Critics Pick: Sheer Mag at Cattivo | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

[ROCK] + MON., SEPT. 11

Over the past few years, Philly-based Sheer Mag has drawn praise for its vibrant, soulful rock. So much praise, in fact, that the group began to feel overhyped and didn’t sign with a record label or even start a Twitter account. It’s an endearing but unnecessary self-effacing gambit, since the band’s music is indeed hype-worthy. The latest album, Need to Feel Your Love, is upbeat rock that still has a bite. Also playing at Cattivo are dreamy, distorted San Franciscans Flesh World and Painted Eyes.

7 p.m. 146 44th St., Lawrenceville. $12-14. All ages. 412-687-2157 or

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