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April 15, 2020  

A Socially Distant Soundcheck - Vol 2

A Socially Distant Soundcheck, our running local PGH artist playlist, was just refreshed with new tracks to help break up the monotony of quarantine life. 

Stream and support these artists - they need it now more than ever.

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April 5, 2020  

A Socially Distant Soundcheck - Vol 1

Soundcheck has always had one goal, to support and promote Pittsburgh's local musicians. With all shows and events cancelled for the time being, that support has never been more essential. 

With that in mind, we are debuting A Socially Distant Soundcheck, a curated playlist of some of our favorite tracks from local PGH artists. We Hope it helps get you through these quarantine days, and you discover something new.  

Links to support each artist and dive deeper into their music are at the bottom of the page. We plan to refresh this playlist weekly, so be sure to check back soon.

Hope everyone has been staying safe, well, and making the most of the 'new normal' whatever that looks like for you.

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February 3, 2020  

The 13 Best Albums of 2019 from PGH

2019 had some sick jams coming outta Pittsburgh - we put together a list of 13 of our favorite albums. Dive in, find something new, listen/support your local musicians by clicking the links below:

  1. Short Fictions: Fates Worse Than Death 
  2. Ky Vöss: Space Cadet
  3. NVSV: Amethyst
  4. String Machine: Death of Neon
  5. The Childlike Empress: Take Care of Yourself
  6. Tribe Eternal & NVSV: Mysterious Shit
  7. INEZ: Voicemails and Conversations
  8. Feralcat: Feralcat
  9. Shin Guard: 2020
  10. JM the Poet, Livefromthecity, & Jordan Montgomery: Support Black Business
  11. Hearken: Help Me, I'm Alive
  12. Brittney Chantele: A Fire on Venus
  13. Flower Crown: Sundries

Bonus: Favorite PGH Artists who put out Singles in 2019

Bonus: Favorite EPs from PGH Artists in 2019

 

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December 20, 2019  

Christmas Madness! Ft. Quizmastime

Our gift to you this holiday season, Soundcheck PGH's annual Christmas songs episode, featuring Noah Brode. We debate which of these jingly jams is the best with Christmas Madness and test our holiday tune knowledge in the debut of Quizmastime! What better way to get into the spirit of the season? 

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November 6, 2019  

33. Hearken

After a summer hiatus we are back here at SoundcheckPGH! Bringing you a conversation with Hearken, an indie rock duo whose songs are equal parts grunge and punk, held together with melodies that immediately get stuck in your head. 

The two piece band is made up of Donny and Gregg, who were kind enough to sit down with us for an engaging conversation. We got the story behind their album Help Me, I’m Alive, discussed the dynamics of playing live shows as a duo, and also hit on some deeper topics like self-identity and how you define success. 

 

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July 2, 2019  

32. Clara Kent

This week on Soundcheck PGH, Clara Kent joins us to talk self-acceptance, the inspiration she gained from her mother, PGH's two hip-hop scenes, and if you need to leave PGH to make it. 

Clara is an R&B, hip-hop, neo-soul artist whose most upcoming mixtape The 4 Winds: EAST will be released on July 27. (Pre)order on Bandcamp here!

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June 10, 2019  

31. Mags Romero - Just Fern/ Princex

This week, the artist behind Just Fern, Princex, and more, Mags Romero sat down with us to talk music, Pittsburgh, and society. Three of our favorite topics. Mags is an indie-rocker who has started transitioning into more trip-hop territory on her latest releases. Speaking of which, Mags was generous enough to share with us a brand new, unreleased Just Fern track, Doug Funny, which you can hear around the 20 minute mark. 

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May 22, 2019  

30. Jordan Montgomery

We welcome Jordan Montgomery back on Soundcheck to discuss his upcoming album, Dark Horse, due out May 31. We talk about what's changed since he put out Driving While Black in 2016 and the growth of his record label that grew from that project, Driving While Black Records. Jordan also gives us a brand new track from Dark Horse to debut as a Soundcheck PGH Exclusive - hear Bad Habits at the 17 minute mark and get a taste of what's to come. 

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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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