Andrew has described his sound as “Mac Miller & Jimi Hendrix’s illegitimate love-child, raised by Tame Impala”. Receiving noise violations since 1996, he started on guitar. He has since developed his chops on drums, bass, and nearly anything a .daw can handle.
From Scranton’s Paper County to Pittsburgh’s Southside, Andrew consistently pushes the boundaries with his production. His sound offers something brilliantly refreshing; a strangely organic meeting between the old and the new. He likes to call it “Instant Vintage”.
Paying homage to their musical roots, Homicide Black conjures images of darkness, despair and salvation (not always in that order), telling epic tales with some songs while delivering a straightforward onslaught of crushing metal with others. The music is truly brought to life during the band’s blistering live performances that include tributes to the metal gods designed to engage the audience and introduce metal’s rich history to new fans as well as reacquainting it with those who have waited far too long for their music to return to the epic stature it once had.
Each member is a multi-instrumentalist, allowing for a truly organic writing process which is evident in the material on the band’s self-titled debut. From the dark imagery that sets the stage for “Spirits of the Dead,” “Sinner or Saint” and “Church on the Hill” to the tragedies that unfold in “Well of Souls,” Homicide Black brings to life a new dawn of metal and the drive to bring it to the metal-starved masses.
Big House Pete is a Pittsburgh Based Rock Tradition. Hatched in the early 1990’s from the front man/ singer songwriter Paul Peterson. Paul has been mastering his craft since graduating from GIT in California in 1987 and has played in many successful bands since then. With the formation of the Big House Pete project in 2001 he gained the creative freedom to express himself through his own music.
An accomplished veteran of the Pittsburgh, MIdwest and East Coast music scenes since 1965, Dave counts The Beatles as his primary influence. His debut CD, "Mid-Century Man," will be released in late summer 2019.
The songs on the "Mid-Century Man" CD will be an eclectic mix of styles reflecting the varied influences Dave listened to while growing up in the Sixties as well as world music, reggae, prog rock, psychedelia, Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Peter Gabriel and many others.
DAvid J MolterDave views "Mid-Century Man" as a vehicle to spread a positive message about the power of love in today's world. The songs have the unifying theme of love -- as Dave sings in "Mid-Century Man" -- "an emotion we don't have enough of."
Says Dave, "It's all in there: first love; love lost; love squandered; love regained; stupid love; funny love; love unrequited; love that makes you want to scream from the rooftops. Love that makes you kick furniture. I mean ... doesn't everyone?
"John Lennon said it best in 1968: 'All you need is love.' I still believe it."
Crooked Ways is a hard rock band from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2018 by guitarist Nick Gorrie and vocalist Zack Esposito, the quartet has exhibited a rigorous work ethic and passion for writing original music since their onset. Their creativity and passion resulted in two all-original records,
“Time to Panic,” which was released in February 2020 and “Totality,” which was released in October 2021.
The high-energy act’s ability to write and perform music from a variety of rock sub-genres has granted them the opportunity to perform throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey by sharing the stage with a wide variety of local, regional, and national rock acts. They have been featured on local media outlets such as 97.9X, NEPA Scene, 5-7-0 Press, The Popko Project, and The Stereo Jo Show, along with nationally reaching YouTube music review channels and media companies such as Jomboy
Media. Crooked Ways has garnered a fan-base that spans the US, with a particular crowd draw for live shows in the Pennsylvania area.
Crooked Ways is:
Zack Esposito - Vocals
Patrick Dietrich - Bass
Steven Glesias - Drums
Nick Gorrie - Guitar
Kittanning, Pennsylvania based rock outfit A Common Crown have been pretty busy as of late, dropping their new single “Awake” and album The Reckoning . Their rise in the Pittsburgh scene has been somewhat of a slow burner, having really branched out within the last year and establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with (no pun intended). Having already started with top notch musicians; they have found their sound, their groove and they are ready to take on the world, starting with Pittsburgh.
I’ve been playing solo acoustic music for the past three years. Born and raised in
the south hills of Pittsburgh.
DC Slater's debut album, Decisions, has made some noise in the instrumental rock world. This disc contains 11 blistering tracks of pure rock guitar that have been very well received by instrumental guitar fans worldwide.