Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Listen Up! May 31 Issue

Posted By on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 1:07 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF EBRU YILDIZ
  • Photo Courtesy of Ebru Yildiz
We've always wanted to insert little computer chips and speakers into City Paper, so that when you open it, music from artists featured in the paper plays while you read about them (like a big old greeting card). But that's just not realistic. This is the second-best thing: a Spotify playlist featuring music from tomorrow's issue. Listen up.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Monday, May 29, 2017

MP3 Monday: Soy Sos Extended Ensemble

Posted By on Mon, May 29, 2017 at 8:51 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF KITOKO CHARGOIS​
  • Photo courtesy of Kitoko Chargois​
Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s a track from ABBEY: In The Red, the new multidisciplinary dance performance from Staycee Pearl Dance Project and Soy Sos. “Driva Man” is an Abbey Lincoln classic, revived in a stirring performance here with Soy Sos Extended Ensemble and Anqwenique Wingfield on vocals. Stream or download below.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Friday, May 26, 2017

Future brings Nobody Safe Tour to KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Future at KeyBank Pavilion on Thu., May 25 - CP PHOTOS BY LUKE THOR TRAVIS
  • CP photos by Luke Thor Travis
  • Future at KeyBank Pavilion on Thu., May 25

The Nobody Safe Tour came to KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown last night, bringing Future, A$AP Ferg, Migos and Tory Lanez to the stage. Here are our favorite photos from the night.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, May 25, 2017

D.C. rapper Wale brings The Shine Tour to Stage AE

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Wale at Stage AE on Wed., May 24 - CP PHOTOS BY JORDAN MILLER
  • CP photos by Jordan Miller
  • Wale at Stage AE on Wed., May 24

Wale got up close and personal with concert goers during his tour stop at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The D.C. rapper, decked out in a Barack Obama shirt, kept walking down ramps to get closer to his fans.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , ,

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Opening yourself to chaos: Pharmakon performs at The Shop

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:29 PM

music-picks_margaret-chardiet_20.jpg

Pharmakon is an experimental industrial noise artist whose albums come with artist statements. Her work is raw, powerful. It’s aggressive and harsh in a purely feminine way, a refreshing relief from a world of harsh noise built so much on the ugliness of masculinity.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , ,

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Listen Up! May 24 Issue

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM

We've always wanted to insert little computer chips and speakers into City Paper, so that when you open it, music from artists featured in the paper plays while you read about them (like a big old greeting card). But that's just not realistic. This is the second-best thing: a Spotify playlist featuring music from tomorrow's issue. Listen up.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Monday, May 22, 2017

MP3 Monday: AllegrA

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 1:11 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAEDEN MCCLAIN
  • Photo courtesy of Braeden McClain
“I made these songs alone in my basement,” reads the text on AllegrA’s Bandcamp for her latest two-track, cuties / smudged glasses. It sounds like it: these smartly-written guitar-driven songs have an intimate, restrained and slightly gloomy vibe. Good basement stuff. Stream or download “Smudged Glasses” below.



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

Check out AllegrA with Cayetana and Rue at Mr. Smalls on May 28.


Tags: , , , , ,

Chance the Rapper brings tour to Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena

Posted By and on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Chance the Rapper performs at PPG Paints Arena on Sat., May 20. - CP PHOTOS BY LUKE THOR TRAVIS
  • CP photos by Luke Thor Travis
  • Chance the Rapper performs at PPG Paints Arena on Sat., May 20.

Chance the Rapper's concert at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday night was one of our Critics' Picks in this week's issue. The artist won multiple Grammy awards earlier this year, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for his mixtape Coloring Book.

Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Thursday, May 18, 2017

DMC DJ Battles Makes Its Pittsburgh Debut at Room 16

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 5:10 PM

dmc1.jpg

Tomorrow, Pittsburgh will host a Disco Mix Club DJ Battle for the first time in the competition's history, which began in 1985. The group's website touts DMC competitions as "the World's Number 1 DJ Competition," drawing contestants from around the globe. The Pittsburgh event alone has contestants from at least 10 states, including Arizona, Georgia and New York.


According to DJ Selecta, one of the event's promoters and host of 91.3 FM WYEP's Grand Groove Radio, the average DJ battle has between 10 and 12 contestants. The Pittsburgh event will have 19. Selecta called the event "uncharted territory," noting that while Pittsburgh has held DJ battles before, such as the Red Bull Thre3style competition in 2015, DMC’s battles are a different experience. "Those battles are more based on crowd participation, as opposed to this one, which is based on scratching skills," says Selecta.

The competition takes place at Room 16, a Strip District club.


Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Lighthearted people, heavy music: A chat with Skating Polly

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 2:01 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF SKATING POLLY
  • Photo courtesy of Skating Polly

Skating Polly came to Pittsburgh this week, playing Smiling Moose on Tuesday. CP music writer Meg Fair caught up with them by phone to discuss parents, working with your idols and their new album.

__


Skating Polly makes rock music that feels big. It moves between brash and bratty, triumphant and solemn, but it’s held together by smart riffs and catchy hooks. The band takes a great deal of influence from the riot grrrl movement, but to say its music fits precisely into that category would be a disservice, as Skating Polly’s music moves easily between genres.


Continue reading »

Tags: , , , ,

Listings

Submit an event

DAILY RUNDOWN

Sign up for Daily Rundown and get the freshest content sent right to your inbox.

Subscribe

Digital Issues

This Week...

Read Past Issues

© 2017 Pittsburgh City Paper

Website powered by Foundation

National Advertising by VMG Advertising