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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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MP3 Monday: Moon Baby

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:14 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLES LUDEKE
  • Photo courtesy of Charles Ludeke

Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it's a XOMwonderful remix Moon Baby's "Tip of the Tongue." Moon Baby's new album, Barbara, is set for release this fall and we’ve already heard the excellent debut single “Pumps by the Pool” (song of the summer?). There’s a lot to look forward to, but today we’re looking back, with a remix of “Tip of the Tongue,” from the 2016 album Hollywood Killed Tara Reid.  Stream or download “Tip of my Tongue (remix)” below and keep an eye out for Barbara.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Warped Tour 2017 Q&A: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:04 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDSEY BYRNES
  • Photo courtesy of Lindsey Byrnes

Myra Galarza is the drummer of joyful punk band Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Her raspy voice and great sense of humor fill every space she goes with a bright energy, as City Paper discovered upon interviewing her at this year’s Warped Tour. We chatted about experiencing unfamiliar weather, letting loose on a busy tour and seeing sexism in punk rock.

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Warped Tour 2017 Q&A: Hatebreed

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:39 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF ATOM SPLITTER PR
  • Photo courtesy of Atom Splitter PR

Frank Novinec is the guitarist of seminal metalcore band Hatebreed. Hiding out in the air-conditioned pressroom from the beating sunlight, we had a conversation about the band tackling its first Warped Tour in 17 years, being a legacy band and staying relevant in the industry for a long time.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Phish returns to Pittsburgh with a laid-back show at Petersen Events Center

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Phish performs at Petersen Events Center on Wed., July 19. - CP PHOTOS BY JORDAN MILLER
  • CP photos by Jordan Miller
  • Phish performs at Petersen Events Center on Wed., July 19.

“Phish heads” packed into the Petersen Events Center in Oakland last night to see the jam band’s summer tour stop in Pittsburgh. The scene was laid-back and chill, with a thick cloud of weed smoke in the air and beach balls constantly bouncing through the crowd.

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Warped Tour 2017 Q&A: War On Women

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:37 PM

War On Women - CP PHOTOS BY MEG FAIR
  • CP photos by Meg Fair
  • War On Women

War On Women is a metal band that uses its raw musical power to spread a message of feminist empowerment. Vocalist Shawna Potter has an explosive stage presence and spreads an anti-racist, anti-transphobic, anti-sexist message through her songs and her stage banter. It’s an electric sight to behold.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Warped Tour 2017 Q&A: Sick Of It All

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 1:29 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF SICK OF IT ALL
  • Photo courtesy of Sick Of It All

Sick of It All has been taking the hardcore scene by storm since its inception in 1986. Twenty years since its last Warped Tour, the group sat down with CP to chat about how the scene has changed, what it’s like to tour with a family at home and why playing Europe is so damn cool.

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MP3 Monday: Lawn Care

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM

CP PHOTO BY JORDAN MILLER
  • CP photo by Jordan Miller
Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. For your enjoyment, we’re sharing “Farmer’s Tan,” by Lawn Care.

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