Pittsburgh Pop Music

Hoodie Allen

“I’m just kiddin’, I’m a white kid, hi kids”—Yep, that’s Hoodie Allen, the clown prince of yuppie hop, as he summed himself up in a signature from his 2011 breakout release “No Interruption.” The artist formerly known as Steven Markowitz chose his stage name as a pun on Woody Allen: white guy, comedian, nerdy but kinda cool; get it? In cuts like “Fame Is for Assholes” (with Chiddy Bang) and “Are U Having Any Fun,” he mixes classic

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St. Patrick’s Day at Mullaney’s

One of the most happening spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle. With a tent connected to the pub the celebration space is doubled. Irish bands and performers hold court all day and night in both spaces beginning at 11 a.m. and going until about midnight. Headrs are Red Hand Paddy and Guaranteed Irish along with other acts including Whiskey Limerick, Johnny Gallagher, and Mark Guiser. 2329 Penn Ave., Strip District.

The Who performing at the Ahoy Rotterdam in 2007. (Photo: Joep Vullings)

The Who

 The Who are one of the quintessential rock bands of our time, emerging on the mod scene in England in 1964. Although they were Mods they rocked hard with Pete Townshend’s windmill power chords, Roger Daltrey’s dynamic vocals, Keith Moon’s amazing drumming, and John Entwistle’s stand out bass s. Unfortunately, Moon and Entwistle have joined the great rock band in the sky. The Who in their formative years were known for destroying their instruments and equipment on stage in a power

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Dr. Dog

The doctor is in this month at Stage AE—Dr. Dog that is. The group hails from West Grove, Pennsylvania, and specializes in rock music with strong crystal vocals and tight harmonies like those that can be heard on “Bren Heart.” Psycheic Swamp their latest release, out earlier this month, features some of their oldest music. Dr. Dog originally started working on the album in 2001 and put it aside to work on other projects. Now in 2016 it is finally done.

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Rachel Platten

strong> Rachel Platten is than a one-hit wonder, though it’s not surprising if people think of her that way, because that one big hit is really big. Released just last year, “Fight Song” has gone triple platinum in the United States, charted in other countries worldwide, and been used as theme music for causes ranging from Ford SUV ads to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The song, however, didn’t come from nowhere—Platten has been making music since her school days. After graduating

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