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Re: “Neon Swing X-Perience celebrates 20 years of music at the Hard Rock, Fri., April 13

Congrats guys ! Wish she would have mentioned the high school was Greensburg Central Catholic ...still following your progress after all these years

Posted by Suzanne Kirshner Messner on 04/11/2018 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Wild Pink perform at Club Café on Sun., Feb. 25

nicel

Posted by Mike Haord on 02/22/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Wu-Tang's RZA found his second chance in Steubenville

Wow! This article tells what a brotha missed out on after leaving Pittsburgh to serve in the Navy in 1990.
Pittsburg plays an incredible roll in the history of Hip Hop.
I was hanging wit Joe-T and Sam around 1989 up to 1990.
Mine and Joe Ts fam was in a relationship so we all met off of that back then.
I was a local party Dj in Wilkinsburg and Homewood in Pittsburgh. Started making beats in the basement with my partner Slo Mo, Kobe and Grand Whiz. We wanted to get pick up by our neighborhood group The Sinisters Of Sound but they was busy getting it in. So me and Slo was working on our craft in the basement. We had so much unheard stuff and was passing tapes and Joe and Sam check us out and was like get in the show we doing at the park in Makeesport. We was like bet. Sam was also opening a studio in the suburbs and we took our recording gear out when it was still under construction just for the hell of it.
Some of Sam s fam stopped past and we was playing this beat and Chris was like I want to use that beat and we was like hell yea. I remember hanging with Sam and had just got this fly as kitted Volvo back then. He had a SP1200 and he had this crazy video camera. He was shooting something crazy with Slick Rick music behind it.
Joe T was one of the illest artist on the block back then. Sadly he had to do some time. I saw Joe last when I came home from boot camp. He told me Sam was in New York wit K Solo. I remember seeing the video Cant Hold it Back on MTV when I was stationed in Washington State. I was like Hell Yea!
All the historical stuff that whet down back then I wish I could have been around for it. I lost contact with Joe and Sam while I was in the military. I got out in 2010 and had talked with Sam briefly in 2007 and 2010 and Sam gave me Joes number we talked last in 2016.
I never stopped doing beats till this day and have recorded with undiscovered artist during my travels.
Wu-Tang RZA is defiantly one of my favorites. Hip Hop Industry needs to look deeply into Pittsburgh artist we can change the game.

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Posted by digdus36 on 12/03/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Wu-Tang's RZA found his second chance in Steubenville

The Rise of the Wu Tang and the wars of 97 would be a bigger movie than NWAs Straight Outta Compton It's still ride West side but RIP Wise and peace to the WU. #Cappspeel the Killaville 740 all day

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Posted by KenKen Brown on 11/30/2017 at 7:26 PM
Posted by Maggie Meskey on 11/22/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh City Council declares Oct. 18 DJ Appreciation Day

The free tattoo give away is noon-7pm at Low Card tattoo

https://www.facebook.com/igetnasty/videos/…

The music starts at The Goldmark at 8pm and goes until 2am

Line up for the dj appreciation day @ The Goldmark on 10/18

Thanks everyone, this should be a killer night for all of us!

8 Dj Cake
8.5 Ez lou
9 Juan Diego
9.5 Kelly Carter
10 Strobe
10.5 MadMike
11 Bill bara
11.5 Dj Kb
12 Digital dave
12.5 Dj Chevy
1 Nugget
1.5 Selecta

At 10pm the city councilman will be presenting us with the proclamation naming it dj appreciation day

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Posted by T.j. Harris on 10/11/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Life in Balance releases Om to Ohm on Koch Records

Life in Balance: Om to Ohm CD, I like the artwork used on the cover. Is the artwork copyrighted? If so, how do I get permission to use it on a tee-shirt for my personal use. I'm not interested in mass production or financial gain. Please let me know.

Posted by Hoseaj on 06/24/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Brother Ali accentuates the positive, but keeps it real

1997 album???

Posted by Al on 05/31/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Todd Rundgren discusses his new record, artistic freedom, and his distaste for willful ignorance

Loved you till you put your crazy ideas out. Stay with singing about electrified fairies and leave the thinking to people that haven't spent their life on drugs.

