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Royal Blood at Stage AE: How can two people make so much noise?

Mike Kerr, lead vocalist and bassist of the British rock group, Royal Blood, performs at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE May 31. (Photo by Jane Millard | Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

June 6, 2018

Two men from Brighton, England, stood on the indoor stage at Stage AE in Pittsburgh’s North Side on the evening of May 31. One of them had a broken foot and the other couldn’t move from the stool he was sitting on. But these two people managed to get a crowd of hundreds of people jumping, screa...

Lawrenceville Art Crawl leaves visitors in awe

Christan Miller, owner of Eclipse Tattoo in Springdale, sits outside the Ravenwood Collective on Butler Street with her artwork on display at the 2018 Lawrenceville Art Crawl. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer)

By Jon Kunitsky | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018

Betsy Lewis, Emmy Brown and Emily Richards walked down Butler Street amid sun-showers and humidity Saturday afternoon. As rising juniors at Pitt majoring in microbiology, neuroscience and physics, respectively, they ventured out of Oakland to admire local art displayed along the sidewalks of Lawrence...

Free for students: Art, exercise, buses and more!

Graphic by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief

By The Pitt News Staff

May 30, 2018

One of the best perks of being a student at Pitt is the Panther Card. In addition to all of the traditional purposes a student ID serves, like holding dining passes, granting access to dorms and registering for on-campus events, a Panther Card can be a ticket to a new world of entertainment for stude...

Shawn Mendes moves toward maturity in third album

(Photo via Island Records)

By Shahum Ajmal | Contributing Editor

May 29, 2018

When Vine was still popular in 2013, Shawn Mendes only needed six seconds of camera time to become an overnight internet sensation. Mendes, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, shared a video of him singing  “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber on the popular video-sharing social media app. The short video quick...

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

Locals enjoy watching a free movie in the park on Flagstaff Hill in Oakland.
(The Pitt News File Photo)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

May 23, 2018

Now that college students have finished their finals and high school students are going to prom, the summer season is truly about to begin. The City of Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate the sunny months with some free outdoor events. Typical summer events — like the Independence Day celebration ...

Bazzi’s beats bring music to the meme scene

“Cosmic” is the newest album by American singer-songwriter Bazzi.

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

“You so f***in’ precious when you smile,” was the only line Andrew Bazzi needed to begin his rise to fame with his 2017 single, “Mine.” These now-iconic lyrics went viral in October when Snapchat released a “Be Mine” lens, which fills the user’s screen with heart-shaped eyes and float...

Bloomfield boasts eccentric music scene

Howler’s Bar is one of the most popular music venues in Bloomfield. (Photo courtesy of Susan Coe)

By Charlotte Couch and Emma Maurice | Staff Writers

April 19, 2018

The eclectic, little neighborhood of Bloomfield holds a secret within it: an erupting music scene. Bloomfield’s booming music and arts culture has created a niche community of creators, bands and artists — all aiming for the scene to thrive. One of the most popular hubs in the neighborhood — kno...

Cassettes make a comeback in local music scene

Connor Murray, a sophomore marketing and information system major, founded and runs the Pittsburgh-based, independently run label Crafted Sounds. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

Popular trends tend to reappear every so often — and in the music world, this is especially true. Genres give way to post-genres, subgenres and genre fusion, and popular tropes of the past seem to pop up 20 years later with little explanation. This trend has taken shape recently in the form of cassette rele...

Lil Yachty headed for wreck in “Lil Boat 2”

Lil Yachty performs at the Rolling Loud Festival held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Zach Donovan | Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

So far, 2018 has seen several mainstream hip-hop acts release album sequels in an attempt to call back to a previous style and appeal to die-hard fans. Atlanta trio Migos released the supersized monstrosity of an album, “Culture II,” to mixed reviews at the end of January. The insufferably preach...

Zaki defies genre in debut of self-titled album

 “Zaki” was the first album released by the band Zaki and consists of seven original tracks. (Photo courtesy of Jack Stauber)

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Jesse Descutner, a 2016 Pitt graduate, heard the environmental term “urban heat island” in an undergraduate urban studies class and immediately thought it would be a good name for his band. In that same class, Descutner, a guitarist, met bassist Sean O’Connor, a 2017 Pitt graduate. The two ...

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