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Review: Tyler the Creator takes over Stage AE with trademark performance

Tyler, the Creator performs “Foreword” off his most recent album “Flower Boy” Tuesday night at Stage AE. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

February 22, 2018

The only venue you’d expect to see an act like Tyler, the Creator performing in Pittsburgh is Stage AE. And the only rapper that wouldn’t even think about the title of the concert hall until five songs through is the notorious “Odd Future” frontman. “What the f***, this is an American Eagle ...

Review: Timberlake tanks crossover in “Man of the Woods”

Justin Timberlake performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By Zachary Donovan | For The Pitt News

February 13, 2018

Every so often, an established mainstream artist proudly announces they are returning to their roots. In recent years, we’ve heard Lady Gaga trade provocative synth pop for introspective piano ballads, Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish retire his post-grunge flannel and opt for cowboy b...

Cry me a river: Timberlake’s controversial Super Bowl homage to Prince

Justin Timberlake performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Prince once told an audience in Los Angeles, “Instead of hate, celebrate.” Apparently, that memo never reached this year’s Super Bowl — as mutual hatred for all things Patriots stretched from Minneapolis all the way to Forbes Avenue. But for those that had no stake in the game, outrage wa...

Migos’ third album “Culture II” falls flat

From left, Takeoff, Quavo and Offset, from the group Migos, perform at the Rolling Loud music 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 Zachary Donovan | For The Pitt News

February 1, 2018

Migos had every reason to go down as a footnote in the brief history of the trap genre. The collective — made up of Atlanta rappers Quavo, Offset and Takeoff — dropped its breakout single, “Versace,” almost five years ago but failed to recreate the track’s success because of a string of PR and l...

Battle for the band: students trade pop for performance at Hofbrauhaus College Night

Pitt seniors Derek Arnold and Max Kneis petitioned to bring the band the Haus Band Trio back to Hofbrauhaus on College Night after it was replaced by a DJ. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

In the great beer hall at Hofbrauhaus every Thursday night, college students dance under the warm light of chandeliers to authentic live music — partaking in a beloved College Night tradition. But when Pitt senior accounting and business information systems major Derek Arnold walked into College ...

Review: Walk the Moon delivers electrifying performance at Stage AE

Popular American rock band Walk The Moon riled up the audience by bashing the Steelers during its performance at Stage AE Tuesday night. (Photo by Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

If there is a single guideline for bands performing in Pittsburgh, it is to never offend Steel City football. The audience at Stage AE witnessed this cardinal sin committed onstage Tuesday night by the unapologetic Cincinnati band, Walk the Moon. “When I think of Pittsburgh, I think of how badass ...

The Naughties focus on the fans

The Naughties perform at Oakland bars twice a month. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Wehner)

By Caroline Bourque and Prachi Patel | Pitt News Staff

January 19, 2018

The audience at a typical Naughties show can expect anything from bass player Jad Hilal’s usual joke segment to a patriotic onstage reading of the Constitution — backed by red, white and blue stage lights. Lead vocalist and guitar player Jesse Wehner, a Pitt senior and economics major, said th...

Camila Cabello debuts self-titled solo album

Camila Cabello's solo debut is titled

By Zachary Donovan | For The Pitt News

January 18, 2018

If you didn’t know who Camila Cabello was six months ago, you almost certainly do now. The 20-year-old former member of Fifth Harmony has exploded onto the scene with the success of her solo smash hit “Havana.” Incorporating elements of her Cuban heritage with the dark aesthetics of trap, “Ha...

Review: Miguel makes waves with ‘War & Leisure’

Miguel’s latest album “War & Leisure” steps outside the bounds of the R&B genre. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Taylor Robinson | For The Pitt News

January 16, 2018

Miguel’s most recent album is a practice in reflection — asking listeners to re-examine their integrity and take a second look at their treatment of each other. In the chorus of “Now,” Miguel sings, “Is that the look of freedom, now? / Is that the sound of freedom, now? / ‘Cause it's ...

Soda Club creates their own genre

Indie-pop quartet Soda Club performed in chilly temperatures at the Mr. Roboto Project Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy of Nick Seyler)

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018

Jarrett Krause opened the doors to his classroom at Beth Shalom Early Learning Center in Squirrel Hill Friday morning. His prekindergarten students drew colorful, scribbly pictures and asked him about his long, curly hair. One day later, the 2015 Pitt alumnus was tossing that same curly hair onst...

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