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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ANTIfest takes over Mr. Smalls Funhouse and the Mr. Roboto Project Nov. 24 and 25 to celebrate 20 years of A-F Records

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Edhochuli - PHOTO COURTESY OF YOSH
  • Photo courtesy of YOSH
  • Edhochuli

ANTIfest is a two-day celebration and music festival featuring current musicians on Pittsburgh-based label A-F Records. It will also showcase several reuniting bands from the label’s history like Tabula Rasa, The Code and Ma Jolie. All the proceeds from the event will go to The Persad Center and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.

A-F Records was founded in 1997 by the members of Anti-Flag. The band wanted to create a platform to spread the music of socially conscious and politically active punk bands. As the years have passed, the scope of genre and style has widened, but the mission of giving back remains the same.

CP sat down with label runner and ANTIfest organizer Chris Stowe in advance of the festival to talk about the history and potential future of ANTIfest and A-F Records.

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Listen Up! Nov. 15 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:25 PM

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What the future sounds like: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we're covering new music from Short Fictions, Pale Waves, Donora, David Bazan and more. Listen up!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

MP3 Monday: little good bad

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 5:18 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSH GULDEN
  • Photo courtesy of Josh Gulden

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s little good bad’s “Wide Awake.” It’s a rebellious pop track with a triumphant hook about refusing to bow to society’s expectations.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Macklemore brings Gemini Tour to Pittsburgh

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Macklemore on stage during his sold-out show at Stage AE on Tue., Nov. 7 - CP PHOTOS BY JAKE MYSLIWCZYK
  • CP photos by Jake Mysliwczyk
  • Macklemore on stage during his sold-out show at Stage AE on Tue., Nov. 7
Hip-hop artist Macklemore came to Pittsburgh's Stage AE last night, hitting the stage in the same yellow Pittsburgh Pirates jersey he wore on Good Morning America in August.

"I like the jersey. It's yellow, it's Roberto Clemente and it's the National League," Macklemore explained in this WTAE article after his TV appearance.

Here are our favorite photo highlights from last night's sold-out show.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Listen Up! Nov. 8 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Greywalker
  • Greywalker
Here it is: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we're covering new music from Olivia Newton-John, Fruit & Flowers, Greywalker, Murder for Girls and more. Listen up!

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City Paper's 2017 Survival Playlist

Posted By on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Jeff Rosenstock's Worry
  • Jeff Rosenstock's Worry

In our Nov. 8 issue, we're publishing a collection of protest songs for the Trump era. These are songs selected by alt-weekly writers around the country that inspire action and resistance in a tumultuous political climate. But to keep up the strength to fight, you need to take care of yourself. So here's an alternative playlist, one that focuses more on what songs have helped comfort, console and chill out local writers and activists in the past year.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Listen Up! Nov. 1 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 4:02 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHERVIN LAINEZ
  • Photo courtesy of Shervin Lainez
Here it is: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we're covering new music from Regina Spektor, Pere Ubu, Paperhaus, Turkuaz and more. Listen up!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

MP3 Monday: LoFi Delphi

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 2:56 PM

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Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s “Phone,” by LoFi Delphi. It’s an irresistible ear-worm with a criminally catchy hook and bouncy rock feel. Stream or download “Phone” for free below.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

One last night at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 2:28 PM

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In 1997, Barbara Manning, one of my favorite indie-rock singer-songwriters, finally came to Pittsburgh for a solo show at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. I had been a fan of her introspective songs (which actually pre-dated the term “indie rock”), as a solo artist, and in bands like 28th Day and the S.F. Seals. We became acquainted after I sent her a letter in San Francisco in the early 1990s. We talked by phone and sent each other copies of our albums. I even interviewed her for a fanzine. But we never talked in person. I saw the Seals at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, but never got close enough to say hello. By then, we had fallen out of touch anyway, so who knows if she’d remember me.

Then, on a Thursday night in July 1997, she walked into the BBT. Pushing all my shyness and fanboy feelings aside, I ran up to her and introduced myself. “Oh my God, how are you? It’s so good to finally meet you,” she yelled as she gave me a hug.

Yep. She remembered me.

We all have our Bloomfield Bridge Tavern stories. That’s mine. And that’s only half of it.

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Listen Up! Oct. 25 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 9:24 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEVI WALTON
  • Photo courtesy of Levi Walton
Here it is: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we're covering new music from Helms Alee, Rita Ora, Jack White (covers), Dinosaur Jr. and more. Listen up!

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