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Layer Cake Music Fest: Get Hip Stage • June 4 @ James Street Gastropub

Layer Cake Music Festival, now going into it’s second year, is a two-day live music festival held in multiple neighborhoods across Pittsburgh It features 170+ regional and national music acts, 40+ live painters/visual artists, and 20+ performance artists. This year’s festival will be held June 3 & 4.

Get Hip Recordings will host the Ballroom stage at James St. Gastropub from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

In addition to an roster of fantastic local musicians, the Get Hip Stage will play host to several label artists and alumni:

Paint Fumes: These North Carolina Garage-Punks are set to release their second album this August on Get Hip

Nox Boys: Pittsburgh’s own Garage luminaries are hard at work on LP2. Catch them opening for The Black Lips at Spirit Hall on July 11

Sikes & The New Violence: Full-band indie hip-hop courtesy of Get Hip alum Brian Howe. Check out I’ve Seen Better (2015), available now on LP, CD, cassette, and digital

Full schedule below.

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1:00 PM    All in Uniform
1:40 PM    Dead For Decades
2:20 PM    The Shift
3:00 PM    The YJJ’s
3:40 PM    Ugly Blondes
4:20 PM    String Machine
5:00 PM    Portrait People
5:40 PM    Playing To Vapors
6:20 PM    William Forrest
7:00 PM    Sikes & The New Violence
7:40 PM    There You Are
8:20 PM    The Me Toos
9:00 PM    City Steps
10:00 PM  Bat Zuppel
11:00 PM  Nox Boys
12:00 AM  Paint Fumes

BOBKAT’65′s Debut Single “GWANI,” Out Now On GET HIP!!

We’re proud to announce the latest addition to our Singles Going Steady series of 7″ double-hitters!

“Gwani” is the debut single from Asturias, Spain garage trio BOBKAT’65It’s a cute original with catchy, ’60s-style garage swagger and female-fronted vox. The B-side is a cover of Billy & The Kids’ garage gem “Time.”

“Gwani” is available now as a large-hole 45, pressed on black wax. Head on over to the Get Hip Webstore to order your copy now!




The year 2015, the place Asturias, North of Spain. Two boss chicks and a cool cat mad about Sixties American Teen Beat, get together to blast out their favorite obscurities and new authentic styled originals.

BOBKAT’65 is born! Taking the feel of the wildest 60′s Punk and the Moodiest of Minor Key maulers. BOBKAT’65 takes and makes that sound their own.

They just recorded their fantastic debut single at Jorge Explosion’s amazing analog Studios Circo Perrotti in Gijon, Asturias. If you are a fan of Raw Rock N’ Roll from the mid sixties you are going to dig the attitude and style of BOBKAT’65!

Get Hip Presents: BLUE ASH w/ NOX BOYS & DEADBEAT POETS on May 14

At long-last, Youngstown, Ohio’s legendary ’70s Power Pop band Blue Ash are reuniting for a tour of Spain. But before they ride off into the sunrise, Blue Ash and co. are making a special appearance on the Get Hip Recordings sound stage!

On Saturday, May 14, Blue Ash founding members Frank Secich (Stiv Bators, Club Wow) and Jim Kendzor will rock Get Hip HQ with an electrifying, full-band performance of Blue Ash favorites, with featured backing by Frank’s incredible new band, Deadbeat Poetsalso featuring Pete Drivere (Infidels, Dead Boys).

Pittsburgh’s best, young Garage-Punks, Nox Boys, will be on-hand to help kick out the jams, and Deadbeat Poets will jump-start the evening with a their own set of East Ohio Power Pop! Get Hip’s Gregg Kostelich will serve as special guest DJ before and between each set, keeping the party going with a crate-ful of classic platters.

The famous Get Hip Pop-Up Shop will be there showcasing a huge selection of LP’s, CD’s, 45′s, cassettes, T-shirts, books, magazines, and more–all on sale to attendees!! Blue Ash LPs, 45s, and copies of Frank’s new memoir will also be available to purchase and sign!

Admission to this All Ages event is $10.00. Doors will be open from 7 to 11 p.m.

Schedule (Times subject to change)

  • 10 p.m. - BLUE ASH
  • 9   p.m. - NOX BOYS
  • 8   p.m. - DEADBEAT POETS
  • 7   p.m. – Doors

Get Hip Recordings’ offices are located in the RJ Casey Industrial Park1800 Columbus Ave. (North Shore, Pittsburgh, PA).

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Donations are encouraged
All proceeds to go directly to performing artists

Sponsored by Get Hip RecordingsA’Pizza Badamo, and East End Brewing Company


Get Hip is proud to announce the release of Breakfast Before Chaos, the sophomore LP by France’s wildest garage-psych-rock trio, Weird Omen!

The album, co-released with French imprint Beast Records, is available now on 12″ LP and CD. Head over to the Get Hip Webstore to order your copy !

“Breakfast Before Chaos”

Lost somewhere between the Cramps and the Kinks, WEIRD OMEN spits a unique blend primitive garage, a deluge of trash brass, of reverb and fuzzzzzz. Strange, you said strange???!!!!

Weird as strange. Strange, as their universe borrows just as much from a world of the crazy 50′s galaxy as from the British pop craze. Strange, as their line up is composed of guitar, saxophone, drums and three vocals.

Omen as the forerunner. The forerunner of trance garage with these three musicians stemming from diverse and recognized bands (King Khan & the Shrines, Bee Dee Kay & the Roller Coaster, Lost Communists, Limiñanas, We Are Not Indians, Escobar, Anomalys…).

Click here to check out the album’s official teaser trailer!

Parlez-vous français? Check out a review of Breakfast Before Chaos over at VICE France!

Weird Omen is currently touring Europe in support of their new album. Click below for a complete list of tour dates.

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POW WOWS 2016 European Tour

Since 2010 Pow Wows have released two albums and two singles on Get Hip Recordings and have shared the stage with the likes of The Cynics, Reigning Sound, The Fleshtones, Black Lips, No Bunny, King Gizzard, Night Beats, Crocodiles, Bleached, Jaill, The Nerves, Paul Collins Beat, The Ugly Beats, Rocket 455, Bad Sports, Timmy’s Organism, Jack Of Heart, Muck & The Mires, The Leather Uppers, The Brimstones, Twin Guns, The Above, The Electric Mess, The Higher State and many more!

With great excitement and anticipation Pow Wows take to the skies, head across the pond, and join forces with comrades-in-punkrock-arms Bobkat’65 and Jose & The Wastemen to lay sonic waste and demolition across the Iberian peninsula and the south of France. Supporting their critically acclaimed Broken Curses release on Get Hip!

“Pow Wows’ music, a torrent of refreshing and explosive sounds, enters your mind like an electric shock of surf and punk sensations, and that is exactly what happens when you play their album from the first minute til the last one”
- Dead Curious, Spain

“One of the mainstays of the Toronto garage rock scene, the Pow Wows like their music fast, loud, and atmospheric, giving their tunes a buzzy, swampy tone and a psychedelic overlay that sets them apart from other fuzzbox manglers following similar paths.”

Tour dates below.

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Nox Boys

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