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Benefits

Benefits is from an alternate universe where the Kinks were bigger than the Beatles, Marvin Gaye wasn't murdered by his dad, Chuck D is president, and Robert Pollard is still teaching 4th grade. View Profile.


Alternative Indie Punk Rock Other Power Pop Garage Rock Lo-Fi

Bikini Islands

Bikini Islands is a Pittsburgh based rock group consisting of vocalist and guitarist Kyle Wacker, lead guitarist Jeff Leichter, bassist Josh Cortina, and drummer and vocalist Eric Neugebauer. Slinging surfy rock licks and pop hooks sure to be stuck in your head for weeks, this quartet prides itself on a raw live performance that has as much energy as it does smarts. Bikini Islands released their debut self titled album in February 2017. View Profile.


Garage Rock Indie Original Other Pop Rock

Colorblind Coding

Colorblind Coding is the solo project of Ethan from By The Process of Elimination. The solo project then turned into a band and now all of this good stuff happened. We are a teenage indie band from the 'burgh. View Profile.


Acoustic Chill Out Indie

Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six

Dan Getkin fronts a rocking alternative-country group from Pittsburgh, joined by Bill Brandt (guitar), Alex Herd (bass), Eddan Sparks (drums), and Jake Troxell (keys). These are energetic songs, songs with passion, songs that will lift the roof off of the house. With a strong sense of melody, Getkin builds each tune from a stripped-down skeleton into a frenetic rocker. Fans of Ryan Adams, Wilco, and Jackson Browne will appreciate the balance of strong songwriting and enthusiastic live performance. View Profile.


Country Folk Indie Rock Singer Songwriter

Different Places In SPACE

DIFFERENT PLACES IN SPACE EXPANDING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Different Places in SPACE may sound like an ambiguous destination, but the journey originated from a very specific terrestrial plane. Different Places in SPACE is a group of four artists who pull together diverse elements of jazz and rock and mix it with an interactive performance style to create a sonic, and decidedly psychedelic, musical experience. The band has only a brief history in time, dating back to its genesis as a duo in the city of Los Angeles where Michael McCabe Palladini andDaniel Lawrence Ruffolo were roommates. If LA produced the Big Bang, then the expansion of the Different Places Universe occurred when the pair discovered two other like-minded musicians back home in Pittsburgh. This new connection pulled them back in the PA orbit, although Ruffolo currently maintains a satellite position in Chicago. In addition to Ruffolo, who plays lead guitar, and Palladini, who plays rhythm (they both share vocal duties), the band featuresDouglas (DJ) Joseph Hitchman on bass and Matthew Austin Newmeyer on percussion. As a unit, the four weave together a pastiche of sounds, styles and rhythms for recording and live performances which incorporates sound with visuals and audience participation. At their shows they encourage audience members to add their own artistic energy through painting and dance which creates a fully interactive experience. Energy is taken from the crowd, then fed back to the audience so that everyone can lose themselves in the experience. The band’s musical influences cover an eclectic range of groups past to the present. The Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath, The 13th Floor Elevators, Can and Led Zeppelin fuse easily with the styles of contemporary artists such as John Frusciante, Grizzly Bear, Warpaint, Yeasayer, and Jack White. Individually, all four members arrived via different musical starting points. Michael’s early music memories are of his dad playing classics like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, George Clinton and Parliament. Daniel was already playing in rock bands by the time he was in middle school. DJ found his inspiration in funk, rock and old school hip hop and Matthew discovered music early on as well, playing in the school band and listening to classic artists like The Beatles, Jethro Tull andSimon and Garfunkel. Since their evolution into a four piece, Different Places in SPACE has been playing around their hometown of Pittsburgh at events like the Double Mirror Art Crawl and at venues like theSmiling Moose and the Thunderbird Cafe. They recently opened for like-minded musician Ahmed Gallab who performs under the name Sinkane!. As their evolve their sound on stage, they are working to finish their debut six track EP, which will see a summer release in digital format with plans for CD and vinyl releases to follow. The album will be available on for streaming on Spotify. View Profile.


Indie Rock

Different Places In SPACE

Different Places in SPACE may sound like an ambiguous destination, but the journey originated from a very specific terrestrial plane. Different Places in SPACE is a group of four artists who pull together diverse elements of jazz and rock and mix it with an interactive performance style to create a sonic, and decidedly psychedelic, musical experience. View Profile.


Indie

Diviaped

Diviaped is a Pttsburgh singer-songwriter with a throwback sound that is reminiscent of 1970s and 80s pop rock. He has been playing in the local scene since 2010 and has received international acclaim for his songwriting. View Profile.


Acoustic Classic Rock Folk Indie Pop Singer Songwriter

Jack Wilson

After a short stint in Baltimore and 6 years in Brooklyn, Beaver Co. native Jack Wilson is returning to Pittsburgh to form JAYWALKER, a live band with Billy the Kid (of Regulators fame). He'll also be releasing a solo album, and two collaborative albums with MC Kaotic Rawkus (Bk). Having started as a slam poet in 1999, Jack was a resident Shadow Lounge artist for the life of the venue and expanded into hip-hop with his first musical release in 2005. Since then he's played many stages and made many records with producers from Detroit to Paris and places in-between. View Profile.


Hip Hop Indie Rap

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