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Arctic Monkeys’ Pittsburgh performance fired up the Pete

Arctic Monkeys’ Pittsburgh performance fired up the Pete

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Welcome Back 2018

The indie rock band excited fans of all ages at their performance on Pitt's campus in late July.

Beach Boys bring SoCal sounds to Heinz Hall

Beach Boys bring SoCal sounds to Heinz Hall

By Darren Campuzano / Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music

It was less than 60 degrees in Downtown Pittsburgh Saturday but Mike Love — front man of the Beach Boys — was singing about breaking out the sandals and cruising past palm trees. “First order of business: Thanks for showing up,” Love said jokingly. “I’m a little wacky tonight.” The 7...

Pixies play with awe-striking precision at Carnegie Music Hall

Pixies play with awe-striking precision at Carnegie Music Hall

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

January 27, 2014


Filed under Archives

As the last forceful barks of opening act FIDLAR’s hard-driving single “Cocaine” ricocheted around the Carnegie Music Hall’s half-empty auditorium and the band took their leave to little fanfare, it was hard to shake the nagging feeling that Saturday night’s Pixies concert was going to be ...

Built to Spill plays simple show at Mr. Smalls

By Jack Trainor / For The Pitt News

November 13, 2013


Filed under Archives

After a couple of embarrassingly bad opening performances, it soon became clear that on Monday night at Mr. Smalls, Built to Spill had a clean-up job to do.Thankfully, the Idahoan alt-rockers took to the task with refreshing and unassuming professionalism, as well as a little bit of fun that broke through ...

The xx maintains intimate sound, passion in spacious Stage AE

The xx maintains intimate sound, passion in spacious Stage AE

By Brett Sholtis / Staff Writer

September 23, 2013


Filed under Archives

During their performance at Stage AE on Saturday night, The xx proved that sometimes real emotion comes not as a scream, but as a murmur.By now, anyone who cares about music is familiar with The xx, the Mercury-Prize-winning trio from London whose sophomore release, Coexist, hit No. 1 on the British cha...

The Gaslight Anthem shows their age in Pittsburgh

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

September 16, 2013


Filed under Archives

The Gaslight Anthem has entered a new phase in its career. With four full-length albums under its belt, coupled with a large and growing fan base, The Gaslight Anthem can no longer be looked at as a heartland rock revivalist group. After their performance Thursday night at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millva...

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 ...

Pittsburgh embraces the new Dave Chappelle

Pittsburgh embraces the new Dave Chappelle

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

September 2, 2013


Filed under Archives

Sitting on the lawn at the First Niagara Pavilion, listening to a plethora of poorly chosen dance music, I believed that I was not going to see Dave Chappelle perform last Friday night. The interim music break, coupled with a disc jockey’s failed attempts at winning over fans’ attention, seemed ...

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