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The Geographer Giveaway

August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oh man. Just what you wanted. Another obscure electro/indie/hipster dufus band that has made themselves appear worldly by going by the name Geographer and posing with a bunch of maps. How original, right? Well, you’ll...

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The Andrew WK Giveaway

May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was difficult to find an image to sum up the man known as Andrew WK because his personality is so large it cannot possibly succumb to summation. The self-proclaimed “King of Partying” is set...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Giveaway

April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Named after the famous convicted bank robber John Dillinger, The Dillinger Escape Plan is a righteous mathcore band who emerged from the late nineties hardcore punk scene. Their genre shift has helped propel the band’s...

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The DJ Shadow Giveaway

April 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

The last time DJ Shadow was in Pittsburgh was during the summer of 2011 for Identity Festival at First Niagara Pavilion. For a lot of us, that barely qualifies as a legit DJ Shadow gig...

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The Protomen Giveaway

March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Level up your geek status to another plane by getting hip to The Protomen, the ultimate nerd band! Forget about being an ordinary, Nintendo-playing hipster who listens to Belle and Sebastian and transcend the boundaries...

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Cool Show Alert: Com Truise

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

What are you doing tonight? Consider checking out Com Truise at Altar Bar. He’s been here before, but not as a headliner, and this time he’s bringing Poolside and Mad Decent artists Bonde do Role....

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Aesop Rock at Altar Bar

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indie rap/hip hop artist Aesop Rock is set to hit Pittsburgh Thursday in support of his newest release, Skelethon, his first entirely self-produced album. Aesop Rock worked with the likes of Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts),...

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SOJA at Altar Bar

August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

SOJA‘s music is rooted heavily in reggae, rock and dub. Their latest album, Strength to Survive, was primarily influenced by Bob Marley’s Survival, which SOJA’s lead vocalist Jacob Hemphill believes to be “the greatest reggae...

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The Shearwater Interview

May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indie veterans Shearwater recently touched down in Pittsburgh at Altar Bar, opening for St. Vincent at a sold-out show. I became familiar with the band after hearing a single from their new album, Animal Joy...

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Summer Concert Preview

April 23, 2012 | 1 Comments

With the arrival of Columbus-based promoters PromoWest, as well as the momentum the local electronic music scene has been gaining due to the efforts of a small group of tight-knit promoters, as of recent, Pittsburgh...

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Beirut, Perfume Genius @ Altar, 12/10 – 12/11

December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the lead singer, songwriter, and major creative force behind world-indie-music purveyors Beirut, Zach Condon is the sort of musician wunderkind who can inspire awe and jealousy in  equal measure. He possesses a casually incredible...

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Cool Show Alert: Junior Boys

October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Did you know Junior Boys are playing Altar Bar on Friday? We did, and we’ve known for a while, but we’re on top of our game! For those of you who aren’t – heads up!...

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