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Tyler, the Creator brings “Igor” to Stage AE

California native and rapper Tyler, The Creator performed at Stage AE on Tuesday night.

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Who else could induce such berserk reactions other than California native and rapper, Tyler, The Creator? Tyler set out for his world tour on Sept. 2 in Minneapolis, with this latest stop being Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

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

Tyler, the Creator performs “Foreword” off his most recent album “Flower Boy” Tuesday night at Stage AE. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

February 22, 2018

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

Popular American rock band Walk The Moon riled up the audience by bashing the Steelers during its performance at Stage AE Tuesday night. (Photo by Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

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

The Beach Boys perform at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu in 2014. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Peter Chiapperino)

By Darren Campuzano / Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed their program “Shostakovich Triumphant” at Heinz Hall Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Joanna Li)

By Joanna Li / For The Pitt News

October 16, 2017

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, an indie rock band from Cincinnati, played at Stage AE Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Lexi Kennell)

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

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

Rock music legend Bob Seger performs at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio in March 2011. (Madalyn Ruggiero/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

By Darren Campuzano / For The Pitt News

October 3, 2017

“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

Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa returns to the area to perform at Thrival Festival in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Dieer Hu and Luke Stambaugh / For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017

“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

James Rodgers, a contrabassoonist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, shows a child how his instrument is played in the Grand Tier Foyer of Heinz Hall before the sensory-friendly performance on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

June 21, 2017

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

Pinstripe Sunny plays a set at The Bushnel (Photo Courtesy of The Bushnel)

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

May 30, 2017

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...

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