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  • REO Speedwagon at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 04/08/2019 07:30 PM EDT: 04/8/19

    REO Speedwagon
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    04/08/2019 07:30 PM EDT
    $69.75 - $89.75
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    REO Speedwagon

    Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band. By the early ‘70s, the band’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path that was eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity (received the Recording Industry Association of America®’s 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the U.S.). REO rode the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles. In 1994, when many rock bands of their era had either broken up, or were feeling like their days were numbered, the REO team came up with a co-headline tour concept that breathed new life into the world of touring. The “Can’t Stop Rockin’” amphitheater tour featuring Fleetwood Mac, REO, and Pat Benatar was a huge success and blazed the trail for the very popular co-headline tours that are seen nationwide today. Today, fully established with songs on the radio in every city and town they ever set foot in, REO Speedwagon still has that Midwest work ethic. The band has gone on stage and in the studio to work– dozens of albums, thousands of concerts, and countless radio spins. Their eyes have always been on the future and on the road – not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn’t perform live, thrilling fans with hit filled sets. The band’s younger fans might not realize the sheer impact REO has had on music and the culture of rock ‘n’ roll. Hi Infidelity’s millions in sales were fueled by massive hit singles such as “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” All these years later, the nearly ten-times platinum Hi Infidelity still remains a high-water mark for rock bands -- the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot, a feat that modern artists can only dream of achieving. At the center of REO’s desire to keep it rocking for the fans is Kevin Cronin, who looks like he’s found the fountain of youth--along with the secret to penning some of the biggest hits in rock. With bandmates Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt, REO has remained busy since the band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007. After an eleven-year break from recording, REO Speedwagon released Find Your Own Way Home in 2007, marking the band's 15th studio effort. Just two years later, REO teamed up with their fellow Midwestern rockers Styx to record the new single, “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” which was co-written by the two band’s frontmen, Cronin and Tommy Shaw. Later that year, the tune became the title track for the Can’t Stop Rockin’ Tour, as REO Speedwagon hit the road with STYX and .38 Special to unite three of the hardest working bands in America. Sponsored by VH1 and Rock Band®, the tour was a recession-busting night of rock ‘n’ roll, offering the best value of the year. At the close of 2009, not only did the trio of bands end up being nominated for the “Most Creative Tour Package” by Pollstar, but they were also one of the highest grossing, most successful shows of the year. In November 2009, REO Speedwagon celebrated the holidays with the release of Not So Silent Night...Christmas with REO Speedwagon. In the summer of 2010, REO teamed up with yet another rock icon, Pat Benatar, for the “Love on the Run Tour,” which brought the songs of these two historic rockers to stages all across America. The “Love on the Run Tour” took fans back to the early ‘80s explosion of hits, when both artists ruled the Billboard charts with #1 and Top 10 positions for the better part of the decade. While on the 2010 tour, REO announced the release of a 30th anniversary deluxe edition reissue of Hi Infidelity. In the spring and summer of 2012, REO linked up with Styx and Ted Nugent for the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express tour. The trek kicked off May in Texas, and crossed the country before winding up in New York in July. The title of the tour was a tip-of-the-hat to Illinois-bred bands Styx (from Chicago) and REO, as well as Nugent, who has his roots in Detroit. Hot on the heels of that successful run, the Midwest Rock N' Roll Express tour was back again in spring of 2013. The highly anticipated tour started on April 18 in Grand Forks, ND and hit more than 20 cites before wrapping in Burgettstown, PA a month later. During this tour, STYX and REO Speedwagon’s Rock to the Rescue charity organization not only raised thousands of dollars for local charities at each tour stop, but they also raised $108,000 which will go directly to the Boston One Fund, helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Live at Moondance Jam - the band’s hit-filled performance from the country’s premier classic rock festival, was released in both a Blu-ray and a deluxe edition (containing a CD and DVD in a glossy digipak) on November 19, 2013.  In December ‘13, REO unveiled the band’s “Great Chicago Fire Hydrant” as part of a citywide Chicago public art installation project to benefit the 100 Club Chicago. Shortly thereafter, REO Speedwagon and STYX organized Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, a benefit concert for the central Illinois communities that were affected by the devastating tornadoes there. This concert raised in excess of $400,000. Summer of ‘14 found the band kicking-off a co-headlining tour of two legendary rock bands, REO and Chicago. Before the cross-country tour kicked-off Kevin Cronin said, "Can you imagine the Chicago horn section on 'Roll With the Changes'? That would blow my mind!” That came to fruition as fans across the country had their minds blown by a multi-song encore that brought both bands onstage together to rock out on a series of their respective greatest hits. The tour was such a crowd-pleaser that aired on AXS TV. Chicago and REO Speedwagon: Live at Red Rocks had viewers singing along with “Riding The Storm Out,” “Free,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Keep on Loving You,” and “25 or 6 to 4.” Following another successful year of touring in ‘14, REO Speedwagon lined up another round of shows which began in March of 2015. That REO tour, named “Family First,” kicked off with a sun-soaked date in Cancun, Mexico, before heading back to the U.S. However, this coast-to-coast run includes less shows than the usual (and very extensive) REO Speedwagon tours. 2016 saw REO Speedwagon on the road with Def Leppard. REO joined them in 50-plus cities across the U.S. and Canada. Following the Def Leppard tour, REO crossed the pond to join Status Quo for the end of their historic last electric shows called, “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour. In the summer of 2017, REO teamed up with Styx and Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles) for the “United We Rock” U.S. summer tour. The tour played in more than 25 cities across the nation. Following that rock spectacular, REO will spend the remainder of the year into early 2018 on their own headlining dates. www.REOSpeedwagon.com www.facebook.com/reospeedwagon twitter.com/kcreospeedwagon

