2Step Tuesdays is a collective of DJs, producers, and UK Garage connoisseurs based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We host a weekly event on historic Carson St. on the city’s southside, featuring both local residents and guests from all over the world. The concept was dreamed into fruition in 2014 by founder Miaa Rigby, who found her “niche” in the funky and soulful sounds of UKG, but found the genre nearly non-existent in the US. Out on a mission to change that and expose the next generation of EDM artists to the music she fell in love with. In over 4 years, 2Step Tuesdays has evolved from a weekly event to a major driving force in the new UK Garage movement. They have teamed up with other crews nationwide to spread the sound of the UK underground all across America.
A modern musician with a heart rooted in folk music, Aaron Lefebvre is an acoustic finger-style guitarist from Pittsburgh, PA. He grew up in the rural hills of both Central and Southwestern Pennsylvania in a household where folk, blues, rock, and jazz were a constant presence in the air. Blooming from his self-taught approach to acoustic guitar, his music combines traditional and folk guitar musings with modern finger-style techniques that follow a musical narrative to inspires the imagination.
We are from Pittsburgh. We like Doom, Surf, and Electro - so that's kind of our thing. Maura sings and plays bass, Bengt sings and plays baritone guitar, and Joe plays drums. We also use lots of samplers, synths, and drum machines.
National touring and Grammy-balloted mandolinist and composer.
Benefits is from an alternate universe where the Kinks were bigger than the Beatles, Marvin Gaye wasn't murdered by his dad, Chuck D is president, and Robert Pollard is still teaching 4th grade.
Bikini Islands is a Pittsburgh based rock group consisting of vocalist and guitarist Kyle Wacker, lead guitarist Jeff Leichter, bassist Josh Cortina, and drummer and vocalist Eric Neugebauer. Slinging surfy rock licks and pop hooks sure to be stuck in your head for weeks, this quartet prides itself on a raw live performance that has as much energy as it does smarts. Bikini Islands released their debut self titled album in February 2017.
“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n' soul band!” - Will Kimbrough
The creative compulsion to write songs that stir emotion, challenge the mind, and move the tail feathers of the audience is undeniably unique in music today. His performances have become legendary in sheer power and passion. Rock and roll, soul, blues, and gospel so deep the earth moves, and the walls begin shakin’ as Bill Toms and his band start the train rollin. American music never sounded so good.
He joined Pittsburgh’s legendary band, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, as lead guitarist in 1987. The band’s meteoric rise into the professional music scene enabled Bill to tour the United States and Europe repeatedly. While with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers he opened for and played with a long and impressive list of notables, such as The Band, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat and Stevie Ray Vaughn. During his 20 years of playing guitar, co-writing, and singing back-up vocals for the Houserockers, Toms recorded six studio albums and one live concert album. In 1995, the acclaimed CD, “American Babylon,” was recorded and produced by Bruce Springsteen.
The Boilermaker Jazz Band interprets the great American song book in their own unique fashion, bringing the sounds of the jazz age and swing era back to life. You’ll hear familiar classics and rarities performed by superb instrumentalists and heartfelt vocalists. From concert halls, festival stages and dances, to elegant soirees, weddings and corporate events, listeners and dancers agree — with their infectious beat and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move! We also now feature a wonderful theme concert: When Swing was King- A Tribute to Benny Goodman, chronicling the music and life of the great clarinetist.