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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Again

December 27, 2014
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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Again

By: Christopher Schuler Think of your favorite Christmas song. There’s a good chance it’s an oldie-but-goodie, from better days with snowy weather and a bright, joyful Yule. Whether you favor “Winter Wonderland” (1934), “White Christmas” (1942), or one of roughly 20 other standards, your favorite Christmas song was almost definitely first released before even...

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House Venues

December 20, 2014
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Two and a half years ago, I had just moved to Pittsburgh. I had visited once or twice, but I still wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of people or music scenes. So as someone who loves going to shows, you can imagine how frustrated I was when bands would stop in nearby...

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Jackson Boytim

December 17, 2014
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By: Vanessa Frank Behind every eclectic basement punk show and country night at your favorite bar, there is a promoter who made it happen, and in the Pittsburgh DIY scene, Jackson Boytim is usually the one you can thank. “Fine, I’ll Do It Booking,” the name of Jackson’s professional front, essentially tells the story...

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In Defense of…Opening Acts

December 16, 2014
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Sitting through opening acts has long been seen as a necessary evil for music fans, but performing for a crowd that has little to no interest in hearing their music is just as unappealing for the supporting acts themselves. Opening for a well-known group is a rite of passage for up-and-coming musicians, a step...

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Nevada Color

November 12, 2014
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Nevada Color

Photo by: Samantha Ward Pittsburgh-based Nevada Color is a group in transition: The band is playing more shows, focussing its sound and energy, and beginning to reach out past the city borders. The indie-rock group is friendly, down to earth, and endlessly willing to share their music with anyone lucky enough to give it...

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