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(Early Show) BJ Barham - The Great 48 Tour with Special Guest Paul Joseph of Wine and Spirit

B.J. Barham was a long way from home when the tragedy happened.

On November 13, 2015, the singer-songwriter-raised in a small North Carolina town called Reidsville-was in the middle of his fourth European tour with American Aquarium, the rising alt-country act he'd led for nearly a decade. They were in Belgium, less than two hours from Paris, when bad news began to arrive: a series of terrorist attacks, including one in a rock club, had left more than 100 dead. Family members, friends, and the fans American Aquarium had amassed from so many years on the road immediately reached out, making sure the band had been far away.

"The onslaught of text messages, voicemails and everything that came in the next day sparked something in me," Barham remembers. "In the next two days, the entire record was written."

The record he's talking about is Rockingham, Barham's remarkable and intensely personal solo debut. Not long after the wave of well wishes had passed, Barham found himself piecing together composites of people he'd known since childhood, of those folks and places who had impacted his life in fundamental ways. He sang into his cell phone and scribbled in notebooks, stealing away for quiet moments in order to put the melodies and characters floating through his mind into song.

The shock of the moment and the distance from home seemed to give Barham a crucial perspective on the moments and circumstances that had helped shape him. Wolves, American Aquarium's much-lauded 2015 breakthrough, had contained Barham's most honest, vulnerable statements to date. But these songs took the next step, allowing Barham to share stories about those around him. In "O'Lover," he portrays a hard-working farmer forced to make some desperate decisions to support the ones he loves. In "Reidsville," named for the place he'd called his home until relocating to North Carolina's capital, he immortalized beautiful, sweet, doomed souls, stuck in love in the sort of small towns that are disintegrating all across America. You needn't have been to Reidsville to recognize these elegantly written, expertly realized protagonists.

"This is the first record I've ever made that's not autobiographical-it's fictional narrative in a very real place," Barham says. "These songs are human condition stories set in my hometown, Reidsville."

Barham made these songs his new priority. Not long after he returned stateside, he asked Bradley Cook, the musician and mentor who had co-produced Wolves, to hear them. By afternoon's end, they had hatched the plan to make Rockingham. Two months later, on January 31, Barham returned from another American Aquarium tour.

On Monday, he and the band he'd built to record Rockingham-himself, Cook, Cook's brother and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook, drummer Kyle Keegan, American Aquarium standbys Ryan Johnson and Whit Wright-met for the first time. On Tuesday and Wednesday, they rehearsed. And on Thursday and Friday, they cut all eight songs at Durham's Overdub Lane. They mixed the results over the weekend, between the sold-out hometown shows and various festivities of American Aquarium's annual pilgrimage, Roadtrip to Raleigh. Cialis The whirlwind kept the songs simple and the recordings human, reflecting a reality much bigger and less perfect than the vacuum of a recording studio.

These tunes, after all, didn't need much tampering. Rockingham puts its scenes and scenarios front and center, the beautiful grain and twang of Barham's voice bringing it all to life. He limns lifelong romance and instantaneous tragedy during the paradoxically heartbreaking, heart-mending "Unfortunate Kind" and details the disappointments and dreams of the blue-collar laborer with "American Tobacco Company." With its acoustic guitars and pealing organs, ragged vocals and rugged characters, Rockingham is a stunning, personal portrait of small-town America, easily identifiable and familiar.

For the album's sole autobiographical moment, Barham, now happily married and sober, penned a letter of sound advice and Southern attitude to his daughter-to-be, "Madeline." It's too personal to fall under a roots-rock purview, too singular to be swallowed by a larger situation. Like all of Rockingham, it's not the sound of Barham stepping away from American Aquarium but instead stepping confidently into the thoughts, stories, and feelings of his own thirty years.

"This is just an outlet for a songwriter. It's me being able to do something different. This is like people who love their jobs, picking up hobbies," says Barham, "This is an exercise for myself."

B.J. Barham was a long way from home when the tragedy happened.

On November 13, 2015, the singer-songwriter-raised in a small North Carolina town called Reidsville-was in the middle of his fourth European tour with American Aquarium, the rising alt-country act he'd led for nearly a decade. They were in Belgium, less than two hours from Paris, when bad news began to arrive: a series of terrorist attacks, including one in a rock club, had left more than 100 dead. Family members, friends, and the fans American Aquarium had amassed from so many years on the road immediately reached out, making sure the band had been far away.

