Alle Kiski Music Scene

Supporting the Alle-Kiski Valley since 2004

AK Music Scene is quite simply, a place for bands to promote themselves and find links to places that will help them promote themselves. We provide many free resources to help promote unsigned bands. AKmusicscene.com started out as part of the T.H. Entertainment’s website. It was then known as “T.H.E. Music Scene”. It spent a few years as part of that site.

AK Music Scene was officially born on January 29, 2004. When Utah Burgess of Shady Lady Studio, responded to a post about us looking for a donation to pay for our domain. Utah even came up with the name AK Music Scene.

The website is based in the Alle-Kiski Valley of Western Pennsylvania, but it also promotes any unsigned band that contacts us.

Photography

Photography: Reina Peli – AKMusicScene.com

Some of the awesome photography, that I'm sure you've noticed, on akmusicscene.com and parockshow.com were NOT taken by me. I know what you're thinking.. wait what?!? Concert Photography In recent years, a concert photographer has emerged in the South Western Pennsylvania Music scene. Her name is Reina Peli and she does amazing work. From concert photography and band sessions to ...
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Hosting: Choosing a Web host for your Band Website – AKMusicScene.com

Some tips for choosing your band's website host I have been designing websites since 1995. I have seen web hosts come and go. I've been hosted on big name website companies and on small do it your self hosts belonging to friends and everything in between. I have ran an online radio station, I've designed digital signage for businesses, I ...
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The Pennsylvania Rock Show 11 Year Anniversary Benefit Concert – AKMusicScene.com

6:30 Amber Alexis 7:30 Xander Demos 8:30 A Common Crown 9:30 The Hellfire Club 10:30 Kill the Drama 11:30 Big House Pete Learn more about our Anniversary shows The Pennsylvania Rock Show began on September 14, 2004. On September 29, 2012 we had our first anniversary concert. The concert was a benefit show for one of Bill’s students who is ...
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the Pennsylvania Rock Show Charts, again! – AKMusicScene.com

Episode 334 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show, After the Fall: Still Here – Keith Kweder Memorial PARS334, has hit #45 on the MixCloud Metal Charts today! update 8/7/2015: It is now #31 on the chart! After the Fall: Still Here – Keith Kweder Memorial PARS334 by The Pennsylvania Rock Show on Mixcloud ...
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Skype: Mix Minus – AKMusicScene.com

I found this awesome article about how to set up a mix minus to record Skype calls and it makes a huge difference in the Pennsylvania Rock Show. You can find the article here: http://thepodcastersstudio.com/how-to-setup-a-mix-minus/ Here is how it works out with my equipment: Output to the mic input on dell laptop (recorder) Used as headphone monitor Fx send goes from ...
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Rock for Life: Gigaroo 2015 – AKMusicScene.com

Rock for Life: Gigaroo 12 invades Iselin Ballfield this July 10 & 11! Your $20 donation gets you into this 2 day local music festival hosted by Rock for Life. Gigaroo 2015 features Big House Pete, Creep, Five Alarm Flood, Silk 9, Rokbot, Zone 8, the Anti-Psychotics, Homicide Black, A Common Crown, Lovesick, Camp Element, Transcendence, Suffacate, The All Star Frogs, ...
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Facebook Promotion in W. PA. – AKMusicScene.com

We understand the need to promote your events and band news on social media. We thought we'd share the places that we normally share our posts. Please feel free to join them and start promoting! the Pennsylvania Rock Show Western Pennsylvania Local Music Scene Support Local Music (Pittsburgh) Butler Music Scene Local PA Musicians Musician Events, Shows, & Gigging Pittsburgh ...
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A Rock for Life: A Wide Spread Family – AKMusicScene.com

Years ago, I started designing websites for local musicians. The very first website I did was for a band called Hybrid. Steve Craven, Matt Ferrante, Tim Henry, and John Couslin made up that band. Through the years I've followed the scene while these group of men have moved on to different bands. Steve and Matt have been in a few ...
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Jeff Defalco – Local Spotlight – AKMusicScene.com

