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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

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Wilco

Last year around this time i fell in love with Canadian alt-country artist Doug Paisley, and I sort of forgot about him until yesterday when i came across my copy of Strong Feelings. So imagine my delight at hearing he'll appear at the Pittsburgh Winery on Nov. 8. He'll be joined by folk singer Joan Shelley ($10-12, on sale now). 

In other news, a couple of hip-hop tours are stopping at Altar Bar including Casey Veggies on Nov. 10 ($16-18, on sale now) and Skizzy Mars with Kool John and P-Lo on Feb. 9 ($17-20, on sale now). 

Indigenous and the Jeff Fetterman Band will be at the Hard Rock Cafe on Jan. 28, 2016 ($13-15, on sale Sat.)

NYC's Parlour Tricks plays Spirit on Nov. 13 ($10, on sale now).

This Saturday, on Oct. 17,  Black Forge Coffee House in Allentown hosts prog metal duo Indian Handcrafts ($10, on sale now).

And coming to the Palace Theater in Greenfield next year: Belinda Carlisle on April 6 ($49-59, on sale Oct. 23) and Robin Trower (also $49-59, on sale Oct. 23).

Some more stuff: Wilco will appear at the Benedum Center along with William Tyler on January 25 (tickets start at $38.75, on sale Friday). Leon Bridges and Audra Day play Stage AE on June 3 ($24.99 - 27.50, on sale Friday).

And speaking of Stage AE, on Nov. 5, that venue, along with Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), hosts a concert by the The Stickers. The show is free, but a $10 donation at the door will go towards Veterans Leadership Program.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 10:35 AM

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Joanna Newsom
Later this month, Joanna Newsom will release her new record Divers, and whats even more exciting (if you're into that kind of thing) is that on Dec. 12, she'll bring her tour to the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall ($29-49, on sale Friday). If I'm not mistaken, this will be the singer-songwriter-harpist-etc's  first appearance in Pittsburgh since her 2006 show at the Warhol. 

In slightly odder news, Creed Bratton — who you may know from The Office, where he also went by "Creed" —will present a night of music and comedy at the Hard Rock Cafe on Nov. 14 ($15-250, on sale Friday). Bratton was actually a musician before he was an actor (in the 1960s he was a member of the band The Grass Roots), so its actually not quite as strange as it sounds.

Iron Butterfly will  play "In Da Gadda Da Vita" (i assume) at Altar Bar on Dec. 12 ($23-25, on sale Saturday). Also at Altar Bar:  Lil Debbie on Nov. 4 ($18-20, on sale now); Brain Fallon and the Crowes Jan. 12 ($22-25, on sale Friday); and Killing Joke on Feb. 17, 2016 ($20-100, on sale now).

And a few more things: 

John Mark Nelson comes to the Smiling Moose on Oct. 28 ($10, on sale now).

Mike Why & Brian Fitzy will be at Club Cafe on Nov. 25 ($10-15, on sale Friday)

The Werks play at the Rex on Nov. 27 ($12-15, on sale now).

And Holly Bowling plays the music of Phish at the Pittsburgh Winery on Nov. 12 ($15, on sale now).



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Posted By on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Hey, yo, real quick: here are some newly announced SHOWS. Check 'em out below.

Insane Clown Posse will hold court at Mr. Small's Theatre on November 2, along with P.O.D. [editor's note: !!!??], Stitches, Dope D.O.D. and Young Wicked ($25-30, on sale now).

All Them Witches plays Brillobox on December 13 ($10-12, on sale now).

Singer/songwriters Antje Duvekot and Natalia Zukerman come to Club Cafe on November 3 ($12, on sale now). Also coming to Club Cafe: Driftwood on November 12 ($12, on sale now); Red Wanting Blue on November 18 ($17-20, on sale now); Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys on November 20 ($15, on sale now); and Dan Bern and Akrasia on December 2 ($15-17, on sale now).

Coming to Altar BarIce Nine Kills on November 19 ($15, on sale now); Doomtree on December 1 ($18, on sale Wednesday); and Ron Pope on February 23 ($15-65, on sale now).

Cold FrontsHeyrocco, The Elwins and William Forrest plays Spirit on October 20 ($10, on sale now).

