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Rock for Life 2018

In case you missed it, the Rock for Life Concert Series has begun. It is the mission of Rock for Life to provide financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose. Recipient(s) of support...
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Rock for Life 18 – Amber Alexis Full Set

Rock for Life provides financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose. Amber Alexis was formed in 2002 and covers a variety of genres including Rock, Pop, and Country, along with a wide...
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Rock for Life 18 – After the Fall’s full Set

Rock for Life provides financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose. After the Fall is a four piece, original hard rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, originally formed back in...
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Spotlight on Endeavor After, LLC

It has been a while since we have put out a "Spotlight" article. This one is for Endeavor After, LLC. They are a Direct-to-garment Custom Apparel Printing Company. Something to note about this company is that they are owned by local musician, Robbie Perrone, and his family. Robbie is the front man and bassist for East End. You can use our coupon code "PAROCKSHOW" to get yourself 10% off of...
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Spotlight on Strobe Lighting

If you've been to a Rock for Life concert recently (and other shows in the area), you've probably noticed that the light show game has been stepped up.  Enter Jonathan Fleischman and his company Strobe Lighting. Strobe lighting provides affordable Lighting Services for weddings, bands, concerts, or special events. AKMS: What inspired you to get into the Lighting Services business? JF: Well,...
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Spotlight on Zac Shepard

AKMS: Most people know you as the guitarist for the band After the Fall, tell us your music life before AtF. ZS: When I was 18 I started with Souls of Aries. That lasted for about 5 years. After we disbanded I got a call to ask if I'd be interested in jamming with local rock band Stratega and needless to say I jumped on that pretty fast. I had my first practice with those guys on a Monday and...
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Spotlight on Cate Fouse

AKMS: from Jacob Parks: While you are an artist pushing your art, do you feel you are doing enough for others around you in the community? CF: I think that with being involved with Rock for Life, yes, I feel extremely involved in the community. AKMS: What is it about a stage that draws you to it? CF: The energy. Once you get on any stage, you feel the energy of everyone that played there...
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Spotlight on Jacob Parks

AKMS: from Chris Dittman: If you could say a thank you to one local musician that is not a current band mate of yours, for being an influence and helping to mold you into the performer you are today, who would it be? JP: That is a hard question to answer. I was raised around a bunch of musicians and they all had important things to teach me. But... Bruce McClean from the Amaretta Band out of...
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Spotlight on Chris Dittman

AKMS: Chris, you've been in the western PA music scene for a while now, what do you feel are the pros and cons of the scene? CD: Well, I've been in the scene for 23 years now and I've seen it go through several changes. I'd have to say the biggest pro of the scene we have right now, is the brotherhood that is being formed with all of these bands. Bands booking shows and sharing nights together,...
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