Cockroaches

Legend has it that UK prime minister Winston Churchill, as World War II raged around him, responded to criticism of a proposed increase in England’s arts budget by asking, “Then what are we fighting for?” The quote is bogus, having been debunked by the venerable Snopes.com, but it taps into a real sentiment. Musicians, actors, … Continue reading Cockroaches

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A Tarantula Whispering Bad Thoughts Into Your Ear – A Q+A With Surrealist Troubadour Gus Englehorn

Photo by Estée Preda. Banner photo by Ariane Moisan. Gus Englehorn is an Alaskan singer/songwriter, now based out of Montréal, whose innocent-sounding bleat and whimsical turns of phrase belie the spooky undercurrent that swirls beneath his scruffy garage rockers. Englehorn released his debut album, Death & Transfiguration, in 2020, and recently played a show at … Continue reading A Tarantula Whispering Bad Thoughts Into Your Ear – A Q+A With Surrealist Troubadour Gus Englehorn

As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Photo provided by artist Feeble little horse are a quartet that filters compact pop music through layers of fuzz and electronic sound effects. Their April debut EP, modern tourism, contained five nuggets of bummed out bedroom fare, while their upcoming full-length album, Hayday (due out 10/22 on Julia's War Recordings), raises the group's sound to … Continue reading As Weird As We Can — A Q+A With The Digitized Distortion Junkies of feeble little horse

Like A Child On A Rather Strange Journey – A Q+A With The Musical Alchemist Behind Sleep Movies

Photo provided by artist Skyler Brimmeier creates wonderfully strange music as Sleep Movies, conjuring soundscapes that balance wide-eyed whimsy and foreboding darkness. His latest album, Melt Transmission (Crafted Sounds), plunges listeners into a futuristic netherworld filled with disorienting textures and humanoid melancholy. Brimmeier was kind enough to answer some questions for an album write-up in … Continue reading Like A Child On A Rather Strange Journey – A Q+A With The Musical Alchemist Behind Sleep Movies

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Photo by Marie Mashyna Lindsay Dragan is a self-described "garage folk" artist whose music, performed either solo or with her band, walks the line between yearning intimacy and rousing, open-road abandon. Her path has taken her from Pittsburgh to Arizona to New York and back home again. She was kind enough to answer some questions … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Mom – A Q+A With Prodigal Yinzer Lindsay Dragan

Why Do I Love This?

Song-dissecting conversations conducted by Prince 24 hrs examining why we don't like what we do not - and the benefits of understanding and continually reexamining our musical preferences. Salutations. I am Prince 24 hrs. I welcome you warmly to the very first in what will be an ongoing conversation about our musical likes & dislikes. … Continue reading Why Do I Love This?

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

Music That Is True – A Q+A With Organic Electronic Artist Alvin Row

Photo provided by Alvin Alvin Row is a Pittsburgh artist whose experimental compositions range in style from tactile, insular guitar meditations to squiggly synth jam sessions, maintaining a spirit of off-kilter outside-the-boxness throughout. His new release, Kosher, drops tomorrow. To mark the occasion, Alvin was kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh; … Continue reading Music That Is True – A Q+A With Organic Electronic Artist Alvin Row

Two Dorks In A Room – A Q+A With The Beer-Fueled Experimenters of Sober Clones

Picture provided by artist Sober Clones are a psych-pop duo (formed by members of Pittsburgh's own Speed Plans and Barlow) whose February debut album features tight, wickedly catchy tunes filtered through layers of fuzz. Ethan and George, the two guys behind the operation, were kind enough to answer some questions for Bored In Pittsburgh. Check … Continue reading Two Dorks In A Room – A Q+A With The Beer-Fueled Experimenters of Sober Clones