The Royal Concept and Parade of Lights play Cattivo on November 7 ($13.50-15, on sale now), as does Hippo Campus on November 14 ($10-12, on sale Friday).

Curses plays the Smiling Moose on November 1 ($10, on sale now).

Lincoln Durham will be at the Hard Rock Cafe on October 7, and Peter Pan Speedrock appears there on October 14 ($12-14, on sale now).

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Below are a few recently announced shows coming to various venues near you ... and if you're into that kind of thing, check out our annual Fall Arts Guide — which comes out tomorrow — for an overview of the season's coming concerts. 

In the In Case You Missed That Last Tour category: Todd Rundgren plays the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on December 7 (he sold out Stage AE last time around, so don't wait around for tickets. They'll run $35-65, and go on sale Friday). Also, Screaming Females returns with Potty Mouth: they'll be playing the Smiling Moose on November 2 ($13-15, on sale Friday). 
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Screaming Females

Terror plays Altar Bar on November 30 with Code OrangeTake Offense, King Nine and Malfunction ($15-17, on sale now). Also at Altar Bar: Capital Kings, DJ Promote and NF on November 15 ($18-43, on sale now); Ghost Town on November 24 ($15, on sale Friday); Corrosion Of ConformityBrant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band,  Mothership and Saviours (who really don't play Pittsburgh enough) on December 3 ($20-25).

The Redlines comes to Cattivo on September 26 ($5, on sale now) and Goldroom appears there on October 27 ($15-20, on sale now); Gatherers plays the Smiling Moose on November 9 ($10, on sale now); Flint Eastwood will be at Spirit on October 18 ($8-10, on sale now).

Coming to Club Cafe: a bunch of singer/songwriters including Lera Lynn on November 7 ($15, on sale now); David Mayfield & Sean McConnell on November 8 ($10-12, on sale now); and Vanessa Carlton on November 14 ($25, on sale now).

Falling In Reverse, Attila, Metro Station and Assuming We Survive bring the Supervillains Tour to Stage AE on December 4 ($23-25, on sale Friday) and, looking into next year, Vance Joy and Blind Pilot play Stage AE on March 23 ($27.50-30, on sale Friday).

Neon Indian comes to Mr. Small's Theatre on November 14 ($16-18, on sale Friday). Also at Mr. Small's: 10,000 Maniacs on December 11 ($30, on sale Friday) and Marianas Trench on February 6 ($20-22, on sale Friday). 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:50 PM

If you're confused as to why all your Facebook friends are RSVP-ing to David Duchovny at the Altar Bar, it's because the actor is officially a musician - he had to do something with his free time after his split from Tea. His debut record came out in May, and he'll be in town on September 13 ($25-100, on sale now).

Here are some artists coming to Altar Bar who were NOT on The X-Files (as far as i know): The Acacia Strain on November 8 ($15-18, on sale now); Mod Sun on November 1 ($20, on sale Friday); Emery on November 5 ($18-20, on sale Friday); PigPen Theater Co. on October 13 ($12-15, on sale Friday).

Norah Jones brings her soothing sounds to the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland on October 21 ($50-70, on sale September 9).

Lucinda Williams comes to the Byham Theater on October 14 ($39.75 - 52.75, on sale now).

And coming to the Smiling MooseI Fight Dragons on November 14 ($12-14, on sale Friday); Pentimento on October 14 ($15-18, on sale Wednesday); and Fit For Rivals on September 16 ($10, on sale now).

Spirit hosts NYC's Little Racer on September 20 ($8-10, on sale now).

Peelander-Z will be at Brillobox on November 12 ($10-12, on sale Friday).

Nathan Angelo will be joined by Paul Pfau from The Voice at Club Cafe on October 28 ($12-15, on sale Friday). Also at Club Cafe: singer-songwriter Richard Shindell on November 7 ($23-25, on sale Friday). 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 4:39 PM

What concert announcement do I, personally, find most interesting today? It might be neo-soul group, The Internet, which features Syd the Kyd of Odd Future. That's happening at Mr. Small's Theatre on September 15 ($18-20, on sale now). Also rather compelling: The Flamin' Groovies will be at the Hard Rock Cafe on November 15 ($14-16, on sale Saturday).

