Pittsburgh Artist of the Week

Each week, WYEP features a local Pittsburgh artists you should check out. Click on the images below to see each artist and hear their interview with Morning Mix host Joey Spehar. 

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Chalk Dinosaur is a prolific band. They’ve released more than a dozen albums and EPs along with a sprinkling of singles over the last ten years.

However, if you had asked frontman John O’Hallaron what his plans in high school were, he probably wouldn’t have mentioned music.

Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Chalk Dinosaur


Kiki Brown is the powerhouse lead singer for soulful jammers The Buckle Downs. Brown is a force behind the microphone.

She seems to ooze confidence, but that wasn’t always the case. She used to play a more passive role in what went into the songs before they came out of her.

Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: The Buckle Downs


Photo: Josh Massie


Legendary Pittsburgh punk band Anti-Flag has been around for almost 30 years. In that time they’ve learned that, though activism doesn’t necessarily change the world immediately, the changes inevitably come.

Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Anti-Flag


James Wolff has been social distancing since before it was official. Wolff doesn’t get to play out too much, but he’s OK with that.

“I had a house in Lawrenceville, but I had to get out. The city, I feel like it was taking years off my life, so I got a little cabin outside of the city,” says James Wolff.

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard something new from Morgan Erina, but she’s back thanks, in part, to her new producer, Jake Hanner.


Victor Abendano is no Lord Byron, but has always loved writing – even when it was poems for girls when he was in high school.