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • David Sedaris at Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland on 04/07/2019 07:00 PM EDT: 04/7/19

    David Sedaris
    Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
    04/07/2019 07:00 PM EDT
    $35.00 - $55.00
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    David Sedaris

    With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris is the author Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the NYT Bestseller Fiction List.

    Venue Information
    Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    http://web.cmoa.org/

  • An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 03/15/2019 08:00 PM EDT: 03/16/19

    Graham Nash
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    03/15/2019 08:00 PM EDT
    $49.00 - $96.00
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    Graham Nash

    Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes. The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months. Yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash’s “Marrakesh Express,” “Pre-Road Downs” and “Lady Of the Island,” from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969). On CSNY’s Déjà Vu (1970), Nash’s “Teach Your Children” and “Our House” beseeched us to hold love tightly, to fend off the madness that was on its way. Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), whose “Chicago/We Can Change the World” and “Military Madness” were fueled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight, and the ongoing Vietnam war. Songs from that LP stayed in Nash’s concert sets for years including “I Used To Be A King” and “Simple Man”. His next album, Wild Tales (1974), addressed (among other issues) unfair jail terms for minor drug offenses (“Prison Song”), unfair treatment of Vietnam vets (“Oh! Camil”) and the unfairness of fame (“You’ll Never Be the Same”). The most resilient, long-lived and productive partnership to emerge from the CSNY camp launched with the eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), bookended by Nash’s “Southbound Train” as the opening track and “Immigration Man” as the closer. The duo contributed further to the soundtrack of the ’70s on their back-to-back albums, Wind On the Water (1975) and Whistling Down the Wire (1976). On the CSN reunion studio LP (1977), Nash took top honors with “Just A Song Before I Go” (written in the space of one hour, and a Top 10 hit single). Lightning struck once more on CSN’s Daylight Again (1982), on which Nash penned their second (and final) Top 10 hit, “Wasted On the Way,” lamenting the energy, time and love lost by the group due to years of internecine quarrels. Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events. In 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide. That same year, he and Crosby were among the many musicians who made their way to the Occupy Wall Street actions in lower Manhattan. In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and was released in paperback in late 2014. In recognition for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth. While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist. With his photography, Nash has drawn honors including the New York Institute of Technology’s Arts & Technology Medal and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and the Hollywood Film Festival’s inaugural Hollywood Visionary Cyber Award. His work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash; he curated others’ work in the volume Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash (2009). Nash’s work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. His company Nash Editions’ original IRIS 3047 digital printer and one of its first published works—Nash’s 1969 portrait of David Crosby— is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world.

    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • No Quarter - The Tribute to Led Zeppelin's Legacy at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 01/26/2019 10:00 PM EST: 01/27/19

    No Quarter - The Tribute to Led Zeppelin's Legacy
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    01/26/2019 10:00 PM EST
    $20.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Hunks - An All Male Revue at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/10/2019 08:00 PM EST: 01/11/19

    Hunks
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/10/2019 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $30.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • The Prince Project at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/20/2018 07:30 PM EST: 12/21/18

    The Prince Project
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/20/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Jason D Williams at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/18/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/19/18

    Jason D Williams
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/18/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $12.00 - $15.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Kix at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/15/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/16/18

    Kix
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/15/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $28.00 - $45.00
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    Supporting Acts: Turbo Lovers, Wicked Earth

    Kix

    American rock band based in Baltimore, active since the early 1980s.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Ashley McBryde - The Girl Going Nowhere Tour at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/12/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/13/18

    Ashley McBryde
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/12/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $18.00 - $33.00
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    Supporting Acts: Dee White

    Ashley McBryde

    "I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can't find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere" sings Ashley McBryde on "Girl Goin' Nowhere," the seminal title track from her forthcoming LP. They're words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde's been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off. In April, Eric Church brought her on stage and called her a "whiskey-drinking badass," confessing that he's a massive fan. The rest of the world is quickly catching on, too. Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know," citing she's "an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert," McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it's that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be "among the first post-Stapleton country stars?" McBryde's album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre's keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way. McBryde was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. At three, she'd secretly pluck her father's guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her parents and grandparents her very first composition. It was at Arkansas State when, while a member of the marching band, McBryde finally started sharing her voice with others, and finally moved to Nashville in 2007 where steadily worked a circuit of dive bars, biker hangouts, and colorful joints fighting to have her songs heard. Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she will meld her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that's to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it's like to be human.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters and A Carpenters' Christmas at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 12/12/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/13/18

