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Part IV:  The one where there’s indie rock instead of pucks.

Part four in a series.  Once again, don’t bother reading if you don’t like ridiculousness and talk about indie rock.  This installment could get quite silly Or not.  Hold on to your hats.

Again, I’m comparing the indie rock scene of each NHL city and imagining that the games are played by indie rock bands rather than hockey players.

Series #4:  Pittsburgh v Philadelphia

The Battle of Pennsylvania.  The Keystone State Smackdown.  The Quaker State Quagmire.  Call it whatever you want, but this is going to be an ugly match.  Nobody wanted to see this in the first round.  These teams don’t like each other, these cities don’t like each other, and it promises to be a bloodbath.  And it’s just the first round! 
Apologies to my friend Rob, from whom I borrowed the image.  He should have his playoff predictions up soon.  He always does a great job, and I highly encourage everyone to visit Atom Bomb Bikini.

I’m going to plead total ignorance here.  From memory, I couldn’t think of a single band from either city.  This is brutal. 

Matt Pond PA, as luck has it, is from Philly.  I had forgotten that bit.  Unfortunately, that’s it.  I think there were some side projects out of MPPA, but I can’t for the life of me remember any of the names of them.  G. Love and Special Sauce come from Philly, as does Ween, but I couldn’t give a crap about either one of those bands. 
Lancaster is about 70 miles away from Philly, and by association, they’d get Suddenly Tammy and The Innocence Mission.  Other than that, the pickings are pretty slim.

The research I’ve done about Pittsburgh has led me to a dead end.  I came up with absolutely nothing.  Nada.  The only thing I could come up with is Don Caballero.  And I know almost nothing about that band. 

There’s not much to this contest.  Matt Pond PA takes it hands down.  Philly wins.

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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science.  He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows.  Sometimes, all in the same day. 

David has contributed to CBC.ca for their Stanley Cup playoff coverage in 2006 and to the New York Times Slapshot blog for theirs in 2008. Red and Black Hockey was founded in July of 2005.