The Mind Cure Records release of The Bats' live show in May 1984, featuring the not-yet-famous author Michael Chabon on vocals.

Author Michael Chabon's 1984 Pittsburgh punk rock performance released by Mind Cure

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a Pitt grad, sang with The Bats, briefly. One show is part of a local label’s archival releases.

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 Andy Reamer, a member of the White Tie Group, a jazz ensemble made up of symphony musicians, plays the drums during a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra "happy hour" in May in the lobby of Heinz Hall.

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera are staying afloat in a continuously challenging financial climate.

3 days ago

The state of Pittsburgh's smaller musical organizations

Small classical music group face tough financial challenges and may lack the deep-pocketed donors and brand names of the bigger groups.

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2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

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 John Mellencamp will perform in Pittsburgh in May.

John Mellencamp to perform at Benedum Center in May

Tickets start at $44.25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 19.

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Preview: Spoon returns from hiatus with 'They Want My Soul'

The band from Austin, Texas, turned to psych-rock wiz Dave Fridmann for their first album after a three-year break.

6 days ago

 Pop singer Merrill Garbus (aka Tune-Yards).

Fall Arts Preview: Concerts

Concert scene moves inside with legends, newcomers and everything in between.

6 days ago

 Valentina Lisitsa.

Fall Arts Preview: Classical music

The fall classical lineup includes a Pittsburgh Opera gala concert with Angela Meade, Carl Tanner and Marianne Cornetti.

6 days ago

 The Black Keys: Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach.

Preview: New album is a moody change of pace for the Black Keys

Black Keys tour opened in Columbus, Ohio, last week and hits Consol Energy Center on Saturday.

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 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

6 days ago

Music Reviews

Concert review: Willie Nelson proves more than advertised

Sometimes legends disappoint you. Other times they are everything they are advertised to be, and more. That was Willie Nelson Tuesday night.

Black Keys, Cage the Elephant make for hard-hitting bill at Consol

It wasn't until 13 songs in at Consol Energy Center that they introduced the new material with "Gotta Get Away."



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