Despite Biblical influences, Pittsburgh’s Slaves BC are making noise in the blackened hardcore scene

Despite Biblical influences, Pittsburgh’s Slaves BC are making noise in the blackened hardcore scene

“We’ve been playing with nihilistic, atheistic, satanic bands since the beginning.”


Mostly Other People Do the Killing combines improvisation with jazz standards

“There’s a very obvious element of goofiness and zaniness in there.”

Sinkane’s funk, pop and jazz influences are an optimistic and soothing oasis in turbulent times

“You can’t be a leader and not be positive.”

Critics' Picks, Feb. 16-22

Performances by George Clinton, Rotten Sound, Gregory Porter and more

The Long Hunt channel nature for its moody, minimalist debut, Wilderness Tales

Think of a sound somewhere between Slint and Sleep

A new Pittsburgh tape label Crafted Sounds highlights local bands for a cause

A majority of the proceeds for Have A Nice Day: A Pittsburgh Collection will benefit Planned Parenthood

Critics’ Picks, Feb. 9-15

Performances by Mykki Blanco, Martina McBride and Hamilton Leithauser and more

New Releases

A review of Hearken's carte blanche

A monthly performance series Crawling for Culture comes to Zenith on the South Side

The Uptown Woods, Angela Autumn, Millgroves Crossing and Different Places in SPACE are on the inaugural bill

Through music, education and business, indie-rock legend Karl Hendricks left his mark on Pittsburgh’s music scene

“Karl had absolutely no attitude and no pretension. And that was rare.”

Former Flyleaf front woman Lacey Sturm proves that hard rock is not dead with Life Screams

“If I am operating out of love, my capacity to create and serve is supernatural.”

Pittsburgh’s Secret House Sessions breathe new life into a forgotten home

“There are so many women in Pittsburgh who are quiet about being really good musicians.”

Critics' Picks, Feb. 2-8

Performances by Leo Kottke, Steve ’N’ Seagulls, DK Anderson and more

Pittsburgh rockers The Park Plan deliver more than straight-up power pop

“There are a lot of different intentions that go into the writing.”

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox breathes old life into new classics

“I thought, ‘What if I try to make both sides happy?’”

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Multiple Choice expands in its second year, kicking off with a night of ‘Underground Hip Hop’

The launch party includes a breakdancing competition and performances from A-F-R-O and R.A. The Rugged Man

BACHBOOMBOX narrows the gap between hip hop and classical music

A cellist, a human DJ, an opera singer and a handful of multidisciplinary artists set their sights on breaking down barriers between genres

Critics' Picks, Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Performances by Stef Chura, Rick Springfield, Hiss Golden Messenger and more

Two Gunns: Guitarist Steve Gunn finds joy in both collaboration and solo work

“We wanted to pare down and get back to a more simple style of touring.”

Critics' Picks, Jan. 19-25

Performances by Bad Case of Big Mouth, The Uptown Woods, Mathew Tembo and more

New Releases

Reviews of records by The Silver Thread, Bill Deasy and T-Tops



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