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!
The thing that I love about the Pittsburgh music scene is just how rich and diverse it is. I’ve been going to shows pretty regularly for the past few years and there are SO MANY bands that I haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing, with more still popping up all the time. So even though we get many great touring acts coming through town, I’m a huge fan of all-local bills; it’s a wonderful opportunity to see how much talent we have here at home.
Saturday was no exception to this. It was originally planned as a release show for the Spectres/the Me Toos‘ 7″ split (as well as a birthday party for the Me Toos’ drummer Kevin), but things took a twist when Kevin’s son upped the ante and decided he wanted to be released too. Kids: ruining plans from day zero (congrats on the new baby, Kevin!). The Me Toos sat out their release show, but luckily they were able to get LoFi Delphi to fill in and close out the show. Three locals, three first-time bands for me, and one heck of a good time.
A weekly Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed/interviewed/mentioned on Punksburgh.com from 06.13.17-06.19.17
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We recently sat down with Jesse from The Me Toos, a Pittsburgh-based band that describes their sound as “blues-based with rock and roll, garage, and punk influences.” We talked about new records, forming a sound, and the best payment they ever received.
Q) You released your latest album, Ghost Fly By, on April 29th. Tell me about that.
A) The album was put together over about a year or so. We recorded it at my house, and we did all the mixing, mastering, all that stuff. Doing it at my own space was nice because we could start and stop, regroup, start over a couple of times, all that. I was really happy with the way that everything turned out. It was a very good effort, I think.