A Lovely Crisis is flipping the proverbial finger to the manufactured “pop band” image. Formed in Pittsburgh, Pa in 2010, brought together by a mutual love of old school punk and post-punk artists, A Lovely Crisis is a 4-piece punk rock band that looks to find the beauty that comes out of turmoil. Having spent a large percentage of their lives during war time and financial crisis, their songs give voice to their frustration, touching on corrupt politicians and human rights.
Their new full length, “Where Do You Stand?” is a challenge to the listener to question where they stand on issues that affect all of us. Produced and recorded by Anti-Flag’s Chris(#2)Barker, “Where Do You Stand?” is due out June 3rd on A-F Records with extensive East Coast and Midwest touring to follow.
After meeting in college in 2013, Antonio DiBiasio (drums) and David Pinkerton (guitar) began jamming their favorite songs together. They eventually began writing original songs and the band grew, gaining the talents of Doug Boylan on lead guitar and Sam Allison with vocal duties. Josh Mauro later joined the band, jumping onto bass after performing vocals in his previous musical efforts. The band began recording in the summer of 2017, releasing their first single that fall.
A Moment in Pompeii’s name reflects the temporary nature of life in a broken and unforgiving world: do what you can, while you can. Make your moment matter, because life is fleeting.
Know the feeling of adventure and anticipation that flutters in your stomach the moment you hit the road? That’s the feeling that bubbles up from Acarya’s music … earthy percussion, rocking bass, interlocking strings, and deep vocals create a sound imbued with excitement, wonder, and a feeling of freedom. This upbeat tribal rock band invites you to grab your dancing shoes, your backpack, a drink, a few friends, and join in – and don’t forget the marshmallows!
Across the Dawn is a band from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region that blends rock and electronic music together to form a sound that is powerful and atmospheric. The band has a diverse catalog of songs that reach your imagination and emotions with lyrical and musical imagery that can be described like a photograph developing in the listener’s mind. It is a sound you can get lost in that is not only heard but felt. The band consists of Josh Morris, Shawn Minerd, Justin Smith, and Micahel Meucci. Across the Dawn’s self-titled debut album is out now!
Adam Fitz was raised on the music of seminal songwriters that resonated through his blue-collared, childhood home on Chicago’s South Side. The likes of Tom Waits, Van Morrisonand John Prine shaped his taste and inspired Fitz to write honest songs and find his soulful and emotional voice. As a performer, Fitz and his band frequented historic Chicago clubs starting in 2005 when he released his debut album.
With a recent relocation to the Pittsburgh area, Fitz draws inspiration from the songwriters he grew up listening to and marries that with the indie sounds that he discovered as a long time record store clerk. Fitz’ full-bodied rasp and storytelling has found him compared to John Fogerty by TimeOut Chicago and Rod Stewart by the Chicago Reader. Fitz has supported such soul greats as Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Syl Johnson and Roscoe Robinson, as well as rock groups like Spoon, and the Smoking Popes. Fitz later released a live album (2009) and another studio album (2013).
In 2010 Fitz paused the pursuit of music and enrolled in school to study education. He got married, started a family and tried to pay his bills on time. Today Fitz is a father of two, works as a teacher, and has been finding his place within the rich Western PA music scene. The journey into fatherhood and education has left Adam with a fresh batch of original songs as well as newfound dynamics in his vocal delivery. In a live setting, Fitz showcases patience and a trained confidence contrasted by the explosive vocal bursts of his earlier performances. Adam currently performs solo or with a small ensemble. His shows draw from album staples, re-imaginations of covers you may/or may not know, and brand new material inspired by the hills of Pennsylvania and the balance of youth and responsibility. Weathered and sincere, Fitz’ voice is one you must hear.
After the Fall is a 4 piece, original hard rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally formed back in 2004, they’ve undergone several lineup changes over the years, and although met with success soon after their formation, it’s their current incarnation that has the city of Pittsburgh, and cities throughout the country, abuzz. With Matt Ferrante on drums, Steve Craven on bass, Zac Sheppard on guitar, and Doug Carnahan on vocals/guitar, they’ve made a bang in Pittsburgh and surrounding regions. They’ve shared the stage with such national acts as Hurt, Sevendust, The Sin City Sinners, Corrosion of Conformity, Nonpoint, Primer 55, and more. They have played in cities across the country, turning heads and recruiting new fans as if they’re lives depended on it.
alyssa joseph is a singer/songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. her electrified, calculated guitar playing, paired with her passionate, raw vocals create grungey sadgirl tunes that draw influence from Big Thief, boygenius, and Daughter.