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Reviews: Reigning Sound, Alvvays, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks

Reigning Sound-ShatteredMemphis, TN's Reigning Sound signed with Merge Records back in 2012, and finally the result of the merger has come to fruition in the form of 'Shattered'. Whether we're talking about fans of the band's previous work or newcomers, it should be the consensus that ...

Soon You’ll Understand B Hyphen

Graffiti: So, how long have you been creating music at the capacity you are right now? I know that you did the 'Life Turned Into Music' EP in 2002. as well as an appearance on a mixtape the same year.B Hyphen: I've been creating at this capacity for at least six years now. Before, I didn't have ...

Cool kids Echosmith hitting the road this summer

Since the summer of 2012, Echosmith, an all sibling indie-pop band comprised of Sydney Seirota and her brothers Graham, Noah, and Jamie, has been gaining steady momentum as an emerging force in modern pop music. Their music was included as a part of the soundtrack for the 2012 Summer Olympics, ...

Bishops born out of honesty, vulnerability

Ex-Demon Beat and Prison Book Club musician Tucker Riggleman lays it all out about his latest endevour, Bishops, and their album "Silver Linings" on Twin Cousins Records.------------------------------------Graffiti: First of all, thank you for talking with us. I know that you're a busy group of ...

Music reviews: Lyla Foy and Thumpers

Lyla Foy-Mirrors The SkyLyla Foy (formerly known under the moniker WALL) releases her first full-length album, and Sub pop Records debut, Mirror The Sky, which she produced herself. This album has been highly anticipated since the release of her first E.P., Shoestring. During the recording of ...

Nothing shady about Under Surveillance

The history of the Kanawha Valley's Under Surveillance is rather long and fragmented. Originally conceived at the beginning of the 1980s, Under Surveillance has undergone several transformations and found itself, at one point, at the door of national recognition and fame. But only a few years ...

Pittsburgh’s Distant Signals no fly by night tribute band

Pittsburgh-based Rush Tribute Band played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Adelphia Music Hall on April 19.There are few bands with as dedicated followers as progressive rock band, Rush. After 40 years of beloved music, Rush fans span multiple generations. This past Easter weekend, fans in the ...

Reviews: Dex Romweber Duo and post-Deal Pixies return

Dex Romweber's Duo - Images 13If you do not include the solo records and the influential work he did with the Flat Duo Jets, Images 13 is the third studio album for the Dex Romweber Duo. They had one live release entitled Live At Third Man, as Romweber is a large source of inspiration for Third ...

A Cinderella Story: Tom Keifer is back & solo

Cinderella enjoyed major success during the late '80s through the early '90s, with front man Tom Keifer at the creative helm. Singles like "Nobody's Fool," "Somebody Save Me," "Gypsy Rose", Heartbreak Station," and "Don't Know What You've Got (Till It's Gone)," helped propel the band past the ...

Great White still rocking three decades later

Michael Lardie, Terry Ilous, Mark Kendall, Audie Desbrow and Scott Snyder are the current incarnation of Great White that is going to rock the faces off Charleston on April 12.Guitarist Lardie spoke for a few minutes with Graffiti to give us the low down.*****************************Graffiti: ...