Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford

In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week 1,2,3 gives the scoop on Pittsburgh, PA.


Bands Worth Watching


Machete Kisumontao

They’re a Puerto Rican band that does traditional Latin songs. They’re so exciting live. I happened upon them one night, and my chin hit the floor. We had them play our album release party, and it was an honor for us.

New Shouts

Derek (one of the two singers) has been working with us for years. He was an original member of 1,2,3 in fact. They’re really good friends of ours. They’re super talented, feverishly obsessed with ’60s girl groups and fun as shit live.

Red Western

These guys are really good friends as well. Like their name suggests, they’re a country/Western band. But they write their own songs, and they’re really good and getting better all the time. Their guitar player is sometimes our vocal effects engineer live, but he plays like Tom Verlaine over country.


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