Friday, December 15th, 2017
This past Wednesday I went to see Black Marble, a band influenced by and dedicated to recreating ‘80s synthwave. As someone who has long been a huge fan of bands like New Order, Black Marble scratches that itch for bassy, synth-based music. The band was touring in support of their most recent album, It’s Immaterial, which was released in 2016 by Ann Arbor-based record label, Ghostly International. Also on the bill was YOU, of Avant! Records, and local band Death Instinct, whose drummer serves me delicious lunch everyday at Pittsburgh’s Market Street Grocery (shout out!).
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
This past Friday I went to the scariest haunted house I’ve ever been to. Literally – according to ABC News, Etna, PA’s ScareHouse is the scariest haunted house in America! As someone who watched Stephen King’s IT for the first time at age four, and whose dad transformed their entire garage and front yard into a haunted house every Halloween, I don’t scare easily. But ScareHouse definitely lived up to its reputation. (more…)
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
My hometown friends and I grew up on a combination of Alt Rock and Rap from the ‘90s, and the classic rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Music has always been a big part of the way we have bonded with each other, and it continues to be something that keeps us in touch over the years. Since completing college, we have quite literally spread to all corners of the USA – Portland, ME; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; and just about everywhere in between, too.
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
I’ve been a fan of A Day To Remember since my high school days, so I was pretty excited to have gotten tickets to their most recent show here in Pittsburgh, featuring opening acts Moose Blood and Wage War. Not long after I purchased my pair of tickets, the show sold out, and the line outside of Stage AE before the show made that pretty clear! (more…)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
On the very last day of July, I began my journey to Europe to attend Amsterdam’s Dekmantel Festival, which occurred August 2-6 in various locations in and around Amsterdam. Celebrating its tenth birthday this year, Dekmantel is a music company that operates multiple festivals yearly throughout the world, hosting their main festival each August in Amsterdam.
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Our team is at it again, this time heading to Stage AE to see three jaw-dropping performances by Dashboard Confessional, All American Rejects, and The Maine. Hear our team’s favorite moments from the show and more with their recaps below! (more…)
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Last week, I had the honor of spending time with our partners at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. I was on-site to train new staff as they prepared for their opening of the Dressing Downton exhibition in October, but I was also thrilled to spend an hour or so walking in the museum and seeing some of the amazing artifacts and decorative items accumulated by Otto Lightner. (more…)
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to explore Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory Museum for the first time. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and, boy, did it end up turning into an interesting experience! A few pieces really stood out to me, and I’m glad I got to witness them in person. (more…)
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
This past Saturday I participated in one of the most epic contests ever: Adventure Hunt. It’s a modern-day treasure hunt where teams of two complete tasks to unlock clues that lead to actual buried treasure, and the grand prize is a free trip to Panama! (more…)
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Last Friday, a few of our team members got to experience a great night of Pittsburgh sports and music. A few times each season, the Pittsburgh Pirates host a concert at PNC Park directly following a game, and this month the performer was rapper Flo Rida. Performing hits like “Low”, “GDFR”, and “Good Feeling”, Flo Rida put on a show that was fun for everyone! Read on and check out some of our favorite moments from the show. (more…)