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

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

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

February 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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: Walk the Moon delivers electrifying performance at Stage AE

Review: Walk the Moon delivers electrifying performance at Stage AE

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

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 ...

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...

Preparation pays off: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays Shostakovich

Preparation pays off: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays Shostakovich

By Joanna Li / For The Pitt News

October 16, 2017


Filed under Art, Culture, Top Stories

World-renowned musicians clad in dark colors quickly filled 101 empty black chairs organized in a crescent shape on the stage. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra played their program “Shostakovich Triumphant” Sunday at Heinz Hall Downtown as part of their BNY Mellon Grand Classics series. Polish gue...

The National plays concert to pensive crowd

The National plays concert to pensive crowd

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music

As The National lead singer Matt Berninger held up his drink between songs, he said being in Pittsburgh makes him feel like he’s “almost home.” The Cincinnati-based band played the outdoor venue at Stage AE Saturday to a full crowd of fans — mostly young adults in their twenties and thirt...

Bob Seger rocks through PGH on ‘Runaway Train’ tour

Bob Seger rocks through PGH on ‘Runaway Train’ tour

By Darren Campuzano / For The Pitt News

October 3, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music

“Usually it’s dedication time here,” Michigan-bred rocker Bob Seger said. “I’d like to dedicate this to everyone in the building.” Wearing true blue jeans, a Triumph Motorcycles T-shirt and a wide grin, Seger burst into a kicking rendition of “Old Time Rock ‘n Roll.” He grasped ...

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

Thrival revival: fall music fest returns to Pittsburgh

By Dieer Hu and Luke Stambaugh / For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music, Top Stories

“Here’s to my city!” Wiz Khalifa said to thousands of elated festivalgoers as the melody of his Pittsburgh Steelers-inspired anthem “Black and Yellow” began to play. The Pittsburgh native and award-winning rapper performed as headliner of the 2017 Thrival Innovation + Music Festival this week...

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

No sudden sounds: PSO performs sensory-friendly show

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Music

Donning a red and gold Gryffindor tie and a pair of rounded glasses, Conductor Lawrence Loh guides the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra through a song from “Harry Potter” with a wizard’s wand in place of a baton. The “Harry Potter And the Sorcerer’s Stone” theme was just one of the many po...

Column: Tired of house parties? Try house shows instead

Column: Tired of house parties? Try house shows instead

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There were too many people, the music was too loud, the cooler was empty and it smelled like sweat. I think that might describe every party I attended my first year of college. No matter where it was or who was there, I have no fond memories of piling into someone’s basement with what seemed lik...

Parquet Courts get spirits high

Parquet Courts get spirits high

By Sarah Schneider / Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Culture, Music

The only audience member who could have been bored at Parquet Courts’ show in Spirit Hall Sunday night was the baby wearing noise-canceling headphones. Despite one of the band members, singer-guitarist Andrew Savage, suffering from the flu, Parquet Courts inspired mosh pitting and stage diving at its...

Warhol welcomes Mali rockers Songhoy Blues

Warhol welcomes Mali rockers Songhoy Blues

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Culture, Music

Despite escaping violent oppression in the band’s native Mali, Songhoy Blues doesn’t make mournful music. The Andy Warhol Museum hosted the Mali blues band, Songhoy Blues, Tuesday night as part of its Sound Series, bringing a slice of Mali rock ’n’ roll to the Steel City. Songhoy Blues has...

STRFKR Concert

STRFKR Concert

September 4, 2013


Filed under Culture, Visual

On Tuesday September 3, indie-electronica outfit STRFKR put on a show at Altar Bar that included everything from light displays to dancers dressed as rabbits and astronauts. Photos by Staff Photographer Ben Brownlee.

Japandroids rock Mr. Smalls

Japandroids rock Mr. Smalls

By John Lavanga

August 6, 2013


Filed under Archives

As he caught his breath and slowly played out the last poignant notes of “Evil’s Sway,” Japandroids guitarist Brian King looked out into the sweaty, clamoring crowd with a smirk and leaned toward his microphone.“Guess we shouldn’t have waited three years to come back, eh Pittsburgh?”With cheers and laughs, th...

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