AKMS: You've been a main stay on the local music scene for quite some time. What would you say has been the biggest change in our music scene during that span? Jeff: I really don't think a lot has changed over time other than.. maybe a lot of the older clubs that were around are no longer around. New ones ...
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(kaj) Bombs 10 Year Anniversary – AKMusicScene.com

2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of one of the most played albums on the Pennsylvania Rock Show and Indie Band radio, (kaj) – bombs. Below are the live versions of the songs that we recorded on the Pennsylvania Rock Show and Indieband radio live internet radio (kaj) CD release party! Listen to 9 live tracks from that evening! You ...
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Studio or DIY? – AKMusicScene.com

Guest Author Gary Simmons: Sooner or later most bands want to record themselves. It might be a simple demo of cover songs to help book gigs or a full-length CD of originals, but eventually the day will come to put it down for posterity. The price of studio time hasn’t changed much in the 30+ years I’ve been recording bands, ...
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the Pennsylvania Rock Show Charts! – AKMusicScene.com

Last week, for the first time ever, one of our podcast episodes hit the chart at mixcloud. We charted in at the #49th top trending podcast for metal with our episode number 326 "Viscera Reaction - Divine Tragedy" Please take a moment to listen to this episode. The veterans of the Pittsburgh Music Scene discussed many things with Bill in ...
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WE DID IT! 1 Million hits and beyond! – AKMusicScene.com

The year 2o14 marks the 10th year of existence for AK Music Scene and the Pennsylvania Rock Show. 2 websites with the goal of supporting local music in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. We have many goals for these 2 sites including helping bands be seen and heard by as many people as possible. Over 10 years in, and we have ...
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Rock For Life: Saving Lives Through The Love of Music – AKMusicScene.com

Give the devil an inch and he’ll be the ruler and evil will always prevail when good men fail to act. And one of the prime examples of evil is the failing Medical Coverage System for needy individuals who suffer from a life threatening disease. With that being said, the fact is good men in today’s age of selfishness are ...
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Western PA Local Music Scene – Local Spotlight – AKMusicScene.com

Interview with John Klazon from Western Pennsylvania Local Music Scene 1. How did you originally get involved in the local music scene? A: I've always liked bars and bar bands. I married someone that absolutely did not. 15 years of wedded bliss lead to a divorce and my freedom. I re-discovered my love of both once I regained my freedom in ...
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Beardly Customs – Local Spotlight – AKMusicScene.com

Interview of Rick Link from Beardly Customs 1. How did originally get involved in the local music scene? I answered an ad in the Rock N Roll Reported back in 2000 for a band looking for a bassist. That band was Chronic Groove, which eventually evolved into Camp Element. 2. What was the best concert you have ever been to ...
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PA Rock Show podcast added to Windows Phone – AKMusicScene.com

PA Rock Show podcast added to Windows Phone 7, 8 and Zune catalogs Please note: Podcasts on Windows Phone 8.1 are exclusively available via a dedicated Podcast app, rather than the Marketplace as in previous versions ...
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Chip DiMonick: The Pros & Cons of Opening for National Acts – AKMusicScene.com

As musicians, I think we all dream of those moments when we get to “share the stage” with our musical heroes.  For some musicians, that dream never materializes.  For others, it is a possibility and, eventually, a reality. Today, when national acts tour the “club circuit” consisting of venues usually with a capacity that doesn’t exceed 700, local bands are often recruited to open the ...
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Need a website for your band on a budget? – AKMusicScene.com

There are always paths to your goal. Ultimately I suggest finding someone who does design websites (being one of those people), but you can get a website for your band for completely free if you follow these tips. If this is above your head, feel free to contact us. Not sure if your band needs a website? Well here are ...
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2014: PARS 10 Anniversary – AKMusicScene.com

[metaslider id=5778] Photos: Facebook Album Benefits: Mooseheart Charities & Rock for Life Bands: Amber Alexis, The KGB Band, Long Time Divided, Camp Element, After the Fall, & All My Monsters Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/672308246148410/ In 1995, Bill was taking an intro to computing class at Slippery Rock University. In that class, he was given an assignment to create a bio webpage using ...
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