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Clara Kent performing at Pitt Tonight on April 2.

Pittsburgh music scene: The FYI on DIY

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2019
For those interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to start.
Howler’s Bar is one of the most popular music venues in Bloomfield. (Photo courtesy of Susan Coe)

Bloomfield boasts eccentric music scene

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...

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)

Cassettes make a comeback in local music scene

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer March 27, 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...

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

Soda Club creates their own genre

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer 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...

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

Eerie ensembles: College students craft costumes at home

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer 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...

Surf Bored is a

Riding the party wave with Surf Bored

By Luke Stambaugh / Staff Writer 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

By Meghan Bray / For The Pitt News October 28, 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

By Britnee Meiser / Staff Writer 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

By Dylan Abbott / For The Pitt News 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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