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Sofar Sounds Brings Unique Concert Experiences to Your Living Room

May 5, 2015
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Photos by Lindsay Corry You’re invited to a concert but it’s a secret. The location and time are revealed the day-of, and you RSVP’d a month in advance. You don’t know who’s playing, and you certainly don’t know who is going to be sitting in the audience with you. There’s something about a sense...

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Mike Roth

April 7, 2015
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By: Vanessa Frank In 1999, Mike Roth and a group of punks came together to create a venue “for the kids, by the kids”: The Mr. Roboto Project. At the time, the punk scene was deprived of reliable venues for local bands to get their music out and create a following. Roth and his...

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In Defense Of…Actors-Turned Musicians

March 16, 2015
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In Defense Of…Actors-Turned Musicians

Johnny Depp, former heartthrob and current caricature of himself, recently spoke out against actors capitalizing on their stardom and releasing music once they’ve become famous enough to get away with it. While I concede that his disdain might be warranted for some that fall into this category (see: Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, and, awkwardly,...

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Self Portrait, Revisited

January 3, 2015
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By: Christopher Schuler With Bob Dylan coming to Pittsburgh, it seems like the perfect time to revisit his music. It would be especially convenient to look back at The Times They Are A-Changin’ or Another Side of Bob Dylan, both released in 1964, for their 50th anniversaries. Those albums are masterpieces of American folk...

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How to Enjoy Experimental Music

December 29, 2014
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By: Jake Cohen Why listen to music? For entertainment? No. To learn something? No. Because everyone else does? No. Listen to music, of course, to hold something above everyone else. Listen to music to be superior to others. Now we’re getting somewhere. With this goal in mind, what music should you listen to? Top...

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