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Pool Party RECAP

August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

We’ve managed to recover from our pool festivities over the weekend. Have you? It involved a long day of poolside brews, courtesy of our partners at Iron City, lots of food, games and a legendary...

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While I’m not the biggest My Morning Jacket fan in the world, I certainly obsessed over three out of their first four studio releases (Tennessee Fire, It Still Moves and the superlative Z) with music nerd geekdom...

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Identity Fest Recap

August 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Be warned: the Identity Fest experience was very fragmented, as I only got to see about 6 acts who played the entire festival, so this recap is in no way indicative of the entire festival...

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Weekend Recap

August 1, 2011 | 1 Comments

This weekend was one for the record books, yo! I will do my best to recap the haze that it was. Starting with DVS1, which was by far the best Humanaut event I’ve ever been...

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If you weren’t at VIA‘s latest event this past Tuesday, you missed out! This goes without saying, of course, as the Facebooks were buzzing with hangover-tinged excitement about how great the night was. We showed...

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Review | Midnight Radio: Cowboys and Aliens

July 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

I’d set my expectations high after seeing a recent production at downtown theater company Bricolage. If you recall, we saw a fantastic play of theirs back in April, Hunter-Gatherers. I was delighted to receive another...

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Well. I was warned Animal Collective’s live show isn’t very good and did I listen? Nope. So rather than sugar-coat this one, we’re going to tell it like it is. Apologies in advance if this...

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Cut Copy w/ 1,2,3 @ Altar Bar – 7/11/11

July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ll be honest; I wasn’t sure I was going to this show until about 30 minutes before the opening act, Pittsburgh’s own 1,2,3, took the stage. When the call came in on the Batphone confirming...

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Weekend Recap

July 4, 2011 | 1 Comments

We’re coming off one bender of a weekend. Between 1,2,3’s CD release party, DJ Ripley and PEMF and Lazercrunk we can’t pick a favorite. Stay tuned for an interview with MSTRKRFT this week, in which...

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Over the past nine months, Brandon Flournoy (a.k.a. B-FreeDaMisfit, Misfit Leroy) has quietly established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in Pittsburgh hip-hop. From his earlier work with Kausion and Ayatollah Jaxx (on...

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Breaking off from the talent heavy, Pittsburgh rap collective The 58s, sturdy-versed MC’s Franchise and Vinny Radio comprise The Come Up: a small side project produced entirely by I.D. Labs stalwart beatmaker Big Jerm as...

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Urban Garden Party Recap

June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was a party-tastic weekend in the Pgh and we didn’t rest for one bit of it. We headed straight from work to hit up the Mattress Factory‘s annual benefit, the Urban Garden Party. This...

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