Friday 5/1/2009 ~ Pittsburgh
Guitars Strings, Hagstom Guitars, and Our 30th Anniversary!
Have you ever wanted to become
a better guitar player? And get better looking? And live longer?
Now you can!! With the brand
new Pittsburgh Guitars Strings!!!
Simply install the new Pittsburgh Guitars Strings on your guitar
and practice for four hours a day, and you will actually become
a better guitar player!! It's amazing, but true!!!
if you install the new Pittsburgh Guitars Strings and follow
the instructions above closely, you'll notice that as your guitar
playing skills improve, you will actually become more attractive!
People will notice!!
AND if that's not enough, if you use the new Pittsburgh Guitars
Strings and eat more fruits and vegetables you will get healthier!!
And live longer!!!
Yes, we're proud to announce
the new Pittsburgh Guitars Guitar Strings. These high quality,
deluxe guitar strings are made right here in the U.S.A., and
come in both styles: Pittsburgh Guitars Super-Tone Electric Strings,
and Pittsburgh Guitars Superior-Tone Acoustic Strings.
Here's what they
They are Lab Tested, Blues Approved,
and Guaranteed to Contain No High-Fructose Corn Syrup!
And, in honor of our 30th Anniversary,
they will be available starting this Friday, May 1st.
Stop in and buy a pack or twelve!
They are even Sale Priced, for your guitar playing pleasure!!
The new strings are part of our month-long celebration. The second
item to kick-off our Anniversary month, is a Special Price on
a great guitar from the Hagstrom Company.
original Hagstrom company, founded in Sweden by Albin Hagstrom,
was in operation from 1925 until 1983. They sold thousands and
thousands of guitars during the every-baby-boomer-wants-a-guitar
late-1960s-guitar-boom.... and closed up shop after the most-baby-boomers-give-up-on-trying-to-play-guitar
late-1970s-guitar-bust. But interest in vintage Hagstroms has
always been strong, and in 2004 the original Hagstrom family
members got together to re-form the company. Today they offer
an entire line of fine guitars.
One of the models that we particularly
like is the Hagstrom Ultra Swede. It's a thin, double-humbucking
pickup solid-body, with a flame maple top and cool pearl binding.
It features Hagstrom's "Custom 58" pickups and a coil-tap
switch. It's a hot sounding, fast-playing, alternative to a Les
Paul... one that's a lot lighter, and a LOT less expensive.
The List Price on the Ultra Swede
is $670 and the mega-jumbo stores sell them for $455. We're not
mega-jumbo, so we regularly sell `em for $395. BUT, to help us
celebrate our 30th Anniversary I was able to get a bunch from
Hagstrom at an even better deal! And this month we'll
be offering the Hagstrom Ultra Swede for an Anniversary Price
of $295. We have an assortment of flamed finishes available.
Here's John with a few Hagstrom Ultra
So, if you have lots of single
coil Strat-ish guitars, this is your chance to try a humbucking
guitar... Or if you need a backup for your Les Paul, because
you're tired of re-tuning it to open G for only one song... Or
if you just wanna have a good time with a new instrument!
OK! That gets us started on our
See you soon,
PS: Even though they were from
far-off Sweden (and who really knows where that is....) Hagstrom
had quite an effective distribution network in the USA in the
1960s. And in this area they were even better represented than
Fender. During the above mentioned every-baby-boomer-wants-a-guitar
late-1960s guitar-boom, every kid in my neighborhood had a guitar.
I remember them all. My brother John had a Gibson SG, Tom B.
had a Gibson ES-335, Jim R. had a Gibson Melody Maker, Chuck
D. had a Kent, Danny K. had a Baldwin Vibraslim, and two guys,
Denny K. and Dale S. both had Hagstrom guitars. So in my `hood:
two Swedish-made Hagstroms; zero California-made Fender guitars.
PPS: Re: Songs you would expect
someone jamming with you to know...
Lists are still coming in. A guy in a regularly gigging "cover"
band listed these:
"Teen Spirit" (Nirvana)
Own Worst Enemy" (Lit)
(Blink 185) and
(Seven Mary Three).
I put links on the last three because I didn't recognize the
titles, but once I heard the songs I recognized them immediately.
You will, too.
