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A conversation with David Bazan

A conversation with David Bazan

“I’m just waiting to see if it’s possible that these assholes will be brought to justice.”

Pittsburgh Crankie Fest brings moving panoramas to the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh on Nov. 18

“Everyone has their own style. That’s what makes it fun.”

Short Fictions releases math-pop journey The Heart Is a Kaleidoscope

The band has a passion for supporting the local-music community

A roundup of Trump-era protest songs from Pittsburgh and around the country

Sometimes there’s no better way to rally support than with a song of resistance

Olivia Newton-John performs at the Palace Theatre Nov. 13

“I’m lucky that I have so many hits I have to leave some out!”

Prince Daddy and the Hyena play Pittsburgh’s Mr. Roboto Project

“I want to convince everyone who sees us to start a band and have it be a better band than us. That’s my game plan.”

Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will be a tribute to late director Geri Allen

“She was a creative musician of the very highest order.”

Brooklyn’s Fits brings its power-pop sound and a new record to Pittsburgh’s Spirit Hall

“Once you put a guitar in my hands, music gets a lot more condensed.”

After more than 40 years, Cleveland’s Pere Ubu is still on its musical journey

“Nothing in Pere Ubu is ever done, is ever finished.”

Jack White Tribute Show, at James Street, Gives Back to Sweetwater Center Arts Fund on Oct. 28

“Community is at the heart of what we do.”

Steel Bridge Promotions says goodbye Oct. 27 at the Mr. Roboto Project

“Steel Bridge Promotions would have never worked without the people that supported it.”

Seattle’s Helms Alee takes a lighter approach to heavy music

Helms Alee delivers music that is rife with nuance and emotion

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

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