Two Gunns: Guitarist Steve Gunn finds joy in both collaboration and solo work

Two Gunns: Guitarist Steve Gunn finds joy in both collaboration and solo work

“We wanted to pare down and get back to a more simple style of touring.”

Tribute album honors the legacy and music of Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney while also offsetting medical costs

“It’s so beautiful what my friends got together to do for me.”

Pittsburgh’s Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution deliver a new EP

“Sometimes you have to lose control a little bit in order to find that order and find that place of peace.”

Members of the Pittsburgh music community reflect on the role of art and activism in the coming year

“We keep fighting because certain things have not changed.”

Brooklyn’s Big Thief houses heartbreak and self-loathing in cozy, familiar folk rock

“Real love makes your lungs black / Real love is a heart attack”

City Paper writers look back at music in 2016

The best (or at least most memorable) things we saw and heard this year

In the years after a big hit and a big miss, The Verve Pipe learns from its mistakes

“We had a three-month budget for $400,000; we took nine months and spent $1.2 million.”

Murrysville-born experimental musician Andrea Parkins approaches her work from a Rube Goldbergian perspective

“All of these things put together are moving something through time.”

Washington, D.C.’s the Nighthawks can take the blues from acoustic to a full-on electric onslaught

“There will always be a Nighthawks, somehow, as long as I’m around.”

Drusky Entertainment celebrates a decade of booking shows in Pittsburgh

“I decided I wanted to go out and give this a try on my own.”

Brooklyn-based artist Emily Reo’s new split, Spell, carries a lot of emotion

“All of my feelings just started pouring out.”

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.”

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.”



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