Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity – Back to Church

Pittsburgh rapper Livefromthecity dedicated his latest release, a three-song project called Party Favors, to the life of Breonna Taylor. Opener "Back to Church," a bracing gut check of a track that rides atop a windswept, Spaghetti Western instrumental, decries the destruction wrought by the hydra-headed menace of gun violence ("Man down on Sherman/Man down on … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity – Back to Church

Replace Police With Crisis Assistance Teams

The violent and reactionary police response to recent protests--during which the boys in blue have acted as counter-protestors rather than neutral arbiters--has proved the point that black people have been making all along: cops are not cut out for this shit. It's not just a few "bad apples"; when two members of the Buffalo Police … Continue reading Replace Police With Crisis Assistance Teams

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

White People, Do Something

1. If you're angrier about destruction of property (which is most likely insured anyway) than you are about the destruction of actual people's lives, reexamine your priorities. 2. If you're pushing "All lives matter" as a response to black people's concerns about racism and police brutally, you don't actually think that all lives matter, because … Continue reading White People, Do Something

Daily Yinz – Hot Hail – Dark Horizon

Hot Hail is a Pittsburgh artist whose synthesized suites act as soundtracks for imaginary animated films. "Dark Horizon," a track from Hot Hail's March EP, Phantom Themes, is on the spookier end of the vaporwave spectrum, all brooding piano, chilly, siren-like synth blares, and liquid arpeggios. The whole song simmers with rising action, never quite … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hot Hail – Dark Horizon

Daily Yinz – Chiller – Dread Creeps In

Chiller is a Pittsburgh punk outfit whose music sounds quite different than what its name might imply. Chiller's new self-titled EP clocks in at exactly 318 seconds, so we'll keep this post brief to match. The group kicks in the door with opening track "Dread Creeps In," a hyperactive barrage of barked vocals, galloping drums, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chiller – Dread Creeps In