    The Carpenters
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    12/12/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $25.00 - $39.00
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    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC at Crafthouse Stage & Grill on 12/08/2018 09:00 PM EST: 12/9/18

    Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC
    Crafthouse Stage & Grill
    12/08/2018 09:00 PM EST
    $20.00
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    Venue Information
    Crafthouse Stage & Grill
    5024 Curry Road
    http://www.crafthousepgh.com/

  • Puddle Of Mudd at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/08/2018 07:00 PM EST: 12/9/18

    Puddle Of Mudd
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/08/2018 07:00 PM EST
    $27.00 - $39.00
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    Supporting Acts: Alter The Design, Paul Benson

    Puddle Of Mudd

    Group from Los Angeles, CA, USA Current (2017) Line-up: Wes Scantlin – lead vocals (1991–present), rhythm guitar (1991–2011, 2014–present) Dave Moreno – drums, backing vocals (2005; 2014–present) Matt Fuller - lead guitar (2012; 2014-present) Michael John Adams – bass guitar, backing vocals (2014–present)

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Randy Rainbow Live at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 12/06/2018 07:30 PM EST: 12/7/18

    Randy Rainbow
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    12/06/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $45.00
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    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • Steve Earle & the Dukes - Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/05/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/6/18

    Steve Earle
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/05/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $35.00 - $47.00
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    Supporting Acts: The Mastersons

    Steve Earle

    Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, he has released twenty albums - a number of them were as Steve Earle and the Dukes, one was Colvin and Earle, another was Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band, etc. Earle’s songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez. He has created such country successes as “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You” and “Nowhere Road.” During his four-decade career, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short story author, a record producer and a radio host. He is a longtime activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the confederate flag. Always musically adventurous, Steve Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. His new Warner Bros. Records album, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, explores his country songwriting roots and includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Craig Ferguson "Hobo Fabulous" Tour at College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT on 12/05/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/6/18

    Craig Ferguson
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    12/05/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $30.00 - $50.00
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    Craig Ferguson

    Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962, Springburn, Glasgow) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, and actor. He was the host of the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2014). In the 1980s he was the drummer for various UK punk/indie groups. He was naturalised as a United States citizen in 2008.

    Venue Information
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    238 College Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

  • Sabrina Benaim at Rex Theater on 12/05/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/6/18

    Sabrina Benaim
    Rex Theater
    12/05/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00
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    Supporting Acts: Clementine Von Radics

    Sabrina Benaim

    Sabrina Benaim is a writer, performance & teaching artist, whose home base is Toronto. She was a member of the Canadian championship-winning 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team, & in 2015, she represented Toronto at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam. She is currently the coach of the 2016 TPS team. Sabrina has written poems for ESPNW, The Government of Canada, & most recently, made her Canadian television debut with Sport Chek, writing & voicing the third instalment of their #WhatItTakes Olympic Manifesto video series. Sabrina enjoys breaking down stigma, women who help women, & the Toronto Blue Jays. She will accept any invitation to dance.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • Generation Axe at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 12/03/2018 07:30 PM EST: 12/4/18

    Generation Axe
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    12/03/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $59.00 - $205.00
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    Generation Axe

    After a successful US tour, Generation Axe is is back with Asian Tour! The concert that fans will experience on theGeneration Axe Tour will go way beyond simply gathering five guitar greats on one stage to jam. Eachtour stop will include a variety of performances in different configurations amongst the five players,including performing together as one cohesive band, including Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa) on bass and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) on keys and JP Bouvet on drums. Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen,Bettencourt and Abasi will perform songs from their various catalogs and join forces on some well-known songs (as well as probably a few unexpected, unearthed gems). Making this rare tour experience even more special, Generation Axe VIP packages will be offered, giving fans meet and greet access to these guitars masters and one-of- a-kind memorabilia..

