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Watsky and strong opening acts impress at Mr. Smalls

Watsky and strong opening acts impress at Mr. Smalls

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/28/19 My introduction to Watsky’s music was roughly two years ago. After playing a single song I was immediately entranced. I subsequently spent the next few weeks listening to the entirety of Watsky’s discography, and he quickly took the spot of one of my favorite artists. The moment I heard […]

Moonchild brings California R&B vibes to Pittsburgh

Moonchild brings California R&B vibes to Pittsburgh

Joey Mueser | Staff Contributor 02/28/19 From its old-tinged sound to its new jazzy flare, Moonchild is bound to impress and provide a great show. Having seen them live twice now and watched far too many videos on Moonchild’s live performances, I can confidently say that their talents certainly don’t stop in the studio. High […]

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 01/24/19 The Downtown Community Development Corporation (CDC) recently announced Music City Downtown, a new initiative to make live music in Downtown Pittsburgh more common and accessible. At a press conference at the August Wilson Center on Jan. 16, John Valentine, the executive director of the Downtown CDC, explained […]

BTS returns with delightful ‘Love Yourself’

BTS returns with delightful ‘Love Yourself’

By Leah Devorak | Editor-in-Chief 10/12/17 Eleven albums later, somehow, this group never gets old. In mid-September, BTS dropped its first release, Love Yourself: ‘Her,’ since experiencing the most successful year of its career. The Korean group won a Billboard Music Award back in May and has since grown its online presence by garnering just […]

Hollywood Undead evolves with tour, album

Hollywood Undead evolves with tour, album

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief Behind the horror movie masks, in-your-face lyrics and confident charisma of Hollywood Undead are six musicians who have faced enough adversity to tear even the strongest of bonds apart. Shortly after the Los Angeles rock-rap group released its third studio album, “Notes from the Underground,” in 2013, A&M/Octane – the […]

Panic! at the Festival: Third annual Thrival mixes genres

Panic! at the Festival: Third annual Thrival mixes genres

By Julian Routh and Jacob Guerra | The Duquesne Duke (All Photos by Jacob Guerra) After a week of events showcasing Pittsburgh’s growing technological and innovative scene, the third annual Thrival Festival shifted its allure to the 178-acre Almono site in Hazelwood this past weekend to host 25 distinguished musical performers on two stages. The […]

GO:OD Weekend: After release of new album, Mac Miller returns home to reconnect with fans

GO:OD Weekend: After release of new album, Mac Miller returns home to reconnect with fans

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief Just 24 hours after dropping his first major label release, Mac Miller is certain he won’t drop anything else soon. Especially not in a softball game against his own fans on a field just minutes away from his recording studio in Lawrenceville. So when a ball is hit his way, […]

Meeting of Important People release new single at Warhol

Meeting of Important People release new single at Warhol

By Julian Routh | News Editor The best deal on Record Store Day couldn’t be found at Jerry’s, Dave’s or the Attic, surprisingly. Instead, it was over on the North Shore at the Warhol Museum, where indie pop rockers Meeting of Important People handed out dozens of free flexi-vinyls of their new single, “All Rode Off Together.” And as if […]