For the last 20 years, Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root have gained a huge following with their mix of all different styles of music.
As I approached the entrance to Sokol Auditorium, it was almost impossible to tell that a show had begun only minutes before. I breezed through the entrance to find a very short, hardly memorable set by alternative pop-rock band Shoreline Ends. After a short wait, Secondhand Serenade's John Vesley took the stage, blowing the crowd away with his acoustic guitar and heartfelt vocals.
On a chilly night, much of the city's youth and youthful gathered at local historical musical hotspot Sokol Auditorium to see Grammatik, VibeSquaD and the evening's headliner Pretty Lights. The cold weather couldn't stop a sold out crowd from dancing themselves clean on Nov. 15.
From their 1999 debut album, "Under Feet Like Ours," Canadian duo Tegan and Sara have evolved in both sound and songwriting with each consecutive album. Their newest album, "Heartthrob," is no exception. This energized dance party of an album strays from the duo's traditional folk rock sound and easily relates to feelings of desire, love, friendship and youth: the quintessential topics of this and any electro-pop record.