Artists

The following bands have either been guests on the show or have allowed us to share their music to the world. Without them, we would not exist. (Please report broken links to feedback@parockshow.com)

Amber Alexis
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Amber Alexis was formed in 2002 and covers a variety of genres, along with a wide range of origional music composed by Faith Amber & Jackie Alexis.

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Andy Oddo
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After many years in the cover band scene, Andy Oddo, guitarist for Pittsburgh band Victoria Fire, decided in 2018 to focus his efforts on writing, performing, and producing original music. The result is the debut five-song EP "Forever And A Day" featuring Nick Figley on lead vocals.

Anger the Ant
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Original 4-piece rock/blues/Americana from Butler, PA.

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Ashbury Keys
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Ashbury Keys is a Texas-based alternative rock band that features its own “Brit-Tex” brand of rock. The band’s sound reflects early Brit-Pop influences (such as the Smiths, Oasis, Candy Skins, and the Wonder Stuff), but as displayed through a distinctly Texas filter. The band recently completed its second year of successful shows in the United Kingdom, playing shows in London, Liverpool and Manchester, which has served to grow the band’s affinity for the UK.

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Big Atlantic
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Explosive rock band Big Atlantic harnesses the raw energy of a rock n roll show with modern music that radiates pure joy with deep roots in the rich, industrial Pittsburgh scene and heavily inspired by such powerhouse guitar-driven rock legends as The Foo Fighters, Rush, STP, The Who and Led Zeppelin. Together, they vibrate with gritty guitar melodies, fast driving rhythms and rich vocal harmonies, unleashing an earth-shaking sonic wave of sound. The band’s absorbing, intimate live shows and well-crafted recordings showcase members’ technical command of their instruments, effortless chemistry and talent for pouring pure heart into every performance. Collectively, they have collaborated and played shows with such national acts as Sha Na Na, The Goo Goo Dolls, Foo Fighters, Alien Ant Farm, Ballyhoo!, Rusted Root, Iration, and The Movement. In summer of 2016, Big Atlantic provided VIP entertainment at First Niagara Pavilion alongside Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Alter Bridge.

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Big House Pete
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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.

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Bottle Rat
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Bottle Rat are the switchblade knife sticking in your kidneys. They're the back alley blood bath on the wrong side of town. They're a punk rock brick to the back of your f###ing skull. Every song is a 72 second blitzkrieg pouring from this denim and leather clad trio like molten steel. Not for the faint of heart and with a list of side effects longer than a phone book, Bottle Rat delivers pulse-pounding drum beats and bass lines that'll make your brain explode out the back of your head. These guys combine that with gritty guitar riffs that could only have been composed in a Pittsburgh basement and a stage presence that rivals a public hanging. So lace up your Chucks and see if you have what it takes to hang with THE F###ING RAT!

Brad Abbott
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Brad Abbott is a 90's influenced singer songwriter from Jeannette Pennsylvania. Loving music from an early age, Brad picked up the guitar in high school and began performing live in 2010.

Brad would go on to take part in several bands out of Western PA, releasing 5 albums under 3 different projects, Villa Manor, Sourloon, and Brad Abbott. in 2013 Brad founded Abbott Independent Records to publish Villa Manor's "Redefined EP".

Brad Abbott released the second EP of his solo project, "Indestructible" on August 31st of 2018, and hosts a monthly event at the Keynote Cafe in his hometown of Jeannette, PA, which focuses on showcasing independent musicians.

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Brandon Green
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Brandon Green’s style of acoustic and electric guitar ranges from up-beat alternative rock to more soothing contemporary sounds, like that of musician/artist Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, Green’s main musical inspiration.

Originally from Oswego, NY, Green began playing drums at the early age of three and electric guitar at age 12. Song-writing came naturally to Green since age 16, but his interest in music production took him to Tempe, AZ in 2004 where he completed his Audio Engineer Certificate at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Relocating to Western Pennsylvania in 2007, Green displayed his talent as a drummer in local band Covert’s Crossing, and managed sound set-ups on the side for other musicians in the area. In 2010 Green broadened his reach and joined local band Half Dozen Krackerz playing rhythm guitar, all the while fusing creativity and songwriting into prospective solo works. Brandon strayed from HDK in in 2015 to pursue solo works.

His upcoming CD features acoustic versions of original compositions. Green’s original (hit) “Shadow” is widely acclaimed in the local music scene. His performances feature all of his original tracks and other various acoustic covers.

