This past Saturday, I had a blast filming The Ruckus Bros. and Touchfaster’s Michael Jackson Tribute Show. Playing to a sold out crowd, a group of over 20 Pittsburgh musicians paid homage to the icon’s Thriller album and all I can say is: epic.
Video footage will be released at a later date but until then, here are some stills to hold you over!
Local R&B singer Cait Cuneo performed an intimate set at Club Cafe Live last weekend and surprised the crowd with a great mashup combining The Roots and Billie Holiday. This is probably one of the best ways to describe Cait’s style- picture jazz vocals with hip hop beats.
Take a look at the video we made of her performing this unique tune and keep your eyes open for another video from the set coming soon!
I spent some time with Cait Cuneo last week at her show at the Porter Theater in her hometown of Connellsville, Pa., and captured some great behind-the-scenes footage. Here is a montage of clips set to her original tune, “Too Slow.” Go to www.caitcuneo.com for more information on this Pittsburgh-based R&B singer!
Our final installment from Tarra Layne’s Yellow Couch Studio session is up now! The third song from the country and blues singer’s demo is titled “Heated,” so spread the fire and share the video link today!
Check out our second video from Tarra Layne’s session at Yellow Couch Studio! This time, the country and blues singer busts out her upbeat tune “Hit the Ground Running.” We’ve got one more coming for you all next month, so stay tuned!
This week, I’m highlighting country and blues artist Tarra Layne, a powerhouse vocalist with a tough edge who is wrapping up a 3-song demo project she completed at Yellow Couch Studio. She’s no newcomer, but she’s making big moves recently and they deserve to be watched closely.
I spent time in the studio with Tarra and her band as they recorded the demo a few months ago and now, the videos are rolling out one per month. Check out the first of three, “Cherry Moonshine,” below and stay tuned for more!
This week, I’m throwing Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds your way. Why? Watch the video below for an obvious answer. But with the group having family connections here in Pittsburgh, I wanted to share their sound with you all. And this sound is one you can experience live tomorrow night (Tuesday) at Mr. Smalls as the flock opens up for JJ Grey & Mofro. The birds are loud, sexy, sweaty and funky, and I promise you won’t leave disappointed.
If you want a little bit of what you see and hear in this video, stop on by tomorrow. The group will be performing a slew of new tunes set to be released on a new EP this summer produced by Randy Jackson, so stay tuned!
Local group TheMeToos are performing this Saturday at Club Cafe and with influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash, you can expect a dirty, blues-driven sound that will keep you rocking all night. Already having recorded an album cleverly titled “When Wilkes Met Barre,” the boys are set to release a new EP soon and I am sure we are going to hear more of the same great vibe on this one.
Here’s a video from a 2011 performance of their tune “I Choose Me” to hold you over until this weekend’s show. Make sure to stop out and support local music! The tunes start at 10:30!
Local indie rock band The Color Fleet has been keeping busy during their hiatus! This week, the group released two new live tracks recorded in their practice space here in Pittsburgh. The tunes, called “Red” and “Fences,” can be streamed on SoundCloud and you can also watch two accompanying videos I made for the band during their recording session below!
They’re back! And in a big way. Pittsburgh soul/rock group Backstabbing Good People has returned from a brief hiatus and will showcase it this Saturday at Club Cafe with a night dedicated to David Bowie. What’s the title? Appropriately enough, Backstabbing Bowie.
This troupe’s music is dirty, funky and loud, in their own words. Having seen them live before, I can assure you their sound is unique, refreshing and exciting. Composed of some of the best musicians in the ‘Burgh, Backstabbing Good People is an incredible addition to this city’s booming music scene and this Saturday night is one of the best chances to witness it.
Check out Club Cafe’s website for information on Backstabbing Bowie and click below to check out the group’s video from last summer for their tune “Real World.”