Category: Concert Review

Reel Big Fish Skank it up at Altar Bar

Ladies and gentlemen, we have finally come to the end, of possibly the biggest week of ska music in the history of Pittsburgh venues. We started off the week with Streetlight Manifesto, followed by Less Than Jake, only to finish it all up with the one and only […]

Trapt at the Altar Bar

Written by: Valerie Wallach             The Altar Bar was the hot escape from the cold for alternative metal devotees this past Wednesday night. A small, enthusiastic crowd – mostly clad in black and leather – gathered for the nearly six hour long line-up of hard rock entertainment featuring […]

Streetlight Manifesto Play Show in Library

Streetlight Manifesto, a band that basically revolutionized ska music, just made their (more than likely) final appearance in Pittsburgh’s own Carnegie Music Hall. A band of such high caliber is calling it quits as a “full-time” band and moving on to bigger and better things after their current […]

The Devil Wears Prada Kills it at Mr. Smalls

On a rainy Halloween night at Millvale’s own Mr. Smalls, The Devil Wears Prada (TDWP) stopped by to play a charity show right before they officially started their next tour, supporting their new album, “8:18”. The show that they played at Mr. Smalls was not only a charity […]

REVIEW: Downfall of Gaia w/ Black Table

Bad luck was narrowly avoided for Germany’s Downfall of Gaia and their American tour-mates, Black Table, last week. After scheduling conflicts at The Shop almost led to the cancellation of their Pittsburgh tour date, the show was relocated in a somewhat truncated form at 222 Ormsby. Rather than […]

Review- Sigur Ros at Stage AE

Superb. If I could provide you with just that one word as my complete review of Sigur Ros’ September 19th show at Stage AE, I would. Sadly, writers are expected to be at least slightly capable of examining and explaining the world, and it’d be negligent of me […]

REVIEW: Wolf Eyes w/ Eel & Möwer, 9/2/13

This past Labor Day, noise veterans Wolf Eyes dropped by Gooski’s Bar as part of their U.S. tour in support of  No Answer : Lower Floors, their newest full album (not counting their voluminous output of rare tapes and CDrs, some of which were on sale that night). The night’s […]