"We have five albums out! That's not a side project; that's more than most bands ever do."
"I wrote Laura when I was getting over a girl, and with Paradise, I went into the studio with her at my side."
When he broke up with his long-term girlfriend, Diego Garcia — formerly the frontman of post-punk revival outfit Elefant — siphoned his heartbreak and disappointment into songwriting, and ended up with his first solo record, 2011's Laura. When it came to making his new record, Paradise, things were a little different.
"I still give it my all every month."
In 2005, Pete Spynda, along with Caulen Kress and Justin Hopper, founded Pandemic, a global-music dance night at the then-new Brillobox. Eight years later Spynda — often known simply as "Pandemic Pete" — is celebrating the biweekly party's eighth anniversary.
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Local shows by Elan Trotman and Steve Winwood; a couple bands with Pittsburgh ties — Zombi and !!! — come home; and a "calendar comp" is released
[PUNK] + FRI., DEC. 6
Surely it's something you've thought of many times: There are so many wall calendars out there with pictures of, like, Kate Upton, but why are there none with Submachine? Lucky for you, local punk-scene figure Ryan Warmbrodt has got your hookup — the 2014 Pittsburgh Calendar Comp.
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"My dad would always take me to the studio with him."
For 18-year-old hip-hop artist Tairey (full name Tairey Perez), the lifestyle and environment of a musician is one he is accustomed to. "My dad rapped when I was little," he explains of his childhood in Massachusetts.
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