WITH A STYLE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS ROCK AND POST-GRUNGE, 9SUNDAYS IS
RUSS BOYCE, REDD WEISENSEE, JOHN BORMAN AND DAVID KERNS.
HAILING FROM PITTSBURGH, PA AND FORMED IN 2008, THE FOUR MEMBERS OF 9SUNDAYS HAVE WRITTEN,
RECORDED AND RELEASED THREE FULL LENGTH ALBUMS.
AS QUOTED ONCE BY A LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY AFTER A LIVE PERFORMANCE
"YOU GUYS ROCKED PRETTY HARD... IT WAS GOOD TO SEE SOME LOCAL ROCK AGAIN!"
WHIP FROM THE X.
9SUNDAYS RELEASED THEIR FIRST ALBUM "SAME TO ME" IN 2010
AND HAVE SINCE RELEASED TWO MORE FULL LENGTH STUDIO ALBUMS:
"CAGE: IN 2014 AND "BEAUTIFUL DAY" IN SEPTEMBER OF 2017, ADDITIONAL NEW MATERIAL IS IN THE WORKS.
9SUNDAYS IS NO STRANGER TO PLAYING LIVE, HAVING PLAYED THROUGHOUT THE PITTSBURGH AREA IN VENUES BOTH LARGE AND SMALL
INSIDE AND OUTSIDE; THE HARD ROCK CAFE, MR. SMALLS, DIESEL, ALTAR BAR, STATION SQUARE JUST TO NAME A FEW.
A FEW HIGHLIGHT APPEARANCES INCLUDE OPENING FOR REO SPEEDWAGON AT THE ONCE POPULAR AMPHITHEATER AT STATION SQUARE
AND TWO RADIO APPEARANCES ON THE DVE COFFEE HOUSE.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL HEAR AT A LIVE 9SUNDAYS SHOW,
A COLLECTION OF THEIR MOST POPULAR ORIGINAL TUNES,
A COMBINATION OF ORIGINIALS AND COVERS, OR A SET OF ALL COVERS DONE THE UNIQUE "9SUNDAYS WAY".
PLEASE EXPLORE 9SUNDAYS.COM AND CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE.
COPIES OF THE BAND'S CDS ARE AVAILABLE AT SHOES OR DIGITAL; ITUNES, AMAZON, FACKBOOK
OR ANYWHERE ELSE YOU BUY YOUR MUSIC
Melding sounds rooted in ambient and jazz styles by blending vibraphone, analog synthesizers, and reverb-soaked guitar, The Inner Urge engages the audience with a unique style that redefines and electrifies the perception of instrumental music.
The ambient/jazz quartet first met at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2012. Although the current members knew each other and had been playing in school ensembles together, the group never formed until 2014. The group was hosting a weekly jam session in town with rotating members and finally settled on the current members in the Fall of 2015. After an attempt at a very challenging Joe Henderson tune went hilariously wrong, the group seized the memory and name themselves after it. With the solidified instrumentation, the group began gaining ground as more than just a house band and by the time the members graduated from IUP in 2016, they had established a wide following in the small town. Since graduating, the members have been spread across the PA state. The difference in geography has allowed the group to build a following all over.
The Inner Urge is composed of four members:
◦ Alexander Price (Johnstown, PA) - guitar / violin
◦ Michael Garbett (Pittsburgh, PA) - vibraphone / percussion
◦ Andrew Koss (New York, NY) - bass / synthesizer
◦ Jesse Griffith (Lancaster, PA) - drumset
Recently, The Inner Urge has released their debut self-titled album of original material. It is available on Bandcamp and soon on all major streaming platforms. Upon its release in February 2018, the 'Urge backed it up with an extensive 16-date tour. With shows in major cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York City, and even stretching as far west in Ohio as Cleveland and Columbus, the group has managed to promote their music to be heard on radio stations all across the PA state.
Dragline is PABST FUELED ROCK 'n' ROLL!
Established in 1992, Philadelphia’s Thorazine have toured North America eight times [ Canada 5], sharing stages (and vans) with such icons as FEAR, Antiseen, The Mentors, The Anti-Nowhere League, The Murder Junkies, Gang Green, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, and Exene Cervenka – as well as Pegboy, Blanks 77, NOFX, Nashville Pussy and, wait for it… Blink 182. The Philly quartet also released a series of albums (1995’s Crazy Uncle Paul’s Dead Squirrel Wedding and 1998’s Vicious Cycle), EP’s, singles and countless compilations on the LA’s Dionysus Records/Hell Yeah label throughout the 90’s, and appeared at the 1995 Lollapalooza in Pittsburgh, PA.