PPPS: Saturday, May 30th, Rex
Pittsburgh Guitars 30th Anniversary Party, plus Big Beatle Show
Music, contests, prizes, and cake!
PPPPS: Customer of the week:
Friday 5/8/2009 ~ Tenor Guitars
Two weeks ago I bought ten instruments
from the wife of a late folk-singer. (Here's John with the Guild 12-string I mentioned.)
Two of the ten were tenor guitars. Coincidentally, this month's
issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine features a cover story about Neko Case, and in the
article she talks about her tenor guitars.
Now you may be asking, "What
is a tenor guitar?" And since you may never have seen one,
that would be a reasonable question.
Well, it all started with the
banjo is considered by many people to be the only true American
instrument, and its use has been documented back to the late
1760s. (In fact, I've heard that the Declaration of Independence
was originally written for a banjo... but that Thomas Jefferson
demanded that it be delivered in "rap" style.) By the
early 1880s the banjo had become very popular. (One explanation:
The TV hadn't been invented yet. So, it was like, "Well,
Martha, do you want to sit here in our log cabin and read a book
by candlelight, or do you wanna go down to the meetin' hall and
watch a guy play the banjo?")
By 1900 there were 200 companies
making banjos in the USA. The S.S. Stewart Company alone made
over 25,000 banjos between 1878 and 1904. That's a lot when you
consider there were only 26,000 people in the country then!
banjos traditionally had five strings and were played in a fingerpicking
style. But in 1907, much to the annoyance of their parents, the
kids started playing new, wild, crazy styles of music. ( Like
"jazz" and "the tango.") (Kids! What can
ya do with them?)
And the kids wanted to be loud! In order to do more power-chord
strumming, (picture Pete Townsend's great grandfather...), they
removed the short 5th string from their banjos and started using
a pick. And, to make it easier for more potential players, they
tuned these new four string banjos C-G-D-A, the same intervals
as a mandolin or a violin. This radical new four-string model
was called the Tenor Banjo, and when "ragtime" music
hit in 1908 the Tenor Banjo was THE instrument to play.
It's hard to imagine now, but
in the early 1900s the banjo was far more popular than the guitar.
And its heyday lasted through the mid-1920s. By 1927, though,
the times they were a changin' (written by Bob Dylan's great
grandfather) and the popularity of the Tenor Banjo started fading
BUT, what about all of those
talented Tenor Banjo players? They needed a new instrument. And
America's guitar manufacturers, who were waiting out the Banjo
era, were there for them... with the Tenor Guitar! It looked
and sounded like a guitar, but it had a skinny four string neck
like a Tenor Banjo!!! It was an easy switch for the guitar makers...
just put a new neck on a current guitar model... and it was a
very easy switch for the Tenor Banjo players.
And that is the history of the
Here's John with a 1929 Richter Tenor
Guitar, made for the
S.S. Maxwell Company.
Here he is with a 1932 Gibson T-00.
I'm not sure what company made this one. In the old days, guitar instructors,
music schools and even individual stores would have instruments
made with their name on them. This says "PITT" on the
headstock and may have been made for the University of Pittsburgh.
(It appears to have been manufactured by the Harmony Company.)
When electric guitars became
popular in the 1950s, both Gibson and Gretsch offered Tenor versions
of their standard guitars. Here's John with a 1955 Gretsch Tenor Duo Jet.
here's John with a 1961 Gibson Tenor ETS-150.
You can hear this last instrument, our Gibson ETS-150, in the
movie "He's Just Not That Into You." We rented it to
the studio when they were recording the soundtrack.
By the 1960s Tenor Guitars were
only available on a Special Order basis. Unfortunately, nowadays
few companies will even do a Special Order, so you rarely see
new Tenor Guitars. But you never know when an old one will turn
The Tenor Guitar is a really
cool, jangly instrument. If you ever see one, give it a try.
See You Soon!
PS: Anniversary Month Continues!
* Pittsburgh Guitars brand "Super-Tone"
Electric Guitar Strings: $3.95
* Pittsburgh Guitars brand "Superior-Tone"
Acoustic Guitar Strings: $3.95
* Hagstrom Ultra Swede Electric
Guitar. List Price: $670; This month: $295!
* And Added this Week: A Special
Deal from Harmony! We're good friends with the guys from Harmony
Guitars... (Man, those guys can drink!) (But... so can we!!)