"The onslaught of text messages, voicemails and everything that came in the next day sparked something in me," Barham remembers. "In the next two days, the entire record was written."

The record he's talking about is Rockingham, Barham's remarkable and intensely personal solo debut. Not long after the wave of well wishes had passed, Barham found himself piecing together composites of people he'd known since childhood, of those folks and places who had impacted his life in fundamental ways. He sang into his cell phone and scribbled in notebooks, stealing away for quiet moments in order to put the melodies and characters floating through his mind into song.

The shock of the moment and the distance from home seemed to give Barham a crucial perspective on the moments and circumstances that had helped shape him. Wolves, American Aquarium's much-lauded 2015 breakthrough, had contained Barham's most honest, vulnerable statements to date. But these songs took the next step, allowing Barham to share stories about those around him. In "O'Lover," he portrays a hard-working farmer forced to make some desperate decisions to support the ones he loves. In "Reidsville," named for the place he'd called his home until relocating to North Carolina's capital, he immortalized beautiful, sweet, doomed souls, stuck in love in the sort of small towns that are disintegrating all across America. You needn't have been to Reidsville to recognize these elegantly written, expertly realized protagonists.

"This is the first record I've ever made that's not autobiographical-it's fictional narrative in a very real place," Barham says. "These songs are human condition stories set in my hometown, Reidsville."

Barham made these songs his new priority. Not long after he returned stateside, he asked Bradley Cook, the musician and mentor who had co-produced Wolves, to hear them. By afternoon's end, they had hatched the plan to make Rockingham. Two months later, on January 31, Barham returned from another American Aquarium tour.

On Monday, he and the band he'd built to record Rockingham-himself, Cook, Cook's brother and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook, drummer Kyle Keegan, American Aquarium standbys Ryan Johnson and Whit Wright-met for the first time. On Tuesday and Wednesday, they rehearsed. And on Thursday and Friday, they cut all eight songs at Durham's Overdub Lane. They mixed the results over the weekend, between the sold-out hometown shows and various festivities of American Aquarium's annual pilgrimage, Roadtrip to Raleigh. Cialis The whirlwind kept the songs simple and the recordings human, reflecting a reality much bigger and less perfect than the vacuum of a recording studio.

These tunes, after all, didn't need much tampering. Rockingham puts its scenes and scenarios front and center, the beautiful grain and twang of Barham's voice bringing it all to life. He limns lifelong romance and instantaneous tragedy during the paradoxically heartbreaking, heart-mending "Unfortunate Kind" and details the disappointments and dreams of the blue-collar laborer with "American Tobacco Company." With its acoustic guitars and pealing organs, ragged vocals and rugged characters, Rockingham is a stunning, personal portrait of small-town America, easily identifiable and familiar.

For the album's sole autobiographical moment, Barham, now happily married and sober, penned a letter of sound advice and Southern attitude to his daughter-to-be, "Madeline." It's too personal to fall under a roots-rock purview, too singular to be swallowed by a larger situation. Like all of Rockingham, it's not the sound of Barham stepping away from American Aquarium but instead stepping confidently into the thoughts, stories, and feelings of his own thirty years.

"This is just an outlet for a songwriter. It's me being able to do something different. This is like people who love their jobs, picking up hobbies," says Barham, "This is an exercise for myself."

(Late Show) DVE Comedy Festival Presents The Loaded Stage Hosted by Sean Collier and featuring Jeff Konkle, Aaron Kleiber, Felicia Gillespie, Suzanne Lawrence, Ed Bailey, Day Bracey, John Dick Winters & Alex Stypula

DVE Comedy Festival Presents The Loaded Stage Hosted by Sean Collier and featuring Jeff Konkle, Aaron Kleiber, Felicia Gillespie, Suzanne Lawrence, Ed Bailey, Day Bracey, John Dick Winters & Alex Stypula

DVE Comedy Festival Presents The Loaded Stage Hosted by Sean Collier and featuring Jeff Konkle, Aaron Kleiber, Felicia Gillespie, Suzanne Lawrence, Ed Bailey, Day Bracey, John Dick Winters & Alex Stypula

(Early Show) Mutlu with Special guest J. Trafford

Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.

He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall's acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show "Live From Daryl's House". He's also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he's toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more.

Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin' It, produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Hypnotize EP which he co-produced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.

Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.

He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall's acclaimed, award-winning TV/Internet show "Live From Daryl's House". He's also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he's toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour and has shared stages with the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Rundgren, Shuggie Otis & many more.

Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old-school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin' It, produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Hypnotize EP which he co-produced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.

