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The YaJagoff! Podcast - All about Pittsburgh


All about the cool stuff going on in Pittsburgh! There are a lot of podcasts, or PAWDcasts as you might say in Pittsburghese, but none this focused on what’s happening in Pittsburgh. Co-hosts John Chamberlin and Rachael Rennebeck talk with guests about food, entertainment, current events and, of course, Jagoffs! This weekly podcast is based on the Pittsburgh humor blog, YaJagoff.com.

May 13, 2019

Summary:   John and Rachael hit the night scene lottery!  After 15 years of waiting, the 90-year-old Roxian Theater became new again and opened its doors to the New Mastersounds, a very excited crowd, and two anxious jagoffs.  The duo welcomed legendary McKees Rocks native Pete Hewlett, Taris Vrcek, Community Development Corporation Executive Director, as well as New Mastersounds singer Lamar Williams Jr., and band originator Simon Allen. 

 

Music: The New Mastersounds with Lamar Williams, Jr., “Can’t Hold Me Down” and “Trouble 

 

We are already in week two with our newest sponsor Rohrich Honda in Bloomfield. Pittsburgh has known the Rohrich name since 1938. That’s the year when the Rohrich family automotive business started with that personal commitment to treat every customer like a friend coming to visit our own home.  We invite you to visit the Bloomfield location for a personal relationship and potential new vehicle. Visit www.rohrich.com and experience the difference 

01:15 John and Rachael stopped lapping the streets of McKees Rocks waiting for signs of music life once they learned of the opening of the Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks. After a $9M renovation, it is now a world-class 1400-capactiy music venue. 

04:21 McKees Rocks CDC Executive Director Taris Vrcek broke away from the hundreds of spectators from McKees Rocks and beyond to talk about the years of dedication it took to rebuild the theater. From vision to fruition, he reminisces the multiple start stops prior to becoming the Roxian.  While music will be top of mind, the sky is the limit for entertainment at the new nightclub.  

10:08 Pete Hewlett is Rachael’s favorite guest of all time, and he casually walks into what used to be a venue where he performed and discusses the musician’s code of conduct. Basically, that means that the newbies figure out the importance of music longevity, and the veterans learn to accept some new sounds. Then Pete heads to the Green Room with the jagoffs to chat music even more.  

18:23 We hang in the green room with Pete and The New Mastersounds’ Simon Allen and Lamar Williams, Jr. who swap accents, stories and favorite breakfasts. These gents talk about legends they have performed with like Billy Joel, The Allman Brothers and more. The generations blended beautifully over music and where better than the city of Pittsburgh! 

We are already in week two with our newest sponsor Rohrich Honda in Bloomfield. Pittsburgh has known the Rohrich name since 1938. That’s the year when the Rohrich family automotive business started with that personal commitment to treat every customer like a friend coming to visit our own home.  We invite you to visit the Bloomfield location for a personal relationship and potential new vehicle. Visit www.rohrich.com and experience the difference 

 

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Thanks To: Cameron Harbaugh for social, video and photos and Cousin Lisa ! 

 

How to Follow Everyone on Social Media:  

Rohrich Honda @RohrichHonda 

John Chamberlin @YaJagoff  

Rachael Rennebeck @RachaelRennebe3 

The Roxian Theater @RoxianTheater 

McKees Rocks CDC @McKeesRocksCDC 

Taris Vrcek (Instagram) @TboniousFunk 

The New Mastersounds @NewMasterSounds 

Lamar Williams, Jr. @LamarPopMusic