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Pittsburgh music scene: The FYI on DIY

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.

Students shimmy on Schenley at annual bash

Students shimmy on Schenley at annual bash

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

Thousands crowded Schenley Drive on 2018’s hottest day yet to partake in food truck specialties and play lawn games — accompanied by a bass-heavy DJ set. Bigelow Bash — a one-day musical festival complemented by food trucks — is organized by the Pitt Program Council with help from WPTS, the st...

MisterWives to headline at Bigelow Bash

MisterWives to headline at Bigelow Bash

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2018

Pitt Program Council announced Bigelow Bash, Pitt’s annual spring concert, will feature MisterWives as the headliner band April 14. PPC tweeted the news Monday afternoon, about a month after it sealed the contract with the help of an outside agency. Zach Linn, special events director, said PPC...

WPTS creates playlists after hectic day at Pitt

WPTS creates playlists after hectic day at Pitt

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 18, 2017

With the Cathedral flooding and Pitt students standing up to homophobia in a counter protest at Towers yesterday, our news writers had more than enough to write about. The hectic Monday inspired the new media director of WPTS, Josh Chamberlain, to create two playlists to match the mood — Cathy ...

Waxahatchee takes hazy, but triumphant head trip on third album

Waxahatchee takes hazy, but triumphant head trip on third album

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

WaxahatcheeIvy TrippGrade: A-Katie Crutchfield’s third LP as Waxahatchee, Ivy Tripp, should be in the music library of every college student approaching graduation. She reaches some inconvenient truths about adult life on this record, which she translates into piercingly sincere words for the rest o...

This Weekend…: Sept. 25

By The A&E Staff

September 24, 2014

Friday, Sept. 26Cloud Nothings with Shaky ShrinesWilliam Pitt Union Assembly RoomTime: 8:00 p.m.Admission: $12 advance / $15 at doorThe WPTS annual fall show brings Cloud Nothings and their aggressively hooky brand of punk to the Union. Possibly WPTS’ most high-profile act to date, Cloud Nothings come...

The undisputed Pitt webmail reform, Google Helpouts, and Twitter demographics

By Harrison Kaminsky / Social Media Editor |

November 25, 2013

Special Thanks to Robert Sica, Tech Talk Host Tech Talk is a weekly show on WPTS Radio.   Pitt Webmail: Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps for Education   If you haven't already heard that Pitt administrators and Student Government Board have been discussing changing Pitt's current webmail service, Enter...

Bluegrass’s complex evolution isn’t about to end

By Joey Wilks / WPTS Contributor

September 19, 2013

Coming from a West Virginian family, I have learned to love country and western music. From that point, it was only a small jump over to bluegrass. My first experience with bluegrass was during my sophomore year of high school when I found a CD by the band The Blue Rags on the discount rack at my loc...

WPTS Column: It’s time to shed outdated “world music” label

WPTS Column: It’s time to shed outdated “world music” label

By Sammy Wagner / WPTS Contributor

September 4, 2013

I hate world music.I have nothing against the ecstatic boom of Bollywood, the ache and longing heard in chanson realiste or any other form of music hailing from any particular corner of the globe. It’s the phrase itself — “world music” — that gets me riled up. You see, world music means n...

WPTS Column: Hipster Culture

By Dan Willis / WPTS Music Director

August 28, 2013

Picture a late 1960’s performance by famed activist and singer Joan Baez. As she stands upon a stage, playing her guitar and singing protest songs to her audience, her words are sincere, and her audience is unified and captivated. Seldom are there self-satisfied chuckles from the back row, and few in th...

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