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Pittsburgh music scene: The FYI on DIY

Clara Kent performing at Pitt Tonight on April 2.
June 30, 2019
For those interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to start.

Bloomfield boasts eccentric music scene

Howler’s Bar is one of the most popular music venues in Bloomfield. (Photo courtesy of Susan Coe)
April 19, 2018

The eclectic, little neighborhood of Bloomfield holds a secret within it: an erupting music scene. Bloomfield’s booming music and arts culture has created a niche community of creators, bands and artists...

Cassettes make a comeback in local music scene

Connor Murray, a sophomore marketing and information system major, founded and runs the Pittsburgh-based, independently run label Crafted Sounds. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)
March 26, 2018

Popular trends tend to reappear every so often — and in the music world, this is especially true. Genres give way to post-genres, subgenres and genre fusion, and popular tropes of the past seem to pop...

Soda Club creates their own genre

Indie-pop quartet Soda Club performed in chilly temperatures at the Mr. Roboto Project Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy of Nick Seyler)
January 9, 2018

Jarrett Krause opened the doors to his classroom at Beth Shalom Early Learning Center in Squirrel Hill Friday morning. His prekindergarten students drew colorful, scribbly pictures and asked him about...

Eerie ensembles: College students craft costumes at home

Davis Kuhn and Josie Manns dressed up as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from “Spongebob,
October 31, 2017

Students dressed up in outfits ranging from cartoon characters to sexy nuns walked to and from Sorrento’s and mingled in Oakland basements this weekend — but one student in particular stuck out from...

Riding the party wave with Surf Bored

Surf Bored is a
September 11, 2017

In an Oakland basement adorned with Christmas lights, a two-person “mosh-pop” outfit jams in front of a sweaty crowd of college students. The crowd moshes to the fast-paced, resounding tunes as...

Society of Contemporary Craft not entirely ‘DIY’ approach to art

Society of Contemporary Craft not entirely 'DIY' approach to art
October 27, 2014

In the emerging world of contemporary craft and do-it-yourself projects, schools focusing on crafts and non-traditional artistry like the Society for Contemporary Craft make a case for not always going...

Welcome Back: A step-by-step guide to fill an apartment the affordable way

Welcome Back: A step-by-step guide to fill an apartment the affordable way
August 19, 2014

Signing the lease on your first apartment can be a thrilling and completely new experience. But once the deed is done, you might be left wondering how to furnish an apartment on a college student’s meager...

For 3rd-straight year, Pittsburgh zine scene convenes

For 3rd-straight year, Pittsburgh zine scene convenes
September 23, 2013

Pittsburgh is infested with “zinesters” — it’s an epidemic beyond imaginable proportions. There is a vast community of writers, comic artists, poets, designers and illustrators within the city,...

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