I’d Be Lying If I Said I Know Exactly What I’m Doing – A Q+A With Connor Murray of DIY Label Crafted Sounds

Photo provided by Connor Murray Crafted Sounds is a Pittsburgh-based DIY label that has organized countless events around the city and released excellent music from The Zells, Flower Crown, BBGuns, and more. Connor Murray, the omnipresent Energizer Bunny behind the Crafted Sounds operation, was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading I’d Be Lying If I Said I Know Exactly What I’m Doing – A Q+A With Connor Murray of DIY Label Crafted Sounds

Creating From The Heart – A Q+A With Electric Blueswoman Leila Rhodes

Provided by artist Leila Rhodes is a Pittsburgh singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer who injects the classic blues sound with hefty doses of reverb, six-string fuzz, and self-searching lyrics. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check it out below: ### Who is Leila Rhodes? A tagline or mission … Continue reading Creating From The Heart – A Q+A With Electric Blueswoman Leila Rhodes

No Sound Is Out Of The Question – A Q+A With The Abstract Nostalgists of Sneeze Awfull

Provided by artist Sneeze Awfull are an experimental Pittsburgh duo whose musique concrète compositions, assembled using cello and all manner of samples, are by turns melancholy, frightening, head-scratching, and beautiful. Cellist Eric and sonic collagist JF were kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check it out below: ### Who/what is Sneeze … Continue reading No Sound Is Out Of The Question – A Q+A With The Abstract Nostalgists of Sneeze Awfull

Art Is The Blessing – A Q+A With Veteran Brooklyn Rapper K.Burns

Photo provided by artist K.Burns is a Brooklyn wordsmith and rapper who delivers gritty dispatches from the underside of the Big Apple. Listening to Burns's music feels like being plunged headfirst into a black & white Mafioso film, dusty drum loops and cinematic strings setting the stage for his vividly worded tales. K.Burns was kind … Continue reading Art Is The Blessing – A Q+A With Veteran Brooklyn Rapper K.Burns

Life In Music Form – A Q+A With Erika Laing of Pittsburgh Art Rockers Working Breed

Working Breed is a Pittsburgh art rock collective that embellishes its driving rock 'n' roll tunes with esoteric and intellectual accents like insect noises and plant magnetic fields. Their song "Cicada" was previously covered by Bored In Pittsburgh. Frontwoman Erika Laing was kind enough to share her thoughts about the band, its music, and the … Continue reading Life In Music Form – A Q+A With Erika Laing of Pittsburgh Art Rockers Working Breed

Rough Edges – A Q+A With Kurt Gainfort of Pittsburgh DIY Label Mirkwood Recordings

Image "borrowed" from Mirkwood's Facebook page Mirkwood Recordings is a Pittsburgh label that specializes in idiosyncratic music made by eclectic artists, some from our own backyard and others hailing from across the world. Its latest release, Side Stepping The Abyss by ambient/drone artist Düne Kankel, was featured on Bored In Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. … Continue reading Rough Edges – A Q+A With Kurt Gainfort of Pittsburgh DIY Label Mirkwood Recordings

Each Limb Playing Its Own Rhythm — A Q+A With Psychedelic Electro-Rockers Gentleman Brawlers

Photo provided by the artist Gentleman Brawlers are a Brooklyn-based band that electrified the Javor Croatian National Hall at the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival last month. Blending electronic, psychedelic, and afrobeat styles, the group whips up a frenetic cyclone of energy, palpable both in person and on record (but especially in person). Vocalist/keyboardist Becca Fox, … Continue reading Each Limb Playing Its Own Rhythm — A Q+A With Psychedelic Electro-Rockers Gentleman Brawlers

Her Own Voice On Her Own Terms – A Q+A With Philosophically-Minded Producer Princess Nostalgia

Princess Nostalgia is a Pittsburgh/Vermont-based producer and singer who was previously covered by Bored In Pittsburgh after her excellent set at the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival. Her music blends low-key R&B grooves and funky guitar with heady, existentialist lyrics. She was kind enough to speak with Bored In Pittsburgh about herself, her music, and the … Continue reading Her Own Voice On Her Own Terms – A Q+A With Philosophically-Minded Producer Princess Nostalgia

Tapes From The Garbage–A Q+A With The Mastermind Behind Experimental Music Label Autumn Sounds

Stephen Metejka A little while ago, during my near-daily scrolls through Pittsburgh-based Bandcamp pages, I started coming across releases from a label called Autumn Sounds. The music found on these releases was unfailingly bizarre; it seemed like every weird or unconventional album being uploaded to the site by a Pittsburgh artist was associated with Autumn … Continue reading Tapes From The Garbage–A Q+A With The Mastermind Behind Experimental Music Label Autumn Sounds

Does a Straw Have One or Two Holes? A Q + A With the Experimental Collagists of Paradot

Photo courtesy of the artists' Facebook page A few weeks ago, Bored In Pittsburgh featured the song "Rocksalt" off the recently released Vain Zanni Cave (Black Mountain Airport) by the NY-via-LA electronic duo Paradot. The album is a truly strange listening experience, featuring a series of off-kilter beats and sonic sketches that sound like they're … Continue reading Does a Straw Have One or Two Holes? A Q + A With the Experimental Collagists of Paradot