Scene Unheard

Scene Unheard

Scene Unheard is a local music podcast based in Pittsburgh, PA hosted by local radio jock Katie O. Get a backstage pass to a wide range of local shows and get to know, and hear, the artists in the scene. All genres, all Pittsburgh.

Episodes

October 8, 2020 45 min
Matt Murray is "Moving Out" of Pittsburgh and is on to Ottawa. How will this move take shape for the upcoming season? Mark Madden of 105.9 the X joins the show to discuss the Matt Murray trade and why this was the right decision by GMJR. Mark also weighs in on the NFL Covid situation. What should the NFL do as it pertains to the Titans?
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Jesse Baldoni of Los Vampiros Amarillos came by the podcast studio for a good old fashioned origin story about the band and its members - we talk about what goes into changing a band name, and how simple it is - new music, upcoming shows, and more.
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An artist with an astounding level of talent and an equally impressive team behind him, Kole is on the verge of releasing a body of work unlike anything he's worked on before. Featuring Kole and Caleb Thomas, this episode covers everything from the message of the upcoming EP, creating honestly, feeling seen by a song, and more. Watch for Kole's upcoming release of California H20 in 2020.
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With a new LP due in a few weeks, I sat down with Dave Wheeler of Outsideinside to talk about the new project and what the band has been working on. European tours, an inevitable veer down the lane of streaming services, & more. Catch Outsideinside's LP release show 3/6 at Brillobox with Pet Clinic and Sweat.
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Dream pop outfit Flower Crown sat down to talk about their experience in Pittsburgh. Recognition in publications of all kinds, the story of joining Crafted Sounds, and a moment of appreciation for artists that don't stick to one genre. See them open for Water Trash 2/21 at Mr. Smalls.
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I finally sat down and talked to the artist behind one of my favorite albums of 2019, Ky Vöss. We talked about the album "Space Cadet," the next one on the way, reinvention, imposter syndrome, and more. Catch Ky at the SPISH Love Dungeon at Thunderbird 2/15.
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Meet Lyn Starr - he's a rapper, vocalist, CEO, student, teacher, and so much more. With this episode releasing the night of Lynsanity, his headlining show at Mr. Smalls that he curated on his own, we discuss his journey. From jazz camp to Lynsanity, he's had some incredible milestones - including his most recent EP and a really important piece of work, 'Universe 25.'
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Meet Stew Frick, the first clothing painter on the podcast. We talk about their past custom orders + collaborations with local musicians, chromosthesia, the importance of public funding for the arts, boundary-setting, their exciting projects with Henne Jewelers, Haus of Luxurae, Battle of the Beasts, and more.
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In the finale of Season 4, Brandon and Jeff from Pittsburgh punk rock group Swiss Army talk about their album release, coupling it with a beer release, and touring vs. overplaying at home. Darius Rucker came up, as did their upcoming spring show with Anti-Flag and Suicide Machines at Roxian Theatre March 28. Swiss Army's single "Host" can be heard in rotation through the rest of December on 105.9 The X.
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This episode focuses on Jon Bindley of Bindley Hardware Co. We talk about his time in Nashville, the direction of country music, poetry, Honky-Tonk Jukebox, and why I don't always decide to bring up controversy on this podcast.
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Donny Donovan,vocalist of indie-rock group Dinosoul as well as the grungier outfit Hearken talks about the evolution and current status of each project on this episode. From a moment of pause on Hearken to touring with Anti-Flag, a sold out Thunderbird show and Empath sober bar- enjoy a dynamic episode with an incredibly talented and dynamic person. Hear Hearken's "Drugs" in regular rotation all month long on Pittsbur...
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Rocki, a veteran in the iHeart Pittsburgh building, stops in to talk about her music career both in Pittsburgh and in Boston. Berklee classes, festival performances, and a major surgery that has tremendously impacted her life both on and offstage.
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Pittsburgh City Paper staff writer Jordan Snowden and I talk local music, and the experience of being young women in an industry so centered around nightlife. In this flickering and VERY dim spotlight we've found ourselves in, the awareness we have to keep about ourselves is something we're still getting used to. Enjoy the intro, written and produced for Jordan by Kidmental.
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Zoob's second round on Scene Unheard focuses on his solo singer-songwriter project, currently titled "Zoob." While still in Wreck Loose, we discuss balancing two professional endeavors, the climate of Pittsburgh music, "cliquey-ness" vs. not, and some really terrible food analogies for songwriting. Welcome back, Zoob.
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Chandra Tanei, who currently goes by RHYME, decided to start her rapping/singing career fairly recently. But that doesn't mean she's new to the scene. We talk about her history with professional dance, what changed for her, Pittsburgh's Very Own, women in entertainment, and what's coming next. You'll be seeing a lot more of her name in 2020.
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Frontman of a few different bands and manager to some getting started, Derek Woods joined me to share his experience and what he's learned coming from both sides of the music industry. See Derek Woods Band open for Terrapin Flyer at the Thunderbird 12/13.
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In the last episode of a week-long stretch, Brittney Chantele talks about her multi-faceted experience as an artist. She's a performer, a visual artist, and an activist - we talk album #2, headlining performances, and how it feels to be asked to be on the cover of Pittsburgh City Paper.
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She went from never performing at all to holding a debut album release show in Lawrenceville that was THE show to see. Molly Alphabet talks how she started playing country music, breaks down her songwriting, motherhood, and the Alphabet.
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Stephanie and Jonathan from the female-fronted band Murder for Girls join me to discuss the empowering message behind their name, LadyFest, what a high-speed rail would do for local music, and more. Several of their songs are named after women...like "Christina Ricci," the intro to this episode..and they tell me the incredible way they come up with these titles.
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She has an impressive story and an even better voice. INEZ sat down with me to to share her experience at Berklee, co-headlining Pittsburgh's Very Own at Mr. Smalls, and we talk debut album. There is still a pressure that exists for female/femme vocalists to compete...but Pittsburgh's singers are working toward something great and they're doing it together.
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