PRIMITIVE MAN

Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Primitive Man pummel listeners with their unhinged take on sludge-ridden doom metal. Since their founding in 2012, they have continued to push genre boundaries. Primitive Man take the typical funeral stomp of doom metal and incorporate layers of squelching feedback and and blasts of furious chaos. This creates an unparalleled sense of raw, unburdened power. 

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MAMMOTH GRINDER

This February 27, Austin, Texas’ death metal juggernaut Mammoth Grinder will bring their ferocious brand of mayhem to The Rock Room in Polish Hill. Supporting their powerful, boundary-pushing new album, Cosmic Crypt, (Relapse Records), their set is sure to pummel and impress. Coming four years after Mammoth Grinder’s last album, Cosmic Crypt finds the band a it’s most chaotic and intense, without sacrificing any of the razor sharp song-writing they’ve displayed since forming in 2006.  

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JST FRNDS

February is always filled with love and amazing stories of couples coming together. JST FRNDS is no different as they make their debut in February with the single “All Night Long”. JST FRNDS is the duo of Callie Dixon and Gabe Neal. JST FRNDS is electro-pop; which comes from recent influences and the power-couples own style.

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STREET SECTS

This April, from Austin, Texas, the experimental electronic hardcore duo Street Sects made their Pittsburgh debut at the Roboto Project in Garfield. They gave a performance as intense and impassioned as the work on their jarring first record, End Position (The Flenser - 2016). An amalgam of razor sharp industrial beats, samples, and buzzsaw vocals, fired upon the listener at a relentless barrage of fury, Street Sects exhaust the listener in a challenging, but endlessly satisfying way. The unique abrasiveness of their sounds has not kept fans or critics away, as Street Sects found themselves one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Bands to Watch” in 2016, and are now into their third national tour.

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Green Day

If you’re not aware, Green Day was in town on March 25th.  When they announced their tour dates – and a stop in Pittsburgh, my sister thought it would be a great birthday present for me (granted a birthday present I would need to redeem a few months after the fact).  Summed up?  The show was as good as I expected it to be. 

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