Posted by Kyle Shepard on 05/27/2017 at 11:24 PM

Re: “At Pittsburgh’s Accessible Recording in Oakland, owner Madeleine Campbell takes the name to heart

It's refreshing to see a studio owner that understands the importance of acoustic treatment (the red absorbers on the walls) when mixing and mastering. I've seen too many photos of studios stocked with expensive equipment, but lots of hard reflective surfaces. When I see a lot of fancy equipment in a concrete room, I think that is someone with more money than brains. Kudos to someone who actually understands what she's doing.

Posted by John Neumann on 05/19/2017 at 6:07 AM

Re: “Wu-Tang's RZA found his second chance in Steubenville

2013 I moved back to Weirton wv from Maryland
N my cousin will who is from Maryland also
Who lives in Steubenville we were in a store
And I have a Wu tattoo on my hand like Method man n I guess this woman heard me say something about wutang n she said rza is my son in law I was like wooooooooooow that's big to me because I'm a huge fan even till this day so that was an honor to me n my cousin toya haper is cool with 4th so hopefully I'll get to meet killar army
Hjcj-
Wu-Tang for life o.d.b we miss you

Posted by Harold Copper on 04/30/2017 at 3:08 AM

Re: “Through music, education and business, indie-rock legend Karl Hendricks left his mark on Pittsburgh’s music scene

Sorry to hear that Karl is gone. - Jesse Salter

Posted by Jesse Salter on 02/26/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “A new Pittsburgh tape label Crafted Sounds highlights local bands for a cause

Very cool article....Have a Nice Day!!!!

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Posted by Fan on 02/08/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Through music, education and business, indie-rock legend Karl Hendricks left his mark on Pittsburgh’s music scene

Wow - I didn't know him all that well, but RIP Karl.
-Dave P

Posted by Dave P on 02/02/2017 at 6:10 PM

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

Dear Ann and Amy

This is such an inspiring and uplifting story. I admire both artists and their contributions to this country. I saw Ann perform in Western Nebr. and Central Ill. She is a really an incredible talent and great lady. I remember speaking with her at both concerts--It was a great conversation. Thanks for all your great musical and social work over the years and Best wishes to you, Amy, and all your friends and family for 2017!

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Posted by Tim OConnor on 01/11/2017 at 5:21 PM

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

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution's strength is defined in their live performances. They have yet to disappoint me with what they bring to the live stage. The energy that they draw from is akin to what the R&B and Soul artist ,of the 60s and 70s, would serve to their audiences through their live shows. The tight driving melody from the band supporting harmonic soulful vocals is, in my case, just what the Soul Doctor prescribed. Pittsburgh R&B

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Posted by Pittsburgh Rn B on 01/11/2017 at 1:20 PM

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

Pittsburgh with its Huge Student Population has to become more active and more vocal. I would like to see more public venues allowing gatherings and open discussion of news events both nationally and locally within the city. Point State Park and Mellon Park should be a haven of activism and music. Academics should always be your first priority but change will never come without activism. Be Vocal and Be Proud '

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Posted by PGHPA611 on 01/05/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “City Paper writers look back at music in 2016

Attention: Mike Shanley

I am writing a book about George Cory and Douglass Cross, who wrote "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."

You quoted Richie Cole as saying: I blow the saxophone as a vocalist. I tell a story. I Left My Heart in San Francisco does not have a trumpet solo, a piano solo and a bass solo. It would ruin the whole thing. Its a message, a short story. You want a novel, you listen to John Coltrane!

This is an apt quote that I want to use. Did Cole say anything else about the song? How can I reach Cole to ask him to elaborate?

Thanks for your help.

Bill Christine
310 489-1701

Posted by Bill Christine on 12/28/2016 at 3:42 PM
Posted by Pam H. on 12/28/2016 at 9:23 AM

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

Good article! Richie has always dug pretty melodies [Richie, remember Duke Pearson's chart of Time After Time?] and I look eagerly forward to hearing these ballad tracks.

Posted by Carnak on 11/30/2016 at 12:28 PM

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