Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forward Progress: Edhochuli among Acts Tonight in the Strip

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forward Progress: Edhochuli among Acts Tonight in the Strip

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Let's go to the 31st Street Pub tonight in the Strip District.

Tonight's feature is a lineup you're going to love -- if you like loud, angry music that vents the frustrations of youth through the screaming pain of scratched guitars and drums beaten till they break.

Yeah, that's what we're talking about.

It's local band Edhochuli, followed by local band Molasses Barge, and then the headliner, Riotgod. The show gets going at around 9 p.m. and there's an $8 cover.

Let's start with Edhochuli.

"I'd say they're my favorite band that I've seen here in the past year," said manager Joel Greenfield, who really didn't want to be interviewed. (I mean, really, getting Mr. Greenfield to talk to a reporter is like pulling teeth! My job is SO hard, you can't even imagine.)

"They've played here, I'd say, five times in the last year and a half," Mr. Greenfield grudgingly said. Asked what kind of music Edhochuli plays, he said, "I don't even know. That's why I'm not a good person to ask. But they're awesome."

Pressed further, he said, "It's aggressive rock and roll and they pack the house. They do us good. They're on tour all the time, crisscrossing the country."

The quest for more information about Edhochuli took us to a Baltimore-based blog called Chuglife. We're going to quote it [with expletives deleted].

"If you have not heard of Edhochuli (read Ed Hock You Lee) then you are missing the [first expletive] out. Named after a football ref who [second expletive] over the Pittsburgh Steelers, ED consists of members of the sorely missed Outclassed. I think they all were in Outclassed at one time, but I'm not 100% sure. They hold it down for Pittsburgh really hard along with their dudes Worn Out Tigers & Who Goes There.

"All right, so musically this [third] is off the chain. It, of course, sounds somewhat similar to Outclassed because they share so many members, but they have perfected their own sound that separates them from their former band. …

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