    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    21 West Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

  • Reverend Horton Heat's Holiday Hayride at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/02/2018 07:00 PM EST: 12/3/18

    Reverend Horton Heat
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/02/2018 07:00 PM EST
    $33.00 - $49.00
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    Supporting Acts: Junior Brown, The Blasters, Big Sandy

    Reverend Horton Heat

    From: Dallas, Texas. The Reverend Horton Heat is the name of a Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio. The group is led by James C. Heath, AKA Reverend Horton Heat (2). Heath is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. The group originally formed in 1985, playing its first gigs in Dallas's Deep Ellum neighborhood. Its current members are Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Scott Churilla on drums.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Justin Fabus at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/01/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/2/18

    Justin Fabus
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/01/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $10.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Aubrey Burchell

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Craig Ferguson “Hobo Fabulous Tour” at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 11/30/2018 08:00 PM EST: 12/1/18

    Craig Ferguson
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    11/30/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $45.00 - $75.00
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    Craig Ferguson

    Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. In December 2014, Ferguson concluded his ten-year run as the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” which set all-time viewer records, earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. As the host of “Celebrity Name Game,” Ferguson was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host two years in a row. This year he was nominated for a third Daytime Emmy Award. As of February 2017, Craig launched his new SiriusXM program “The Craig Ferguson Show” which is broadcast live on Comedy Greats every evening. In September 2015, Ferguson launched his fourth original stand-up comedy special on EPIX entitled, “Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest,” which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. The special was filmed at New York City’s Town Hall and focuses on topics spanning from “the deeply meaningless to the profoundly meaningful.” In May 2016, Craig completed The New Deal Tour, a 60-show comedy stand-up tour across North America. Ferguson was last seen in his original History Channel show, “Join or Die,” which featured him and his celebrity friends debating provocative topics with history experts. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for some of the worst punk bands in the U.K., a profession he held for several years. Following his musical stint, he began bartending in a local pub in Glasgow where he was introduced to Michael Boyd, the artistic director of The Tron Theatre in Glasgow, who persuaded Ferguson to give acting a go. After several low paying acting gigs, Ferguson discovered he had a knack for comedy and was soon the star of his own BBC television show, “The Ferguson Theory.” After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson brought his act to America in 1995 to star with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the short-lived ABC comedy, “Maybe This Time.” After the show ended, ABC decided to add the talented Scotsman to “The Drew Carey Show,” playing Drew Carey's boss, ‘Nigel Wick,’ from 1996-2003. Ferguson has also become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit. He has performed to sold out theaters all over the country and sold out Carnegie Hall in October 2010. In October 2012 Craig performed his highly praised stand-up at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall to a sold out audience. Additionally, Craig has three widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials, “A Wee Bit O’ Revolution”, which premiered on Comedy Central and was released on Home Video in 2009, and “Does This Need To Be Said,” which premiered on EPIX in 2011, aired on Comedy Central and was released on Home Video. In the summer of 2013, Craig released his third comedy album “I’m Here to Help,” garnering him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. The stand-up special premiered on Netflix and was later released on DVD. Ferguson has written the feature films “The Big Tease” and “Saving Grace”. In 2003, he made his directorial debut with “I'll Be There,” which he also wrote and starred in. “I'll Be There” went on to receive the Audience Award for Best Film at the Aspen, Dallas, and Valencia film festivals. Craig was also named "best new director" at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Ferguson’s other film credits include, “Niagra Motel,” “Lenny the Wonder Dog,” “Prendimi l’anima,” “Life Without Dick,” “Chain of Fools” and “Born Romantic.” Ferguson was most recently heard on the big screen as he reprised his character ‘Gobber’ in “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the sequel to the 2010 animated feature, “How to Train Your Dragon.” In 2011 Craig portrayed ‘Owl’ in the highly anticipated Disney classic “Winnie The Pooh.” In the summer of 2012, Craig was heard as the voice of ‘Lord Macintosh’ in Disney’s animated feature, “Brave.” In April 2006, Ferguson debuted his first novel entitled Between The Bridge and The River, which made it onto the bestseller list. In the novel, two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the deep South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre adventures which, it turns out, are somehow interconnected-and, even more surprisingly, meaningful. The eclectic cast of characters features Socrates, Carl Jung, and Tony Randall; while love, greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood also make special appearances. In February 2008 Ferguson succeeded in becoming a US Citizen, mentioning that this is his home after thirteen years and “my heart is here.” Soon after, Craig had landed himself the biggest date of all; a date with President Bush hosting the White House Correspondence Dinner. Critics raved of his witty and comical deliverance speech to the 3,000 attendees who included political journalists, celebrities, and Washington’s power players. In 2009, Harper Collins published Ferguson’s memoir American On Purpose - a book about why and how late night funnyman Craig Ferguson became an American. The book was listed on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to sell well to date. Ferguson also serves on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network. The mission of the Lollipop Theater Network is to bring movies that are currently in theatrical release to hospitalized children facing chronic and life threatening illnesses nationwide.