They want to help out with our Anniversary month, so New This
Week: Buy any new Harmony Rocket Reissue and take an Extra $50
off of our already discounted price, PLUS get a Free Case! (Offer
good through May 30th)
Here's John with a few Harmony Rockets.
PPS: Customer of the week: Donora
Friday 5/15/2009 ~ Rock &
Roll and British Invasion Bands
As I sit here and ponder the
last 30 years, I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out.
After three decades of selling guitars we didn't make a million
dollars, but we did make (nearly) a million
friends. It's been fun spending three decades hanging around
our favorite instruments and our favorite customers (you) (and
that guy over there).
Although there are certainly
LOTS of different kinds of music in the world, my inspiration
for starting this store those many (many, many) years ago was
rock & roll. And though rock & roll began here in the
good old U.S. of A. in 1955 with Chuck Berry and Little Richard,
MY generation's introduction came by way of a bounce-back from
England in 1964. To personally celebrate the history of the store,
I decided last weekend to get back to the roots of the store,
so to speak, and visit my friends in Liverpool. I had a wonderful
couple of days there, and had a chance to see some great players.
One evening I visited a weekly
jam session hosted by an organization called the Mersey Cats.
(Liverpool is sometimes known as Merseyside, since it's on the
Mersey River.) It's a group of old
players who raise money for charity (and get a chance to play
the songs of their youth). Naturally, I'm hesitant to throw around
the term "old" (especially since I'm dangerously close
myself), but as an example, one of the groups at the show was
celebrating their 50th year as a band. So, these guys have been
around for a while! And it was a joy to watch them play.
As I was watching a 68-year-old
drummer lay down a perfect rock & roll snare drum beat in
Liverpool, I remembered a conversation I had in Detroit eight
years ago with another guitar dealer. We'll call him "Buck."
(`Cause that's his real name.) Buck is a few years older than
me, and he was already a professional musician playing in bars
in 1964 when the British bands hit the US charts. He told me
that he never cared for the "British Invasion" bands
because they were too sterile and lacked the gutsiness of original
American rockers like Chuck Berry and Little Richard. I believe
my response was, "Yeah, so is your mother!" (Actually,
it was "Well, they brought it to the masses.")
Buck was right, no one can really
match Little Richard's voice. But as I watched these guys play
last weekend, I appreciated an important feature they brought
to the songs... an updated rhythm section. Little Richard and
Chuck Berry were innovators. They were inventing a new musical style. But their drummers and
bass players (who were using upright basses on both "Long
Tall Sally" and "Roll Over Beethoven") learned
their craft playing rhythm & blues and swing. As talented
as these players were (the legendary Willie Dixon played bass
with Chuck Berry) they were embarking into new territory. And
no one was really sure what it was. Picture Little Richard walking
into a recording session full of rhythm & blues players and
saying, "OK, just follow me...it's called 'Tutti Fruitti.'"
The early 1960s British players
didn't have a "swing," or "rhythm & blues"
background to color their style. They grew up in poor towns that
were mostly destroyed during World War II, and their limited
exposure to rock & roll came from occasional airplay from
bootleg off-shore radio stations and whatever meager supply of
American records that sailors would bring over from the US. But
what little they heard, they loved. And as soon as they could
afford instruments they started pounding away at rock & roll,
with electric basses and a faster, driving beat. They may not
have been as raw as the originals, but their covers added a new
updated dimension to the songs. One that mid-1960s America embraced.
So, I can understand Buck's comments,
but the electrified spirit that the early British bands brought
to American rock & roll inspired an entire generation of
kids to pick up the guitar... and inspired me to open Pittsburgh
Guitars. And I'm grateful for that.
Last Friday I had the pleasure
of seeing The Undertakers perform in Liverpool. Guitarist Geoff
Nugent formed the
band in 1959, and they still rock! Geoff led the band though
a smokin' set. He seems as if he was born playing rock &
roll. Here's The Undertakers, circa 1963. Here's a photo from last Friday. Saxman Brian
Jones doesn't jump as high as in the first photo (actually he
doesn't jump at all anymore!) but he still plays a mean sax.
(And he's a funny guy.)
