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During our daytime hours we like to mix local music in with our regular playlist. Our staff has hand-picked these musicians because we think they’re well worth a listen. Check out their info below!

Mario Quinn

Emcee/ Vocalist and Member of Hip Hop Super Group 30Realm


Chelsey Nicole & The Northside Vamps

Chelsey Nicole & The Northside Vamps are a Pittsburgh-based soul, blues, and R&B band whose musical style is inspired by the heavy horns of New Orleans just as much as the raw, lonesome Stella guitar. Rooted in unfiltered emotions and classic vibes, the group’s music is a unique blend of familiar and fresh tones.

With influences ranging from soul icons such as Otis Redding to modern shakers like Amy Winehouse, the group as a whole effortlessly employs timeless melodies and instrumentation to exude a natural air of nostalgia for a sound that has never faded away.

Chelsey and the gang released their Love Through the Line debut EP on December 17, 2013, and have since shared the stage with national and international acts such as Andy Allo, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes and Trombone Shorty.

Avi Diamond

Avi Diamond is a singer-songwriter based in Pittsburgh, PA. Although her musical foundation was in jazz voice at Duquesne University, Avi is inspired by a wide variety of musical styles and draws inspiration from artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Radiohead and more recently Brandi Carlile and Gillian Welch.

Avi has performed at venues all over Pittsburgh and has been featured on WYEP’s Local 91.3 segment. She released the Wolfmother EP on February 3. This project takes inspiration from acoustic folk, samba, rock, and jazz. The change in styles and themes in her music were influenced by an 8 month Music Therapy internship that Avi completed in the Catskill mountains of New York.



Moonspeaker weaves one fine tapestry of earnest lyrics, lush melodies and mellifluous grooves and proves that a band's sound is what is most important. A six-piece minted in early 2016, Moonspeaker has been dubbed by the Pittsburgh City Paper as "festival ready pop-folk" and was recently recognized as up and coming musicians by Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and The Good Peoples Group. This band is the Pittsburgh based musical fantasy you've always dreamed of. They are currently working on a full length album to be released in 2017, which will include two soon-to-be released singles, "Naked in the Sun" and "Badlands."



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The Park Plan

The Park Plan is a four-piece rock band from the south of Pittsburgh who play riff-laden, socially conscious, melodic power pop.Sound Scene Express called them “a band who’ve found their own musical niche and put an interesting and quirky spin on alternative rock,” that has “the potential to become something significant.”

Formed in 2014, the band has recorded two EP’s – the two-song “Visitors” as well as the four-track “Junior Achievement”, which Pittsburgh Magazine described as “stark and definitive with deeply resonant vocals,” with “a level of emotional gravitas not often found in this particular style.”

Photo Credit: D. R. Kirkman


Photo Credit: D. R. Kirkman

The Freedom Band

The FREEDOM BAND is a name that has become synonymous with the ruling #1 Professional Reggae Sound originating out of Pittsburgh, PA. The band maintains a level of performance and musical experience that is unparalleled by any of its peers.

Currently, FREEDOM is promoting their latest CD release, “HIGHER”, containing 10 original tracks of modern reggae: ‘All killer, No filler’!!!

Recorded with the Grammy Award winning staff at Audible Images Studio, the new CD is garnering them much attention.The band was recently featured on the Pittsburgh radio station WYEP show ‘Local 412’, as well as being played regularly on the station’s weekly ‘Soul Show’. Also, one of the tracks was featured as Pgh City Paper’s ‘MP3 Download of the Week’ earlier this year. They also receive airplay on Carnegie Mellon’s radio station WRCT.

Performing live, FREEDOM fuses their latest reggae original sounds and vibes with all the 'classic tracks' that everyone knows and loves.

Josh Herbert

Independent singer/songwriter whose 2015 self-titled debut album peaked at #30 on the iTunes charts. He also released the EP American Rose in 2015. His debut single "California" was featured by Perez Hilton.

Josh graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in art. He was also assistant captain on the Ice Hockey team for four years. He started posting covers on YouTube his junior year. His rendition of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" garnered around 200,000 views over night. Josh had a role as an extra in the 2014 film Foxcatcher. He shares short clips of his songs on his Instagram, which has earned more than 30,000 followers. He comes from a hard working American family of general contractors who build homes and develop land outside of Pittsburgh.

Josh spent time in Texas writing and recording with Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks and Martin Strayer of Court Yard Hounds.


Wings For Armor

Wings for Armor’s emotion fueled lyrics accompanied by intense, heartfelt musical arrangements and crashing percussion characterize the sonic experience that drummer Christy and singer/guitarist Murph strive to create during their energetic live shows.
Whether its themes such as anger and depression or those of alienation and transcendence, the subjects explored on Wings For Armor’s debut self-released 14 track album, "Chasing And Being Chased" create what many in their fan base have defined as ‘a soundtrack for real life’ due to the way the stripped-down revelations encompassed in their brand of experimental rock reveal the universals of the human experience.

From their start in 2009, Wings for Armor’s mission has been to fuse a connection that draws audiences in by creating music that people can relate to. With varied influences culled from the world of ‘alternative’ and 'pop' music such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Tegan and Sara, Heart, Linkin Park, and Taylor Swift, it’s no wonder that these audiences have been left wanting more.

“Growing up, we both really gravitated towards songs written from the perspective of how the writer feels and we try hard to create that same emotional connection with our audience. We don’t want our music to be about consumerism, but strive to create a shared experience with the crowd.”

Wreck Loose

Wreck Loose is a piano pop rock band formed in the summer of 2013. Heavily influenced by 70's songwriters like Jackson Browne and Elton John, they mix melodies you want to sing along to with epic anthemic choruses. They are currently in the studio working on their first full length LP.

Alyssa Turkowski

Dancing and singing in talent shows all through Elementary School, Alyssa has always had an immense passion for music. Growing up she wrote a lot of poetry and eventually starting turning her poems into songs. At the age of 21 she picked up and moved to New York City to attend acting school. In between acting and working, she started to teach herself how to play the guitar and piano. With almost 200 songs written, Alyssa hopes to share her love and experiences through music to connect with others. Each song is a little piece that defines, TheDefinitionOfMe.