But if those don't catch your attention, here are a few more:

TesseracT is joined by the Contortionist, Erra and Skyharmor at Mr. Small's on November 7 ($16-18, on sale Friday).

Toronto's Dilly Dally plays Brillobox on November 11 ($8-10, on sale now).

Marty Willson-Piper (formerly of The Church) plays Club Cafe on September 27 ($20, on sale Friday). Also at Club Cafe: Shemekia Copeland on September 30 ($25, on sale now); Lenny Smith on October 23 ($10, on sale Friday); Noah Guthrie on November 1 ($10-15, on sale Friday); Willie Nile and Jefferson Grizzard on November 4 ($15, on sale now); and Lydia Loveless returns to town on November 6 ($12-14, on sale now).

Cannibal CorpseCattle Decapitation + Soreption = a brutal night at Altar Bar on November 3 ($25, on sale now). Also coming to Altar Bar: Pepper with Ballyhoo and Katastro on November 11 ($23-25, on sale Friday); July Talk  and Little Hurricane on November 12 ($13-15, on sale now); and Suicide Silence on October 4 ($16-18, on sale now).

There are a couple more at the Hard Rock: Finger Eleven on September 21 ($15-17, on sale Friday ) and Prong on November 19 ($14-16, on sale Friday).

Dear Rouge plays the Smiling Moose on October 20 ($8-10, on sale now) as does Within The Ruins on September 24 ($10-12, on sale now).

British band Until The Ribbon Breaks will be at Cattivo on September 10 ($8-10, on sale now).

And lastly, Strange Wilds and Spray Paint take the stage at Spirit on October 13 ($8-10, on sale now).

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Just a smattering of concert announcements today, so lets just get right to it.

Mac Miller will be with Choo Jackson and The Come-Up at Stage AE on September 20 ($29.50-35, on sale now ). It might be one of the last outdoor shows of the season, which could be reason enough to go. 

Local favorites Pentagram play Mr. Small's Theatre on October 7 ($17-20, on sale now). Also at Mr. Small's: For Today on October 16 ($16 -18, on sale Friday); The Amity Affliction on October 27 ($17-20, on sale Friday); blessthefall on November 9 ($17 -20, on sale Friday).

Oberhofer will be at Brillobox on October 1 ($10-12, on sale Friday).

Saintseneca plays Club Cafe on October 7 ($10-12, on sale Friday); Jesse Malin will stop by that venue on October 18 ($15, on sale Friday). Also at Club Cafe: Sean Rowe on November 10 ($12-14, on sale Thursday).

At  CattivoVacationer on October 18 ($15, on sale Wednesday), and Have Mercy on October 21 ($14-16, on sale Friday).

Brownie Mary plays Altar Bar on October 2 ($25, on sale now). And you can start 2016 off at that venue with Dark Side of the Moon: A Pink Floyd Experience on January 2 ($15-17, on sale Saturday).

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 4:18 PM

We're hitting that late-summer concert lull, folks, so here are some newly announced concerts to keep you thinking about live music. Because live music would never forget about you.

Unfortunately it will eventually be January again, but on the plus side, Nile plays the Altar Bar on Jaunuary 19 ($20-22, on sale Saturday). Kylesa will also stop by Altar Bar on October 17 ($16-20, on sale now); and Avatar on September 15 ($15-18, on sale now).

Radkey will be at the Smiling Moose on October 8 ($10, on sale now); Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires plays there with PUJOL on October 1 ($10, on sale now). Also at the Moose: Blis with Bandit on November 10 ($10-12, on sale now); I See Stars on October 6 ($15, on sale now); and Kadavar on October 3 ($12-14, on sale now). 

The Hard Rock Cafe has an active schedule: Emerson Hart and Meiko will perform on October 13 ($13-15, on sale now); The Wyldz on September 27 ($10-12, on sale now); and Elliott Yamin on September 27 ($15-17, on sale now).

Cattivo is fast becoming the venue of choice for aging hardcore dudes: Madball stops by on September 30 ($12-15, on sale Saturday).

The Bellfuries and Jessica Lee Wilkes will be at The Pittsburgh Winery on September 28 ($14, on sale Saturday).