(Late Show) The Smokin' Betties Summer Sizzler with Guests Macabre Noir, Lita D'Vargas, Kitt Kavanaugh and Hosted by Lilith DeVille

Smokin' Betties Burlesque Presents: The Smokin' Betties Summer Sizzler
Hosted by: Lilith DeVille
with Guests Macabre Noir, Lita D'Vargas, Kitt Kavanaugh

Smokin' Betties Burlesque Presents: The Smokin' Betties Summer Sizzler
Hosted by: Lilith DeVille
with Guests Macabre Noir, Lita D'Vargas, Kitt Kavanaugh

Halo Circus featuring Allison Iraheta with special guests Ruby Rose Fox and Reckless Order

Halo Circus
Halo Circus is a critically-acclaimed trailblazing bilingual alternative rock band, featuring its star singer
Allison Iraheta. Crafting "anthems for introverts," Iraheta digs deep into dark places and transforms
this anguish into lush, unforgettable melodies. Halo Circus' debut earned instant acclaim, with LA
Magazine declaring, "Allison Iraheta has moved beyond reality TV, forming a group that Duran Duran
bassist John Taylor called 'the best live band in the U.S.A.' Think: dark, anthemic rock with a knack for
soaring hooks." Ireheta was named Best Female Musician of 2016 by the LA Music Critics.

Halo Circus quickly earned a reputation for their impressive live performances, which led to a series of
high profile bookings, including: The Grammys "Women Who Rock Festival At Sea" with Heart,
Emmylou Harris, and other iconic female singers; a four week Friday night residency at the prestigious
Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles; and "Say It Loud! A Night of Cultural Disruption" at the legendary
Troubadour. The band fully crowdsourced their entire 30-city "Follow the Rabbit US Summer Tour",
their song "Band-Aid" was named "Song of the Year" by Popdust and their debut album "Bunny" was
named a "Top Album of 2016" by AXS, Popdust and many more music publications.

Ruby Rose Fox

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul-¬driven, edgy rock 'n' roll, whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs (alone or with her 8-piece band). Ruby Rose Fox was both the Improper Bostonian magazine's pick for Best Musician of 2015 in the "Boston's Best" issue, and featured on the cover of its 2015 " Music" issue. Ruby also took home the " Best Pop Artist," " Best Female Vocalist," and "Best Songwriter" at the 2015/16 Boston Music Awards, and was named " Female Performer of the Year," by the 2016 New England Music Awards.

The Boston Herald describes Ruby Rose Fox's music as " arty, edgy rock 'n' roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world." Her debut album, "Domestic" was be released in 2016 charted to #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Ruby received a 2017 Boston Foundation grant to make her sophomore album and will be spending much of the year touring the US.

Halo Circus
Halo Circus is a critically-acclaimed trailblazing bilingual alternative rock band, featuring its star singer
Allison Iraheta. Crafting "anthems for introverts," Iraheta digs deep into dark places and transforms
this anguish into lush, unforgettable melodies. Halo Circus' debut earned instant acclaim, with LA
Magazine declaring, "Allison Iraheta has moved beyond reality TV, forming a group that Duran Duran
bassist John Taylor called 'the best live band in the U.S.A.' Think: dark, anthemic rock with a knack for
soaring hooks." Ireheta was named Best Female Musician of 2016 by the LA Music Critics.

Halo Circus quickly earned a reputation for their impressive live performances, which led to a series of
high profile bookings, including: The Grammys "Women Who Rock Festival At Sea" with Heart,
Emmylou Harris, and other iconic female singers; a four week Friday night residency at the prestigious
Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles; and "Say It Loud! A Night of Cultural Disruption" at the legendary
Troubadour. The band fully crowdsourced their entire 30-city "Follow the Rabbit US Summer Tour",
their song "Band-Aid" was named "Song of the Year" by Popdust and their debut album "Bunny" was
named a "Top Album of 2016" by AXS, Popdust and many more music publications.

Ruby Rose Fox

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul-¬driven, edgy rock 'n' roll, whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs (alone or with her 8-piece band). Ruby Rose Fox was both the Improper Bostonian magazine's pick for Best Musician of 2015 in the "Boston's Best" issue, and featured on the cover of its 2015 " Music" issue. Ruby also took home the " Best Pop Artist," " Best Female Vocalist," and "Best Songwriter" at the 2015/16 Boston Music Awards, and was named " Female Performer of the Year," by the 2016 New England Music Awards.

