The Local 913: The Living Street

 
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The Living Street are made up of two very long time friends from Lower Burrell, PA, where they found a supportive music scene.

“There was a music scene. It was actually Natrona Heights, a place called Roundhouse, Roundhouse Pizza. Lots of local bands played there. We had to work our way in because I didn’t know anyone that played in the music scene. Finally I made friends with a kid that played there and he got us a show there. The rest, as they say, is history on that.”

That’s Nick Guckert of The Living Street, who along with his bandmate Edward Angelo, take influence from folk, rock and pop music. Guckert cites the band Fun. as an act that expanded his musical possibilities.

“I remember thinking that this was really cool, new indie music. I really thought it was an interesting take on music that I hadn’t heard yet. That started my whole fascination with indie music and looking up these bands. I didn’t realize that you could look up music that wasn’t on the radio- there’s all these other bands! It kind of opened up this whole world.”

The Living Street’s debut album is out now. More info on their website.

Listen to the full conversation with Nick on The Local 913 Podcast.

Photo by Connor Hochbein

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