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Pittsburgh’s Brightside looking for a fresh start, plays Roboto Oct. 25

Pittsburgh’s Brightside looking for a fresh start, plays Roboto Oct. 25

“We’re taking this reunion very slow, which is fine.”

Sexual violence isn’t just a Hollywood problem

From major labels to shows in basements, people abuse their power

Rich Dieter hopes to open a listening room for music in Pittsburgh

“You show respect to the musicians by paying attention while they’re performing.”

Arto Lindsay performs at The Andy Warhol Museum Oct. 18

All of his music, be it noisy or lush, is part of one bigger thing

Looming plays Mr. Smalls Oct. 17

“We wrote the record through Google Docs.”

Pittsburgh City Council declares Oct. 18 DJ Appreciation Day

“I can’t tell you how many group chats I’m in with DJs who weekly throw each other gigs, lend each other equipment, work on music together and try to grow together.”

Living Colour brings new hits and old favorites to Allentown’s Le Crème Music and Arts Festival

“That song put us in some very interesting places as a young band.”

On Mountain Moves, Deerhoof unearths the political undertones of past albums and gives us a political protest album for the times

“Isn’t charity another way of maintaining hierarchy, instead of undermining it?”

The Childlike Empress performs at Glitter Box Theater for Oct. 12 Planned Parenthood Benefit

“I was able to move on with my life, and I’m eternally grateful.”

Black Violin performs at the Byham on Fri., Oct. 13

“It’s like walking. It’s nothing that we even have to think about.”

After 30 years, Pixies are sounding comfortable and maybe that’s OK

“When it happens, they get the real shit, not the fake bullshit, not an act.”

A crowded stage is nothing new for Broken Social Scene

“I don’t know how many people will be onstage when we get to Pittsburgh.”

Pittsburgh’s Descendants of Crom music fest is a 17-band dream for metal fans

“All the fans, the bands, we are all descendants of Crom.”

Tei Shi makes introspective pop from the ground up

“It’s an assertive, powerful thing to perform.”

Ana Popović, a different kind of blues guitarist, plays Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

“I have a perfect excuse to be different, because I was not born in the Delta.”

The Me Toos and the Spectres debut their split release at James Street, Sept. 23

“They were pretty adamant about recording everything live.”

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