The Boston Herald describes Ruby Rose Fox's music as " arty, edgy rock 'n' roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world." Her debut album, "Domestic" was be released in 2016 charted to #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Ruby received a 2017 Boston Foundation grant to make her sophomore album and will be spending much of the year touring the US.

Xenia Rubinos with Special Guest Gena y Pena

Vocalist and composer Xenia Rubinos crafts movingly powerful songs dipping in and out of genre and structure to create a sound that is fearlessly her own. Xenia's powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to Caribbean rhythms and jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut album 'Magic Trix' was released in 2013 by Ba Da Bing! Records to wide critical acclaim. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as "a unique new pop personality" while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as "rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre." Xenia's energetic live show and presence echoes some of the larger than life iconic singers she admired as a child including Judy Garland, Nina Simone and La Lupe while her powerhouse vocals recall the pop sensibility of Mariah Carey and soulfulness of Erykah Badu. Touring the US and Europe extensively, she has played more than 150 shows both as a headliner and supporting act for such diverse bands as Man Man, Battles, Coco Rosie, and Deerhoof. Xenia has been hard at work on her follow-up full-length LP, due out Spring 2016

Vocalist and composer Xenia Rubinos crafts movingly powerful songs dipping in and out of genre and structure to create a sound that is fearlessly her own. Xenia's powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to Caribbean rhythms and jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut album 'Magic Trix' was released in 2013 by Ba Da Bing! Records to wide critical acclaim. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as "a unique new pop personality" while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as "rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre." Xenia's energetic live show and presence echoes some of the larger than life iconic singers she admired as a child including Judy Garland, Nina Simone and La Lupe while her powerhouse vocals recall the pop sensibility of Mariah Carey and soulfulness of Erykah Badu. Touring the US and Europe extensively, she has played more than 150 shows both as a headliner and supporting act for such diverse bands as Man Man, Battles, Coco Rosie, and Deerhoof. Xenia has been hard at work on her follow-up full-length LP, due out Spring 2016

Nellie McKay - A GIRL NAMED BILL- The Life and Times of Billy Tipton

This is the true story of Billy Tipton, a jazz musician who lived as a man from the time she was 19 until "he" died at age 74 and was discovered to be female.

"One of the Best Concerts of 2014...this singer and pianist put on "A Girl Named Bill," a revue-with-dialogue about Billy Tipton, the little-known midcentury jazz bandleader, who was assumed to be a man but was discovered at his death to be a woman. Under deceptively ragged humor and a wildly broad repertory illuminating various angles of the story - by Jelly Roll Morton, Yoko Ono, Cindy Walker and Ms. McKay herself - lay a devastating theme: how, and why, to live with secrets." – Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"Her last two 'cabaret' shows I saw have been jaw-dropping. They both completely subverted the genre…Among Ms. McKay’s charms, Mr. Byrne said, "are the ways she playfully mixes what he called a "tragic noir vibe" with her "wicked sense of humor." – David Byrne

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"Look under the frothy surface, and "A Girl Named Bill" is a serious exploration of stereotypes and gender identity role playing, all from a feminist perspective." – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"...the artistic highlight of the summer... I have long suspected McKay of being a real genius and this engagement proved it in spades...her most lucid, comprehensive, and fully committed portrayal yet...the kind of empathy that only a true artist can muster." – David Noh, Gay City News

This is the true story of Billy Tipton, a jazz musician who lived as a man from the time she was 19 until "he" died at age 74 and was discovered to be female.

"One of the Best Concerts of 2014...this singer and pianist put on "A Girl Named Bill," a revue-with-dialogue about Billy Tipton, the little-known midcentury jazz bandleader, who was assumed to be a man but was discovered at his death to be a woman. Under deceptively ragged humor and a wildly broad repertory illuminating various angles of the story - by Jelly Roll Morton, Yoko Ono, Cindy Walker and Ms. McKay herself - lay a devastating theme: how, and why, to live with secrets." – Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"Her last two 'cabaret' shows I saw have been jaw-dropping. They both completely subverted the genre…Among Ms. McKay’s charms, Mr. Byrne said, "are the ways she playfully mixes what he called a "tragic noir vibe" with her "wicked sense of humor." – David Byrne

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"Look under the frothy surface, and "A Girl Named Bill" is a serious exploration of stereotypes and gender identity role playing, all from a feminist perspective." – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"...the artistic highlight of the summer... I have long suspected McKay of being a real genius and this engagement proved it in spades...her most lucid, comprehensive, and fully committed portrayal yet...the kind of empathy that only a true artist can muster." – David Noh, Gay City News

Club Cafe's Monthly Open Stage with Host Ethan of Brahctopus

A free monthly open mic night for all performers. Signup for Performers begins at 7pm. Starving Artist Special from 7pm-8pm featuring half off food, $2 Yuengling Drafts, Free Coffee & Tea. Ages: +21

This Month sponsored by Grist House Craft Brewery and featuring a beer tasting of 6 Grist House beers!

