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Concert Review: Beach House 8/22

August 30, 2015
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Photos and Review by Jonathan Matusky On Saturday, August 22nd, Beach House came to Millvale to lend its brand of moody, atmospheric  dream pop to a totally packed Mr. Smalls Theater. With tickets selling out weeks in advance, expectations were high for the crowd. Beach House was formed by singer and organist Victoria Legrand...

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If You’re Reading This, Rap Has Changed

July 16, 2015
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By: Benjamin Alderoty J. Cole released his most recent and most successful album, 2014 Forest  Hills Drive, this past December without a single and with almost no promotion.  Drake released the Internet­shaking If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late via a  tweet to an iTunes link this past February, selling over 500,000 digital copies within...

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Album Review: Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

May 26, 2015
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Album Review: Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

By: Rachel Asbel If you haven’t heard of Courtney Barnett, you should probably recalibrate your indie rock radar. The twenty­something­year­old Australian first started making waves in the US with the song “Avant­Gardener” in 2013, but with the release of Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit and a ground shaking performance at...

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Concert Review: Alt J

May 21, 2015
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Concert Review: Alt J

By: Chris Skaggs Alt­ J brought Pittsburgh one of the best shows that it will see this year. Despite the fact that earlier that week they had performed to a sold out show at Madison Square Garden, the band brought their A­-game to the Benedum Center. It is rare that an audience is able to engage...

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Album Review: No Pier Pressure

May 18, 2015
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Album Review: No Pier Pressure

By: Dhruva Krishna No Pier Pressure is the eleventh studio album from legend Brian Wilson, and his first dedicated entirely to original content in nearly a decade. Wilson still has an innovative ear for harmonies and melody, and his influence on music still resonates through the songs. Highlights on the album include “The Right Time,” featuring...

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