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Staff picks: finding the city’s best music venues

By TPN Staff

May 31, 2016


Filed under Music, Specials / Newstudentguide2016

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 Biebs making stops in the Steel City this summer, but living in a mid-sized city means even your f...

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


Filed under Culture, Music

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 the Altar Bar in its shy, tight-lipped manner. But newly added keyboardist Matt Kallman and drummer ...

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 16, 2014


Filed under Culture, Music

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 Pittsburgh band currently making its way through several local venues and breaking into the sce...

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014


Filed under Culture, Music, Specials, Specials / Newstudentguide2014

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, and it can get cramped and hot inside, especially when the metal, hardcore and thrash bands get...

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

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

By Sheldon Satenstein /Assistant Visual Editor

March 31, 2014


Filed under Archives

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 jersey on top of his sharp attire. Born Gerald Earl Gillum in Oakland, Calif., the 24-year-old G...

Bruiser Brigade: Danny Brown goes hard at Altar Bar

Bruiser Brigade: Danny Brown goes hard at Altar Bar

By Sheldon Satenstein / Assistant Visual Editor

September 30, 2013


Filed under Archives

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 “2 High 2 Die” tour headlined by Action Bronson and Detroit native Danny Brown. Among those wai...

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


Filed under Archives

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 and whorls that accompanied their appealing blend of synthesizers and live instruments perfectly ...

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