Music Feature

The Garment District brings former Ladybug Transistor bassist back into the music spotlight

"Maybe I wasn't actively producing or putting out music, but I knew I would get back to it eventually."

Pittsburgh Dining

Bama's Southern Kitchen

If you're desperately seeking smoky barbecue, this Brookline venue should be your first stop

Milkman Brewing delivers new flavors to the Strip

"We really want to focus on some of the hops that haven't gotten that much exposure,"

Southern BBQ and all the fixin's — served in a waffle cone

Find the South Side BBQ Company food truck to try the Bar-B-Cone


Pittsburgh struggles to revamp its "percent for art" law

Set-aside for local artists, inclusion of authorities loom as possible sticking points

On Stage

Quantum Theatre's Tamara

Besides being a tremendous challenge, Tamara is also a lot of fun

Shuffle, Ball Change ... and Die!

It's an embarrassment of bitches, so to speak

Suite Surrender at Apple Hill

Even in a genre as illogical as farce, Suite strains credulity well past the breaking point

New York-based choreographer Marjani Forte offers a work about recovery.

Choreographer collects stories of getting over mental illness and addiction


A review of Wendy Scott's poetry collection Soon I Will Build An Ark

Her speaker builds a poetic world using strong images: a hummingbird feeder and bottles of Jagermeister, among others.


Critics' Picks: August 13 - 18

Dowsing comes to town, MCG Jazz mixes jazz and hip hop, RANT returns to Lawrenceville and a show to raise money to fight MS at Hartwood

STC Fest looks to showcase local hip hop at the Rex

"In time, it can be built into a larger-scale platform like A3C and SXSW."

The Garment District brings former Ladybug Transistor bassist back into the music spotlight

"Maybe I wasn't actively producing or putting out music, but I knew I would get back to it eventually."

On the Record with Geoff Rickly of United Nations

"I wanted an outlet for the more aggressive sensibilities I was feeling."

On Screen

Into the Storm

Watch as a tiny plot and TV actors get whirled up in a super-tornado

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen's film is a drawing-room comedy of manners that lays most of its cards out early and plainly

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The green warriors are back, but do they need to be?

What If

A charming rom-com eventually gets bogged down with genre tropes

Short List

Short List: August 13 - 20

Fundraiser for the Carrie Deer sculpture; Fermentation on Wheels hits town; the Biennial keeps rolling out; and Phenomenon the Poet returns.


Submit an event


We Need Justice Too urges increased community role in preventing, solving crime

"People have to talk to the police to help solve the crimes that plague our community. But if the police don't protect witnesses, they become victims."

Peduto urges U.S. immigration office to remain in city as immigration workers and advocates voice concern

"The relocation is completely contrary to the mission of the agency," say staffers of the federal agency that handles lawful immigration

In the Bag

Bagpipes echo in the highlands of the North Hills


Lynn Cullen Live 08/19/14

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 08/18/14

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 08/15/14

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 08/14/14

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

People who are into humiliation scenes want to be in control until the scene starts.

Stuff We Like

Soccer, summer fruit and sweet soul music

Lynn Cullen Live 08/13/14

Audio & Video Archive


Read more @PGHCityPaper

As Pittsburgh's independent voice, Pittsburgh City Paper offers a unique prospective on local news & politics, dining reviews, restaurant & event listings, music reviews, movie & film reviews, arts, entertainment, and opinions.

© 2014 Pittsburgh City Paper

Website powered by Foundation

National Advertising by VMG Advertising