Thorazine reached, perhaps, the peak of their mainstream infamy due to a trademark dispute with big pharma behemoth SmithKline Beecham. Long story short: The drug maker got a lesson in fair use, the band declined a lucrative offer and kept their name, and the whole kerfuffle produced a lot of free national publicity in newspapers, magazines, and television – including (ignominiously?) a full weekend of regularly scheduled name-checks on MTV’s The Week in Rock courtesy of Ocean City, New Jersey’s favorite son, Kurt Loder.
The band was the brainchild of drummer Dallas Cantland, guitarist Elliot Taylor, and (first and fourth) bassist Ed Ormsby. Jo-Ann Rogan completed the lineup when they “discovered” her slinging drinks at Philly’s landmark dive, McGlinchy’s – she remains a fixture and, some would argue, a civic treasure, behind the bar there to this day. The core trio of Cantland, Taylor and Rogan have remained steady since the band’s inception.
Taylor and Rogan also got married and have two boys, who frequent band rehearsals and even turn up at all-ages shows. Ornsby left the band early on, returned, and left again but still collaborates in songwriting and, after a few years of adulthood, has returned to rock and roll with Philly band Devil’s Taxi. Other bassist emeriti include John Quinn, Scotty Parker, Jim Kydonious and, most significantly, key influencer and canonical Thorazine bassist Ross Abraham, who put in the most time in front of the Ampeg “fridge” throughout the bulk of the 90’s. Dan Hoover (or “h00v3r,” as he insists on referring to himself) is the latest to fill that fourth slot to complete the lineup.
After an unscheduled band hiatus of several years, documentary filmmaker Heather Gillespie was inspired to shoot a film about the creation and history of the crypto-taxidermic artwork gracing the cover of the Dead Squirrel album (Crazy Uncle Paul's Dead Squirrel Wedding on Hell Yeah! records)
Her project reunited Cantland and Abraham with Rogan and Taylor for the first time in nearly a decade. The old chemistry soon returned, some shows were booked, and then a whole shitload of shows were booked – including a West Coast tour coming in August, 2015. Songwriting and recording picked right back up and the band has new releases forthcoming, including a featured spot on the upcoming Punk Aid 4 compilation to benefit autism research.
- West coast tour summer 2015 from LA to Whistler Canada...
- Shared the Stage with: The Mentors, The Anti-Nowhere League, Antiseen, The Murder Junkies, Gang Green, Stiff Little Fingers, The Humpers, Exene Cervenka, Blink 182, NOFX, Blanks 77, Pegboy, FEAR, The Bomboras, Jesse Mosher, Lollapalooza 94, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
- TV appearances: Jenny Jones, Gabrielle Carteris . Numerous radio and print articles.
- We have been on 8 North American Tours, with Canadian dates on 5 of these. Spent a week on the road with Antiseen and Fear. Our last tour was over 100 dates.
1994 Coffee Tea or Thorazine Hell Yeah Records out of print
1995 Crazy Uncle Pauls Dead Squirrel Wedding Hell Yeah Records
1997 Merry Stupid F*ing Christmas
1998 Vicious Cycle Hell Yeah Records
Plus NUMEROUS appearances on compilations (truthfully so many I forget)
Met through otherworldly forces. Practiced in an attic. Jammed in a bar. Recorded in a forest. Looking to change the universe.
Thieves & Lovers originally formed in sunny, sultry southern California in 2014. Citing influences like Jimmy Eat World, the Goo Goo Dolls, and The Replacements the band’s sound blends melodic vocals with tight guitar-driven arrangements.
Originally conceived as a side project for vocalist and guitarist Stoner, Thieves & Lovers became a full-time project upon relocating from Los Angeles, CA to Pittsburgh, PA in the summer of 2015. The band has steadily been gaining momentum through the release of a few very well-received EPs.
In 2014 they released their first self-titled EP under their own Royalty Classic Records imprint and began playing shows in the southern California area. In the spring of 2015 the band began the recording sessions for what would become the SEASONS record at Wandering Star Studio in Newport Beach, CA while continuing a steady show schedule. After relocating to Pittsburgh, PA in the summer of 2015 the record was completed at Echoes Recording Studio with producer Todd Stotler.
Released on Record Store Day of 2016, Thieves & Lovers' sophomore album SEASONS builds upon the band’s melodic, guitar-based sound. The album garnered more attention, and received highly-positive press for the band as they continued their steady show schedule around the northeastern United States.
