Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott:
Gaslight Anthem, "Changing of the Guards" - The Boss is missing from the new Dylan tribute "Chimes of Freedom," but New Jersey is well represented by this raucous band that had the good taste to pick a masterpiece from "Street Legal" and rock it like they were in a bar.
Craig Finn, "No Future" - The drop-dead clever singer-songwriter took a break from The Hold Steady to venture into Nashville and make a more acoustic solo album. Rather than going all James Taylor on us, he keeps the edge on, with a string of breakup songs, including this one which name-drops Freddie Mercury and Johnny Rotten.
New Music Personal Picks
Gaslight Anthem. Craig Finn Scott Mervis The 9:13 Buzz