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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Staff picks: finding the city’s best music venues

By TPN Staff May 31, 2016

Pittsburgh attracts a variety of bands and musicians — from acts touring on a global scale to the nearby talent of its thriving independent music scene. We know you’ve heard about Queen Bey and the...

Real Estate let its beach party get a little wild at the Altar Bar

Real Estate let its beach party get a little ‘wild’ at the Altar Bar

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer October 6, 2014

Fans of the band Real Estate know exactly what to expect from the New Jersey alt-rockers by now — a chilled-out beach party. Real Estate brought its beach-bum vibes to the Rust Belt last Wednesday at...

Pitt Musician Spotlight: The Balcony Scene takes Altar Bar

Pitt Musician Spotlight: The Balcony Scene takes Altar Bar

By Elizabeth Rakow / For The Pitt News September 15, 2014

A Google search of “The Balcony Scene” will likely result in anything from Pierce the Veil lyrics to “Romeo and Juliet” references. But after a bit of scrolling, you’ll run into an up-and-coming...

Pittsburghs 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,...

G-Eazy tears through setlist at sold-out Altar Bar show

G-Eazy tears through setlist at sold-out Altar Bar show

Dressed in black from head to toe with his signature slicked-back hair, rapper G-Eazy put a local twist on the wardrobe that has given him the nickname “The James Dean of Hip-Hop” by donning a Pirates...

Bruiser Brigade: Danny Brown goes hard at Altar Bar

Bruiser Brigade: Danny Brown goes hard at Altar Bar

The line to get inside the Altar Bar stretched a block down Penn Avenue before turning a sharp corner and continuing down 16th Street as hundreds of fans stood outside the venue in anticipation of the...

STRFKR puts on delightfully oddball performance at Altar Bar

STRFKR puts on delightfully oddball performance at Altar Bar

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor September 4, 2013

If STRFKR’s performance at Altar Bar on Tuesday night had ended halfway through, it would have been a success. A large pixelated display behind the band flashed artful visuals of multicolored pyramids...

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