Daily Yinz – Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris – Ownness

Chicago avant-garde flautist and composer Nicole Mitchell, who joined the University of Pittsburgh last year as Director of Jazz Studies, unites with Houston composer and multi-instrumentalist Lisa E. Harris for the album EarthSeed, inspired by the works of science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. EarthSeed's music is a lively, freeform sprawl of jazz, chamber music, … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris – Ownness

Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity x Feralcat – Tyler

Rapper Livefromthecity and saxophonist (and flautist, too, I suppose) Feralcat join forces on the new single, "Tyler." On this one, Livefromthecity lays down extended Odd Future metaphors ("I think I'm Tyler/'Cuz I got a gang of wolves/And growing up I was a bastard) and gleefully menacing boasts ("We came to vibe/Have a good time/The weapon … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity x Feralcat – Tyler

Daily Yinz – The Clock Reads – Elation

The Clock Reads is a Pittsburgh jazz-rock quartet whose recordings evoke the breezy flow of a jam band concert. The group's latest release is called Gnomon, which translates from Greek as "one that knows or examines." On the song "Elation," the Clock boys examine a knotty jazz groove using snare rolls, cymbal flutters, and a … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Clock Reads – Elation

Daily Discovery-Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game-116th & Congress

Violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller, two of modern jazz's most accomplished artists, team up on the new album Parlour Game (Royal Potato Family), which also includes Carmen Staaf on piano and Tony Scherr on bass. "116th & Congress," whose title is a tribute to the diversity currently present in our country's chief legislative … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game-116th & Congress

Daily Yinz-Avi Diamond-Barefoot

Avi Diamond describes herself as a "Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter" whose style "sounds like a mix between Fiona Apple, Thelonious Monk, and Radiohead." The titular track from Avi Diamond's new album Barefoot sounds like the result of PJ Harvey shacking up in Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago cabin, grabbing an acoustic guitar and a slide, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Avi Diamond-Barefoot

Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gentleman Brawlers

Part 6 of the 2019 Deutschtown Music Festival In Review Photo "borrowed" from the band's Facebook Gentleman Brawlers are a Brooklyn, NY six-piece outfit that draws influence from afrobeat, funk, and psychedelic music. They're one of those groups that is so transcendent live that it feels almost pointless to try and describe them. Give some love … Continue reading Deutschtown Music Festival Artist Spotlight–Gentleman Brawlers

Unraveling Learned Structures – A Q+A With Renaissance Woman Jelly Cleaver

Jelly Cleaver A few weeks ago, Bored In Pittsburgh featured the track "VI II V" by London-based artist Jelly Cleaver. A true polymath, she ties together threads from classic rock, jazz, philosophy, poetry, and politics to create a rich musical experience on both her 2017 debut Cure For An Existential Crisis and her new release … Continue reading Unraveling Learned Structures – A Q+A With Renaissance Woman Jelly Cleaver