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Drusky promotes charity alongside Pittsburgh’s concert scene

Drusky promotes charity alongside Pittsburgh's concert scene

By Evan Malachosky / Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

In 2012, Brian Drusky decided to arrange a philanthropic Christmas competition.Drusky, the founder of local concert promoter Drusky Entertainment, asked fans in the community to submit photographs of themselves donating toys or food or volunteering at shelters to the Drusky Entertainment Facebook page. Th...

S. Carey talks power of nature, his early days with Bon Iver

S. Carey talks power of nature, his early days with Bon Iver

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

September 1, 2014

If you know only one thing about Bon Iver, there’s a good chance it has something to do with the log cabin. Over the band’s transformation from quiet Wisconsin folk project to festival headliner and Kanye West-collaborator, its origin story has taken on mythical proportions. It’s widely documented that foundi...

The Talkbox dissects under-the-radar upcoming fall releases

The Talkbox dissects under-the-radar upcoming fall releases

By Dan Willis & Shawn Cooke / The Pitt News Staff

September 1, 2014

After a mostly cool summer for new music releases, a whole bunch of artists will be rushing to drop albums in the coming months before they head out on fall tours. Although some of the more high-profile releases  — such as new records from Flying Lotus, Foo Fighters, SBTRKT and that Taylor Swift will ga...

Mr. Smalls Venue

Mr. Smalls Venue

By Courtesy of Mr. Smalls venue

August 26, 2014

The Gaslight Anthem favors reliable consistency on ‘Get Hurt’

The Gaslight Anthem favors reliable consistency on 'Get Hurt'

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

August 26, 2014

The Gaslight AnthemGet HurtGrade: BGruff, grating vocals mixed with trills, finesse, melodious riffs and smooth chords certainly seems like a counterproductive and illogical combination.Except it’s the formula molded by New Jersey pseudo-punks The Gaslight Anthem on their new album Get Hurt. The guitars, bass and drums provide an almo...

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

Pittsburgh's large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

Mr. Small’s Funhouse400 Lincoln Ave.MillvaleMr. Small’s more than makes up for its quaint size with an awesome, earsplitting PA sound system. Shows are often filled to bursting at a 650-person capacity, and it can get cramped and hot inside, especially when the metal, hardcore and thrash bands get...

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