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Review: Courtney Barnett brings second album to Stage AE

Courtney Barnett strums her signature red guitar during her show at Stage AE on Oct. 19.

By Darren Campuzano, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Courtney Barnett is an indie rock artist from Australia — and she is rapidly rising into the rock scene. Barnett stopped at Stage AE on Friday.

Student musicians and vocalists celebrate homecoming week with Sounds of Pitt concert

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the PalPITTations and the Women’s Choral Ensemble performed at the Pitt Alumni Association at Heinz Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Heinz Chapel hosted three different musical groups from Pitt Tuesday night, all ready to celebrate the festive homecoming week.

Brockhampton regroups in new album ‘iridescence’

 Brockhampton’s fourth album, “iridescence,” was released Sept. 21. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

In the band’s fourth effort released on Sept 21, Brockhampton matures — openly addressing the hip-hop group's recent controversy.

Music majors look forward to harmonious futures

Senior music composition and economics major Jonathan Heller performs with the percussion section of Pitt Band outside Heinz Field.

By Emma Maurice, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

Oftentimes, the only way most students can balance employment and pursue their love of music is to double majors. At Pitt, study related areas with music.

Mac Miller: More than a musician

Malcolm James McCormick, professionally known as Mac Miller, performed at Coachella in Indio, Calif., in April 2017.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 11, 2018

After the shocking death of the Pittsburgh-native rap artist, members of the community speak of the icon with words of love and admiration.

Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller performed at Splash! Festival in Germany last year.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 7, 2018

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from TMZ. He was 26 years old and about to go on tour.

Troye Sivan ‘Blooms’ with release of second studio album

Troye Sivan performed at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride in June. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Ted Eytan)

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor

September 6, 2018

Troye Sivan excites critics and his massive fan base with his new album titled "Bloom."

Pitt Program Council gets pumped up for Fall Fest

Then 20-year-old rapper Desiigner crowd surfed during his concert at Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest in September 2017.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

After the Pitt Program Council put on a hit show last fall featuring iconic rappers Desiigner and Amine, PPC staff and students look forward to another fun Fall Fest.

WPTS Radio starts school year with rockin’ showcase

Punk band Sleeping Witch and Saturn perform at WPTS’s Local Music Showcase on William Pitt Union lawn Thursday night. (Photo by Ben Hoover/courtesy of WPTS Radio)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 27, 2018

WPTS Radio invited Pitt students to dance and sing on the evening of Aug. 23 to celebrate the station's annual Local Music Showcase.

Get funky this fall with concerts in Pittsburgh

Rap artist G-Eazy will play at Wild Things Park in Washington County Aug. 29 as a stop on his Endless Summer tour. (Photo via Flickr by San Francisco Foghorn)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

The exciting shows coming to Pittsburgh this fall range from rap to pop to 70s rock, leaving little room to disappoint fans of most genres of music.

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