Music Features

PGH Artist of the Week: Danny Rectenwald

Pittsburgh guitarist Danny Rectenwald lets his compositions and playing shine on the new album “Canyon.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Dan Bubien & The Delta Struts

Dan Bubien & The Delta Struts show off their blues-infused soul on the new lockdown-inspired tune “Times Like These.”

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Live & Direct: Buffalo Rose

Pittsburgh folk band Buffalo Rose formed in 2016 as a one-off project, recording a cover of the song “Momma Have Mercy” for the FoundSound Songwriter Series. The band’s chemistry was immediately evident, however, and they decided to see where the music would take them. 6 years later, with a new lineup, the band released their sophomore album Again, […]

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PGH Artist of the Week: Yokai Jem

Pittsburgh bossa nova artist Yokai Jem gets intimate on the new album “Monkey Brain.”

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Guest DJ: Maria Scapellato

On her last day at 90.5 WESA, Morning Edition host Maria Scapellato stopped by WYEP to guest DJ a couple of songs with Joey Spehar. The West Mifflin native is hanging up her headphones after 6 years of locally hosting NPR’s morning coverage of news, politics, arts, sports, and more from around the world and […]

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PGH Artist of the Week: Choice Words

Pittsburgh transplant Del Weinberg channels Elvis Costello on his punky new song “Talk Myself Out Of Love.”

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Musician Bartees Strange sitting in a chair wearing a coat and playing the guitar

Live & Direct: Bartees Strange

When you listen to a song, you’re hearing the distillation of the artist’s experience and emotions. It could be recent events that directed the creative process, it could be the result of accumulating years. In the case of Bartees Strange and his new album “Farm to Table,” it’s both. His childhood living in various countries, […]

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PGH Artist of the Week: lys scott

Pittsburgh rapper lys scott’s new song “flowerchild” is an anthem for all the “cute little weirdies.” Listen to it here.

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Live & Direct: The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow have been making music together for more than a decade, something that becomes apparent in their casual interactions between the trio whether performing or sharing stage banter. You can hear it in their close harmonies, and how they pick up on each other’s musical cues. What’s also obvious is they’ve lost none […]

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PGH Artist of the Week: Mani Bahia

Pittsburgh R&B artist Mani Bahia just released her debut album “INFERNO.” Listen to “Fisher” and get hooked.

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PGH Artist of the Week: Dan Petrich

Pittsburgh folk artist Dan Petrich turns his famous introspection outward on the new album “Children of Ghosts.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Animal Scream

The Pittsburgh band Animal Scream’s indie noir is just what you need as the nights get longer. Listen to “Cinnamon Blue” ASAP.

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PGH Artist of the Week: Tory Silver

Tory Silver’s new album “Slowly” is full of observations of everyday emotions. Listen to “Bath Water” from the new Pittsburgh transplant.

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PGH Artist of the Week: Ames Harding & The Mirage

Ambitious Pittsburgh psychedelic folk band Ames Harding & The Mirage bring their “sensual surrealism” to life on “Dance of the Red Flower.”

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Live & Direct: The Heavy Heavy

The Brighton, UK-based band stopped by WYEP on September 26th, 2022 at 1:15 pm for a Live & Direct Session with Kyle Smith. Learn more & discover The Heavy Heavy

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PGH Artist of the Week: Sleeping Witch & Saturn

Pittsburgh post-punks Sleeping Witch & Saturn craft a dark, hypnotic groove on their debut album, “The Divine Madness of Spring.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Water Trash

Water Trash keeps it fun on the sharp new album “Trash Is Always Greener.”

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Live & Direct: Bungee Jumping with The Beths!

The Beths stopped by to play some songs and chat with Joey Spehar about their upcoming album “Expert in a Dying Field”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Forestry Division

André Costello and the Cool Minors grew up and became Forestry Division. Listen to them mend a broken heart on “Are We Ready?”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Reliable Child

Mike Berginc is Pittsburgh’s Reliable Child and he’s back with a bigger sound than ever.

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PGH Artist of the Week: Zack Keim

Zack Keim took a trip out west and came back with a new musical perspective. Listen to “Canyon.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Blue of Colors

Pittsburgh musician Steve Soboslai makes music for people who feel alive, but then remember they’re going to die.

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PGH Artist of the Week: The Moat Rats

Pittsburgh band The Moat Rats call for some “me time” on their new song “Outta Sight.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Kahone Concept

Kahone Concept makes self-doubt shine on the new single “No but Kinda.”

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PGH Artist of the Week: Essential Machine

Greensburg’s Essential Machine feel like a massive ball of stress on their new EP “Exponential Crisis.”

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