Critics’ Picks, Sept. 22-28

Critics’ Picks, Sept. 22-28

Performances by the Handsome Family, Miserable and a jam-packed Thrival lineup

Music Features

Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society celebrates four decades of advocating roots-based music

Its mission has satellites around the city, with a venue on the PCA’s lower floor, music classes taught at a nearby college, and concerts produced in collaboration with other arts organizations
A look at the past, present and future of Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.

Music Features

On Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, Rockford, Ill.-based singer-songwriter Ryley Walker expertly arranges every element

From instrumentation to vocalization, Walker seeks to demonstrate full control of his faculties at all times
A review of Ryley Walker’s fourth album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung.

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Local Beat

Pittsburgh-based musician AllegrA releases her solo debut

“I was raised with rhythm in my blood.”
Allegra Eidinger’s solo debut has been a lifetime in the making. Eidinger recalls birthday parties where family members sang “Happy Birthday” in four-part harmony, and her dad encouraging her toward music through his own love for drumming.

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