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Friday, August 18, 2017

At Roboto on Sunday, a F*ck Ted Nugent Extravaganza

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 2:02 PM

SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK
  • Screenshot from Facebook
The Mr. Roboto Project in Bloomfield will be hosting a "F*ck Ted Nugent Extravaganza," on Sun., Aug. 20, the same evening the actual Ted Nugent will be performing at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Sorry, I was thinking about love": A Night with Rozwell Kid, Chris Farren and Great Grandpa

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:11 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY DUBIN
  • Photo courtesy of Emily Dubin

“I asked the Wish Man / to make me a dog / and he said, ‘your wish is my command’ / and I said, [sound effects of dogs barking]”


Those are all of the lyrics to the sub-minute “Wish Man,” a song that Rozwell Kid played six times the other night at Mr. Smalls Funhouse, and would’ve played more if it could. It takes a certain type of artist to even record a song as nonsensical as that, let alone slap it in the middle of the most important record of their career thus far—in this case, the long-awaited SideOneDummy Records debut, Precious Art. However, to then play that song six times in one set during your first nationwide headlining tour, and receive a greater, more impassioned crowd response on each successive playthrough, is a feat only Rozwell Kid could accomplish.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

MP3 Monday: Sierra Sellers

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 1:40 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF JORDAN ARMSTRONG
  • Photo courtesy of Jordan Armstrong
Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week’s track is “Smooth,” the latest from relatively new R&B artist/singer/songwriter Sierra Sellers. The track, produced by Gambi and Sellers, follows an equally fresh and impressive self-titled EP released earlier this year, so hopefully there’s a full length on the way.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Listen Up! August 9 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Durand Jones - PHOTO COURTESY OF JUSTIN HUBLER
  • Photo courtesy of Justin Hubler
  • Durand Jones
Here it is: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we're covering music from Durand Jones & The Indications, Freeway, Amir Miles, The Van Allen Belt and more! Fantastic.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Smash Mouth plays free concert at Regatta to ... Shrek fans?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Smash Mouth at the 2017 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta - CP PHOTOS BY JORDAN MILLER
  • CP photos by Jordan Miller
  • Smash Mouth at the 2017 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Were you at the free Smash Mouth concert at Point State Park this Saturday night during the Regatta wondering, “What’s up with all these people dressed up as Shrek?”

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MP3 Monday: Livefromthecity

Posted By on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:14 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF NJAIMEH NIJE
  • Photo courtesy of Njaimeh Nije
Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week’s track is Livefromthecity’s "Swim,” featuring his trademark melodic flow and a sick 80s synth hook (think John Carpenter scores, or It Follows for the youngsters).

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Monday, July 31, 2017

MP3 Monday: The Velcro Shoes

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:35 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT DAYAK
  • Photo courtesy of Matt Dayak

Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s the closing track from The Velcro Shoes’ new album All That You Are (album release show at Brillobox on August 12). “Times Are Different” is a smart, percussion-driven track from this indie-rock four piece, that only clocks in at a little over four minutes but feels unexpectedly epic. Stream or download “Times Are Different” below.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mannequin Pussy playing Mr. Roboto Project on Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:28 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF C.J. HARVEY
  • Photo courtesy of C.J. Harvey

Mannequin Pussy’s Romantic is an absolute rush. At just 17 minutes, it’s one of the most frantic, anxious, shreddiest, most cathartic and most arresting punk records in recent memory. Not a single track cracks three minutes, most are under two, and the longer ones are sonic riptides that jostle themselves back and forth, swelling and soothing unpredictably. Hardcore-punk blasts like “Everything,” “Meatslave One” and “Ten” are performed with such ferocity that Marisa Dabice’s lyrics are virtually indiscernible amongst the cacophonous distortion and avalanche-like drumming.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Listen Up! July 26 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:12 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS CASSELA
  • Photo courtesy of Chris Cassela
Here it is: a playlist featuring all of the artists in the music section of tomorrow's issue. In it, we're covering music from Hurray For The Riff Raff, Melvins, Piebald, moon baby and more. Listen up!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Warped Tour 2017 Q&A: Anti-Flag

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Anti-Flg
  • Anti-Flg


Chris No. 2 is the fearless vocalist and bassist of Pittsburgh-based political punk act Anti-Flag. He was kind enough to take a few moments out of his busy hometown gig day to chat with City Paper about 11 years of Warped Tour, making yourself feel at home in the middle of a long tour, and holding it down as a political and punk staple on the tour.

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