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Month: December 2017

Weekend Roundup: 12/15 – 12/17

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!

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No One Expects the Punksburgh Inquisition: Josh Verbanets (Meeting of Important People)

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Photo by Ryan White

 

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.

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Weekend Roundup 12.08.17 – 12.10.17

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!

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Punksburgh Playlist “The Lost Time” Part 3: October

We’re updating the archive with a Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed / interviewed / mentioned on Punksburgh.com in October.

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Nobody Expects the Punksburgh Inquisition: Jon Bindley (Bindley Hardware Co.)

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Photo from the band’s Facebook page

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:

 

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Punksburgh Playlist “The Lost Time” Part 2: September

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.

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Aaron Myers-Brooks/ Radon Chong/ Patchwork/ How Things Are Made – Live at Brillobox, 11/30/17

Time in all its awkward majesty was the unannounced theme of the evening at Brillobox Thursday night, as a quartet of bands performed songs in Bizarro-world time signatures, warped the edges between stops and starts, or blurted fragments of sound-color into the crowd.

The show started with a solo set from Pittsburgh-based, avant/experimental guitarist Aaron Myers Brooks. During his down time from post-metal band Night Vapor – they can go far in this organization! – Myers-Brooks concocts textured prog fare assembled with prepared drums and electronics, and fronts it with guitar sometimes played through wicked fingers. On display Thursday were an Orthrelm cover and a track from his 2016 EP Thought Party, as well as other selections that went to great lengths to underline the guitar-composer’s dexterity. From his mannerisms, though, which included swaying with deft use of pedals, you’d think he was just taking a stroll down Forbes. Guy makes it look effortless.

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