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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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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Monday, October 23, 2017

MP3 Monday: Donora

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:31 PM

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Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week it’s “Fall” by Donora, a bright, bouncy indie pop love song that sounds like picnics in the Autumn sun and ice cream on Mt. Washington. Stream or download “Fall” below.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Free music festival Le Creme debuts in Allentown on Saturday with Living Colour, food trucks, vendors and more

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Can a city have too many music festivals? Unless you're a crusty curmudgeon, no, not really. Music, food, neighbors and sunshine are generally agreed on to be cool, good things.

Pittsburgh in 2017 is pretty stacked in this department, with festivals of varying sizes and personalities running throughout the year. Some are dedicated to neighborhoods, some to genres, and some to philanthropy. Joining the scene this year is Le Creme, a day-long music festival in Allentown, founded by the owner of Supermonkey Recording Co., Christian Groblewski. The iconic rock band Living Colour is headlining, but there's a robust bill of local (mostly rock) acts filling out the day, including Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers and Venus in Furs.


For a little background on how Le Creme came to be, read City Paper's Q&A with Groblewski.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

MP3 Monday: Murder For Girls

Posted By on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 1:13 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF JON B. SNOW
  • Photo courtesy of Jon B. Snow

Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s “Jennifer Lynch,” by punk-rock stalwarts Murder For Girls. A groovy, eerie bass line threads through a catchy ’90s-style pop-rock number full of grit and crunch. Stream or download “Jennifer Lynch” for free below.



To download "Jennifer Lynch," right-click here and select "save link as."


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

VIA Music Festival takes over Pittsburgh Oct. 6-8

Posted By on Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Visuals by Anna Henson - PHOTO COURTESY OF VIA MUSIC FESTIVAL
  • Photo courtesy of VIA Music Festival
  • Visuals by Anna Henson
In its eighth year, VIA has crafted an accessible weekend of music, art and education from both local and international groups.

This year’s event will take place at Carnegie Mellon University, Ace Hotel, and Hot Mass, and is a connected effort between VIA, girlFx, Honcho, Mesh, Hot Mass, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Music Lending, Listening Spaces, Ace Hotel and CMU. Most of these connections were forged in the earliest years of the festival, its original team branching off into a myriad of different projects that still collaborate.

“VIA Festival, and events like Weekender, happen because of an evolving network of people. Most of us hustle year round on our own projects that are growing and attracting various kinds of national and international attention,” explains Lauren Goshinski. “The intention of VIA is to galvanize these efforts.”

Goshinski, Co-founder and Director of VIA, is director of exhibitions at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and a member of the girlFx collective (pronounced Girlfriends). She has been a part of the event since its inception.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Listen Up! Oct. 4 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 2:26 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 Deerhoof, Frankie Rose, Against Me!, SPISH and more. Listen up!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

MP3 Monday: SPISH

Posted By on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 5:04 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF FORREST KOS
  • Photo courtesy of Forrest Kos

Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s a rollicking, menacing, slightly witchy track called “Veins,” from SPISH’s excellent new album Building a Family. Check out the album release show at Glitter Box on Oct. 10, but in the meantime, stream or download “Veins” below.

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Thrival Music Festival brings thousands to Carrie Furnaces

Posted By on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Thrival Music Festival returned to the Carrie Furnaces Sept. 29-30. - CP PHOTOS BY JAKE MYSLIWCZYK
  • CP photos by Jake Mysliwczyk
  • Thrival Music Festival returned to the Carrie Furnaces Sept. 29-30.
Thrival Innovation + Music Festival celebrated its fifth year this weekend, bringing two days of local and national artists to the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin.

Check out photo intern Jake Mysliwczyk's highlights from Saturday's performances, including hometown favorite Wiz Khalifa, who closed out the night.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MP3 Monday: slowdanger

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 11:11 AM

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Each week we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s “Open Door” by multidisciplinary performance duo //slowdanger\\. It’s a spacey electronic number with a dreamy melody that makes you want to dance in a zero-gravity chamber.

Stream or download “Open Door” below.



To download "Open Door," right-click here and select "save link as."

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Katy Perry brings "Witness: The Tour" to Pittsburgh

Posted By on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Katy Perry on stage at PPG Paints arena on Fri., Sept. 22. - CP PHOTOS BY JAKE MYSLIWCZYK
  • CP photos by Jake Mysliwczyk
  • Katy Perry on stage at PPG Paints arena on Fri., Sept. 22.
Katy Perry, the singer-songwriter known for such hits as "I Kissed a Girl" and "California Gurls," brought her "Witness: The Tour" to Pittsburgh last night. Here are City Paper photo intern Jake Mysliwczyk's photo highlights from Perry's show at PPG Paints Arena.

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