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April 29, 2019  

Top PGH Releases - Jan - April 2019

Our inaugural countdown episode rounds up the Top 13 releases coming out of Pittsburgh thus far in 2019 (January - April). All genres, all types of projects, all on one list. Tune in to hear a comprehensive overview of the Pittsburgh scene and find your new favorite jams.

We are going to be releasing more Top Releases episodes periodically, so if you are an artist or in a band - tag/send us your releases and we will be sure to listen.  

 

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April 5, 2019  

28. Angela Autumn

No description of Angela Autumn's music is going to be quite as fitting as 'Sad Cowgirl' songs. Sure, you could explain how elements of western, folk, country, blues, and indie rock are blended together into a heady elixir that swirls around the true backbone of the music - the lyrics. Lyrics that convey elation, ennui, energy - sometimes all at the same time. You could say all that. But really Sad Cowgirl songs says it all. 

Angela gave us her take on the PGH music scene, her experience as a female musician, and at the end of the day...what really matters.  

Hear her tracks - Rascal (11:00) and a brand new, unreleased demo of James Dean (37:03) 

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March 19, 2019  

27. Mars Jackson - Interview

You don't know Mars. Even if you think you do. We guarantee after listening to this show you'll come away having learned something new about the man who goes by Mars Jackson

The Pittsburgh rapper was kind enough to sit down with us and we had a great conversation. Hear his story, how he got to where he is today, and what he sees coming next both for himself and the entire Pittsburgh scene. 

Check out two full Mars Jackson tracks during the show - No Script (4:37) and Simple ft. Benji (33:57). 

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March 1, 2019  

26. Isaiah Small

The future of music is blending genres and Isaiah Small is from the future. He masterfully blurs the lines between hip hop, jazz, funk, and alt rock to create 'Orange Music.' These tracks are full of infectious melodies and raw emotion and translate into live performances that are equal parts Kurt Cobain and Andre 3K. 

We caught up with Isaiah to get his story, what inspires his music and insane live sets, and what he's got planned next. 

Hear two full tracks during the show - Yeezus (10:13) and Its Alright, Its Ok (21:03) 

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February 12, 2019  

25. Sad Girls Aquatics Club

Sad Girls Aquatics Club is an indie pop band from Pittsburgh, PA who's debut release, Vodkawine, is 7 tracks of simply gorgeous and incredibly catchy 'break-up pop.' Chelsea Rumbaugh and Marie Mashyna, who make up the band, were kind enough to sit down with us and give us the stories behind the music, what's next for the band, and why bagpipes only get cooler with age. 

Also hear two full songs off of Vodkawine - Hearts Disagree (9:15) and Goth Annihilation (28:57) 

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January 28, 2019  

24. Benji

We welcome back Benji for our first interview of 2019. We recap everything that's happened since we last talked, including Benji making the cover of The City Paper, Antonio Brown and Juju Smith-Schuster dancing to his song, and being included in NPR's list of artists to watch in 2019. 

We also debut two new songs from Benji - Airhead (32:47) and Made God ft Mars Jackson (47:55). 

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December 18, 2018  

Holiday Music Edition 2018

We present, our gift to you this Holiday season, SoundcheckPGH's Holiday Music episode with Jack Dougherty, featuring Delaney Held.

Everyone has their opinions on which Holiday songs are good or bad, but what about which ones are lawful, neutral, chaotic, or evil? Tune in as we run through the full spectrum. 

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October 2, 2018  

22. The Podfluence - October 2018 - The Best Worst Things About Pittsburgh

We are back with some big news!

We are debuting our new Pittsburgh culture themed series - The Podfluence! This is part of a brand new monthly schedule for the show - tune in for the sweet deets.

Today we introduce our 'Best Worst Thing About Pittsburgh' bracket competition and start to set the field.

We want to hear from you! What are your nominations for the best worst thing about Pittsburgh? What do you love to hate about our great city? Send your submissions to soundcheckpittsburgh@gmail.com or on Facebook or Twitter @SoundcheckPGH

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Our into is 'Swampwalk Bling' by Swampwalk and our outro is 'Oh So Good' by Hobbes Duende.

July 11, 2018  

21. BBGuns Interview

This time we welcome JP and Barz from BBGuns, an underground hip hop group Straight Outta PGH. 

Tune in to hear that boom bap sound you love and crave on their tracks Fame (11:55), Lost Soul (23:36), Dreamcast (34:42), Mauve (44:00), Circles (48:04), and Willow (53:19).

We also touch on some of the most pertinent topics, including but not limited to: predictive text on smart phones, the story behind their former name LAZYBLACKMAN, and modern romance.

Below is a Spotify playlist curated by the band for your personal enjoyment. 

Find BBGuns on their Bandcamp and Facebook.

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Our into is 'Swampwalk Bling' by Swampwalk and our outro is 'Oh So Good' by Hobbes Duende.

June 27, 2018  

20. William Matheny Interview

We are joined this week by William Matheny a singer/songwriter hailing from Morgantown, WV.

After playing in several bands throughout the years, William is now putting out music under his own name. His tracks truly defy categorization, blending genres effortlessly with superb lyrics and songwriting the lone constant. 

We give you a taste with tracks Blood Moon Singer (25:27), Living Half to Death (33:42), Moon Over Kenova (42:34), and I Wish I Was Back in West Virginia (48:40). 

Plus, we get into it about all things West Virginia, what it's like being in a band with your dad, the Harlem Globetrotters, and debate the best snacks in the game. 

Find William Matheny on his website and Facebook.

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Our into is 'Swampwalk Bling' by Swampwalk and our outro is 'Oh So Good' by Hobbes Duende.