Chrome Moses performs at Toby Hill

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Pittsburgh blues-rock band Chrome Moses filled the air with an eclectic performance at Toby Hill Bar & Grill Friday night.

Chrome Moses performs on Toby Hill’s music stage. Left to right: Joe Piaquadio, Clarence Grant and T.J. Connolly.
Chrome Moses performs on Toby Hill’s music stage. Left to right: Joe Piaquadio, Clarence Grant and T.J. Connolly.

The band, consisting of guitarist and vocalist Joe Piaquadio, bassist and vocalist T.J. Connolly and drummer Clarence Grant, took to Toby Hill’s stage around 11:20 p.m. after local rock band Radio Days opened for them.
Chrome Moses has performed at the bar a few times before, including last April, when the band played a longer set. The band members say they enjoy playing in college towns like Clarion and appreciate the enthusiasm they have for rock music.
“It feels great. Some college towns that we play in, we find that students on the radio and student writers are really interested in rock n’ roll,” said Connolly. “It always helps to show out, not just to get a little coverage, but also just to know that there’s people who are rock n’ roll-minded, and Clarion is one of those towns.”
The band featured new music in its hour-long performance. The band says the songs will be featured on its upcoming new album, which is to be recorded on analog tape.

[one_half]Expanding upon its bluesy regimen, Chrome Moses played music that sounded closer to traditional rock music, and even incorporated some reggae into their music.
“Since the last time we played here, there’s been a lot of new stuff written,” said Piaquadio. “It takes a while for [new material] to finally be played out. It’s not like we just go over it for a couple weeks. It takes over a month. We rehearse every week, so it does take a lot of time to get all the kinks and everything out.”
Toby Hill owner Will Northey, who has witnessed Chrome Moses play in the past at the bar, says each performance is better than the last.[/one_half] [one_half_last][ult_video width=”600″ height=”400″ ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OSEcnG67wg[/ult_video] [/one_half_last]

“It’s cool, because I know what to expect, but they get better every time,” said Northey, who is also a musician. “That’s what’s exciting to me, is to see what’s next.”
The bar hosts bands that feature original music every Friday night. Northey said that when Toby Hill first started bringing in bands to play shows, it was tough since the bar was “almost throwing money out the window.”
“Now, there are people who expect original music, and that’s awesome. Now, it’s very effective,” said Northey.
Since last April, Chrome Moses has performed in Ohio and West Virginia. The band would like to expand its presence by playing more cities in different states in the future.
“We are definitely going to include D.C., Baltimore and of course New York City,” said Connolly.
For more information on Chrome Moses, visit the band’s website at chromemoses.com. The band also has accounts on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Expanding upon its bluesy regimen, Chrome Moses played music that sounded closer to traditional rock music, and even incorporated some reggae into their music.
“Since the last time we played here, there’s been a lot of new stuff written,” said Piaquadio. “It takes a while for [new material] to finally be played out. It’s not like we just go over it for a couple weeks. It takes over a month. We rehearse every week, so it does take a lot of time to get all the kinks and everything out.”
Toby Hill owner Will Northey, who has witnessed Chrome Moses play in the past at the bar, says each performance is better than the last.
“It’s cool, because I know what to expect, but they get better every time,” said Northey, who is also a musician. “That’s what’s exciting to me, is to see what’s next.”
The bar hosts bands that feature original music every Friday night. Northey said that when Toby Hill first started bringing in bands to play shows, it was

tough since the bar was “almost throwing money

out the window.”
“Now, there are people who expect original music, and that’s awesome. Now, it’s very effective,” said Northey.
Since last April, Chrome Moses has performed in Ohio and West Virginia. The band would like to expand its presence by playing more cities in different states in the future.
“We are definitely going to include D.C., Baltimore and of course New York City,” said Connolly.
For more information on Chrome Moses, visit the band’s website at chromemoses.com. The band also has accounts on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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