Thursday, May 8, 2014


"Dumplings are a noisy, fun rock n roll band from Pittsburgh. We write songs about work, food, people, love & anything else we wanna. We love our music & you will too!"

Check out the band on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The local trio formed in 2012 and have quickly become a vital part of the incredible Pittsburgh DIY 'noise rock' scene we have here. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! They have one release limited physically to 100 cassettes. I want to thank Pam Hanlin (Bass/Flute/Vocals), Jon Dowling (Guitar/Vocals) and Jason Dowling (Drums/Sampling/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
Pam Hanlin: Barenaked Ladies “Maroon”.
Jon Dowling: Poison “Open Up and Say...Aaaah”.
Jason Dowling: California Raisins ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.

Your last album bought?
Pam: Rozwell Kid “Unmacho”.
Jon: Cave Needles “Allegory Of A Cave”.
Jason: Severed Heads “Since The Accident”.

Favorite album of all time?
Pam: Weezer “Pinkerton”.
Jon: Talking Heads “Remain In Light”.
Jason: Alice Cooper “Special Forces”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Pam: The Simpsons “The Yellow Album”.
Jon: Metallica “The Black Album”.
Jason: Motley Crue “Generation Swine”.

First concert attended?
Pam: Barenaked Ladies, 2000 Civic Arena.
Jon & Jason: Poison & Slaughter, 1990 Morgantown, WV.

Last concert?
Pam, Jon & Jason: The Lopez, Cave Needles & Flora Fauna on 4-27-14 at Howlers in PGH, PA.

Favorite concert ever?
Pam: Atom & His Package at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA in 2002.
Jon: The Frogs at Euclid Tavern in Cleveland, OH in 2000.
Jason: eXtreme Elvis at Sunset Ballroom in Seattle, WA in 2003.

Least favorite concert?
Pam: Flogging Molly at Club Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA in 2004.
Jon: X-Fest in 1999, PGH, PA.
Jason: Nine Inch Nails ‘Laser Light Show’, Carnegie Science Center, PGH, PA.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Pam & Jon: Being surrounded by talented & supportive musicians.
Jason: Superbowl 08 & 09.

Thanks, guys.  Really looking forward to catching you live soon. You are Pittsburgh music!

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