations on different claims. On Tour Tape, its recent EP – released, appropriately, for the group’s November East Coast tour – the group makes garage-punk that’s as fun to listen to as it seems fun to play. Tapping into the jangly guitar-enthusiasms of Pavement; the dissonant, two-guitar shards of Sonic Youth at its rocking-est; and even a touch of – let me get obscure for a minute here – Latimer’s proto-grunginess, these guys are out to dictate that you don’t need to wrap your arms around tragedy to cop your bonafides.
Once again, we’ve got a ton of shows from all genres happening this weekend. Volcano Dogs are releasing their second album, there are charity shows raising money for troops, Puerto Rico, toy drives, and animals, some Christmas music, and a solid mix of locals and touring bands, new and old bands. Pick your poison, and get to a show!
Meeting of Important People is quickly beginning to rival the Clarks as the quintessential Pittsburgh-region band. This rise to prominence is in part a direct result of the talent and incredible songwriting ability of singer/guitarist and frontman Josh Verbantes. Their catchy rock-n-roll tunes are intertwined with garage and indie-rock influences and have lyrics that make it hard not to sing along. Some of their songs are about their hometown, such as the single “I Know Every Street.” Punksburgh caught up with this local-legend-in-the-making to answer the following queries for today’s inquisition.
There’s literally so many shows happening this weekend it’s almost hard to choose which ones to attend! Too bad the scene is “dead” though. Here is just some of what’s coming up!
We’re updating the archive with a Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed / interviewed / mentioned on Punksburgh.com in October.
Jon Bindley, frontman of the Bindley Hardware Co., has incurred an outstanding reputation as a pioneer and poster child of the niche genre “Rust Belt Americana.” Built on a unique local history, the band writes nostalgically of the City of Bridges, which adds an air of community for fans that also hail from Pittsburgh. As friendly as ever, when he’s not performing you can usually find Jon at the Park House listening to the Shelf Life String Band, or in the audience at a Molly Alphabet show. Punksburgh caught up with him for today’s inquisition:
Part two of our archival update! We’re updating the archive with a Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed / interviewed / mentioned on Punksburgh.com in September.