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

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gentleman Brawlers

Part 6 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Photo "borrowed" from the band's Facebook Gentleman Brawlers are a Brooklyn, NY six-piece outfit that draws influence from afrobeat, funk, and psychedelic music. They're one of those groups that is so transcendent live that it feels almost pointless to try and describe them. Give some love … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gentleman Brawlers

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Princess Nostalgia

Part 5 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Photo "borrowed" from the artist's Bandcamp page Princess Nostalgia is a producer and singer (emphasis on producer) from Pittsburgh. She makes sleek pop music with a strong R&B influence and a philosophical lyrical bent; her songs have the ability to get both your body and your … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Princess Nostalgia

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–ForeverWEST

Part 4 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Photo "borrowed" from the artist's Facebook page ForeverWEST is the stage name of Devin West, a rapper/musician/photographer/videographer/etc from Pittsburgh. Possessing a relentless work ethic, he produces his own songs, creating hard-hitting beats and then rapping over them with a ferocious energy. After watching The Sun Champs … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–ForeverWEST