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The Cults Cult

June 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

You shouldn’t be afraid. I’ve only managed to join a cult overnight, no biggie. You can consider me one of Cults‘ newest groupies. I saw them play at Brillo Box last night, and they were...

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Open Air Dance Opera, whaaat?!

June 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been to shows in some strange spots, anywhere from dark underground clubs to seedy decrepit houses. The live music I’ve been consuming lately has been all underlit atmospheres, all late-night parties, all modern and...

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Movement Recap

June 9, 2011 | 1 Comments

Alright, alright – I know we’re kinda late on this, but we’ve been busy. Now that Movement 2011 (aka DEMF for you old heads) has been filed away into our memory banks, let’s take a...

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Big Freedia, Booty Queen

June 7, 2011 | 1 Comments

I remember VIA day one, 2010 clear as day. Myself and another fine young Pgh broad were given the task of picking up Freedia and crew from the airport to take them to their CMU...

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Connect – "Arrival Tactics" Mix Tape

May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Who knew Pittsburgh had an answer to Deltron 3030? I sure as shit didn’t, but thanks to arguably the best hip-hop blog in Pittsburgh, Rory Webb’s Stilltown, Fortified PhonetX member Connect and his debut mix tape...

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Alex Zhang Hungtai, the Canadian-Taiwanese post-modern greaser behind Dirty Beaches, appears detached from our current place (or any place, for that matter) in time. His music (re:persona) hums with the dark, analog vibe of a burnt...

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When El-P decided it was time to put the trailblazing and seminal NYC-based Definitive Jux label on hiatus in February of 2010, it seemed, and felt, like the end of an era. For almost the...

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Wise Blood – "Penthouse Suites"

May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

  After a relatively quiet month following an “interesting” performance at Pittsburgh’s Liquid Sundays and some speculation regarding the official release date for his first proper EP (supposedly dated originally for early May on indie Dovecote Records)...

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Boaz's New Mixtape – The Transition

May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Like I said in a previous post regarding the 58’s debut mixtape, Pittsburgh hip-hop currently has a target on its back. And while there has never been a more opportune time for steel city MC’s...

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Make no mistake, the late spring/early summer Pittsburgh concert schedule is usually extremely ripe with quality shows, but many tours manage to overlap with a dramatic Penguins playoff run. As a die hard Pens fan,...

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What a weekend for music! You might disagree and think that some of the upcoming weekends totally take the cake, but as far as my tastes are concerned, it was really a top notch weekend...

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The 58's Debut Mix Tape

April 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

In the wake of Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller’s success over the past twelve months, it should be no surprise that Pittsburgh’s hip-hop scene finds itself under a microscope. And while chin-stroking, national rap pundits stumble over themselves to...

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