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Monday, September 11, 2017

MP3 Monday: CHOIR

Posted By on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM

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Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s a new song from CHOIR’s release YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Face The Music with City Paper

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM

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City Paper is throwing a battle of the bands this fall (open now) and you may be asking yourself: "why? Isn't that a little 90s? Isn't there enough war in this world?"

Simply put, City Paper is interested in discovering all the talent that's flying under the radar in Pittsburgh. We know how hard it is to be a working band or musician in Pittsburgh, and we wanted to reward that work (you can check out all the prizes, qualifications and deadlines here). The competition aspect is simply a device to deliver those rewards.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

MP3 Monday: Short Fictions

Posted By on Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 2:16 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAM TREBER
  • Photo courtesy of Sam Treber
Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s a new song from Short Fictions' upcoming album The Heart Is A Kaleidoscope. “Ellen (A Song About A Book)” delivers some classic guitar-driven 90s indie (Built To Spill comes to mind), with earnest, clever lyrics and smart production. It’s a gem.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Listen Up! Aug. 30 Issue

Posted By on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 6:23 PM

Murder For Girls - PHOTO COURTESY OF CASEY MARZELL
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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 Hoops, Protomartyr, Laetitia Sadler, Murder for Girls and more. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

MP3 Monday: Gravelarks

Posted By on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 1:24 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF CANDICE MCDERMOTT
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Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, we’re hearing from an inventive and melancholic indie-rock three-piece called Gravelarks. Its debut Sublimation, released earlier this month, tips its hat to a handful of styles and influences, but smart harmonies and pleasantly unusual riff work run throughout the nine tracks.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

MP3 Monday: Omar-Abdul R. Lawrence

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:32 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF ERICA BACKBERG
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Each week, we post a song from a local artist online for free. This week, it’s “C.I.C.D.,” from local hip-hop producer and artist Omar-Abdul R. Lawrence. (He’s also a community advocate for arts, social innovation and education.) You can find more of his old-school production and positive lyricism on his latest mixtape, Tilt the Axis. But first, stream or download “C.I.C.D.” below.

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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

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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
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“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
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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
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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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