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!
Shows at The Rex Theater are always an experience. Most recently, I attended the Johnny and the Razorblades show there on 06.24.17 with support from Mama’s Madness, Cynimatics, and Upon Rocket. Honestly, I only knew half of the ticket, so I was looking forward to a new experience. I like to be surprised with what I find on an unknown ticket.
First up was a surprise addition to the ticket, Stephanie Kong.
A weekly Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed/interviewed/mentioned on Punksburgh.com from 06.06.17-06.12.17
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Look Out Loretta is a five piece Pittsburgh pop punk band. With everyone working, it can be difficult getting all five members together for a show, but you can also catch them acoustically. We caught up with Josh, Look Out Loretta’s vocalist and guitarist regarding what’s coming up for the band.
Q) What are you working on right now?
A) We’ve been working on our EP, so spending time in the studio. We just need to finish up two more songs to go with the four we have had since February of ’16. We’re hoping to release it at the end of June, but don’t quote me on that “hahaha”.
Q) Describe your musical process.
A) It used to be just me (Josh) but now we write collaborately. Jason and I will bring ideas about 90% complete and then we finish them together with everyone else.
Two Birds is a self-described pop/rock band from Pittsburgh. With a widely successful debut show under their belts, the four-piece is looking to continue creating music and focus only on a few shows for the time being. I sat down with Dan, who is a guitarist and vocalist for the band.
Cynimatics is a four piece ska/pop punk hybrid band based out of Pittsburgh that have been together (except for a brief hiatus) since 2013. These guys blend third wave ska with pop punk for a unique sound with even more unique set of influences.
Q) Cynimatics just had a release show back in April for “A Life That’s Always The Same.” Are you planning on doing some more touring with that release, or are you focusing more on the potential album you’ve got in the works?
A) That’s funny… “A Life That’s Always The Same” was sort of just a stunt to gain some momentum again and put something fresh and tangible out there since we weren’t active for basically an entire year (2016-2017). I booked the release show with 3 of my friends’ bands (FlipSwitch, Rotations, and Lotus Kid) to basically just have a good time. We gave away the CDs for free there. I’m really grateful everything went well and that everyone seems to be digging the new EP. I can’t really say that we’ll ever tour for it.
The band is pretty much just a hobby. We do this for fun, and love just being local to Pittsburgh as well as releasing everything we do DIY. I’d love to travel, but with most of us just out of school and juggling priorities, it’s difficult.