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Review: Ozzy Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man”

Review: Ozzy Osbourne's

Garret Roberts, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- In the world of rock and metal, it's impossible to not hear about legendary rock star Ozzy Osbourne. Formally the driving force behind Black Sabbath, his whiny vocals set his sound apart from other contemporaries. While the Prince of Darkness is a legendary member of music histor...

All of the concerts coming to the UPMC Events Center in 2020

Photo credit: Alexa Headley

Arts and Entertainment Editors

February 17, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Offering a variety of events for music and entertainment fans in 2020, the UPMC Events Center will have multiple big names coming to campus this year. From live concerts to theatrical productions, here's the list of what to expect for the rest of this year. Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest The National Reserve February 19, 2020 (7:30 p...

Review: Mac Miller’s “Circles”

Review: Mac Miller's

Zachary Somma, Copy Editor

January 24, 2020

"Circles" is the posthumous sixth studio album from Pittsburgh-raised rapper and singer Mac Miller. In 2018, a little over a month after releasing his last project, "Swimming," Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home after overdosing on a mixture of drugs and alcohol. Since his passing, there...

Top 10 Electronic albums of the 2010s

Top 10 Electronic albums of the 2010s

Dominic Merlo, Contributor

January 19, 2020

Depending on what kind of electronic music you're interested in under the massive umbrella that exists, this decade was either one of the best or one of the worst. Mainstream EDM found its own type of Nu Metal with Brostep, with the likes of Skrillex, Datsik, and Excision making a gritty, noisy type...

Punchline hits The Rex Theater & interview with Chris Fafalios

Punchline hits The Rex Theater & interview with Chris Fafalios

Jonah Hoy, Contributor

January 12, 2020

The Rex Theater held Pittsburgh's local pop-punk proprietors Punchline on January 3, along with a multitude of other local acts such as Lotus Kid, Another Cheetah and The Composure. With the audience filling the dark room shoulder to shoulder, Ramones T-shirts and skinny jeans, Lotus Kid kicked off...

Top 10 Metal albums of the 2010s

Top 10 Metal albums of the 2010s

Dominic Merlo, Contributor

January 5, 2020

Metal has had a decade as powerful as ever, with more detail and widespread influence than ever before.

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

Photo credit: Jonah Hoy

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...