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White Lies For Black Times

For the better part of a decade Ben Harper and his band The Innocent Criminals created music that was multi-layered, subtle, one might even say manicured. There was a lot of thoughtful process in...

Big Whiskey & The Groo Grux King

The arc of any successful band curves up, peaks then drops; the real trick is in finding the momentum for a new upward swing. Unfortunately for the Dave Matthews Band, that inspiration came at the...

Rhett Miller

When Rhett Miller visited WYEP in October 2008 it was with his Old 97’s band mate and co-writer, Murray Hammond. During the in-studio interview Rhett talked about the dichotomy between his solo work...

Stereo Rodeo

A lot has changed since Rusted Root first began playing around Pittsburgh back in early late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The band experienced great success selling over 3 million albums, scored a huge hit...

Mr. Lucky

The two top competitors for the Roy Orbison sound-alike contest have returned this year, interestingly enough, with similarly titled releases. Earlier this year Raul Malo released Lucky One, his...

Gulf Coast Highway

When that evil-hearted woman Delilah robbed her way-to-loyal beau of his long shiny locks she stole away Sampson’s power to create upheaval. Eric Lindell, who’s been building a swell reputation as a...

WYEP’s Live & Direct: Volume 11

WYEP's Community Broadcast Center was conceived, in part, as a space where music lovers would converge to experience live performances. Since January 2006 WYEP has hosted dozens of live music events...

Poseidon and the Bitter Bug

Are you an Indigo Girls fan? Do you like pretty, nylon-string plucked guitar melodies drenched in weeping emotions? Do you favor intertwined harmonies honed to perfection over 20 years worth of...

Blue Lights On the Runway

Producing an album is a lot like creating a great recipe. Too much of one element can overwhelm the rest of the ingredients. Bell X1’s last album, Flock, was a critically acclaimed success thanks in...

Keep It Hid

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, aka The Black Keys, make an amazingly huge sound for just two guys. Imagine if you pared their output down to one guy, what might you get? In the case of Dan Auerbach...

A New Tide

The British quintet, Gomez, defies simple categorization. They weave pop, rock, psychedelia, electronic, and folk into a hazy aural quilt that can be comforting if you don’t mind the scratchy edgings...

Bare Bones

Madeleine Peyroux’s reputation as a skilled song interpreter stands without question. Since her debut release in 1996 the singer has borne comparison to a number of great jazz chanteuses, most...

No Line On the Horizon

Back in 2006, when Bono and the rest of U2 were set to record with Rick Rubin at Abbey Road Studios, the Irish singer suggested a new direction for the band was in the offing. "We're gonna continue...

Lucky One

It’s hard to believe that, up to now, Raul Malo hasn’t released an album of original material since his 2001 solo debut. He’s kept himself busy recording a live album, a Christmas collection, and two...

Never Going Back

Johnny Clyde Copeland’s little girl isn’t a girl anymore. Proclaimed as the future queen of blues while still a teenager, she’s matured into a women and a polished professional who is poised to move...

Working On A Dream

Noble Beast

Think of the noble beast in its natural environment, grazing, amazing in its very being. Without saying a word it communicates its nature through the swing of the tail, a snort, a primeval wisdom...

Already Free

After a decade of touring and with five albums to their credit The Derek Trucks Band decided it was time to get back home and reconnect to the influences that gave birth to the band. During a rare...

Acid Tongue

This is the second solo album from Lewis, the former child actress and current member of the band Rilo Kiley. While her last solo record, Rabbit Fur Coat, had more of a folk rock feel to it, this...

Donora

Donora is an outstanding member of the local music scene in Pittsburgh. The indie-pop trio has just released their self-titled debut album. The band, made up of brother and sister Jake and Casey...

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

As a pair David Byrne and Brian Eno began challenging conventional concepts of rock music with the 1978 Talking Heads album More Songs About Buildings and Food. Eno produced 2 more albums for the...

In Rainbows

There’s never been anything “business as usual” about Radiohead. Beginning with their first release and continuing through their musical evolution they’ve challenged the notions of what a rock band...

Asking for Flowers

It’s a rare writer who is able to convey the swirling complexities of human emotions in direct and uncluttered language. It’s an even greater challenge to express the hopes, dreams and fears of...

Narrow Stairs

Benjamin Gibbard is an intense guy whose philosophy of life is couched in the knowledge that all of this wonderful confusion will soon enough be silenced by the unerring aim of death. But before we...

Evil Urges

The moniker “jam-band” carries with it expectations of a brand of music exemplified by the San Francisco groove of The Grateful Dead and other great rockers of the 1960s and ‘70s. Louisville’s My...

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