Music Features

PGH Artist of the Week: TrailHeads

Pittsburgh jam band TrailHeads grapple with life’s soaring highs and crushing lows on the new song “Freedom.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Jordan Montgomery

Pittsburgh rapper and Driving While Black Records CEO Jordan Montgomery skates all over us on the new song “Zamboni,” produced by Big Jerm.

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PGH Artist of the Week: The Chad Sipes Stereo

Feeling bad? Feeling good? Either way, Pittsburgh power pop band The Chad Sipes Stereo have a pill for that.

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PGH Artist of the Week: feeble little horse

Pittsburgh noise rock band feeble little horse navigate the world of casual relationships on “modern tourism.”

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Strange Monsters

Strange Monsters get their mojo back with their new song “Pro.”

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Things Are Great for Band of Horses

Band of Horses returned with “Things Are Great” early in 2022. Ben Bridwell joins Morning Mix host Joey Spehar to talk about the new record.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Caleb Kopta

Caleb Kopta wants to make you cry with his new single “Heart Attack.”

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Pat Coyle

Pittsburgh artist Pat Coyle talks through his repressed emotions on the brilliant new album “Relic Of A Rift.”

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Kurtosis

Kurtosis is a new project from Pittsburgh musician Kurt Giammattei. Listen to “Love Always Wins” for a little dose of musical medicine.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Steve Seel

Longtime Pittsburgh musician Steve Seel is releasing three albums this year. Listen to “I See Falling” for a bit of “middle-age ennui.”

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Metacara

Metacara’s “Tell Me What It’s Like” is a breezy reflection on what it’s like to love.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Chalk Dinosaur

Chalk Dinosaur’s latest album “Fire On The Beach” is an aural expedition to another place in space.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

WYEP is celebrating the women who inspire us.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Scratchy Blanket

Pittsburgh’s Scratchy Blanket showcases empowering growth on the new song “Bloom.”

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From Sick Spouses to Crypto, Alt-J’s “The Dream” Feels Very Now

Alt-J released its latest album earlier this month. The songs on “The Dream” run the gambit, from drinking pop to cryptocurrency and murder.

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Tears For Fears Has Something to Say on “The Tipping Point”

Afternoon Mix Host Rosemary Welsch recently chatted with Curt Smith about the new release, his relationship with Roland Orzabal, and fame at such a young age.

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The Connection Between Andy Warhol and Music

WYEP takes a look back at how the legendary art icon and Pittsburgh native interacted with music, whether as a cover art designer, music impresario, music video producer, and as an inspiration to many songwriters over the years. Listen to WYEP’s one-hour program to hear an exploration of Warhol’s connection to music and musicians like Lou Reed […]

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Grizz

Pittsburgh artist f*%kyougrizz is a rapper’s rapper who knows where he came from. Listen to his homage to “DMX.”

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Neal Francis Made “In Plain Sight” While Living In A Church

Neal Francis will be playing at Club Cafe Feb. 20, 2022 at 8 p.m.

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Spoon’s “Lucifer on the Sofa” Is a Rock Album Inspired by Austin

Spoon released its new record “Lucifer in the Sofa” just last week. Lead singer Britt Daniel recently chatted with Evening Mix Host Liz Felix about the album. Daniel said it was a long journey creating this record, between the pandemic, releasing a greatest hits album and a tour with Beck. Eventually he ended up in […]

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Soulful Femme

Pittsburgh’s “Eclectically Soulful” band Soulful Femme are here to cast away bad spirits with their music.

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Funk legend and longtime Pittsburgh resident Betty Davis dies at 77

On The Soul Show this weekend, Mike Canton begins special programming in tribute to Davis, who Rolling Stone calls “The Trailblazing Queen of Funk.”

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The Experience That Inspired Lucy Dacus’ “Kissing Lessons”

Lucy Dacus talks to WYEP’s Kyle Smith about the inspiration behind her new single “Kissing Lessons” and what’s changed since working with the members of boygenius.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Royce

Pittsburgh artist Royce is ready to remind us about where Rock music came from – and take it into the future.

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The Words Came “Out Of Me Very Rapidly” For Elvis Costello Writing “The Boy Named If”

Elvis Costello released his debut album 45 years ago, and he just released his 32nd album, “The Boy Named If.” And despite the challenges of the pandemic, Costello says creating “The Boy Named If” came out pretty organically. “When you come back to pick up the electric guitar again, as I did in the summer […]

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