Green continues to pursue his dreams of music and songwriting by staying active in the local music scene. He plays at numerous venues and open-mic events and solo-acts, and stays connected with various musicians and artists nationwide.

Brian K. Shaffer
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I have been writing and recording music for roughly 20 years. I got my start as a young child listening to my mother sing and play guitar and sitting by the large console stereo listening to records with her. I then began to teach myself how to sing and became a vocalist in many a cappella groups such as the “Distinguished Gentlemen” and “Common Ground,” in which we performed across the Mid-Atlantic Region in such cities as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and placed 4th at the National Harmony Sweepstakes at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such legendary groups as “The Monkeys,” “The Marcells,” “The Tymes,” “The Vogues” and “The Contours.”

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Bands without an Online Presence (possibly broken up)

3 Fold,   Adam Evil & The Outside Royalty,   The Amplifires,   Ballistik,   Basis,   BeeJae,   Big With Seed,   Black Eyed Peace,   Bradley Gailey,   Brian Boone Band,   Bring Out The Dead,   Buffalo Alice,   B.U.M.,   Burning Earth,   Camp Element,   Catgut Tonic,   The Chemistry Set,   Chux Beta,   Coverts Crossing,   Creeps,   Dana Lynn,   Davenport,   david fiorenza,   Deception Point,   Deja Vudoo,   Deuce,   DIALOG,   Deception Point,   The Divide,   Divine Betrayal,   dodging august,   Dog Day Sunrise,   Don Moore,  dormitory effect,   Doug Mackie,   The Douglass Brothers,   Drive,   Drop Monday,   echojade,   Eutopia,   Fear Itself,   Fell Upon Thieves,   Fiction on Fire,   Fiorenza-Dowlin,   Five Feet Ahead,   Fountain Infinity,   Further Down,   Gasoline Dion,   George Sabol,   The Ghost Next Door,   Gibraltar,   Go Around,   Grand Fury,   Gutterfly,   The Hang Lows,   Happy Ending,   The Hitchcock Curse,   Hooch,   Hybrid,   Hybrid… the new breed, I Vampyre,   I Vampyre,   Ill Noise Inc, In Like Flint, In The Eyes, Iron Fist Dillusion, Ivins and the Popetarts, James Buckley, JD Strum, Jeremiah Ostrosky, JJ, John Fox, Josh McCann Band, Justin Ryan, Kurios, Kurt Benit, Lacking Restraint, Land Mynd, Landlord, Left of Gray, Level SD, Lloyd Willacy, Loko Phlyum, Lolly Trigger (Kris, Terry, & Brian), Long Time Divided, The Loose Springs, LUE,   Matt Parsons,   m e r g e d o w n,  Meaning in the Static, Michael Reich, Milk, Mission Earth,   Modern Habit, Mojo Filter, My Evergreen Avenue,   My Little Friend Walter,   oakland av,   OldScool,   On Faith Alone,   One Gig Big, One Left Standing, Osaris, Our After, Page Water,   Paradox Please,   Past Pluto, PepperDome, Pigweed, Phoenix Williams,   Pieces of Eden,   The Pushrods,  RadioBomb,   Randori, Ratcliff & Bailey, Rented Bodies, Resolution 15,  Rob Gainor Featuring John Fox,  S.W.A.M.M.P.,   Samantha Murphy,   The Science Fiction Idols,   Scratch,   The Screams,   Sea of Glass, Second Before the Crash, Second Empire,   Serious Grind, Shade, SickleEye,   Sift, Sight Unseen, Sing the Evens, Play the Odds,   Slingshot Genius,   skytone,   Sofachrome,   Solid,   Something Sacred, Soul Distraction, Spencer, Splendor Field,   Step 11,   Stepto,   Stephen Christopher,   Stereo Vibe,   Stevie J Band,   Stink Palm Death,   Stomp Engine,   Stomper,   Storm King,   Strangeway,   Strap on Bomb,   Stratega, Stream,   Stronghold,   suffaCATE,   SuperXero,   Tea & Biscuits,  Terafin,   Terry McCausland, Tilt Room, Time Refuses to Wait, Time Xpired, Tony Lee,  Tony Smith, The Travelers, Tukurpa,   Tunnel Head,   Turn,   Turning Point, Undermine the Common,   VESTA,   Wearing the Inside Out,   Whiskey High,   Zilch, ZMW

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