Fiction Writing

If you enjoyed reading about stuff that exists (Pittsburgh music), consider reading about stuff that doesn’t exist! ### “Telescope Man” – published in Pinky Thinker Press “Are you in the office?” – published in Unlikely Stories Mark V “Salvia Eagle Loses the Prize” – published in God’s Cruel Joke “In the Hanging Gardens” – published in Dark Mountain Project


Daily Yinz – Flower Crown – The Billy

The dream-poppers of Flower Crown recently released "The Billy" in advance of their album Heat, due out September 24th on Crafted Sounds. The single is a buoyant power-pop anthem that uses chiming, major-key guitars, resonant drums, misty synths, and stacked layers of vocal harmonies to convey a sense of blissed-out optimism; Mojave 3 would be … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Flower Crown – The Billy

Daily Yinz – Goblin Priest – Cephalopod Of Murderous Intent

Goblin Priest creates chiptune soundtracks to Nintendo games that exist only in the mind's most wretched recesses. The artist's latest tape, BEYOND THE TEMPLE OF THE OPHIDIAN OOZE, was released in late July on Rochester, NY's WereGnome Records, and it contains some gnarly bleeps and beeps. "Cephalopod Of Murderous Intent" slithers up with menace, its … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Goblin Priest – Cephalopod Of Murderous Intent

Daily Yinz – Gabriella Salvucci – October

Last month, up-and-comer Gabriella Salvucci released her self-titled debut EP on Misra Records. As one could have inferred from listening to its two lead singles, Gabriella Salvucci is filled with close-mic'd guitar strums, rich vocals, and warm pop hooks. "October," my favorite track from the EP, incorporates a light dose of baroque, featuring sighing background … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Gabriella Salvucci – October

Daily Yinz – LYNXX – Initiation

Experimental synth composer Christian Kriegeskotte recently released The Magi, a mystical multimedia collaboration with visual artist Joel Heires, under his LYNXX moniker. The duo's creative process was symbiotic; Heires would create a painting in response to a LYNXX composition, and then LYNXX would translate another Heires painting into sound, the two mediums playing off each … Continue reading Daily Yinz – LYNXX – Initiation

Daily Yinz – Brandon Dunlap – Wither Vine

Sciencevision's Brandon Dunlap recorded E.S.R. while isolated in an empty house in West Hartford, CT, sampling the sounds of doorknobs, floorboards, and running water to create a rickety, psychedelic atmosphere. The music on E.S.R. is both stripped-down and wildly inventive, its ramshackle acoustic strums nestled in beds of ambient drones, haunted vocal loops, and clattering … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Brandon Dunlap – Wither Vine

Announcing “Why Do I Love This?” Interview Series

Images created by Prince 24hrs Bored In Pittsburgh is excited to announce an upcoming interview series called "Why Do I Love This?", conceived of, created, and written by a mysterious local figure who goes by the moniker Prince 24hrs. Prince 24hrs will be speaking with Pittsburgh-area musicians about their "guilty pleasures"--songs with traits that would … Continue reading Announcing “Why Do I Love This?” Interview Series

Daily Yinz – Hardo – Ball & Chill

Pittsburgh rapper Hardo, assisted by producer STONEY, has crafted a summery ode to the finer things in life. Hardo's three-step recipe for contentment is easy to remember (especially when delivered in the form of a catchy hook): BallChillStay away from police On "Ball & Chill," the rapper sticks to this game plan in spite of … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hardo – Ball & Chill

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