Welcome to the second installment of a three-part series on cultural movers in the Pittsburgh scene. While preparing the syllabus for my first-ever course, “The Soul of Pittsburgh,” the idea arose to present interview material to my students. Liz Berlin was a very obvious choice. It was much more than a chat about chat about the rise of her band to national prominence and the launching of an important performance venue. Liz offered insights on self-determination and vertical integration that every artist could learn from. Enjoy.