Pittsburgh Pop Music

Cathy Richardson , of Jefferson Starship, performing at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta at Point State Park. Photo: Martha Rial

Jefferson Starship

1965 was the year rock turned seriously psychedelic. Among other things, three new groups emerged from the San Francisco area’s folk-rock scene sounding more like musicians from another planet: the  

Lights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU9-TRVbhkE Singer/songwriter Valerie Anne Poxleitner, better known by her stage name Lights, broke onto the music scene touring the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada in 2008. The daughter of missionary  

Sleater-Kinney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbxRu7fwR24 Sleater-Kinney had released one of the 2000’s most acclaimed albums (2005’s The Woods) and were at their commercial peak when they abruptly went on hiatus. It’s been 10 years, but  
Cathy Richardson , of Jefferson Starship, performing at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta at Point State Park. Photo: Martha Rial

March Musical Madness (Music Preview)

Like the NCAA Basketball tournament bands and performers are battling it out in Pittsburgh this month for your March entertainment dollars. Who will win?  

The Lone Bellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A_6gKFItwc Three voices. One lone bellow. So goes the harmonization of The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio. Add production by Aaron Dessner (of The National) and brass and string arrangements