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Arlo Aldo Album Release Extravaganza

February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

What do bands like The Strokes, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists and Arlo Aldo have in common? They all fall under the large umbrella that is “indie music.” This doesn’t necessarily mean they all...

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RJD2, Badboxes & Chalk Dinosaur @ Mr. Smalls

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gear up for a hot selection of talent coming through Mr. Smalls Theatre for an immersive live performance set this weekend. Alongside Opus One Productions, we’re pleased to present an eclectic lineup of local flavor for your...

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Feel the LOVE @ Third Thursdays this February

February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

With waves of bitter cold weather this past V-Day, we can’t deny the warm, fuzzy feelings felt few and far between. But this week, CMOA is turning up the temperature at their forthcoming edition of...

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The Soft Moon Rises in Pittsburgh

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Music is a timeline. From the beginning of mankind, you can trace genres and artists that are influenced by music of the past, and musicians whose own sounds have evolved from previous ones. Punk music...

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About a year ago, Pittsburgh’s Juan LaFontaine launched MISC Records, hoping to shine a light on music that lies among the outskirts of classic genre styles. A counterpart of PGH’s DETOUR label, LaFontaine saw a...

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“Rap is not hip hop. Rap is a style of music commonly associated with hip hop, but that is not its only characteristic. Hip hop is a way of life,” legendary rapper/producer, KRS-One, once said....

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Frequent festival- and showgoers have probably caught a performance by Pittsburgh outfit, The Red Western. The local collective is a favorite among many, who’ve not only surprised us with consistencies in their releases, but with...

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Shaky Shrines’ Double Album Release Party

January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

For most successful artists, an album per year would be considered a good pace. But Pittsburgh’s Shaky Shrines have set the bar just a bit higher. Since their debut in the summer of 2013, they’ve released...

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We talk a lot about our city’s thriving music scene, mainly, to appreciate the emerging and established artists who’ve come forth to create it. Thanks to dozens of diehard creatives and dedicated local leaders, our...

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Kastle @ LazerCrunk

December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to LazerCrunk residents, Cutups and Keebs, we’ve got a cool spot to groove and surprises to look forward to on the second Friday of each month. The duo’s consistently hosted some talented performers this...

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As another year comes to a close, it’s safe to say that our sweaty afterhours affairs at Hot Mass are among our top cherished moments of 2015. From the dark depths of Detroit, to Berlin basements, coveted global acts...

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Music-making, party-throwing extraordinaire, Pete Spynda, launched the Pandemic party series back in 2005. And for 10 years running, he’s exposed Pittsburgh residents to the best in global sounds–from gypsy brass to bollywood; cumbia to dancehall; and Afrobeats, to Arabic hip hop (just to...

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