It’s been five years since Pittsburgh instrumental duo Zombi released Shape Shift. In May, they whetted the appetites of their long-suffering fans with the single “Breakthrough & Conquer,” which features guitar solos from Trans Am’s Philip Manley, and this month multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer A.E. Paterra have officially slid back onto the scene with […]
Two books about cooking and community from Belt Publishing
A friend in Houston recently described multidisciplinary artist and space goddess Lisa E. Harris as a “force of nature” in the Texas scene and beyond. Upon investigation, I had to concur. Harris channels the Afrofuturism of Sun Ra, the transcendent devotionals of Alice Coltrane, and the deep-listening experiments of Pauline Oliveros—all while maintaining her own […]
For the better part of 30 years, Pittsburgh band Anti-Flag have made unapologetically confrontational political punk, cranking out fervent, hook-driven diatribes against facism, racism, animal cruelty, the surveillance state, and other social ills. They’ve also walked the walk, using their band as a platform to support a variety of causes (among them Amnesty International, the […]
Dwain Story roomed with Phil Ochs and made a fan of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, but mental illness denied him a career like theirs.
Revisiting the 1978 vampire movie in the wake of its director’s passing.
From Theater on the Lake to spaceship on the park, 2016 was a weird time in the city.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Video Warning Attempts,” from the Black Moth Super Rainbow front man.
A thoughtful debate about jagoffs.
A website for the rust belt turns one.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “New York’s Alright” off the new Gotobeds album, Poor People Are Revolting.
Current obsessions of Metro publicist Jenny Lizak, and Smart Bar booker Marea Stamper (aka the Black Madonna)
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, November 29
The trivia night (which also has chapters in Toronto, New York, and Pittsburgh) is seriously tough.
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?