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Arctic Monkeys’ Pittsburgh performance fired up the Pete

The Arctic Monkeys performed at the Petersen Events Center July 31. (Photo courtesy of Abbie Tesfay)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

The indie rock band excited fans of all ages at their performance on Pitt's campus in late July.

Pitt Band preps for 2018 performances

Pitt’s band practiced at Pitt Bradford’s campus last year in preparation for the upcoming football season. (Photo courtesy of Harry Bloomberg)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

As the fall semester kicks into full swing, the 2018 football season will do the same. Along with football season comes the crowd-pleasing performances from Pitt Band.

6th annual Deutschtown Music Festival takes over North Side

Colonel Eagleburger's Highstepping Goodtime Band stops the crowd with their high energy performance.

By Darren Campuzano and Sarah Connor

July 18, 2018

Pittsburgh’s annual Deutschtown Music Festival began Friday the 13th this year — but the fear of bad luck didn’t stop thousands of Pittsburghers from indulging in the tastes and sounds of the City’s largest summer rock-fest. Instead of throwing salt over their shoulders, spectators were t...

Art, music, pets and vets: SouthSide Works Exposed

Pittsburgh-based children’s band Kelsey Friday & the Rest of the Week performed a variety of covers and original songs, including The Beatles’ “Blackbird,” at SouthSide Works Exposed on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal and Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot | TPN Staff

July 11, 2018

As the City of Pittsburgh wound down from Fourth of July celebrations and stormy weather, the South Side neighborhood prepared for the 14th annual SouthSide Works Exposed arts festival from July 6 to 8. The event was sponsored by City Vets PGH, a new urgent care veterinary practice in the South S...

Jimmy Wopo: The man behind the music

Jimmy Wopo, an up-and-coming rapper based in Pittsburgh, was fatally shot in the Hill District June 18. He was 21. (Courtesy of Taylor Maglin)

By Hannah Schneider, Contributing Editor

June 27, 2018

Local rapper Travon Smart — known by his stage name, Jimmy Wopo — was fatally shot last Monday afternoon at the age of 21. The shooting took place in the Middle Hill neighborhood — the very neighborhood that helped him become famous. Growing up in the Hill District was difficult for Smart. As a yo...

Girls who rock: Ladyfest 2018

Full Bush, a heavy post-punk band based out of Philadelphia, traveled to Pittsburgh to perform at Ladyfest Sunday evening. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

June 20, 2018

A Google search for “rock bands” yields a long list of well-known results — Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Guns N’ Roses are the first bands listed. The search results show other examples such as The Who, AC/DC and modern bands like the Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay. Aside from being ...

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson, 29, son of country star Willie Nelson, began performing with his southern rock band, Promise of the Real, in 2008. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

Lukas Nelson, 29, was born with a predisposition — a habit to upstage any other acts on a concert bill. He did it back in September 2017 at Pittsburgh’s edition of Farm Aid as a young standout performer among musical vets like Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp. The Southern rocker was on stage at the Thre...

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Mendelssohn Choir sings Bob Dylan

Under the direction of Matthew Mehaffey, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh takes the stage at Point State Park on June 5 to perform a set of Bob Dylan tunes. (Photo by Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer}

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

June 17, 2018

Bob Dylan once sang “Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm / Come in...I’ll give you shelter from the storm?” But on June 5, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh gave the crowd of the Three Rivers Arts Festival a proverbial shelter from the literal storm with a set composed alm...

Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples, 78, the last original member of her family’s group, The Staple Singers, was the first musical act to perform at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival. (Photo by Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Any Pittsburgh native raised on trips to the Three Rivers Arts Festival can attest that the exhibition of diverse artists and musicians is always accompanied by thick rainfall. Festival season in the ’Burgh never commences without it. Amid fears of rain delays and cancellations, each of the bigge...

Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival kicks off downtown

A variety of musical groups, including folk and soul performers, take to the main stage during Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh’s annual free ten-day arts festival. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

The City of Pittsburgh’s North Side was filled with the sound of country music and the sight of about 25 tons of trash this past weekend as the Kenny Chesney concert took over Heinz Field and the surrounding parking lots for tailgates. But across the river from the hard-partying country fans, a different crowd...

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