    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • Allen Stone with Special Guest Nick Waterhouse at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 11/25/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/26/18

    Allen Stone
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    11/25/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $26.00 - $32.00
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    Allen Stone

    Soul/ R&B artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. His vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and '70s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer/songwriters of the same era. Born in Chewelah Washington, Stone started discovering those vocals as a kid, thanks largely to his parents’ influence. “My father was a minister so I spent about half my childhood in church, watching my mom and dad sing together and lead the congregation in song,” he recalls. By the time he was 11 he’d picked up a guitar and written his first song, and soon began self-recording demo tapes to pass along to classmates. Although Stone enrolled in Bible College after high school, he quickly dropped out to move to Seattle and kick start his music career. “I had an ’87 Buick and I’d drive up and down the west coast, playing any gig I could get just to try to put my music out there,” he says. In 2010, Stone recorded an album called Last to Speak that he released digitally through his own Stickystones label. A second album, simply titled Allen Stone, followed in the fall of 2011, and quickly became an independent success story. Online sales took the album to the top of the online charts, and it placed on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, all without a formal distribution deal. The artist-friendly ATO Records label signed Stone in 2012, and reissued his eponymous album in the summer of that year. He then signed to Capitol Records and worked extensively with fellow singer and songwriter Tingsek. The result, Radius, was released in May 2015. Stone decided to return to ATO Records and released his latest album, Radius Deluxe. As the New York Times recently said Stone’s lyrics “promise honest sentiments, grooves built with physical instruments and a gospel-rooted determination to uplift ... glimmers of Al Green, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Prince and a bit of Sting." Stone is currently working on his next album, which is set be released on ATO Records later this year

    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • Fade to Black: A Tribute to Metallica at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 11/24/2018 10:30 PM EST: 11/25/18

    Fade to Black: A Tribute to Metallica
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    11/24/2018 10:30 PM EST
    $12.00 - $14.00
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    Supporting Acts: Outlined In Blood

    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • That Arena Rock Show at Crafthouse Stage & Grill on 11/24/2018 09:00 PM EST: 11/25/18

    That Arena Rock Show
    Crafthouse Stage & Grill
    11/24/2018 09:00 PM EST
    $15.00
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    Supporting Acts: HDK, School of Rock House Band - Organized Confusion

    That Arena Rock Show

    That Arena Rock Show is the ultimate high energy tribute to "Classic" Rock N' Roll. Performing legendary rock anthems that ruled the airwaves in the 70s and 80s. Including artists like: Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses to name a few. This show will take you on a trip back in time, turning every sized venue into an arena for a night! Get your lighters out and your fist in the air. This rock show is more than just music - it’s an experience!

    Venue Information
    Crafthouse Stage & Grill
    5024 Curry Road
    http://www.crafthousepgh.com/

  • Jason Mraz at Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh) on 11/24/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/25/18

    Jason Mraz
    Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh)
    11/24/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $39.50 - $95.50
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    Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts. Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up,” racked up 2 Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, and sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including sell-outs at such iconic venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena. A dedicated artist and gentleman farmer, Mraz is first and foremost a committed global citizen. His impassioned social activism and philanthropic efforts span from environmental advocacy to ardent support for human rights. His own Jason Mraz Foundation serves to shine for arts education and the advancement of equality. Through it all, Jason Mraz continually confirms and celebrates music’s myriad forms and miraculous power, inspiring and delighting his countless fans around the world.

    Venue Information
    Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh)
    600 Penn Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Doyle (of The Misfits) at Smiling Moose - Upstairs on 11/23/2018 07:30 PM EST: 11/24/18

    Doyle
    Smiling Moose - Upstairs
    11/23/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $10.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Only Flesh, Sissy Baby Boys

    Doyle

    Younger brother of Jerry Only, and guitarist for the Misfits from October 1980 until the demise of the original group in October 1983. He learned to play guitar from Jerry Only and Glenn Danzig at the age of thirteen. He was just 16 years old at the first show he played with the Misfits (Halloween 1980). Doyle reformed the Misfits with Jerry Only in January 1995 and left the band in 2002. Now currently playing in his solo project entitled Doyle with Alex Story of Cancer Slugs on vocals. He is currently married to Alissa White-Gluz, ex-The Agonist singer and current Arch Enemy vocalist.

    Venue Information
    Smiling Moose - Upstairs
    1306 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.smiling-moose.com/

  • Saved By The 90s - The World's Most Awesome Party Band! at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/21/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/22/18

    Saved By The 90s
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/21/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $16.00 - $30.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • David Allan Coe at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/18/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/19/18

    David Allan Coe
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/18/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $32.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: Northern Comfort

    David Allan Coe

    A life-long renegade, singer/songwriter David Allan Coe was one of the most colorful and unpredictable characters in country music history. One of the pioneering artists of the outlaw country movement of the '70s, he didn't have many big hits -- only three of his singles hit the Top Ten -- but he was among the biggest cult figures in country music throughout his career. He was born September 6, 1939 in Akron, Ohio.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Eyes of the Nile - A Tribute to Iron Maiden at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 11/17/2018 10:00 PM EST: 11/18/18

    Eyes of the Nile
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    11/17/2018 10:00 PM EST
    $12.00 - $14.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • David Allan Coe at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/17/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/18/18

    David Allan Coe
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/17/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $32.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: Andy Davis Band

