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The !!! Giveaway

December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The bad boys of chk chk chk, or !!!, whichever makes you sleep better at night, are returning to Pittsburgh in support of last April’s release, Thr!!!er and their latest, November’s remix EP, R!M!X!S. While...

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The Dan Band Giveaway

November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you don’t like The Dan Band you must really be a miserable person. How can one not like the magic they make? Whether or not you’re a fan of the original songs they cover,...

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A Silent Film at Altar Bar

November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s a shame that most Americans are so late to the party when it comes to catching on to new music from Europe and beyond. If it isn’t on the radio leaving a constantly rotating...

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October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I think of musical instruments, children’s electronic toys are not the first things that come to mind – especially one that plays Elmo’s well-known giggle.   But these sounds make their way into the...

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Chance the Rapper at Altar Bar

October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Barely out of his teens, 20-year-old Chance the Rapper has transformed himself from a suspended high school student into Rolling Stone‘s Hottest MC of 2013 and one of Chi-Town’s newest up-and-coming rappers.   Only two...

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The Jackson Scott Preview

October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

This Saturday, up-and-comer Jackson Scott is getting back to his Pittsburgh roots. The twenty year old musician, whose lo-fi pop songs are getting a lot of online attention, is performing at the Altar Bar with...

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The VIA 2013 Giveaway

September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pittsburgh’s premiere underground cultural hap, otherwise known as the VIA festival, is shockingly near. The event, now in its fourth year, is quickly becoming a ritual for many of the city’s more adventurous music lovers....

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The Baths Giveaway

September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do a Google image search for “Baths (band)” and you’ll find a few cute pictures of kids in the tub, one or two provocative shots and this nerdy lookin fella to our left, Will Wiesenfeld,...

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The Danny Brown Giveaway

September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

While Danny Brown‘s upcoming gig at Altar Bar might not be Pittsburgh’s first taste of the controversial rapper, it’s likely that a lot more people are familiar with him. Between his widespread publicity as a...

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The Mayer Hawthorne Giveaway

September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A heartthrob in the Clark Kent sense, Mayer Hawthorne‘s classically inspired brand of modern soul music makes him a shoe-in for any date-night playlist. His latest album Where Does This Door Go is a fifteen...

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The Masters of the Universe! Interview

August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Local punk rockers Masters of the Universe! have been carving a name for themselves in Pittsburgh’s ska/punk/rock community since 2005, sharing the stage with acts like The Toasters, The Slackers, Mustard Plug, Weatus, and Hinder....

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The STRFKR Giveaway

August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Portland-based electronic rockers STRFKR hit Altar Bar Tuesday, September 3rd. Originally the solo project of lead vocalist Joshua Hodges, STRFKR has blossomed into quite the buzzworthy group, landing a spot in a Target commercial back...

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