Announcing “Why Do I Love This?” Interview Series

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Images created by Prince 24hrs Bored In Pittsburgh is excited to announce an upcoming interview series called "Why Do I Love This?", conceived of, created, and written by a mysterious local figure who goes by the moniker Prince 24hrs. Prince 24hrs will be speaking with Pittsburgh-area musicians about their "guilty pleasures"--songs with traits that would … Continue reading Announcing “Why Do I Love This?” Interview Series

Support Black Pittsburgh Artists

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Bandcamp will be waiving its revenue share this Friday, July 3rd. Support black artists from the Pittsburgh area: The Childlike Empress Brittney Chantele Livefromthecity Saani Mac Jordan Montgomery INEZ Clara Kent Bilal Abbey Pharaoh Lum PK Delay jGGZ Patel Andrew Muse Madame Dolores The Universe Online Leila Rhodes Feralcat Think Good Audio Sierra Sellers Kai … Continue reading Support Black Pittsburgh Artists

Daily Yinz – The Happy Cowboys – El Roble

The Happy Cowboys, actually just one happy cowboy by the name of Hans Westman, trades in languid guitar runs that flow over sunny sonic prairies. Singled Out is a collection of singles released this year. For the most part, Westman's guitar playing reminds me of Bill Frisell's; the emphasis on touch and tone, the pointillist … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Happy Cowboys – El Roble

Daily Yinz – Laika, The Astro-Hound – Man on the Moon 2.0

Laika, The Astro-Hound, a synth project out of Pittsburgh, recently released a concept album that plays like a Black Mirror episode. The liner notes on Curing Death introduce the concept of "death insurance robots," artificial beings primed to discreetly step in once your loved one dies, with you, the happy customer, none the wiser. These … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Laika, The Astro-Hound – Man on the Moon 2.0

Daily Yinz – Robin Grayson – Hold You Down

Robin Grayson is a Pittsburgh R&B artist who recently released her debut EP, Hold You Down. The EP's title track is a warm, yearning ballad that showcases Grayson's melismatic singing style, full of multi-syllabic runs, notes that slide easily up and down the musical scale, and a few sublime falsettos for good measure. Grayson promises … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Robin Grayson – Hold You Down

Daily Yinz – Notorious Bastards – Criminals of Alcatraz III

Pittsburgh's Odell Lancaster and California's Flxtch! join forces as Notorious Bastards; their debut tape, Trifecta, dropped last week. Like many albums that draw inspiration from MF Doom's brand of crate-digging, tongue-twisting hip-hop, Trifecta is heavy on dusty strings, flickering bells, and muted drums (when drums are even involved; a few tracks get by on nothing … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Notorious Bastards – Criminals of Alcatraz III

Daily Yinz – Bonnie and the Mere Mortals – Curses

Bonnie and the Mere Mortals synthesize the disparate sounds of honky-tonk country, industrial, and goth into a witchy brew, the latest spoonful of which is their single, "Curses." The track, a menacing hoedown carried by snarled acoustic guitar and cannon shot drums, sees frontwoman Bonnie Ramone pile hex after hex onto some varmint who done … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Bonnie and the Mere Mortals – Curses

Daily Yinz – Take Me With You – Stranger

80's-throwback quartet Take Me With You have beefed up their sound since last year's a building, a dreaming, that album's skeletal, synth-coated tundra blooming into a rich landscape on the band's new single, Stranger/Aluminum. As soon as "Stranger" begins with pizzicato plucks and swirling, digital strings, you know it's a whole new ballgame for TMWY. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Take Me With You – Stranger

The Mr. Roboto Project Benefit Compilation Vol. 3

The Don't Let The Scene Go Down On Me! collective has organized another benefit album to support the one and only Mr. Roboto Project, one of Pittsburgh's most indispensable DIY venues. COVID-19 is still happening even if some people ignore it, and who knows when we'll be able to have the full live music experience … Continue reading The Mr. Roboto Project Benefit Compilation Vol. 3

Daily Yinz – Juss Jala – Muddy Waters

Pittsburgh rapper Juss Jala has the blues (like a certain Mississippi legend), but you wouldn't know it from her fiery, razor-sharp bars. Jala's October single, "Muddy Waters," follows a snaking trap beat through a minefield of boisterous proclamations, striking imagery, and tuneful ad-libs. One minute she's posted in the studio, passing up earthly pleasures in … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Juss Jala – Muddy Waters

Bored In Pittsburgh October 2020 Playlist

A playlist containing some of the songs featured on Bored In Pittsburgh last month https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1sAtn6No9WITgnyaegVGQ6?si=v-9u46OhTuS2wIMK850xag October 2020 songs that aren’t on Spotify (and where to find them) bruiser beep - EVERYONE IS TRYING TO HEAR YOU Flower Crown - Web (Acoustic) Inch Deep Pool of Slush - Herbal Soap Token String Machine - No Holiday/Excite … Continue reading Bored In Pittsburgh October 2020 Playlist

Daily Yinz – TV’s NORM – Your Own Goddamn Planet

TV's NORM are a Pittsburgh rock outfit that combine crunchy pop hooks with sardonic lyrics. A few notable Norms have graced our television sets over the years, from The Norm Show's Norm to Cheers's Norm (these are the only two I can think of, actually). "TV's NORM" could be referring to either or none of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – TV’s NORM – Your Own Goddamn Planet