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Local Pittsburgh Bands & Musicians

Pittsburgh is the home to hundreds of bands covering the spectrum from alternative rock to Christian to reggae. Many of them are well-known nationwide! Learn more about the artists, listen to their music, and find show dates and locations.
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Buzz Poets
Winners of the 1998 Pittsburgh Graffiti Rock Challenge, this alternative Pittsburgh rock band has adoring fans nation-wide.

The Clarks
From their beginnings as a group of music loving students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the mid-1980s, the Clarks have grown to transcend their Pittsburgh origins. They tour nationally year-round, and have released several albums.

The Gathering Field
A real hometown story, this band got it's big break by sending a copy of their first CD to the program director of WDVE (a local radio station). It made it's way into the rotation and the rest is history!  The band is now well-known nation-wide.

Rusted Root
This Pittsburgh sextet sensation has toured all over the U.S. and Canada with some of the most legendary icons in rock music and has produced numerous albums. They have performed on Letterman and their music has been used in several major motion picture films.

Science Fiction Idols
With a sound influenced by the glam-rock bands of the 70s, Science Fiction Idols were the 2003 winners of the Graffiti Rock Challenge and subsequently released a new album - Spooky Sugar.

Sho 'Nuff is one of the city's more popular funk-rock bands. Winner of Pittsburgh's 96 Jam Slam competition of the bands and finalists in the 1998 Graffiti Rock challenge, this band incorporates rock, reggae and a dash of rap into their music.

Punk rock with a country edge is the signature sound of this diverse Pittsburgh band known for its creative songwriting. 2002 winner of the Grafitti Rock Challenge.

Squonk Opera
Popular performance troupe from Pittsburgh bills its show as a "semi-psychotic banquet." 

Yves Jean Band
Find show dates, CD releases, sound clips, pictures, and merchandise for this 1999 winner of the Pittsburgh Graffiti Rock Challenge.

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