In early 2017 the band revealed they had been working on a new EP, and the single "Long Goodnight" was released in the spring ahead of the album of the same name. The song has been receiving positive press, as well as consistent airplay on terrestrial and digital radio stations.
Continuing to play as many shows as possible, the new album Long Goodnight is currently being mixed - with a scheduled release date of late 2017.
Caffienated Pennsylvania Pop-Punk with a blend of bleach.
FUBAR has been developing new originals as a full band since September 2011. They have released a DEMO (3 songs), THE FREE EP (7 songs), a LIVE album from their winning performance at the Battle of the Bands entitled, “Fuck It… We’re Doin’ It Live” (8 tracks), a full length album entitled “ALL DAY!!” (13 tracks) and a new “Official Demo” (10 tracks) with songs both old and new to showcase the band.
FUBAR has opened for several national acts including Authority Zero, H.R. (of Bad Brains) and the Dubb Agents, Death by Stereo,The Supersuckers and Polkadot Cadaver. They also won first place at the Local Commotion Battle of the Bands in 2012 and placed 3rd in the Jozart Center Battle of the Bands in 2014. Additionally, in 2012, FUBAR's single Highway from the FREE EP was featured on 105.9 The X on the Local Listen and in 2017 FUBAR's single "Hunt for Inspiration" from the new Official Demo was featured on 105.9 the X on the Edge of the X...
In over 5 years as a band FUBAR has never been late, cancelled or called off from a single show. Looking forward to 5 more years!
Thanks for reading and stay FUBAR my friends!
Some people say there is no truth in advertising. They’re wrong. The truth is Truth in Advertising has been hanging around the Pittsburgh area since 1999. What started out as a group of friends hanging out and making each other laugh has evolved into a beloved acoustic act with two full-length albums, years of performing experience and a love song written for a cat.
T ‘n A (as fans affectionately call the band) currently comprises Billy (Seán O’Donnell) and Fred (Fred Betzner). Billy plays guitar; Fred plays harmonica and accordion; both sing; and neither really dances well. Both are avid, experienced performers: Billy’s solo projects have received radio airplay on stations including WYEP 91.3 FM, and Fred has written, directed and performed in plays around Pittsburgh.
T ‘n A has played a plethora of Pittsburgh-area bars and venues: Shadow Lounge, Club Cafe, Brillobox, Geno’s, Walnut Grill, Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh and others. T ‘n A shows feature mostly original music, and their songs have infectious melodies and smart, quirky lyrics. Songs covered in the past include “Only Gay Eskimo,” “Eternal Flame,” “Bust A Move” and “A Mighty Wind.”
Demand Truth in Advertising and get your share of T ‘n A.
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The moon was blood red and ominous against the black sky as guitarist Ryan Vok approached the crossroads from the western road that night. He assumed the haunting figure just south, cloaked in the thick fog, was the devil himself. He never really thought it would come to this and hated the fact that he had already braced himself for this moment but nevertheless, he stepped foward. His knuckles white as he clutched a single copper coin.
From the shadows stepped not the lord of flies though, but the familar face of bassist Dino Dubbz Guarin. Having traveled the long, hard southern road bearing a heavy love, Dino was also expecting to confront the great deceiver. He too held a copper coin. Not a word was spoken as the two of them knew beelzebub would have his choice of souls when he finally arrived.
Cold sweat punctuated the tension as the northern sky collapsed and drummer Dan Valentine next stepped angrily into view. If the devil was to feast that night it was going to be his blood to adorn that fateful parchment. The stars aligned in such a way as to throw what seemed like sparks into the gloom from the copper coin Dan also inexplicably held.
Yet another silhouette drew near, this time from the eastern path. The three men were certain this time it was Belial, but instead Vocalist/Guitarist Marcus Dryburgh arrived. He also bore a dull copper coin this time hanging from his neck.
Four souls for sale, but was the dark lord buying? Tales of the coming serpent bearer echoed in their minds.
Time stood still. Thirteen hours passed in the blink of an eye and nary a breath. Confusion grew as the eastern horizon began to glow. Suddenly, the glorious sun pierced the darkness. The sky rippled with electricity and the deafening roar of the universe was overwhelming. The surrounding landscape burst with the blooming of millions of flowers. Dawn was upon them and the devil had never come. At once they realized they had no souls to sell.
The morning light had revealed a mysterious stone well just off the road. It was now clear what had to be done. What it all meant. Simultaneously they threw the pennies into the well and changed their name to SKRATCH.