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2020 Grammy Awards predictions

2020 Grammy Awards predictions

Zachary Somma, Contributor

December 6, 2019

The 2020 Grammy Awards are only a month away, with the Recording Academy recently releasing the list of nominees for every category. While the nominations are never perfect, and always start a discussion about who was snubbed or left off, it is always fun to try and predict who might win each award. So, fo...

The Menzingers hit the Roxian Theater

The Menzingers hit the Roxian Theater

Jonah Hoy, Contributor

December 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Philadelphia-native punk rockers "The Menzingers" shoved their way into the Roxian Theater on Saturday, November 30. On their fifth week of touring, they stopped into the Pittsburgh area to play a monumentally energetic and exciting show. The opening act of the night, Culture Abuse,...

The Rex Theater hosts La Dispute

The Rex Theater hosts La Dispute

Jonah Hoy, Contributor

November 26, 2019

PITTSBURGH — The Rex Theater hosted the post hardcore band La Dispute along with groups Empath and Touchee Amore on November 19. For one night only, the dimly lit bar was transformed into a dance floor of rage and angst. Empath opened the night with somewhat new, but familiar sound, which gave a...

Sara Bareilles hosts emotional concert in UPMC Events Center

Sara Bareilles hosts emotional concert in UPMC Events Center

Jonah Hoy, Contributor

November 18, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- From love songs to tales about an ordinary waitress, Sara Bareilles brought her own style to the UPMC Events Center Friday night with a star studded show from start to finish.  The opening act for the night was Emily King, dressed in black from head to toe and ready to groove. Wh...

Review: Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get”

Review: Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get”

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

November 8, 2019

Country music superstar Luke Combs released his second full-length album, "What You See is What You Get" on November 8. The album features 17 brand-new songs, including smash-hits "Beer Never Broke My Heart" and "Even Though I'm Leaving." "What You See is What You Get" is the follow-up album to Comb's...

Review: Airbourne’s “Boneshaker”

Review: Airbourne’s “Boneshaker”

Jonathan Hanna, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

Australian rock group Airbourne released their fifth studio album, titled “Boneshaker,” on Friday. The last album released by the group was 2016’s “Breakin’ Outta Hell," which reached the number-three spot on both Austria’s Ö3 Austria Top 40 charts and Germany’s GfK Entertainment Offizielle...

Review: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King”

Review: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King”

Zachary Somma, Contributor

November 1, 2019

Kanye West is a man who needs little introduction. A storied musician, rapper, producer, and celebrity figure with loads of controversy, opinions, turmoil and success behind him. After 2018 saw him support then candidate Donald Trump publicly, reveal the state of his mental health on his album “Ye,"...

Review: Rex Orange County’s “Pony”

Review: Rex Orange County’s “Pony”

Zachary Somma, Contributor

October 29, 2019

Indie pop singer Rex Orange County has returned with the release of his 3rd full-length album “Pony." Rex’s popularity has grown steadily since the Soundcloud release of his first album, “bcos u will never b free." He released it when he was 17 back in 2016. He really started popping up on people’s...

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – The Toy Dolls

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – The Toy Dolls

Scott McDanel, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2019

As a genre of music, punk songs usually are about going against an established system or empowering the listener. Famous and more familiar punk groups like Green Day and Sex Pistols follow a trend of rebellion, edgy lyrics and being a staple of teenage angst. However, not every punk band is cut from...

Review: DaBaby’s “KIRK”

Review: DaBaby’s “KIRK”

Zachary Somma, Contributor

September 30, 2019

Rapper DaBaby delivers a mixed bag of tracks on his newest studio album, “KIRK." This is the second album that he has dropped this year after releasing his first studio album: “Baby On Baby." His rapping profile has risen exponentially over the past year or so due to his standout voice and personality...