    David Allan Coe

    A life-long renegade, singer/songwriter David Allan Coe was one of the most colorful and unpredictable characters in country music history. One of the pioneering artists of the outlaw country movement of the '70s, he didn't have many big hits -- only three of his singles hit the Top Ten -- but he was among the biggest cult figures in country music throughout his career. He was born September 6, 1939 in Akron, Ohio.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Alan Doyle at Rex Theater on 11/17/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/18/18

    Alan Doyle
    Rex Theater
    11/17/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $28.00 - $30.00
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    Supporting Acts: Whitney Rose

    Alan Doyle

    Canadian musician and actor born May 17, 1969

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • Billy Gardell at Benedum Center on 11/17/2018 07:30 PM EST: 11/18/18

    Billy Gardell
    Benedum Center
    11/17/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $39.00 - $89.00
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    Billy Gardell

    Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016. MIKE & MOLLY continues to air in syndication to this day. As a followup to the hit CBS series, Billy has takes a dramatic turn in the CMT series Sun Records as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical. In 2016 he received a daytime emmy nomination as best gameshow host for Monolpoly Millionaires Club. Before Mike & Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.” He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo,” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film “Bad Santa.” He also appeared in “You, Me & Dupree.” As a standup, Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. As a standup comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife Patty, and son Will.

    Venue Information
    Benedum Center
    237 7th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Yonder Mountain String Band at Rex Theater on 11/16/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/17/18

    Yonder Mountain String Band
    Rex Theater
    11/16/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $25.00 - $30.00
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    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • Lez Zeppelin at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/16/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/17/18

    Lez Zeppelin
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/16/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $24.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: Jericho Rising, Sicksense

    Lez Zeppelin

    All Girls. All Zeppelin. Since forming in 2004, the New York City-based quartet has toured throughout the United States and Europe to become the first and foremost female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board. Although, LEZ ZEPPELIN stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band's blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at what often are sold-out frenzied shows around the world, the four women that make for the four essentially diverse elements of the band bring their own unique energy and passion to the music. Indeed, this may be the thing that serves most to set them apart. But then, there is also the seamless and strangely appropriate way in which LEZ ZEPPELIN inject their gender-bending performance into material that is often thought of as an historically male expression. For those who believe this to be the case, all that can be said is: times have changed. Live, the group takes its lead from what Led Zeppelin did in performance, seeking to create an intense experience from the in-the-moment interaction between all the players to both recount and reinvent the musical moment for the audience.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Billy Gardell at Benedum Center on 11/16/2018 07:30 PM EST: 11/17/18

    Billy Gardell
    Benedum Center
    11/16/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $39.00 - $89.00
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    Billy Gardell

    Emmy nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell starred in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs from 2010-2016. MIKE & MOLLY continues to air in syndication to this day. As a followup to the hit CBS series, Billy has takes a dramatic turn in the CMT series Sun Records as Colonel Tom Parker, the infamous manager of Elvis Presley. The drama series was inspired by the Broadway musical. In 2016 he received a daytime emmy nomination as best gameshow host for Monolpoly Millionaires Club. Before Mike & Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.” He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo,” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film “Bad Santa.” He also appeared in “You, Me & Dupree.” As a standup, Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. As a standup comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife Patty, and son Will.

    Venue Information
    Benedum Center
    237 7th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Brandon Ray at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/15/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/16/18

    Brandon Ray
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/15/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $10.47 - $25.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Lucinda Williams and the Buick 6 at Lebanon Opera House on 11/11/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/12/18

    Lucinda Williams
    Lebanon Opera House
    11/11/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $44.50 - $59.50
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    Lucinda Williams

