Pittsburgh

Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet did a lot in the 80’s in Athens, Ga. He collaborated with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe under the name Community Trolls, played with Stipe’s sister Lynda’s band Oh-OK, and formed The Buzz of ight with Oh-OK’s drummer David Pierce. Buzz’s debut album, Sound Castles, garnered enough attention to land Sweet a solo recording contract with Columbia Records. Before the 80’s were over, though, he would release two solo albums, Inside and Earth, both of which were well liked by critics and largely ignored by the public. In

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Nickel Creek

Fans of country band Nickel Creek have reason to celebrate. In 2007, the band announced it would be breaking up indefinitely after the conclusion of that year’s appropriately named Farewell (For Now) tour. They recently told their fans that they would be reuniting for a summer tour and are releasing a new album, A Dotted , their sixth as a group. The trio of Chris Thile on mandolin, Sara Watkins on fiddle, and Sean Watkins on guitar has been playing together since 1989. Proving that they only get better as the years

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Pittsburgh’s Mid-Summer Party at The Point

Thousands converged on Point State Park last week despite the humidity for the annual summer extravaganza known as the 2013 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Now combined with the Fourth of July holiday, the nations largest inland regatta is in its 36th year and continues to attract Pittsburghers from all walks of life.

Always eclectic, this year did not disappoint with high flying dogs, sugar laden funnel cakes and two nights of brilliant pyrotechnics.

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