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
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
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
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
Just realized that yesterday was Bored In Pittsburgh's first birthday. I really didn't expect anyone to read these self-indulgent musical musings at first (especially since "Bored In Pittsburgh" is a pretty lame name, if we're being honest), so I'm humbled and also shocked to look back and see that Bored In Pittsburgh has received around … Continue reading Thank You
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
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
Oh boy! 2019 was an interesting year. What started as a simple way to fill the empty hours after work has turned into an all-encompassing, time-sucking, borderline obsessive pursuit, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I started Bored In Pittsburgh in April because I was, well, bored in Pittsburgh; I liked music, I … Continue reading Announcing: The Yearly Yinz 2019
Bored In Pittsburgh will be posting a bit less frequently than usual over the next 1.5 months; currently working on a few bigger pieces for the end of the year, and there’s not enough time in the day for everything. Stay tuned for some (hopefully) good stuff in late December!
Oh boy! Bored In Pittsburgh is going to start featuring more than one Daily Discovery track per day, with fewer words written about each one. So, you won't need to suffer through a solid brick of text while you listen to the music (unless that's your thing, in which case the Daily Yinz track will … Continue reading More Format Changes!