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Weezer Transition From White to Black with Pacific Daydream

Written By Nicholas Poprocky

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After multiple flops in the mid-2000s, like 2005’s “Make Believe” and 2009’s “Raditude,” Weezer regained their fanbase’s passion with 2014’s “Everything Will Be Alright in the End,” which features arguably the band’s best guitar work on a full length album. “Weezer” (The White...

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger takes first step of a hectic 2018 with Pittsburgh show

Written By Josh McCann

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger will bring her stand-up comedy act to the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead on Nov. 10. Shlesinger is in town with a brand-new comedy hour while also promoting her new book, “Girl Logic,” which hits shelves Nov. 7. Over a phone interview, I talked with Iliza about the...

Bands Wage War Against Technical Difficulties to Deliver Sludgy Goodness

Bands Wage War Against Technical Difficulties to Deliver Sludgy Goodness

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-Elect

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It was a gutsy move on PromoWest’s part to book two guitar bands to fill Stage AE’s Halloween bill Tuesday. With the past two October 31st shows drawing mainstream crowds with acts like The 1975 and Icona Pop, it was a shot in the dark to bring in noisy Canadian duo Japandroids alongside Cleveland...

REVIEW: Conservatory’s “Kiss Me Kate” a clean and polished production

Written By Meghan Halley

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Point Park University’s production of “Kiss Me Kate” kicked off The Conservatory Theatre Company’s final season at The Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland. The company will be moving to a new theater Downtown in the fall. The musical incorporates the work of Shakespeare and Cole Porter into one exciting...

Five years later, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” remains a singular achievement in hip-hop

Five years later, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” remains a singular achievement in hip-hop

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In 2017, Kendrick Lamar released his double platinum album “DAMN.” This record was the culmination of years of bridging the gap between mainstream popularity and socially conscious lyricism. Lamar took his first substantial step down this path in October 2012 with his major label debut, “good ...

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is the ultimate Mario experience

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is the ultimate Mario experience

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are more than a few delightful surprises in “Super Mario Odyssey,” but the game succeeds mostly because of its ability to be warmly familiar. “Odyssey” merges various styles of gameplay from across the series and adds a big twist all its own with the ability to “capture” enemies. The r...

Debut project from Lauv explores identity and heartbreak

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-Copy Desk Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

An upcoming singer-songwriter and producer dubbed Lauv used an unusual method of releasing music via the popular music streaming service Spotify. Lauv (born Ari Leff), originally from San Francisco, fell in love with the art of songwriting at the age of 14. He went to study musical production at one...

Local comic book artist begins working with Marvel

Written By Aidan Segal

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Picture two of cinema’s most distinguished films, arguably at the peak of their respected genres, clashing between panels of grotesque, yet genius illustration. Michael Mettlen was 25-years old, dropping his daughter off at school and making his way home to Elizabeth, Pa., when he made a life-...

Kamasi Washington continues hot streak on new EP

Written By Mick Stinelli, A&E Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Kamasi Washington came to mainstream prominence in early 2015 as a massive contributor on Kendrick Lamar’s album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” His saxophone played a massive role in the song “U,” and he also worked on the album’s string arrangements. That same year he released his LP, “The Epic...

Thrival Music Festival to showcase rock, hip-hop acts

Written By Josh McCann

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Thrival Music Festival will be held for the second straight year at Carrie Furnace’s in Braddock on Sept. 29 and 30. This year’s headlining acts include Pittsburgh native rapper Wiz Khalifa, hip hop artist Logic and pop r+b singer/songwriter Kiiara. Khalifa heads to the festival promoting h...

Art museum event brings together international artists, local outreach

Art museum event brings together  international artists, local outreach

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) showcased internationally recognized art and community interaction on Thursday, Sept. 21. Los Angeles artist Ian Cheng presented the opening of his new piece, “Emissary Sunsets the Self,” while the Boom Concepts art collective hosted the museum’s Third Thursday ga...

‘Ninjago’ is colossal misstep for LEGO movie franchise

Written By Michael Richter, Co-A&E Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Movies, of course, are a source of escapism. We, the audience, are meant to get lost in a film’s world and forget about our problems. Sometimes, we confront our issues during movies as well. Nonetheless, I thought “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” would be a movie that would allow me to relax and have fun...