Of course, a mere 48 hours after I start a blog dedicated to the Pittsburgh punk rock scene, I’m hopping on a plane to go to Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas and will miss all the awesome shows that are happening in town this weekend. If you have seen me at a show at all, you already know that I’ll be spending the next 72 hours glued to the rail, probably wearing some weird dress, taking as many photos and videos as I can without being too obnoxious (if anyone has any band/song video requests, let me know and I’ll do my best). 

But, man, let’s talk about these last two days. What began pretty much as a whim has already started blossoming into something. Shandra and Nicole (with a homemade press pass!) have jumped in wholeheartedly and have already established a solid social media presence for the site, and we have a whole host of additional folks helping out behind the scenes. The team has been reaching out to local bands and artists to set up interviews. This thing is actually happening. It’s super super rad.

In the short time that I’ve been going to shows here, I’ve met some amazing people and heard some fantastic music. I’ve been in awe of the dedication that I’ve witnessed, and our goal here is to spread awareness of that. So, bands: let us know what we can do to help you! Interviews, shows, album releases… you name it, we’ll cover it. We’d also love to showcase local artists and businesses that support the scene and community. We already have some in mind, but feel free to reach out if you think there’s anyone especially deserving.

There’s still a chance that all of this will collapse in a near future, but I don’t think it will. We’ve got big plans for the site and hope to really get things rolling over the next few weeks. If you have suggestions or would like to get involved, get in touch with us. We’re here because we love music and the local scene, so we’re happy to do what we can for everyone involved.

Thanks for all the support, folks. I think this will be fun. Catch you at a show 🤘🏻

–Lauren