At 21, Pittsburgh’s Amir Miles is taking his music career into his own hands

At 21, Pittsburgh’s Amir Miles is taking his music career into his own hands

“I think if you decide to drop out of college to be a musician, you need to be meticulous in your planning.”


Portugal. The Man Soundtracks the #Resistance

“It’s good to cause some kind of commotion.”

New Releases

A review of We Hold Hands and We Jump

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s vast archive goes digital

Users can explore show posters, programs, performance details and audio recordings from its 120-plus-year history

Critics' Picks, March 23-29

Check out performances this week from Bang on a Can All-Stars, Touche Amore, Fishbone, Concealed Blade and more

Critics' Picks, March 15-22

Check out performances this week from Bit Brigade, The Bastard Bearded Irish Men, Local Natives, Screaming Females and more

New Releases

Pittsburgh’s Montell Fish is spreading the gospel through hip hop and R&B

“The pastor spoke to me and said ‘God has a plan for your life.’”

Philadelphia surf-rockers Queen of Jeans riding high

“Any free moment I have I’m usually playing guitar or singing something ridiculous to myself.”

Pittsburgh hip-hop artist Choo Jackson’s career is ready to roll into primetime

“I’m here to be on a bigger level.”

Guitarist Mark Whitfield making his March 10 Pittsburgh show a family affair

“We just do what we do.”

Patti Smith to play Horses live at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall

The record blended inspirations from Arthur Rimbaud, William Burroughs and Jim Morrison with garage rock

New York rapper Sammus, in Pittsburgh on March 13, balances academia with hip hop

“One of my goals was to push my music in spaces where I don’t think it would be heard traditionally.”

Tribute to Pittsburgh musician Dave Vucenich planned for March 10 at Gooski’s

Festival honoring Unread Records’ 200th release set for March 11

Critics' Picks, March 9-15

Check out performances this week from Seasaw, Tortoise, The Goddamn Gallows and more

Hardcore band Power Trip plans on staying political even as it gains more notoriety among metal fans

“I feel more obligated to speak out. And if it makes some redneck cringe, I don’t really care.”

The Necks and Battle Trance offer two different takes on experimental music

With either group, it’s best to check your inhibitions at the door and keep your ears open

Critics' Picks, March 2-8

Check out performances this week from We The Kings, Foxing, GZA and more

J. Trafford, of Suavity’s Mouthpiece, stages a concert benefiting the Trans Women of Color Collective

The joyfully weird Pittsburgh band previously donated all online sales to the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit

Jeff Rosenstock is just a normal guy making anti-capitalist power pop

“I wanted these lyrics to be punk as fuck.”



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