Music Features

Most Anticipated Albums Of 2022

The first few months of every year are always an exciting time for music fans. Especially during winter, when I spend a lot more time indoors at home listening with more of a critical ear. Here are three to add to your list that will be out soon.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: TV’s Norm

TV’s Norm could be from the ’90s, but they’re here and they’re frustrated on their crunchy new single “Hey Man.”

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Sierra Sellers

Pittsburgh neo-soul artist Sierra Sellers reminisces about love at the wrong time on her new single, “Accidents.”

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers

Legendary Pittsburgh musicians Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers made their landmark album ‘American Babylon’ with Bruce Springsteen.

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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: The Homeless Gospel Choir

Pittsburgh protest punks The Homeless Gospel Choir show us the light at the end of the sadness tunnel on “Pittsburgh Shoes.”

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The Living Street: WYEP’s Pittsburgh Artist of the Year

Every year, the WYEP music staff gets together and chooses one local artist to be our Pittsburgh Artist of the Year. Though 2021 was another difficult year for musicians in general, Pittsburgh artists emerged from isolation with an abundance of wonderful and poignant new works.  We’re proud to announce The Living Street as our Pittsburgh […]

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Jack Swing ‘Daydreams’

Jack Swing see their “Daydreams” come to life with a new, expanded lineup.

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Live & Direct (from home): Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks – the moniker for songwriter Timothy Showalter – released their 7th album, In Heaven, this year. Showalter joins Joey Spehar for a conversation about the new record and how older songs fit into the Strand of Oaks repertoire, his recent immersion into the world of visual arts, and more including live (from home) performances […]

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Bikini Islands ‘Midnight Lizard’

Pittsburgh garage surfers Bikini Islands found a new sound – and some new members – with their latest song “Midnight Lizard.”

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