    It's not all that hard to find an artist who's capable of offering a guided tour of life's dark clouds – nor is it rare to come into contact with one who can hone in on the silver lining. But the ability to do both with equal grace, well, that's an altogether rarer gift – and it's one that Lucinda Williams displays with remarkable élan on her latest Lost Highway album, Blessed. Blessed, recorded at the end of what Williams calls "a really big writing streak that gave me enough to make two albums," brings those textures to play in some of the most straightforward songs she's ever written. While it's not a concept album as such, Blessed – recorded with producer Don Was – brings together a dozen masterfully-crafted pieces that fall into place beautifully, their welcoming sonic tenor offering an ideal foil for the conversational narrative that runs through the dozen short stories – tales that take in plenty of topical territory, but invariably end up offering the listener a sense of affirmation. "Being married and feeling comfortable in my life, I've been able to go outside myself and write about other things," she says. "I feel like this album, as a whole, is positive, but it's not my so-called 'happy' album. Yes, I'm in love and I'm happy in my personal life. But my personal life isn't the only focus. There aren't all those unrequited love, 'I've been shot down by a bad boy songs' … well, there's one of those … but there are songs about all sorts of things. It's just a lot easier to stretch these days." The expanse of Williams' palette is gradually revealed over the course of Blessed, a collection that unfolds in an origami-like fashion. The gentle plaint of "I Don't Know How You're Livin" – a stripped-to-the-bone track on which she uses the appealingly weathered edges to carve out a loving message of hope – gives way to the pedal-steel laced "Copenhagen", a tender requiem for her late manager. While that air of mortality imbues a few of Blessed's songs – notably the fiercely slashing "Seeing Black," on which Williams cuts through a hail of angry guitars that come courtesy of Elvis Costello, who makes a rare non-vocal cameo, with stark, poignant questions to a friend who chose to end his life, the album offers as many looks at the light at the end of the tunnel as it does glances into the abyss. "Kiss Like Your Kiss" exudes a sassy sensuality, while the closing "Sweet Love" is, quite simply, an aural incarnation of that title, pure, warm and sweet. "I didn't have a fully realized picture of what I wanted the album to sound like going in, but I hardly ever do," says Williams. "Back when I was playing open mic nights by myself, I'd be sitting up there with my Martin guitar and doing 'Angel' by Jimi Hendrix or 'Politician' by Cream' alongside Robert Johnson and Memphis Minnie songs. It never occurred to me to pick just one style. That's stayed with me ever since. " Williams has never hesitated to wave that flag of iconoclasm, but she's never used it as a shield. Ever since the release of her 1978 debut Ramblin' on My Mind (recorded on the fly with a mere $250 budget behind her), the Louisiana- bred singer-songwriter has been ready, willing and able to call upon both her natural affinity for roots music and her familial literary tradition. She learned the importance of professional integrity around the same time most kids are learning their ABCs, thanks in large part to her award-winning poet father Miller Williams -- who invested her with a "culturally rich, but economically poor" upbringing where artistic expression was of primary importance. "Thanks to my dad, I grew up around poets and novelists and they all had families and normal lives and most of them didn't achieve even nominal success until much later in life," she recalls. "I have to keep reminding people that, yeah, I'm a musician, but first and foremost, I'm an artist and art is about expression, about expressing your feelings about what you're going through every day. I think this is the closest I've come to capturing that essence completely as an artist." She's never settled for any sort of pigeonholing, entering the '90s with the rich, sepia-toned Sweet Old World -- a disc that, as much as any release, helped place the Americana movement at the forefront of listeners' minds -- and cementing her own spot in the cultural lexicon with 1998's raw, immediate masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. The latter disc earned Williams her first Grammy Award as a performer (she'd also scored one as a writer thanks to Mary-Chapin Carpenter's version of her "Passionate Kisses"), but rather than try to capture the same lightning in a bottle a second time, she stretched her boundaries on 2001's Essence, an album rife with both cerebral interludes and soul-stirring stomps. In recent times, Williams has shown herself to be the kind of artist who'll never back down from a challenge, whether collaborating with surprisingly kindred spirits like M. Ward and Flogging Molly or putting her own spin on iconic tunes like Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" and Jimmy Webb's classic "Galveston". She's taken that same approach to her most recent recordings as a solo artist as well: The 2006 release West and 2008's buoyant Little Honey - an album Paste hailed as "an album that brims with varied, impeccable writing" - made for an ethereal emotional travelogue that takes in both great loss and the sort of discovery one can only make when emotional barriers are taken down. "People buy into this myth that once you're quote happy unquote, you just die as an artist – that's inane. It's ridiculous," she says. "People have actually asked me, 'well, will you still be able to write now that your life is happy?' That's a somewhat pedantic point of view, the myth that happiness can't be part of the backbone of creativity. Indeed, she takes on a number of roles here, from the fallen fighter who narrates the whisper-soft elegy "Soldier's Song" to the affably hard-nosed kiss-off specialist delivering "Buttercup." But whatever the topic, Williams' voice – both literally and figuratively – is unmistakable. It's a voice that conveys experience without world-weariness, purity of spirit without naiveté – a combination that reaches its zenith on the album's title track, a poignant acknowledgment of those who bestow blessings upon us each day, whether we know it or not. "I had this image in my mind of how a stranger can affect you, and you them, at the same time," she says. "We have this concept that someone who is less fortunate than we are in some way has nothing to offer us, and that's not true at all. Everyone has a gift to give as long as you're willing to accept it, from the girl selling flowers at a Mexican restaurant to the homeless man on the street. It's all about the hope that there's good in humanity if you look for it – which is really the feel of the whole album." By the time Blessed's final notes resound, that hope will not only be clear, it's likely to be passed on to the listener – paid forward in the most touching way.

