Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE talks about her new solo record, near-death experiences, and finding balance in everything

Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE talks about her new solo record, near-death experiences, and finding balance in everything

“Balance just is. There isn’t anything else. Mathematically, there couldn’t be.”


Despite busy schedules and physical distance, the members of San Diego-based instrumental psych-rock band Earthless manage to stay on the same page

“We really don’t like to go too long without meeting up and playing on stage or getting together.”

Joined by bassist Harrison Bankhead, tenor saxophonist David Murray and drummer Kahil El’Zabar bring their long partnership to Pittsburgh

“I’m glad to be playing with him, because when we come together, there’s a certain power that I’ve never experienced with anyone else.”

This weekend, Pittsburgh indie-pop band Dinosoul releases a new EP and plays its biggest gig yet

Dinosoul’s intricate indie pop features lush instrumentals with compelling vocal duets

After finding a place for himself in Pittsburgh, venerable saxophonist Richie Cole finds reinvention on a new record

“I’ve already proved myself and what I can do. Now I just say what I’ve got to say.”

Seattle’s Supersuckers make raw rock ’n’ roll with just the right amount of humor and hubris

“I heard country music every day, and I thought I hated it.”

Critics’ Picks, Dec. 1-7

Performances by the Van Allen Belt, the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, the African Children’s Choir, Psychic Twin and Red Fang

Nashville Pussy frontman Blaine Cartwright discusses the band’s controversial name

“Even if we called ourselves something wholesome like ‘Aunt Bea’s Quartet,’ once we got to the show, we’d still sing ‘Go Motherfucker, Go.’”

Three decades in, The Reverend Horton Heat is still spreading his psychobilly gospel

“Honestly, I’d tour hell with The Rev if he asked me.”

New release from S.L.I.P. is a ‘dark, depressing good time’

It’s fast, pissed off and unpolished with a deeply cynical outlook — and way more fun than it should be

New Releases

Reviews of records by Good Dude Lojack and Mike Stout

Critics’ Picks, Nov. 24-30

Performances by Xaddax, Crypt Rot and Cris Jacobs, plus Title Town’s anniversary party

The political always finds its way into Ted Leo’s music … even when it’s hard to write about

“I was, and remain, sort of baffled that we are where we’re at, in a way that I find actually hard to address in song.”

On Gotta Get Back, North Carolina-born Seth Walker gets in touch with his roots

“What was that fire that got me buzzin’ at the beginning?”

Critics’ Picks, Nov. 17-23

Performances by True Widow, Atmosphere, Outside, Ramsey Lewis and the Dickies

New Releases

Reviews of records by Brown Angel and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Pittsburgh-based Claye Green’s Warrior trilogy is hardcore relaxing

As Blue Soul Ten, Claye Greene makes expertly produced smooth R&B

With the release of its first full-length record, Grown, the stars are aligning for Pittsburgh’s The Commonheart

“This is my last band. I’m just not gonna stop.”

For North Carolina’s Mount Moriah, the political is personal

“I think the answer is that we need to be vocal about our identities as Southerners.”



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