Here goes

Well, I'm doing what every 20-something wannabe hipster white boy does at some point and starting a music blog. I've lived in Pittsburgh for about a year now and my cat is still my only friend, so I spend a lot of time listening to music by myself. Figured I would spend some time writing … Continue reading Here goes

Daily Yinz-Leila Rhodes-Where You’re Going

Pittsburgh polymath Leila Rhodes is back with another excellent electric blues track, "Where You're Going." "Where You're Going" is one of those songs that is made stronger by featuring only two guitar chords (by my count, at least). And these are some tasty chords, strongly resembling the dominant seven sharp ninths preferred by players like … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Leila Rhodes-Where You’re Going

Daily Yinz-jb.arnes-Raindance

Jb.arnes is a Pittsburgh-via-everywhere ambient artist whose new release, Jardin's Place, is indebted to the sounds of the Kankyō Ongaku ("environmental music") movement prevalent in Japan during the 1980's. Jb.arnes recorded Jardin's Place using a Tascam DR-4 and an iPhone 5 while trotting the globe over the past four years, setting up shop in India, … Continue reading Daily Yinz-jb.arnes-Raindance

Daily Yinz-Faradé-I’ll Keep You Safe..Remember

Pittsburgh rapper Faradé repurposes a snippet from internet mystery Shiloh Dynasty for "I'll Keep You Safe..Remember," released last month. Shiloh Dynasty is an elusive, androgynous figure with an angelic singing voice whose music is available solely in the form of brief Instagram clips, shared sporadically. Their distinctive warble has permeated the online music culture over … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Faradé-I’ll Keep You Safe..Remember

Daily Yinz-Come Holy Spirit-Panacea

Come Holy Spirit is a Pittsburgh trio whose members weave together disparate musical styles to create their own brand of chaotic, earth-worshipping folk punk. They recently released a split album with Milwaukee world (or, rather, otherworld) music collective Gnarrenschiff. The album's opening track, "Panacea," is a rework of a song that was included on Come … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Come Holy Spirit-Panacea

Daily Yinz-Ramon Yancey x Shamar-Haunting

Pittsburgh's North and South sides unite for the track "Haunting," with rappers Ramon Yancey and Shamar representing the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, respectively. "Haunting" is a gripping display of technical and lyrical chops, both a vivid picture of and a diatribe against a rigged financial system, structural racism, and the effects of gentrification. The instrumental … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Ramon Yancey x Shamar-Haunting

Daily Yinz-Chip & The Charge Ups-Black and Gold Christmas

Christmas comes early to Pittsburgh this year, and it's decked out in black and gold thanks to power-pop act Chip & The Charge Ups. A brief mini-blizzard hit our fair city yesterday, drastically speeding up my holiday spirit timeline, so it seems appropriate to highlight a Christmas song today. On November 1st, Chip & The … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Chip & The Charge Ups-Black and Gold Christmas