I got in touch with Corey and Stowe from Nightmarathons on the eve of their Midwestern tour to talk about the state of the band (Pennsylvania), what’s in their future, and all things Pittsburgh. Don’t miss them Thursday, August 3rd at Gooski’s with Le Yikes Surf Club, Talkers, and Pet Clinic.
Hey! I went to Warped Tour this year and it was crazy rad. I was lucky enough to hook up with the Mable Syndrome podcast to get press credentials and a buddy on tour got me an all-access pass, so I was able to cover it from all angles (and get some lovely lovely shade).
First up for the day were pop punk locals Eternal Boy. This was a pretty special show for them as it was also the release day of their new album Awkward Phase. I was thrilled to see a sizable crowd gathered to see them. Their music was great, as always, and a lot of fun. If you’re not familiar with them, make sure you check out our interview.
This is one of those weekends where there’s about nineteen things going on and I want to do them all. I’m not going to tell you which show you should go to, but know that there’s so much good music happening in a wide variety of genres this weekend. Get to a show!
I sat down with Cameron, Matt, and Harrison of Lawn Care last month to talk about their upcoming record. We ended up having a really great conversation that also touched on what musical genres really mean, their future plans, and their thoughts on the local Pittsburgh scene. Definitely don’t miss these guys at their record release show tomorrow, Friday, July 21st!
Our latest Inquisition focuses on Brian McGee, bassist of the Danzas, part-time Punksburgh interviewer, and punk rock dad extraordinaire. Fun fact: Brian is the person who suggested I start a music blog in the first place, so if you like what Punksburgh is doing, give him a high five. Or buy his album. These Inquisitions were also his idea; he’s just rad overall.
I took a solo whirlwind trip to New York and back last weekend, driving about 20 hours in two days. Of course, me being me, this trip involved a two-hour detour to a show in New Jersey on Saturday night and, on Sunday, driving straight to a show instead of doing something smart/practical like going home and sleeping. I didn’t have a chance to see a full bill either night and was admittedly pretty out of it the whole time, so rather than attempting to write individual reviews I’m just going to smush both shows together.
If you’ve been following Punksburgh, you already know that I fell hard for the band Garter Shake when I saw them play at Ladyfest, so I had to track Jenn down for an inquisition.
List the names of every band that you’ve ever played in ever.
After recently interviewing Punchline, I was super stoked to see them play their hometown 20th anniversary show, which was sure to be one hell of a party. But when a family obligation dashed those plans, I did the next best thing: scooted off to Cleveland to catch them the night before. The show was held in the cozy confines of the Agora Ballroom, which provided an intimate space for this special affair.