Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – To the Music World Unknown

Pittsburgh's Mixus Brothers approach their rootsy Americana tunes with a sense of homespun enthusiasm. Chapter One of the duo's seventh album, The Lonesome Gods, was released last week. The release's second track, "To the Music World Unknown," is a brief, wistful singalong that finds Jebbh and Red Mixus intertwining high and low harmonies overtop acoustic … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Mixus Brothers – To the Music World Unknown

Daily Yinz-Buffalo Rose-Somewhere, TN

Buffalo Rose are a Pittsburgh Americana act known for their glorious vocal harmonies; their new album, Big Stampede, is out on Misra Records. Listening to album opener "Somewhere, TN" feels like being caressed by a sturdy breeze as it flows over a boundless prairie; perhaps your car has broken down in the middle of nowhere, … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Buffalo Rose-Somewhere, TN

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 Listen-Emmylou Harris-Where Will I Be

Today's listen, the Daniel Lanois-penned "Where Will I Be," is the opener to country singer Emmylou Harris's 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which I had been meaning to buy for a while and finally found at Millvale's Attic Records over the weekend. The track is not your usually country fare, letting a reverb-heavy, almost post-rock guitar … Continue reading Daily Listen-Emmylou Harris-Where Will I Be

Band of Horses-Everything All the Time

Band of Horses-Everything All the Time (2006, Sup Pop) Band of Horses first entered my consciousness when I watched the trailer for 127 Hours, the 2010 movie in which James Franco cuts off his own arm and some other stuff happens. “The Funeral” features heavily in the clip, and remains Band of Horse’s most well-known … Continue reading Band of Horses-Everything All the Time

Daily Listen-Son Volt-Windfall

I'm pretty sure that, by now, the universal response to "What is your favorite genre?" is "Anything but country." That isn't totally fair; there's a pretty big difference between, say, Florida Georgia Line and a band like Son Volt. (That's not a knock on Florida Georgia Line; "Cruise" is an absolute tune.) Point is, there … Continue reading Daily Listen-Son Volt-Windfall