Coming to Stage AEHollywood Undead on October 4 ($25, on sale now); and The String Cheese Incident on October 20 ($49.50, on sale Friday).


Here Come The Mummies plays Mr. Small's Theatre on September 12 ($22-25, on sale Friday). The Devil Makes Three will be there on October 21 ($20, on sale Friday); The Menzingers and mewithoutYou make a stop on November 24 ($20, on sale now).

(the) Thurston MoOre Baand (which is how he's apparently spelling it now, like the wacky and CoOl dude he is)  plays Club Cafe on September 16 ($30, on sale Friday). Also at Club Cafe: Michal Menert on October 4 ($15, on sale Friday); Kinky Friedman on October 11 ($25, on sale now); Tumbleweed Wanderers on October 13 ($7-10, on sale now); and Tiny Stills on October 17 ($8, on sale now).

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Ready for some fresh concert announcements? Here's a tiny batch for ya ...

Anderson Ponty Band (that's Jon Anderson & Jean-Luc Ponty) comes to the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on November 1 ($50-90, on sale Saturday).

Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa bring the FV2015 Tour to the Altar Bar on October 12 ($30, on sale now). Red FangWhores and Wild Throne also play Altar Bar on October 9 ($16-18, on sale now).

Toronto's Grounders plays Spirit on October 14 ($8-10, on sale now).

Low Cut Connie makes a stop at the Smiling Moose on September 16 ($10-12, on sale now).

STS9 comes to Stage AE on October 30 ($29.50-30, on sale Friday)

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band will be at Mr. Small's Theatre on October 25 ($25, on sale Friday)

Choo Jackson plays a late show at Club Cafe on September 11 ($7, on sale now). Also at Club Cafe: The Wind + the Wave on October 25 ($10-12, on sale Friday).


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM

You may have already heard that Sufjan Stevens is coming to Heinz Hall on November 3 ($34.50-49.50, on sale Friday), and the Zombies will be playing Odessey & Oracle live at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on October 14 ($40-250, on sale now), but here are a few more tours that are coming through town.

The Struts play the Smiling Moose on September 11 ($10.59 — it IS sponsored by 105.9 the X, after all — on sale Friday). Also coming to the Moose: CHON on September 8 ($12-14, on sale Wednesday); Mutoid Man on September 6 ($10-12, on sale now); Toxic Holocaust on September 7 ($14, on sale now); Iron Chic on October 5 ($12, on sale now); Such Gold on August 9 ($10-12, on sale now); and Northern Faces on September 15 ($10, on sale now).

Steve Hackett of Genesis plays the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on December 5 ($45-85, on sale now).

Gang Of Four stops by Altar Bar on September 29 ($25-28, on sale Friday). Also at Altar Bar: country rapper Big Smo on September 24 ($20-23, on sale Friday); Key! on August 27 ($15-17, on sale now); A benefit for the Kevin Croney Foundation featuring TRAVESTY, After The Fall and Bunny Five Coat on September 26 ($15, on sale now); Ron Pope + The Nighthawks on February 23, 2016 ($15-65, on sale now).

 The Lone Bellow plays the Rex Theater on November 3 ($20-23, on sale Friday).

Agnostic Front plays Cattivo with Freedom, Killer of Sheep and Weapons of Choice on September 6 ($12-14, on sale now).

Maudlin Strangers appears at Spirit on October 27 ($8-10, on sale now); Brooklyn's Howard plays the Pittsburgh Winery on September 24 ($10, on sale now).

Cherub comes to Mr. Small's Theatre on October 21 ($15-17, on sale Friday). Also at Mr. Smalls: The Polyphonic Spree on November 6 ($22-25, on sale now); Mayhem and Watain on November 22 ($25, on sale Friday); Keller Williams Trio on December 5 ($22-25, on sale now).

JMSN plays Club Cafe on August 30 ($10-12, on sale Thursday). Matthew Schuler from The Voice also appears at Club Cafe on August 1 ($12, on sale Friday); Jackson Howard and Marc McDoughnah on September 25 ($10, on sale now); Wayne 'The Train' Hancock on October 2 ($16, on sale Friday); Rachael Yamagata on October 15 ($20-22, on sale Friday); and The Bros. Landreth on November 17 ($10-12, on sale now).

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