Sample 2 beers and be entered for a chance to win a swag package from Grist House! The package has some stickers, a shirt, a growler and a gift certificate for a growler fill, and coasters!

Club Cafe's open stage is one of Pittsburgh's longest running and most revered open mic events for performers of all genres. Fashioned after some of the high profile and wildly successful open stages in Nashville, New York and LA, Club Cafe's open stage provides artists with the chance to perform on a world renowned stage while fostering a friendly and supportive environment enabling performers to network with their peers, attract new audiences and extend their reach.

This month's host is Ethan from Brahctopus.

A free monthly open mic night for all performers. Signup for Performers begins at 7pm. Starving Artist Special from 7pm-8pm featuring half off food, $2 Yuengling Drafts, Free Coffee & Tea. Ages: +21

This Month sponsored by Grist House Craft Brewery and featuring a beer tasting of 6 Grist House beers!

Sample 2 beers and be entered for a chance to win a swag package from Grist House! The package has some stickers, a shirt, a growler and a gift certificate for a growler fill, and coasters!

Club Cafe's open stage is one of Pittsburgh's longest running and most revered open mic events for performers of all genres. Fashioned after some of the high profile and wildly successful open stages in Nashville, New York and LA, Club Cafe's open stage provides artists with the chance to perform on a world renowned stage while fostering a friendly and supportive environment enabling performers to network with their peers, attract new audiences and extend their reach.

This month's host is Ethan from Brahctopus.

Anne McCue with Special Guest Michael Lindner from 28 North

Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue has released her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin' . McCue recorded and produced the album alongside Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) in Los Angeles and Nashville. The album has been mastered by Ray Kennedy in Nashville. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Bessie Smith...

Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue has released her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin' . McCue recorded and produced the album alongside Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) in Los Angeles and Nashville. The album has been mastered by Ray Kennedy in Nashville. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Bessie Smith...

(Early Show) Cosmic Wind / Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six

Cosmic Wind is Pittsburgh's newest psychedelic rock band, specializing in the harmony-laden vibes of the late 60's and the spacey sounds of 70's. After the breakup of Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, lead singer and guitarist Tim Good moved back from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh to start his dream band, mixing early Pink Floyd, Brother Records-era Beach Boys, Gram Parsons-style country-rock, and anything else they can reimagine through their hazy, groovy sound. Although they're heavily retro-oriented, Cosmic Wind finds new ground in the cross-pollination of multiple classic sounds and styles.

Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six - Dan Getkin fronts a rocking alternative-country group from Pittsburgh, joined by Bill Brandt (guitar), Alex Herd (bass), Eddan Sparks (drums), and Jake Troxell (keys). These are energetic songs, songs with passion, songs that will lift the roof off of the house. With a strong sense of melody, Getkin builds each tune from a stripped-down skeleton into a frenetic rocker. Fans of Ryan Adams, Wilco, and Jackson Browne will appreciate the balance of strong songwriting and enthusiastic live performance.

Cosmic Wind is Pittsburgh's newest psychedelic rock band, specializing in the harmony-laden vibes of the late 60's and the spacey sounds of 70's. After the breakup of Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, lead singer and guitarist Tim Good moved back from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh to start his dream band, mixing early Pink Floyd, Brother Records-era Beach Boys, Gram Parsons-style country-rock, and anything else they can reimagine through their hazy, groovy sound. Although they're heavily retro-oriented, Cosmic Wind finds new ground in the cross-pollination of multiple classic sounds and styles.

Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six - Dan Getkin fronts a rocking alternative-country group from Pittsburgh, joined by Bill Brandt (guitar), Alex Herd (bass), Eddan Sparks (drums), and Jake Troxell (keys). These are energetic songs, songs with passion, songs that will lift the roof off of the house. With a strong sense of melody, Getkin builds each tune from a stripped-down skeleton into a frenetic rocker. Fans of Ryan Adams, Wilco, and Jackson Browne will appreciate the balance of strong songwriting and enthusiastic live performance.

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