The trip was inspirational for
two reasons. First it celebrated the history of the store, and
secondly, it showed me that you're never too old to rock as long
as you have the music in your heart. Here's Geoff and me outside The Cavern on
*As a side note, The Undertakers
were the first band in Liverpool to feature an all-Gibson-guitar
line-up. The guitars in the photo are a Gibson ES-345 (you can
tell by the Varitone switch and the split parallelogram inlays),
a late-1950s Gibson EB-2 Bass (you can date it by the "banjo"
style machines heads, which were used from 1958 thru 1960), and
an early 1960s ES-330 (it features black plastic covers on its
P-90 pickups, which Gibson used from 1959 until 1962.)
In the photo above Geoff is using
a Gretsch amp. So, in addition to our other Anniversary Month
Specials, this week's Email Special will feature the new Gretsch
Model 5222 Electromatic Amp! It's a great sounding 5-watt, tube
amp for recording or rehearsing. Here's John with one.
See you soon,
PS: Other Anniversary Month Specials!!!
* Pittsburgh Guitars Strings!!! Only $3.99
for electric, $4.50 for acoustic.
Ultra Swede Guitars!!! List $670. This month only: $295!!!
* Harmony Rocket Reissues!!! An extra $50 off
PPS: Here's a photo of Matt. He was the first
person to buy the new Pittsburgh Guitars Strings, moments after
they were announced.
PPPS: Grab a couple cans of soup.
For our Pittsburgh Guitars 30th Anniversary Party/Big Beatle
Show on May 30th at The Rex we're changing the cover charge.
Usually it's $5, to help with the expense of renting the theater.
(I know, I know, people have complained that $5 is too cheap
for what is easily $105.17 worth of entertainment! But, hey,
that's how we roll...) For this show we're donating everything
from the door to the Pittsburgh Food Bank... So, the cover charge
is two cans of soup (or canned vegetables) (or canned tuna fish)
(or two cans of something). If you can't bring anything, then
it's still $5, and we'll buy the soup for you. We're grateful
for your support over these many years, and we'd like to help
other folks as we celebrate our Anniversary.
PPPPS: Customer of the week:
Thursday 5/21/2009 ~ Gibson Electric
NOTE #1: I'm sending this a day
early since you'll be taking Friday off as part of the long holiday weekend.
Go ahead, your boss told me it was OK....
NOTE #2: Next week!! Pittsburgh
Guitars 30th Anniversary Party/ Big Beatle Show #6 at the Rex.
Saturday Night, May 30, 2009. 8 PM sharp!
NOTE #3: The cover charge for
the show next Saturday is two cans of soup for the Food Bank!!
(Or fruit or vegetables, etc.) (Cans only, no glass please.)
For a minute I thought I might
be too rooted in the past. But I was wrong.
Last week I mentioned hanging
around in Liverpool with a band called band The Undertakers.
a picture of The Undertakers' leader and founder, Geoff Nugent,
in 1960. He's playing a guitar that he had purchased brand
new a few months earlier: a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special. (The
first thing he did when he got the Les Paul Special was add a
Bigsby vibrato.) He and I talked about that guitar and other
vintage instruments when I visited him in Liverpool.
After I spent last week's Email
Special discussing music, bands and guitars from the 1960s I
I should try to be more contemporary...." So, yesterday
I decided to fire up the good old internet and see what's #1
on Billboard's chart. After all, you can't get more contemporary
than the #1 album in the country. Well, it turns out that it's
"21st Century Breakdown" by Green Day. And THIS is one of their promo photos! Yep,
it's Billy Joe Armstrong holding a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Special,
just like the one Geoff used to play!
So I am contemporary after all!
Apparently the study and appreciation of vintage guitars transcends
That means that we are therefore
justified in talking about the bass used in The Undertakers!
Here's their bassist, Jackie Lomax, playing his
Now you're probably thinking,
"Gee, I wonder when Jackie's EB-2 bass was made?" I
know! That's the first thing I wondered, too!! Let's put on our
Sherlock-Holmes-of-guitar hat, and figure it out.
To understand Jackie's bass,
we need to take a quick trip back to 1953... or rather 1952.
In 1952 Leo Fender, that young upstart, introduced the Fender
Precision Bass... the bass that would change the world. No longer
did bass players have to strap their upright bass to the roof of their Edsel. They now
had a instrument that could be plugged in and heard above the
rest of the band. And one that would fit in the car. Here's John with a 1952 Fender Precision Bass.
