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Staff picks: finding the city’s best music venues

May 31, 2016

Pittsburgh attracts a variety of bands and musicians — from acts touring on a global scale to the nearby talent of its thriving independent music scene. We know you’ve heard about Queen Bey and the...

Earl Sweatshirt brought somber tunes and militant stage banter to Mr. Smalls

Earl Sweatshirt brought somber tunes and militant stage banter to Mr. Smalls
April 6, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt likes to keep things slightly somber. “Make the lights look like your cat just died,” he told the lighting technicians at Mr. Smalls Funhouse on Friday night. Honoring Earl’s request,...

Welcome Back: TPN Staff picks Pittsburgh’s best concerts of the summer

August 19, 2014

Fans of nearly all genres had a show to be excited about this summer. Whether it was big pop (Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, both at Consol Energy Center), big country (Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley),...

Van Etten stuns in chilling performance at Mr. Small’s

Van Etten stuns in chilling performance at Mr. Small's
June 20, 2014

On record, Sharon Van Etten is downright exhausting. Because it often seems like she’s putting her entire emotional and physical being into the vocal performance, it’d be reasonable to wonder how she...

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

Pittsburgh's large performance spaces draw diverse lineup
May 28, 2014

Mr. Small’s Funhouse400 Lincoln Ave.MillvaleMr. Small’s more than makes up for its quaint size with an awesome, earsplitting PA sound system. Shows are often filled to bursting at a 650-person capacity,...

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