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HIRS Collective refuses to stop existing

HIRS Collective refuses to stop existing

The music is a road map for a queer future


The 46th Pittsburgh Record and CD Convention takes place at the Bridgeville VFD, Sat., May 26

Organizer Tony Medwid chats about the differences in 22 years of conventions

The Local releases Reverie

The songs hint at Brit-rock but are delivered with more of a laid-back energy

7 Days of Concerts

Starship Mantis celebrates Trapped in the 9th Dimension at Spirit, Sat., May 19

The band's future is as bright the stars its spaceship zips by on Trapped in the 9th Dimension

Goest Ryder seeks to inspire with his own story of resilience

“You can achieve anything you want to achieve, be anything you want to be.”

The Hills and the Rivers release The Fool & the Magician

The record details a personal journey into the unknown, armed with a little intuition and the power of choice.

7 Days of Concerts

Millvale Music Festival takes place Fri. and Sat., May 11-12

“We also want to make sure that our guests coming in can see a different festival every year.”

Party philosopher Andrew W.K. performs at Mr. Smalls Tues., May 22

“Stay strong, and don’t be afraid.”

Pittsburgh hip-hop staple Selecta celebrates his 45th birthday with a roast and dance party at Spirit

The legendary hip-hop producer and artist Large Professor is headlining; Justin Strong hosts the roast

The Damaged Pies celebrates 30 years as a band

“If we were just in it for the money, we would have quit 28 years ago.”

Jason Kendall releases When at Last We Saw the Sunrise

The concept album maps the trajectory of a fictional local rocker finding success, reinventing himself and eventually faking his death

Fugazi’s Brendan Canty and Joe Lally reunite in The Messthetics

The cerebral stuff might make the music majors perk up, but the final product is pure fun

Pittonkatonk brings the community together on Sat., May 5 at Schenley Park

“We’re talking about equal rights, access to clean air and clean water.”

Long live the Goblin King, Mikey “Tha Pants” Felice

Friends and family recount tales of the one-of-a-kind brother, best friend and punk promoter

Bastard Bearded Irishmen releases Drinkin’ to the Dead

BBI sets out to prove it isn’t just a St. Patrick’s Day band

A-F Records’ Swiss Army releases debut full-length Paris Mountain

“It’s in a song now, so the moment is set in stone, or vinyl, at this point.”

Frankie Rose performs with Alvvays at Mr. Smalls Tue., May 1

“It’s exactly the way I want it to be, maybe for the first time ever.”

An animal-related playlist for your listening pleasure

I thought Eddie Vedder was singing, “Glorified version of a pelican.”

Jack Stauber releases absurdist pop-record HiLo

More sinister than Pop Food before it, HiLo is a blend of saccharine and strange

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