(Fender called his bass the "Precision" because, unlike
an upright bass, it had frets and you could play each note precisely.)
Not to be outdone by Leo, in 1953 Gibson introduced THEIR electric
bass, which they imaginatively called the "Electric Bass"!
Or, as it could also be known: "The bass that didn't change
Gibson figured that an electric
bass was meant to be a smaller version of an upright. So their
bass was a small violin-shaped instrument. And since upright
basses have tuners that face backwards, Gibson used banjo tuners
on their solid-body bass. Here's Scott with a 1956 "Electric Bass."
And here's what the tuners look like.
Unlike the Precision, which had
a Strat-like pickup in the center of the body and a bright, punchy
bass tone, the Gibson "Electric Bass" featured a wide
pickup right at the end of the fingerboard. This gave it a deep,
mellow sound, with no punch whatsoever. And because it was so
boomy, it was more than most bass amps of the era could cleanly
handle. It did not set the world on fire. (Although it may have
done that to a few amps.) It was introduced in 1953 and discontinued
five years later. Sales peaked at 127 in 1955, and dropped to
45 in 1958.
Meanwhile in 1958, over in six-string
land, Gibson's R&D department developed a semi-hollow guitar
that would become highly successful - a model that has been in
production continuously since 1958: the famous and wonderful
ES-335. Since sales of the "Electric Bass" had fallen
like a rock (It didn't help that Leo Fender was constantly improving
the Precision during the 1950s, while Gibson didn't change a
thing on their bass), Gibson decided in 1958 to spice things
up with a bass version of the new ES-335. And in keeping with
their innovative naming strategy, they called it the "EB-2"
for "Electric Bass 2."
(At this point history was quickly
re-written, and the former "Electric Bass" became the
"EB-1." Here's the same picture of Scott, with the retroactive
Gibson had high hopes for the
EB-2. But despite its new shape, it maintained the same boominess
of the EB-1, and still had no high end. In 1959, in an attempt
to cut back on the bass's low end boom, Gibson installed a push-button,
called a "baritone switch," which added a capacitor
to roll off some of the low-end frequencies. It didn't help.
We can roughly pin down the year
on Jackie's bass by noting its features. From 1958 through 1960,
the EB-2 used the same banjo-style tuners as the EB-1. As you can see in the picture, his EB-2 has
the banjo tuners (note that you can't see regular machine heads
sticking out from the side of the headstock). So that makes his
bass pre-1961. Also, in addition to the volume knob, the tone
knob, and the input jack, you can see the "baritone switch."
So that makes his bass post-1958. From this one grainy black
& white picture we can therefore deduce that the bass Jackie
Lomax is holding was made between 1959 and 1960. Elementary,
my dear Watson!
Regardless of the year, it's
a rare instrument. Most of the early EB-2s were sunburst; far
fewer were made in the Natural finish. Jackie's bass was one
of only seventy-seven Natural EB-2s sold during the years 1959
Here's John with a 1958 EB-2 from the Pittsburgh Guitars collection.
This bass, which is one of only six Natural EB-2s made in 1958,
is just like Jackie's bass except it's a slightly earlier model
and therefore lacks the baritone switch. (And it lost its pickguard
sometime over the last fifty-one years.)
Here's John with a 1960 EB-2, in the more common Sunburst finish.
This model has the banjo tuners and the switch. It's one of 102
Sunburst EB-2s made in 1960.
In 1966 Gibson finally realized
that they could brighten the sound of the EB-2 by adding a second
pickup near the bridge. By this point their model numbers had
already gone backwards, numerically speaking, with the SG-shaped
bass designated as the EB-0... and forward,
with the two pickup SG-shaped bass, called the EB-3. So you would think that the two-pickup
EB-2 would be called an "EB-4." But that would make
too much sense. Gibson called it the "EB-2D." Here's John with a 1968 EB-2D. The two-pickup
upgrade increased sales, and during the last few years of the
1960s Gibson sold several thousand EB-2 and EB-2D basses. But
the hollow-body bass was too retro for the 1970s, and in 1972
Gibson discontinued both models.
And that's pretty much all you
need to know about the wonderful world of the Gibson EB-1, EB-2
and EB-2D basses. You're welcome!
