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Recent music from The Commonheart, DJ Goodnight and The Anti-Psychotics

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The Commonheart Cannonball

The Commonheart
Cannonball
(Self-released)

The Commonheart is a band of notable locals — members of bands like Silencio and Velvet Heat — headed up by the velvet-voiced Clinton Clegg; Cannonball is the group's debut. Smooth organs and a laidback rhythm section establish a Southern-soul base, and Clegg's Otis Redding-via-Ray Lamontagne vocals seal the deal with grace. An excellent first effort from the new group of established names; this will be one to watch in 2015.

— Andy Mulkerin

THE COMMONHEART EP RELEASE with ANDRE COSTELLO AND THE COOL MINORS. 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23. Club Café, 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $10. 412-431-4950 or www.clubcafelive.com

 

DJ Goodnight
Pardon My Back mixtape
www.datpiff.com/profile/djgoodnight

DJ Goodnight unleashes his new underground mixtape, packed with Pittsburgh artists. The mixtape is comprised of freestyles over mainstream instrumentals and original songs. One of the standout songs is Yungn Voorheez' "Sly Stone," which is an original track with a Golden Era-based flow and beat to match.

— Michael Crandle

 

The Anti-Psychotics
Fully Medicated
(Thorazine Buffet Records)
theantipsychotics.bandcamp.com

Full-length of street punk from the local four-piece. Almost 50 minutes of songs about drinking, being misunderstood and stuff like that, from guys who seem to like Rancid, The Unseen and the like. Not high production quality, but the band's admirable in its DIY spirit; if you think you're into what I just described, you'll probably have fun with this one. If crunchy guitars, three-chord tunes and hoarse vocals aren't your thing, not much here will change your mind.

— Andy Mulkerin

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