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2016 VIA Festival Preview

October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Attention! …   Seven years ago, Pittsburgh’s own VIA Festival was born to unite creators and innovators in our city. Since then, the annual citywide showcase has featured talented creatives and underground artists–from the 412 and beyond–within the vast realms...

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Bloc Party at Stage AE | 07.25.16

July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bloc Party played to a crowd of around 300 Monday night at Stage AE indoors. For a band whose sound is often compared to that of Mogwai, Gang of Four, Joy Division and Blur, one...

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This weekend, the revered annual Ladyfest makes its glorious return to the 412, bringing forth female artists from every corner of the city. Kicking off in 2002–and formerly known as Vulvapalooza–founders Athena Kazuhiro and Steph Flati have continued to...

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Back in the 412 for its fourth annual installment, Deutschtown Music Festival is hitting Pittsburgh’s North Side for a full weekend of festivities featuring nearly 200 live performances. This year, the free community festival will expand...

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Summer Recess @ Spirit

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Let your young-hearted spirits roam free at Summer Recess this weekend… On Saturday, June 18, the Spirit crew will be kicking it old school by bringing back those reminiscent feels of playground memories and carefree...

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In the past, many aspiring musicians have struggled to get a foothold in the industry and take off in Pittsburgh without a record label. Our city wasn’t previously considered a “music hub,” like New York, L.A. or...

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Spring season is officially underway, which means locals “PANDEMIC” Pete Spynda and Rich Randall (The Listening Spaces) are cooking up their next installment of Pittonkatonk–a Pittsburgh picnic and BBQ bash celebrating brass music from across the world. Since its...

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Last fall, talents collided at Pittsburgh’s first ever installment of Layer Cake Music Fest, an immersive gathering of local artists and musicians in the 412. This year’s second installment is well underway; and this time,...

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Pittsburgh’s rising temperatures mean festival season is almost here, and in a city full of talented musicians and artists, we couldn’t be more excited. Kicking off the spring and summer seasons with a bang is...

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On March 30, the Burgh welcomes NYC’s revered disco orchestra, Escort, alongside the likes of New Jersey natives, Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution. Last fall, Escort dropped their highly anticipated sophomore record, “Animal Nature,” which features elements from the...

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If you’re immersed within Pittsburgh’s art community, you’ve more than likely caught a performance, exhibit or workshop from 1Hood Media… Since 2010, this local collective of socially conscious activists have been using art forms as means to raise awareness...

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Famous 20th century composer Dmitri Shostakovich once said: “Every piece of music is a form of personal expression for its creator…” For artists like Citizen Cope, that expression came clear over the course of his...

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