We Go To Shows

Author: Thomas Koraido (page 2 of 2)

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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Show Review: Action Camp @ Howlers (06/22/17)

True to their DIY nature, upon entering the concert side of Howlers, I paid my door charge directly to Action Camp’s guitarist Bengt Alexsander.  The doom-centered duo (now trio) has upheld the DIY ethic since its formation – over ten years ago now – and this show was no different.  During their setup, the audience was treated to a short and sweet impromptu cover of Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows,” and then kicked their set off in high gear with their intense, driving track titled “Warpaint” from the Better Made Fast EP.

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Dori Cameron – Ladyfest (06/25/17)

Returning from Boston, Pittsburgh native Dori Cameron made the trek home to grace Ladyfest 2017 with her ethereal voice.  Performing originals from her EP Violent Musemany of Cameron’s lyrics are born of personal experiences – such as her tracks “Come What may” and “Soul Crimes.”  Listening to her clear voice over the raw mic at Hambone’s, one can feel the emotions of longing and hope behind her meaningful lyrics.

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