Last month, on a cold, Monday morning I was driving to work and heard a catchy tune on 90.5 WYEP. The song “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” by Chicano Batman has been stuck in my head and even earned a spot on my everyday Spotify playlist. WYEP featured this song as part of new music Monday, timely as Chicano Batman released a new album, Freedom isn’t Free, at the beginning of March. The Los Angeles based band is now on tour with a stop in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at James Street Gastropub.
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If basketball isn’t your thing, there are some other interesting ways to join in on the March Madness craze this year. Pittsburgh artists and author, Matthew Buchholz, has been sharing monsters through his creative cards and prints which you may have spotted around town. Buchholz is bringing the big monsters to the bracket with March Monster Madness, a daily match-up of famous monsters and zombies face off each day to see who will move to the next round. Each weekday you can vote for the winner of each battle on the Alternate Histories website. Share your thoughts on your pick… Read the rest
Today is the day! The first Friday of lent kicks of 40 days of fish fry Fridays. The Friday fish fry is an annual church fundraiser. During the 40 days of Lent, many Catholics give up meat on Friday and so churches offer a fish dinner (sometimes a fish lunch). Even if you aren’t Catholic or if church isn’t your thing, all are welcome to dine at the fish fries. I think it is fair to say that the fish fry has developed a cult following of Pittsburghers searching for the best fried fish, fried side and pierogi that a… Read the rest
Since the election in November there has been a tremendous amount of community engagement and a stunning amount of fundraising for specific issues and causes. I know many people who have quit Facebook cold turkey because the posts have become too much. Like many people I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. But I must have a magic algorithm on my Facebook feed, most days when I browse over to Facebook, my feed is filled with people in Pittsburgh and all over the country working on community projects.
There are a lot of folks who have been doing things to… Read the rest
Every so often, I post something on the IheartPGH Facebook page that seems to strike a Pittsburgh nerve. The last hyper-popular post that I can remember was about the chipped ham pink nail polish. I know that there are many of you who aren’t Facebook users so I am reposting this little nugget of Pittsburgh love here for all to enjoy.
Photo credit: Breaking Burgh
Each Friday, there is a post in the Pittsburgh Bloggers Facebook group where folks share links to what they have written over the past week. Last Friday, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Breaking Burgh shared… Read the rest