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The Local 913: Brittney Chantele

Brittney Chantele is a Pittsburgh rapper who is very involved in local activism. Check her out on this week's Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight.

The Local 913 Live: Guy Russo

Guy Russo performed at WYEP's Local 913 Live, our monthly local music happy hour, to a full house on Thursday August 16, 2018.

Guest DJ with Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins guest DJed on The Afternoon Mix with Rosemary Welsch, Friday August 17, 2018.

WYEP Remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, passed away on August 16, 2018.  Here is WYEP's one-hour tribute to the singer and pianist that spans her early life singing Gospel to her hitmaking years on Atlantic Records up to her work in the 1980's up to the present.  Hosted by Brian Siewiorek...

The Local 913: Balloon Ride Fantasy

Electro-pop band Balloon Ride Fantasy’s sound has shifted over the years from a very tight indie rock outfit, to fantastically layered synth. Listen to The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight and learn more!

The Local 913: Bikini Islands

Despite Bikini Islands' sunny name and surf-rock disposition, the band's name came from an ominous source. Listen to them on this week's Local 913, our weekly local music spotlight.

The Local 913: Jimmy Bucek

Pittsburgh MC Jimmy Bucek has a very interesting vocal delivery. Matched with his unusual lower register, he sounds more like he’s reciting poetry than rapping. More on The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight.

Beer Guest DJ

Brewer Jake Bier from the War Streets Brewery joins Joey Spehar to drink some beers and talk about the music that inspired their creation.

Live & Direct with Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires performs Live & Direct on WYEP. Recorded July 24, 2018.

Live and Direct with Julien Baker

Julien Baker performe with violinist Camille Faulkner at WYEP on July 23, 2018.

Set List: 

- Funeral Pyre

- Televangelist

- Shadow Boxing

- Turn Out the Lights


The Local 913 Live: Rachel Lynne

Rachel Lynne performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on July 19, 2018.

Live & Direct with The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow performed Live & Direct at WYEP on July 13, 2018. 

The Local 913 Ferdinand The Bull

"We don’t have to plug in or anything. Everything’s really visceral and real." - Meet the Pittsburgh folk band Ferdinand The Bull in this week's Local 913. 

The Local 913: Scratchy Blanket

Scratchy Blanket is an indie rock band where cats play a big role: "I think the first time you hear the songs about the cats, they could be about cats, but you could apply it to people, too." Meow meow meow on The Local 913

The Local 913: BB Guns

BB GUNS is a hip-hop/rock duo: “The relationships that rock & hip-hop have are not always known as critically the best things... We wanted to do it in more critical, indie way." More on The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight.

The Local 913: The Local

The beginning of The Local, a Pittsburgh band, actually has roots in Belfast Northern Ireland. Check out The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight, for more!

Live & Direct with The Clarks

The Clarks played a Special Hour Long Live & Direct Session June 27, 2018.

Local 913 Live: Benji

Listen to Benji's Local 913 Live set recorded on June 21, 2018.

The Local 913: Same

Most of indie rock band Pittsburgh’s Same met at Clarion University. Check out more including their chill new song "Is Midnight" on The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight.

Live & Direct with The Posies

Listen to The Posies play Live & Direct from Tuesday June 19, 2018.

Live & Direct With Jungle

The U.K. group Jungle came by WYEP for a Live & Direct Session on Wednesday, June 13. Their set-up was so large, their gear spilled out into the station lobby. We think it might have been the most amount of gear for a single session in the history of the Community Broadcast Center.


Live and Direct with Alt-J

Alt-J in the WYEP Studios on June 12, 2018.  

Setlist - 

1) Deadcrush

2) 3WW

3) Matilda

Photo by Jack Fordyce

The Local 913: Jack Swing

The bluesy garage-rock band Jack Swing is led by Isaiah Ross, who grew up surrounded by musicians. Listen for more on The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight.

Live & Direct with Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson performed Live & Direct on June 6, 2018.

The Local 913: Hear Tonight

After hearing the indie rock band Hear Tonight’s music, it’s no surprise that most of the members are influenced by pop-punk. Check these guys out on The Local 913, WYEP's weekly local music spotlight.