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Re: “Fifteen years in and Snarky Puppy is better than ever

Snarky Puppy debuted in western PA with 2 free shows at SummerSounds in Greensburg in 2012 & 2013. Michael League loved SummerSounds! It's also debuted Lake Street Dive, Nicole Atkins and other outstanding up and coming artists. This June, see the PA debut of Leonid & Friends at SummerSounds for free. Rated as the best outdoor venue with the best sound in Western PA. It's not a best kept secret: it has 30,000 visitors each summer!

Posted by Gene James on 05/13/2019 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Concert Announcements: Wiz Khalifa, The New Respects, Chris Webby, and more

you should check pop performer lucius soze

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Posted by painter57 on 04/27/2019 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Riparian set for debut EP

His family is the all time enablers. The typos are just a family of liars and they work real hard to hide their junkie son. Nick Tupi belongs in jail. Smh. Such an awful and gross person.

Posted by Julia Lundgren on 04/24/2019 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Riparian set for debut EP

I can second this. Nick Tupi really is a career herion addict and is a sociopath. Not a person I would want around me for a minute. He did steal money from me. And he did lie to my face for years. He really is a huge piece of shit.

Posted by Julia Lundgren on 04/24/2019 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Wax Ecstatic: How local distributors are celebrating Record Store Day

There's a typo in your article on Record Store Day.
"Opening at 8 a.m., SuperMoney will only sell new, mint, and unopened vinyl."
Should be "SuperMonkey", with a k.

Posted by Dan Clamage on 04/12/2019 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Riparian set for debut EP

Im surprised Nick Tupi could keep a needle out of his arm long enough to get a promoter. Watch your tabs at the show. Wow, city paper, didnt do theyre research. NOT A BAND TO SUPPORT. Especially with the infamous drummer and career thief and herion user, Nick Tupi..... this man is not to be trusted and honestly will steal from his venues, other bands crying addict every time. Great fucking job debuting a herion addict into his next fix.

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Posted by joceylnT on 03/23/2019 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Riparian set for debut EP

I surprised Nick Tupi could keep a needle out of his arm long enough to convince people to promote him. Watch you tabs when you go to their shows.... not a person to trust. Nick Tupi the drummer of Reparian is a deadbeat dad, sociopath, and career herion user with no remorse. Nah, his reputation makes this a big NO F&@$cking WAY Would I EVER promote or support a person like Nick Tupi.

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Posted by joceylnT on 03/23/2019 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Kidmental has a theme song for that

Hey Kid, how would someone contact you if they want a theme song? I didn't see a website in the article.

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Posted by Sloyce3443 on 03/06/2019 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Kidmental has a theme song for that

Awesomeness!!! You're an inspiration young man. This is so cool,God gave you everything you need to whatever you want in life and bringing people together makes Him smile. You're a GameChanger!!! Congratulations

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Posted by Arline Brown on 03/06/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Kidmental has a theme song for that

Yoooo he is the man yall better get on the mental train before he blows up because its obvious he will!!!

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Posted by dakid on 03/06/2019 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Kidmental has a theme song for that

Loved the article about "Kidmental". I won a personal theme song by him. It was so cool. The title is "Baby Cuddler" and I thoroughly enjoy it. He even mentioned my little dog, Guy. Thank you so much for sharing Kidmental's story. Everytime I think about my "Theme Song" I smile. I hope to hear more about his music. Sharon

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Posted by Sloyce3443 on 03/06/2019 at 2:55 PM

Re: “At 78 and with myriad health issues, surf-rock legend Dick Dale plays through the pain

I met Dick at his Surf Shop in Huntington Beach in the early 80's. He truly is a Man of indomitable spirt

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Posted by Jack Spencer on 03/03/2019 at 9:30 AM

Re: “What new bands and musicians can learn from The Flow Band

City Paper Jordan Snowden & Jared Wickerham thank you so very much for the article & pics. we appreciate you ! Our show @ Chiefs Cafe is on Friday Feb.22 Not Sat. Thanks hope to see you

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Posted by Uzell Finney Jr. on 02/20/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Not even a year after its formation, Kiwano Sour releases its first EP

Woohoo! Great write up, Jordan. Thanks so much to you and Jared for making this all happen!

-Geoff

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Posted by Geoff Bland on 02/13/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “DJ Afterthought comes home

He just played at Pittsburghs hottest club last Friday @foxtailpgh !!!!

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Posted by Michael DeSimone on 01/30/2019 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Blindsider

you could writte more https://railrushmodapk.club/

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Posted by Joe1 on 01/15/2019 at 11:16 AM

Re: “New Releases

What is the meaning of your bumblebees are out video? People are saying it has a deep meaning. So I want to hear it from you.

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Posted by daliladaisyXD x3 on 11/30/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Rex Theater: Uplifting the South Side community

Great article Jordan! How polarizing your tastes are!

Posted by Joe Frat on 11/15/2018 at 8:14 PM

Re: “What is state of all-ages concerts in Pittsburgh?

"you can't make a show all ages when less than 2% of the potential audience is under 21", is what that sentence should have said - thanks!

Posted by Manny Theiner on 09/20/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “What is state of all-ages concerts in Pittsburgh?

Every now and then a terrible article comes out about all-ages shows in the City Paper or Pitt News, etc, and this is the latest iteration. Eli Enis did not do adequate research, and the editor did not help shepherd his results towards comprehensively factual reporting, either. Its premise, that all ages shows are on "shaky ground" in Pittsburgh, is totally incorrect. There are more all-ages venues now in Pittsburgh than there have been for a while. The article's print version mentions only seven in a red-colored side bar: Roboto, Stage AE, Rex, PPG Arena, KeyBank Pavilion, Smalls/Funhouse, and Smiling Moose, but there are many more: Spirit (sometimes), Glitterbox, Black Forge, Carnegie Museum Hall/Lecture Hall, Warhol Museum, City of Asylum, 3577 Studios, Fallout Shelter, Carnegie Hall of Homestead, and at least a couple more I don't care to mention by name. None limit attendance by age. Even Hambone's (being a restaurant) is all-ages with accompanying parent. And of course there are tons of house shows which is where the hippest kids seem to go anyway.

The article also fails to address the main problem with making many shows all ages here: the under-21 audience is drastically underinformed about music. They just don't know about anything other than a few 'herd-instinct' bands. Making a show all ages costs extra money in terms of security and room dividers because of PA alcohol laws which forbid the kind of 18+ wristbanding that OH and WV allow (in PA there's no such thing as a 18+ show). Only one local venue takes advantage of the 'chaperone rule' venue (I won't say which) - the others are too afraid to do so because of potential huge fines if they get the procedure wrong.

And you can't make a show all ages when less than 2% of the potential audience is over-21, because that tiny number can't justify the extra costs. I have a show tonight where one person complained on the Facebook event about it not being all ages. When you stack that up against the 150 people who are over 21 going to that show, that one person doesn't measure up. I remember doing a show for Swans at the Rex - 400 people attended, and less than 10 of them were under 21. Only *certain* shows need to be all ages - the ones that have clearly 25% or more under-21 component, where the draw more than covers the extra costs. And those shows are almost always still all-ages.

Hence, there are no issues or problems with any of this, unless the problem is with PA's antiquated and arcane alcohol laws. Simply implementing the same wristbanding that OH and WV have would solve this, but is that ever going to happen in Harrisburg? Some energetic young legislator would have to make it his or her personal crusade, or the status quo will never be changed.

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Posted by Manny Theiner on 09/04/2018 at 4:32 PM

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