Vol. 25, No. 17
City Paper 2015 Music Issue
By Margaret Welsh
Music isn't the only lesson students learn at rock camp
"We're really trying to instill core life skills with music as a vehicle."
So You Want to Make a Record ... A pro's tips on how to handle your first studio session
A pro's tips on how to handle your first studio session
By Madeleine Campbell
Four Pittsburgh artists give their secrets to writing the perfect song
"Try to find your own story, and be as true and bold as you can possibly be in telling it."
Tour Diary: On the Road With Matt Miller
"I wasn't in the parking lot more than five minutes before I was somewhere else."
By Matt Miller
We ask six notable Pittsburghers to let us listen to their MP3 players
By Alex Zimmerman, Rebecca Nuttall and Ashley Murray
What's on our MP3 players: A look at what CP staffers listen to
"I do admit to a major love affair with sad songs."
By Charlie Deitch
Behind-the-scenes of City Paper’s Music Issue cover shoots
These kids are rock stars
By Ashley Murray
For the past three years, the Steelers and the casino have been paying for rides to their front doors; now the ride could be on you
"It's an unfair burden to say Port Authority should eat the cost of that free fare."
By Alex Zimmerman
This sleek Mount Washington fine-dining restaurant offers creative, complex and sometimes confounding fare
By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth
Bread and Salt Bakery is a new addition to Bloomfield
It's back to basics: crusty loaves made with flour, salt and water
These two apps will make your next home cocktail night a little more fun
Mixology raids your liquor cabinet; Drinkify matches cocktails to music artists
By Celine Roberts
At the PCA, three artists take things apart to put it all together
Each artist deconstructs, rebuilds or reconfigures in order to challenge comprehension
By Nadine Wasserman
Terrance Hayes' new poetry collection a strong follow-up to his National Book Award-winning Lighthead
The locally based poet moves in new and interesting directions.
By Fred Shaw
Raul Malo and The Mavericks hit Pittsburgh with an eclectic sound, and a new record
"This record is the kitchen sink and everything in the middle."
Malo on Mono
Mavericks front man on the magic of recording in mono
Todd Rundgren discusses his new record, artistic freedom, and his distaste for willful ignorance
"If that's your answer, then you just shouldn't have an opinion at all — just shut up from there on."
Donnie Iris, Lou Christie, Porky Chedwick to receive Pittsburgh Legends Award
"I always bragged about Pittsburgh when I was on the road."
By Seth Pfannenschmidt
After becoming label-mates with Tech N9ne and E-40, Eddie Barnz dreams big
"You may be homeless today, but a month or a year down the line, you might be rich."
By Alex Gordon
Critics' Picks, April 23-29
Concerts by Pile, Portland Cello Project, Speedy Ortiz and a benefit for the Afro American Music Institute
By Shawn Cooke
The Dance of Death at Kinetic Theatre Co.
A stellar cast rips each other to shreds with elegant depravity
By Michelle Pilecki
A Streetcar Named Desire at Point Park Conservatory
Director Martin Giles' version begins at a fevered pitch and maintains the intensity throughout
By Ted Hoover
Album at Duquesne Red Masquers
Young performers salvage a nostalgic play
Dance elements don't live up to an ambitious performance installation
The Pillow Project's (a) Long Here runs 16 consecutive nights
By Steve Sucato
A hard sci-fi drama powered by theoretical arguments, a locked-box set-up and ever-shifting psychodrama
By Al Hoff
All the world's a screen, when social media turns deadly
Aspie Seeks Love
Local documentarian Julie Sokolow follows one man's search for romance
Merchants of Doubt
A new doc looks at how PR spin helps spread disinformation about serious issues like climate change
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
First-person accounts of the rise and assorted successes of the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s
Lynn Cullen Live 4/21/15
Audio & Video Archive
Lynn Cullen Live 4/22/15
Lynn Cullen Live 4/23/15
Lynn Cullen Live 4/24/15
Lynn Cullen Live 4/27/15
Lynn Cullen Live 4/28/15
"Make it clear beforehand that you're his girlfriend and not his counselor or spiritual adviser."
By Dan Savage
Stuff We Like: Music Edition
Behind-the-scenes of City Paper’s Music Issue cover shoots - CP TV
CP Weekend Podcast - April 24 - 26, 2015
By Ashley Murray and Celine Roberts
Short List: April 22 - 30
Cultural District Gallery Crawl; cartoonist Roz Chast; novelist Richard Flanagan; Jacquel Brel at PICT Classic
Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters with Eric Susoeff, Max Leake and Eric DeFade
The Blind Pig Saloon
Tue., Dec. 10, 8-11 p.m.
Audio & Video Archive
More Lynn Cullen Live
Cary Elwes is coming to Pittsburgh in April for The Princess Bride screening and Q&A
By Alex Gordon
Just me and my sax: a Q&A with comedian and Pittsburgh-native Jon Daly
Pennsylvanians really love mini bottles of Fireball whiskey
By Ryan Deto
Steve Zappala, son of Allegheny County DA, is running for state House District 21