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Monday, October 5, 2015

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Run Forever - SARAH WILSON
Sarah Wilson
Run Forever

You may have already read this week's cover story on local indie rock band Run Forever, whose new self-titled full-length comes out Fri., Oct. 9 on No Sleep Records. But no need to wait till Friday to hear it ... we're streaming the entire record below.

Almost seven years in, Run Forever is the band's best effort yet, thanks to frontman Anthony Heubel's ever-strengthening knack for hooky melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics. The members haven't fully abandoned their emo and pop punk roots — there are moments on the record that evoke The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me-era Brand New. But, Heubel told us, "We’ve listened to the same music throughout the span of [making] Run Forever, and I think we’re finally heading in a direction where what we like is lining up with what we’re playing.” Which means that listeners can expect to hear shades of Bright Eyes, Pedro the Lion, A.A. Bondy and Magnolia Electric Company.

Pre-order Run Forever here, or buy a copy at the record release show at Assemble on Sun., Oct. 18. Outer Spaces, Fun Home and Teeth Like Yours will also perform. 6 p.m. 5125 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412-254-4230 or

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 3:56 PM

click to enlarge Carousel - NICOLAS LOCKERMAN
Nicolas Lockerman
If you're a fan of bluesy classic rock, you may have already heard that Pittsburgh's very own Carousel has a new record coming out — it's first with guitarist Matt Goldsborough, also of Pentagram and The Skull. The Tee Pee Records signees  will release 2113 the follow-up to 2013's Jewelers' Daughter — on August 28, and the band will celebrate with a release show at Spirit, in Lawrenceville, on September 4. In the mean time, take a listen to the title track from the record below ... and you can check out Andy Mulkerin's 2012 profile of Carousel here.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Posted By on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM

This week in CP:

The Joy Formidable finds its sound on its new album Wolf's Law

The Joy Formidable- This Ladder is Ours

Critics' Picks including Dinner and a Suit, Generationals, Betty Lavette and Lovely Little Girls

Dinner and a Suit

Generationals- Put a Light On

Bettye Lavette

Lovely Little Girls- Undulate

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

This week in CP:

RZA of the Wu-Tang clan talks about his ties to Pittsburgh and Steubenville, and Iceage explains their new album in our Music Features.

RZA and The Black Keys — Baddest Man Alive

Iceage — Coalition

Reviews of new albums from Jasiri X and Pointillists.

Jasiri X ft. Brother Ali — The Pillars

The Pointillists — Masonry and Other Lost Arts

Critics' Picks featuring Last Good Tooth, Baby Dee and Little Annie, and Joey Bada$$!

Last Good Tooth — Long Journey

Baby Dee and Little Annie — State of Grace

Joey Bada$$ — Waves

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 1:47 PM

This week in CP:

—Musician and former member of The Monkees Mike Nesmith talks about his ongoing projects and work with MTV, and Sean Bonnette of Andrew Jackson Jihad elaborates on his position as the Michael Jordan of Netflix in our Music Features.

The Monkees

Andrew Jackson Jihad

—Our weekly Critics' Picks featuring Purity Ring, John Scofield, and Zola Jesus.

Purity Ring

John Scofield

Zola Jesus

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM

This week in CP:

—We lament the closing of Shadow Lounge, one of Pittsburgh's most important and influential venues. Their legacy series will feature local artists including Phat Man Dee, Mega Def, and Jasiri X.

Phat Man Dee

Mega Def

Jasiri X

—Our Local Beat segment looks at NOISE, an event that will feature White Wives and The Wakening.

White Wives

The Wakening

—Critics' Picks featuring Brokeback, Smooth Tutors, Kevin Bowe, Grizzly Bear, Boats, Chuck Ragan, and Dave Hause!


Smooth Tutors

Kevin Bowe

Grizzly Bear


Chuck Ragan

Dave Hause

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

This week in CP:

Ray Dawn goes from law student to hip-hop lyricist in our Music Feature

Ray Dawn

Coverage of the slew of local artists, including Donora, who are representing the Steel City at SxSW.


Homeless Gospel Choir's plans to make a documentary about his one man DIY music operation.

—Mark Dignam, Tyler the Creator, Perpetuum Jazzile, Kate Nash, and Trust all make it into our Critics' Picks.

Mark Dignam

Tyler the Creator

Perpetuum Jazille


Kate Nash

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

This week in CP:

—Local bands Red Western and Grand Piano team up for a split vinyl LP.

Brooke Annibale comes home for the release of her new EP, Words in your Eyes .

—Write ups of hip-hop phenom A$AP Rocky and the glam-rock inspiration for Deathfix's new album in our Critics' Picks.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM

This week in CP:

— We examine the outsider career of Steve Kimock in our Music Features.

— Jessica Numsuwankijkul of Heliotropes goes On the Record to talk about Crackerbarrel, Touring, and Twin Peaks.

—A look at Shiny Toy Guns, perplexing minimalist Arnold Dreyblatt, and frat-boy favorite Hoodie Allen in our Critics' Picks.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM

This week in CP:

Andy Mulkerin writes about Mac Miller, Lord Finesse, and the future of mixtapes in hip-hop.

— A closer look at Ex Cops' new album in our Music Features.

Devin Miles' move away from the production board to the microphone in our Local Beat

Critics picks featuring Jenny Dalton, Murder By Death, and Code Orange Kids.

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