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Glitzburgh Grooves: Local Artist Kenny Sukitch Releases EP on iTunes

16 Feb

 

I first saw Kenny Sukitch as part of the local band 13AM as they opened for the band Sleeperstar at Diesel Club Lounge. Impressed with the ability of this young group, I took notice.

Recently, I found out that one of the members, Kenny Sukitch, has released a solo LP of 4 songs on iTunes that is available for purchase at $3.99.

These alternative rock songs have twinges of pop, new-punk, ska while also maintaining a singer-songwriter vibe that will be sure to appeal to the masses.

Sure, he may be young, but I think Kenny Sukitch is one to watch. He’s already generating some buzz around Pittsburgh and for good reason. Be sure to purchase his EP – let’s all support local artists!

Check out my review of the “In My Mind” EP, below.

“Beautiful Nightmare” – From what I heard, Beautiful Nightmare may perhaps be my favorite song of the bunch. Unique and melodic, it is reminiscent of Ben Lee, who has a huge cult following. With some tweaks, I could see this track on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy!  

 

“Making a Memory” – This sounds like a fun, commercial song — catchy and with those ska/punk twinges I spoke of before. To me, it is reminiscent of Sum 41…which, can be good or bad.

 

 

“The World is Burning Down” – I liked this one, too. Something about it is very appealing and catchy. Something about the background beat reminds me of when One Republic collaborated with Timbaland. And that is a very good thing. 

 

 

“Lasting” – I have mixed feelings about this track. It was good – but it reminded me too much of Sugar Ray or Reel Big Fish…again, this could be good or bad depending on whether or not you’re a fan, but, it is catchy, albeit feeling a little dated. 

 

 

Overall consensus? There’s some good stuff here. Obviously, Sukitch has drive and talent. He’s only 17 years old and so has time to really hone in on his craft. A heartbreak or two down the road, and he’ll have some great emotion to refer to. I’d say that we’ll see good things from him in the future. For now, be sure to support him, as I said, by checking out his ALL of his music on ReverbNation and Facebook,  and by purchasing his newest EP album, “Of the Mind” on iTunes!  (Worth noting? I actually checked out some of his previous songs such as R_CKT-SH_P and Letters, and was also pleasantly surprised by them…especially Letters!) This young man has great potential — and a great Facebook page. Check it out!

 

Check back at Giltzburgh for updates on Kenny as well as new releases, concert info, and more!

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards – Tonight!

12 Feb

Tonight is the 54th Annual Grammy Awards Show.

You can expect a lot of fashion on the red carpet, and some great live performances, including a recently-added Whitney Houston tribute sung by Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Kahn.

There may be controversial moments, too – for example, Chris Brown, known for both his talents and his anger management issues, is taking the stage, outraging some for his notorious pre-Grammy antics not too long ago. Ex-girlfriend/possible current mistress Rihanna is up for Album of the Year, and has remained mum on the abuse scandal as of late.

Speaking of mum, Mumford & Sons is up against Adele, Katy Perry Bon Iver, and Bruno Mars for Record of the Year.

Album of the Year nominees are Lady Gaga, Adele, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars.

The Grammys are going to be hosted by LL Cool J and are set to air at 8pm EST tonight, February 12th, 2012 on CBS.

Adele is expected to come out on top as the night’s big winner, and will also be giving her first performance since a vocal chord surgery; and Kanye West is leading the pack in nominees with a total of  7 Grammy nominations this year.

If you want to get in on the Grammy fun, answer these fun questions from Civic Science!

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VOTE: How much do you like Adele? She’s expected to win big at the Grammys tonight. http://shar.es/fFKPD

Kanye West leads Grammy nominations. How much do YOU like Kanye? VOTE: http://shar.es/fFKAo

What should win Record of the Year at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards? VOTE: http://shar.es/fFiza

Rest in Peace, Whitney Houston. Can any other singers compare to her vocal talents? VOTE: http://shar.es/fFJ2a

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The Grammys are tonight – What should win Album of the Year at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards? VOTE: http://shar.es/fFdKP

Wow! American Idol Auditions at Heinz Field Draw 13,000 Hopefuls to Pittsburgh!

15 Jul

13,000 people have descended upon The ‘Burgh with the hopes of becoming the next American Idol.

Registration was Wednesday and Thursday this week and auditions are today at Heinz Field.

Unfortunately, neither host Ryan Seacrest nor judges will be present at these auditions, but, hopefuls will have the chance to try out in front of actual FOX producers from American Idol.

Good luck to all of you — we hope that the next American Idol will be Pittsburgh-Proud!

Some photos, below  … images courtesy of KDKA, Boring Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Business Times!

‘Burgh-bound Britney!

8 Jul

Tickets went onsale today for the hottest ticket of the summer: the Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour.

Britney will take the stage at CONSOL Energy Center at 7pm on Friday, August 19th, 2011.

It’s Britney, bitch!!! … Are you ready?

 

Pennsylvania Girl & Country/Pop Superstar Taylor Swift coming to Pittsburgh!

16 Jun

This weekend, Pittsburgh will host Taylor Swift at Heinz Field.

Swift, 21 years old, hails from Reading, PA, and is currently one of the most successful country crossover artists of all time.

Blazing up the pop and country charts, winning over 2/3 of the awards she’s nominated for, and being seen on red carpets and in magazines all across the world, Taylor Swift has become a household name.

Her Pittsburgh show this Saturday, June 18th, starts at 7pm.  Some tickets are still available.

 

Pop Singer Ke$ha To Party with PITT Students This Afternoon

10 Apr

Pop star Ke$ha is headlining this year’s University of Pittsburgh “Bigelow Bash” today from 1:30-4:30 PM in a free, students-only concert.

According to an official statement from university officials, no outside press coverage will be allowed. (Trust me – I’ve already tried to score an interview or media pass!)

Pop singer Ke$ha, who has never played Pittsburgh, has done quite a few college shows in recent months. With her eccentric, somewhat….dirty….looks and her fierce, undeniably catchy hooks, this pop diva is sure to “party til they shut her down.”

So, if you’re a PITT student, grab your glitter and secure your spot on Bigelow for what promises to be, if nothing else, an entertaining show.

Stop! Grammy-time!

13 Feb

Tonight marks the 53rd annual Grammy Awards show!

I, for one, am excited. I’m anxious to see all of the fashions, performances, and, of course, to find out who won what.

There’s rumors of a Britney cameo, and the ever-present question: What Will Gaga Wear?

Who will “clean house” this year? Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga are all up for many awards. Justin Bieber is nominated for Best New Artist – will he take home the coveted award? And what will joan Rivers have to say about all of the fashion choices?

Let’s hope that the night provides lots of entertainment and, as always, maybe a couple of surprises.

Who are you rooting for?