See you soon,
PS: Although his original Les
Paul Special has long since been broken, Geoff liked it so much
that he's currently using reissue of the same model. Here's Geoff two weeks ago, with a reissue Les
PPS: In 1960, The Undertakers
other guitarist, Chris Houston, also bought a 1960 Gibson Les
Paul Special, and just like Geoff, he added a Bigsby. Later that
year, Chris helped this guy add a Bigsby to his guitar.
PPPS: Despite its lack of success
the first time around, in 1970 Gibson reissued the violin-shaped
EB-1. That lasted until 1971.
PPPPS: Our Special Price Sale on Hagstrom Ultra Swede
guitars has been a great success. We have a few left, so it looks
like we're going to run out by next week, just as the "sale"
runs out. Good timing! The Anniversary Sale price is $295. (List
Price: $670. Big chain store price: $455.)
PPPPPS: Enjoy the holiday weekend!
See you next week at The Rex for the Pittsburgh Guitars 30th
Anniversary Party, and Big Beatle Show #6!
Although it is oft' used as an example of Holmes dialog, Sherlock
Holmes never actually said, "Elementary my dear Watson."
The real quote was:
"I have the advantage of
knowing your habits, my dear Watson," said he. "When
your round is a short one you walk, and when it is a long one
you use a hansom. As I perceive that your boots, although used,
are by no means dirty, I cannot doubt that you are at present
busy enough to justify the hansom."
"Excellent!" I cried.
"Elementary," said he. "It is one of those instances
where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable
to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little
point which is the basis of the deduction. The same may be said,
my dear fellow, for the effect of some of these little sketches
of yours, which is entirely meretricious, depending as it does
upon your retaining in your own hands some factors in the problem
which are never imparted to the reader."
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)
Next week: "Play it again,
PPPPPPPPS: Customer of the week:
Friday 5/29/2009 ~ Big Beatle
Show #6 and The Pittsburgh Guitars Theme Song!
concerns the long term effect of speaker magnets and the density
of wood. My hypothesis is that over time, the wood in a speaker
cabinet reacts with the magnetic field created by the magnets
on the speakers enclosed in said speaker cabinet; and that the
molecular structure of such wood changes, perhaps attracting
particles from the surrounding air, and thus increasing the density
of this heretofore mentioned wood. This modified molecular structure
and increased density then results in the speaker cabinet becoming
heavier over time. After all, how else could you explain that
speaker cabinets that I've owned for years now appear to be much
heavier than they were twenty years ago?
noticed this as I was putting the Vox speaker cabinets into the
truck for this Saturday's Big Beatle Show #6 at the Rex Theater.
These cabinets are much more difficult for me to lift than they
were when I bought them in the 1980s, so clearly they must now
be heavier. What else could it be?
Anyway, we're ready to go for
tomorrow's big show!
And since it's also the Pittsburgh
Guitars 30th Anniversary celebration, we're happy to announce
the debut of the new Pittsburgh Guitars Theme Song!
It's a one-minute-forty-seven-second
mini-rock-opera opus, that combines the drama of Jacques Offenbach's
"Orpheus in the Underworld" with the complexity of
Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and the
passion of The Who's "Tommy." I suspect that years
from now college Music Theory courses will be designed to study
its intricacies, and the impact it will have on society as we
In the meantime, it's fun to
now have a Theme Song! Thanks to everyone who contributed to
the writing of the song, and thanks to all of
the guys, and girl, at the store, who sang and played on the
Here's a youtube link to the song, with video. The lyrics are on the right,
under "more info."
Here's a "streaming"
video version on our site.
I think it might be higher quality, although I don't know how
your computer feels about streams. (It sounds dangerous to me!)
And if you're at work, and can't
watch a video, here's a different link to just the music.
See you soon,
PS: Don't forget that tomorrow's
show is also a benefit for the Pittsburgh Food Bank,
and the cover charge is two cans of soup (or other canned goods).
If you don't have the cans, the cover is $5 and we'll buy `em
PPS: Showtime is at 8PM and we'll
have door prizes throughout the evening, including two free guitars
from Fender and Yamaha!
PPPS: Customer of the
Their new CD will be out on June 9th!
Their next big Pittsburgh show is set for June 13th at Station