Monday, May 8th, 2017
This past Tuesday I went to a sold out Stage AE to catch the Pittsburgh date of Travis Scott’s heavily anticipated Birds Eye View tour. Hot on the heels of his smash second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, and his appearance on Drake’s recent “playlist,” More Life, Travis has been on a tear. Having followed him since his Days Before Rodeo mixtape dropped, I was really excited to finally get a chance to witness one of his raucous live shows. (more…)
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
This past Monday, I went to the South Side’s Rex Theater to see the experimental metal band Sunn O))) (Pronounced Sun). Bearing the torch originally lit by Earth in the early 1990s, Sunn O))) makes long, distorted drones characterized by their footholds in doom and black metal.
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
This past Tuesday, Panic! At The Disco brought their Death of a Bachelor Tour to The University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center, and they did not disappoint! The band absolutely stunned with hits including “This Is Gospel”, “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time”, and “Victorious”.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Last Saturday night, our team had a blast at Ring of Honor’s: Steel City Excellence event at Stage AE. Ring of Honor is one of the top wrestling promotions in the United States; so it wasn’t a surprise that the venue was packed with wrestling fans of all ages!
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Last Friday, I attended Twenty One Pilots’ Emotional Roadshow tour at PPG Paints Arena. The duo, consisting of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, have been pretty rapidly thrust into the spotlight over the past year. The band’s swift rise to prominence has clearly not been undeserved. In the past year alone, three of their singles have reached Billboard’s Top 5.
Monday, October 31st, 2016
OUTrageous Bingo proved to be a night full of surprises. The event, which always sells out, has been held monthly, since the ’90s and supports the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh. There were tons of fun Halloween costumes, lots of prizes to be won, and baked goods for sale. It was amazing to see such a diverse crowd, with people of all ages, getting together to have a good time. Performing hit songs like “I Need a Hero” and “Blown Away,” drag queens and kings created a spectacular interactive performance that kept everyone singing along to their favorite tunes!
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Thrival Festival returned to Pittsburgh this past weekend, and as always, it was quite the event. Continuing to highlight Pittsburgh’s roots in the steel industry with their venue choices, Thrival was held at Homestead’s Carrie Furnace, a site made up of the remains of the former Homestead Steel Works.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
On Saturday, September 27th, the Sonic Unrest Tour rolled through Pittsburgh and stopped to play at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The tour lineup featured Toothgrinder, Chon, Sikth, with Periphery as the headliner. Periphery is a progressive metal band hailing from Washington D.C. and is known as a pioneer of the “djent” movement within progressive metal. This particular tour was to promote the band’s new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty.