Concert Reviews

Tchami at the Rex Theater

February 26, 2017
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By Sharina Lall On a quiet, wintery Wednesday night in Pittsburgh’s Southside, Tchami brought the house down at his sold-out show at the Rex Theater. Despite the freezing winds and snowfall outside the venue, the crowd dripped in sweat from dancing and jumping around to the intense, energetic beats produced by Tchami, the French-native...

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Concert Review: Dirty Heads

December 24, 2016
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Vampires, Harley Quinns, and at least one Californian packed the sold-out Rex Theater on a Halloween weekend night to see SoCal-based band The Dirty Heads. I’m not sure if it was the Halloween vibes, or if Pittsburgh just has a passionate Dirty Heads following, but the crowd on Saturday night was the loudest I’ve...

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Concert Review: Mac Miller

October 14, 2016
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Review by Liam van Oort Photograph by Imogen Todd On September 18th, rapper and Pittsburgh-native Mac Miller delivered an energetic performance  at Stage AE. Last year, I saw Miller in Austin, TX during the GO:OD AM tour, and it was a completely different experience. There, he gave a messy performance, arriving on stage drunk...

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Concert Review: Angel Olsen

September 26, 2016
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9:15 pm sharp and Angel Olsen walked on stage among her band, sporting costumes to match their opening song, “You’ll Never Be Mine,” a guitar-rich, longing-for-love anthem with heavy overtones of summertime and 60s pop. Crooning into the microphone in an astro-gold jumper, Angel strummed a 12-string guitar while her five-piece band, in their...

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Concert Review: The Struts at The Altar Bar

May 21, 2016
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The Struts lit up Pittsburgh’s Altar bar at a sold out show on May 10th with their vibrant energy and flamboyant, glamorous style.  Hailing from Britain, they seem to be following in the footsteps of Queen with frontman Luke Spiller bringing to mind Freddie Mercury in both vocal capabilities and fashion sense.  However, they...

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