I am so glad you covered Gena. She is one of our wonderful artists that everyone should know about.
I'm glad the Manglers waited 10 years to start recording again. Why should they be like every other band and pollute the airways with meaningless dribble, just to say they 'recorded something!' The world can wait for quality, and so can I. Rock on, Manglers!
In all sincerity, Tally Hall deserves some recognition. For the past 6 years, they are the only band to prove to themselves and everyone that they are up for anything. They live off the motto "Pure Imagination", which they do an amazing cover of, and it is always an awesome show! I love seeing these guys live. They definitely bring a happiness that is lost in the music industry today.
Kaskade is a clown. Claiming there is no difference between underground and mainstream electronic music shows exactly how out of touch these kinds of cats are. This festival is pretty silly. DJ Shadow's seminal works came out from 1995-98. Crystal Method's only relevant "hit" was 96-97.
This was certainly a well written piece, but the most important information might be easily glossed over: Pittsburgh is lucky to have people bringing in much more serious and relevant electronic music on a regular basis. This overpriced overblown tour is not for those who want to know what's really happening. For the real deal, check out events by people like VIA, Humanaut, Altered States, Edgar Umm, Cutups, Manny Theiner, ADesusParty, and many more. Pittsburgh's electronic music scene is really popping off in terms of good events, hot deejays, original producers, record labels, etc., pretty much every facet of what makes this music interesting. Get in now!!!
the fact that this pompous idiot likes self portrait is pretty amazing.
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S.O.B. everytime theres something that I want to attend I'm out of town! Check out Enochian Mass for one of your upcoming comps Scott and any metal bands out there looking for an opener. We're an explosive two piece looking to break into "the scene".
Whatever T-Model tells you, you had best believe T-Model believes it. If he say something, there is no changing his mind. He is a nice fellow but you had better be clear about what he considers a nice fellow. Hell a rattle snake is nice in his element. I have been in his presence a million times and he pretends to remember me, I do not know if he remembers me or not but I do not questioned him. To T-Model life is simple, you screw with him and he will screw with you. So free advise, keep it on the level with this nice fellow.
Because I am a mo-ron. Fixed now, carry on!
Why is the headline "Those Darlins bring their Southern charm to Thunderbird Café" if the show is at the Brillobox?
Come Alive with Chuck Brinkman,"Battle of The Bands," any film clips in exsistance??
Kellee you rock! Keep it coming!
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ummm, yeah Mac Miller (one of the WORST names ever) is just another Asher Roth, white/frat-party rapper. Big deal! Everyone went bananas over Asher, now no one cares. Miller sings pointless lame-ass lyrics over 90s era beats, SO WHAT!!!??? He is so boring. Sure, 16 year Pittsburgh girls trapped in a 90s timewarp might eat this garbage up, as will a few moronic hipsters. But this guy is about as serious to hip-hop as Justin Bieber.
As per Miller's potential to be huge among tweens, yes, that is a possibility. But as far as him being talented or interesting, that is a whole other debate. He sucks.
And who wants another white boy rapper? NO ONE.
This guy is almost like something dreamed up by the Onion!
no shit he's popular. most people are dumb.
i know people in this city have a massive inferiority complex, but not everything that comes from here is worth celebrating.
a white midget punk rapping about "fags", smoking weed, and senior skip day? save it for fucking tiger beat.
Don't entertain the peanut gallery. Mac Miller is hugely popular WORLDWIDE and will only continue to grow. I manage a hip hop website in Pittsburgh and the majority of my traffic is from fans googling about Mac Miller. If you don't like him that's fine but he's going to get along well regardless. :)
he sucks, you're probably worse, shut the fuck up
Who died and made you Kool Herc? You really deem yourself the arbiter of what communities can and can not be on the "hip-hop map" as it is termed in our discussion? I think you adequately proved my point that you don't disagree with the music on its merits but rather just want to vent your hatred of certain artists which seems to the casual observer to stem from jealousy.
Groups from East Pittsburgh in general and Squirrel Hill in particular have been making music, touring, and in general contributing to world hip-hop culture for almost two decades now. Mac Miller's success simply validates this proposition and does literally put Squirrel Hill on the map. In his videos shot at neighborhood house parties, Whiteman Park, and other locales, viewers and fans from all around the planet can see the unique flavor of hip-hop that Pittsburgh, East Pittsburgh, and Squirrel Hill/Point Breeze, Shadyside has to offer. That's a fact, you can stick your hands in your ears and scream to the walls but all of this has already transpired and then you'd just be delusional.
Now back to areas being on the "map". Inexact term of art as that may be, the ethos or rap is such that any area deserves to be on the map and arrives there when interest and notice is created in it by the music coming out of it. There is no committee that makes these choices and you ain't on it even if it did exist.
You believe your City paper's mandate is to cover local bands who do not market themselves effectively through social media? That's a narrow balliwick to be sure. Methinks that some of these bands may have you or your friends in them. I'd also point out that you predicated your hatred ostensibly on Mac's alleged lack of musical quality and then switched to the contention that him marketing himself effectively is somehow a strike against him in the great and hidden book of musical quality available I'm sure only to you. Problem is you contradict yourself there and pretty much everywhere. You must be really mad that these dudes are achieving their dreams and making more in a night than you prolly do in a month (in Wiz's case a year I'd guess). You are as always entitled to your voice, but your logic is flawed enough that it warranted a response. Finally I'd say that you should not hide behind a moniker if you're going to take a shot at someone or their community so stridently. Anyone who can google my name up here will know who I am. Its the name I rapped under for 13 years out of Squirrel Hill proudly. I took that name on 10 world tours to places like Japan and Brazil and Poland. And I'm very proud that Mac Miller is going to do his thing in a gigantic level. There's an old sephardic saying: "judge me by my flavor, not my color.." (color meaning exterior, not race) Its a good one to live by. If you want your hate to be taken seriously then you gotta hate on the merits. Otherwise you just sound bitter and ill informed.
Picking on people with Down's Syndrome? Really?
You would really have to TRY to be lamer than that.
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