Daily Discovery-Sierra Sellers-Shine (feat. My Favorite Color)

Sierra Sellers is one of several local artists who I really wanted to see at the Deutschtown Music Festival a few weeks ago, but, unfortunately, wasn't able to. To compensate for this missed opportunity, though, I gave her new song "Shine" (featuring Pittsburgh rapper My Favorite Color) several plays throughout the course of this evening. … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Sierra Sellers-Shine (feat. My Favorite Color)

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Sound Elevator

Part 9 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Sound Elevator is "an evolving project of the art of sound and light." Based out of Pittsburgh, the trio creates spacey, lo-fi shoegaze that alternates between crunchy and dreamy. Bored In Pittsburgh featured their song "Rain Chain" a few weeks ago. After having my eardrums completely … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Sound Elevator

Daily Discovery-Soft Gondola-The Bite

Today's find is kind of bittersweet; Soft Gondola, a Pittsburgh band that made hazy, melancholy pop music, just played their final show a few weeks ago. However, they did release a self-titled album before hanging it up. "The Bite," one of the standout tracks from Soft Gondola, combines motorik drums with swirling, atmospheric washes of … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Soft Gondola-The Bite

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gator Shakes

Part 8 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Gator Shakes are a metalcore band from Pittsburgh; they play loudly and aggressively, as any metal band should. Not sure if their band name refers to the tremors of alcoholic alligators that have gone cold turkey or to a refreshing smoothie made out of alligators. Either … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gator Shakes

Daily Discovery-Hajile-Playing With A Witch

Today's post is the first one being written from my new apartment; Bored In Pittsburgh was inactive for a few days because I was in the process of moving everything from South Oakland to Polish Hill, a vertical maze of streets and stairways tucked away on the slopes above the trendier Lawrenceville. Time to get … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Hajile-Playing With A Witch

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Bonnie and the Mere Mortals

Part 7 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Image "borrowed" from the group's Facebook Bonnie and the Mere Mortals are a recently established Pittsburgh band whose music blends the yearning twang of country and bluegrass music with the echoey, ethereal textures of post punk and even shoegaze to create a modern take on the … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Bonnie and the Mere Mortals

Daily Discovery-Drama Bahama-So Dark Outside

Seattle, WA's Drama Bahama refers to himself as a "vegan folk singer and trash opera performer." It's an unusual description that befits an unusual artist. His new album Heart Shaped Chocolate is a collection of free-floating, eccentric tunes that split the difference between innocence and despair. Drama Bahama's lyrics are Flaming Lips-ian in their sometimes … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Drama Bahama-So Dark Outside