Chip and the Charge Ups PARS675

Fresh off being voted “Best Rock Band” in the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards in February, Chip & The Charge Ups released the album, entitled What Happened to the Boy Next Door? It features a noticeably harder-edged sound for the band. Chip & The Charge Ups celebrated the music drop with an album release party at the Hard Rock Café-Pittsburgh on Saturday June 3, 2023.

The album kicks off with “Paying Back the Devil,” a gritty, heavy rock tune that was released as a single in 2022 and was voted “Best Song” in the Pittsburgh Music Awards. “Paying Back the Devil” ushered in a new era for Chip & The Charge Ups, blending a more metallic influence alongside their trademark poppunk stylings…

Featuring music from: The Crowning, Villainess, Winter’s Descent, Chip & the Charge Ups, 9Sundays, 13 Saints

Interview Segment 1 Chip & The Charge Ups

  • With the release of, “What Happened to the Boy Next Door”, you’ve had a pretty busy month or so. Let’s talk about a few of the things that have been going on, from 10/10 reviews, performing live on KDKA today,
  • Getting your song Paying Back the Devil into regular rotation on DVE… there’s a lot going on in your camp right now.

Interview Segment 2

  • Tell us about the song, “Sideways Middle Finger“, please.
  • What is the biggest reason that you guys go out and support so many other local musicians?
  • What is coming up next gig-wise for you?
  • If you could invite any 4 people in the history of the world to dinner (one musician), who would you invite and why?

Interview Segment 3

  • Who is your Dave Grohl?
  • What is a non-standard venue that Chip & the Charge Ups should play at?
  • What is the best pizza that you’ve had because you’re a musician?

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Bill is the owner of Build the Scene, Vice President of First Angel Media, and the "tech guy" behind Music from the 412. He has been working with local, independent bands since 1996. He currently offers the following services: Web Design & Development, Electronic Press Kit Design & Development, Concert & Promotional Photograpy, Radio, Streaming TV, & Podcast Airtime, & Artist PR & Marketing Bill is the host of the Pennsylvania Rock Show (Radio, Podcast, TV Show & Vlog), 3 Questions and a Song (Radio, Podcast & Vlog) & Friendly Fire (Live Radio Show). Bill is also the owner of Build the Scene Radio