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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

Local band Histrionic performs on stage.

Histrionic voted ‘Best Local Band’ in The Pitt News survey

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor March 19, 2024

Histrionic spawned from a basement in Highland Park in 2014. Brothers Simon and Jude Sweeney and their friend Isaac Winograd fiddled with instruments, plucking at guitars and banging on drums, their youthful...

Simon Sweeney of Histrionic plays at the WPTS Valentine’s Day Showcase on Friday night in Nordy’s Place.

WPTS spreads the love at Nordy’s for Valentine’s Day showcase

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

WPTS Radio’s Valentine’s Dance Showcase brought Pittsburgh’s local music scene to Nordy’s Place last Friday night. The showcase, which was free and open to the public, featured original music by...

Moontown, one of Pitt’s student groups, performs during the WPTS Snowed-In Showcase on Friday in Nordy’s Place.

WPTS Radio hosts Snowed-In Showcase featuring Pittsburgh acts Rainclashh, Moontown and James Castle

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

WPTS Radio outreach assistant station manager Andrew Klepeis said the station’s relationship with local artists helps bring local Pittsburgh music to campus. “We have like a pretty big repertoire...

The Oakland Block Party on Schenley Drive on Friday.

‘It’s up to us to keep it alive’: Oakland Block Party showcases Pitt’s local music scene

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer September 17, 2023

Schenley Drive was alive with local music, art and food for the eight-hour Oakland Block Party on Friday. The schedule consisted of Oakland student bands Mr.Dr, Wild Blue Yonder, Pitter Patter, Trip Lotus,...

moontown, a local indie band, performs at a show.

Local band ‘moontown’ brings indie pop to Pittsburgh

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2023
For Pitt alum Lucas DiBlasi, an Afropop class he took during his senior year in 2022 was the catalyst for the creation of local Pittsburgh indie band moontown.
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