    Venue Information
    Lebanon Opera House
    51 North Park Street
    Lebanon, NH 03766
    http://lebanonoperahouse.org/

  • GayC/DC - The Worlds First and Only Gay Tribute to AC/DC at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 11/10/2018 09:30 PM EST: 11/11/18

    GayC/DC
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    11/10/2018 09:30 PM EST
    $16.00 - $18.00
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    Supporting Acts: Supermonkey, Cumplete Basturds

    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Lucinda Williams and the Buick 6 at College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT on 11/09/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/10/18

    Lucinda Williams
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    11/09/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $26.00 - $39.00
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    Lucinda Williams

    It's not all that hard to find an artist who's capable of offering a guided tour of life's dark clouds – nor is it rare to come into contact with one who can hone in on the silver lining. But the ability to do both with equal grace, well, that's an altogether rarer gift – and it's one that Lucinda Williams displays with remarkable élan on her latest Lost Highway album, Blessed. Blessed, recorded at the end of what Williams calls "a really big writing streak that gave me enough to make two albums," brings those textures to play in some of the most straightforward songs she's ever written. While it's not a concept album as such, Blessed – recorded with producer Don Was – brings together a dozen masterfully-crafted pieces that fall into place beautifully, their welcoming sonic tenor offering an ideal foil for the conversational narrative that runs through the dozen short stories – tales that take in plenty of topical territory, but invariably end up offering the listener a sense of affirmation. "Being married and feeling comfortable in my life, I've been able to go outside myself and write about other things," she says. "I feel like this album, as a whole, is positive, but it's not my so-called 'happy' album. Yes, I'm in love and I'm happy in my personal life. But my personal life isn't the only focus. There aren't all those unrequited love, 'I've been shot down by a bad boy songs' … well, there's one of those … but there are songs about all sorts of things. It's just a lot easier to stretch these days." The expanse of Williams' palette is gradually revealed over the course of Blessed, a collection that unfolds in an origami-like fashion. The gentle plaint of "I Don't Know How You're Livin" – a stripped-to-the-bone track on which she uses the appealingly weathered edges to carve out a loving message of hope – gives way to the pedal-steel laced "Copenhagen", a tender requiem for her late manager. While that air of mortality imbues a few of Blessed's songs – notably the fiercely slashing "Seeing Black," on which Williams cuts through a hail of angry guitars that come courtesy of Elvis Costello, who makes a rare non-vocal cameo, with stark, poignant questions to a friend who chose to end his life, the album offers as many looks at the light at the end of the tunnel as it does glances into the abyss. "Kiss Like Your Kiss" exudes a sassy sensuality, while the closing "Sweet Love" is, quite simply, an aural incarnation of that title, pure, warm and sweet. "I didn't have a fully realized picture of what I wanted the album to sound like going in, but I hardly ever do," says Williams. "Back when I was playing open mic nights by myself, I'd be sitting up there with my Martin guitar and doing 'Angel' by Jimi Hendrix or 'Politician' by Cream' alongside Robert Johnson and Memphis Minnie songs. It never occurred to me to pick just one style. That's stayed with me ever since. " Williams has never hesitated to wave that flag of iconoclasm, but she's never used it as a shield. Ever since the release of her 1978 debut Ramblin' on My Mind (recorded on the fly with a mere $250 budget behind her), the Louisiana- bred singer-songwriter has been ready, willing and able to call upon both her natural affinity for roots music and her familial literary tradition. She learned the importance of professional integrity around the same time most kids are learning their ABCs, thanks in large part to her award-winning poet father Miller Williams -- who invested her with a "culturally rich, but economically poor" upbringing where artistic expression was of primary importance. "Thanks to my dad, I grew up around poets and novelists and they all had families and normal lives and most of them didn't achieve even nominal success until much later in life," she recalls. "I have to keep reminding people that, yeah, I'm a musician, but first and foremost, I'm an artist and art is about expression, about expressing your feelings about what you're going through every day. I think this is the closest I've come to capturing that essence completely as an artist." She's never settled for any sort of pigeonholing, entering the '90s with the rich, sepia-toned Sweet Old World -- a disc that, as much as any release, helped place the Americana movement at the forefront of listeners' minds -- and cementing her own spot in the cultural lexicon with 1998's raw, immediate masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. The latter disc earned Williams her first Grammy Award as a performer (she'd also scored one as a writer thanks to Mary-Chapin Carpenter's version of her "Passionate Kisses"), but rather than try to capture the same lightning in a bottle a second time, she stretched her boundaries on 2001's Essence, an album rife with both cerebral interludes and soul-stirring stomps. In recent times, Williams has shown herself to be the kind of artist who'll never back down from a challenge, whether collaborating with surprisingly kindred spirits like M. Ward and Flogging Molly or putting her own spin on iconic tunes like Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" and Jimmy Webb's classic "Galveston". She's taken that same approach to her most recent recordings as a solo artist as well: The 2006 release West and 2008's buoyant Little Honey - an album Paste hailed as "an album that brims with varied, impeccable writing" - made for an ethereal emotional travelogue that takes in both great loss and the sort of discovery one can only make when emotional barriers are taken down. "People buy into this myth that once you're quote happy unquote, you just die as an artist – that's inane. It's ridiculous," she says. "People have actually asked me, 'well, will you still be able to write now that your life is happy?' That's a somewhat pedantic point of view, the myth that happiness can't be part of the backbone of creativity. Indeed, she takes on a number of roles here, from the fallen fighter who narrates the whisper-soft elegy "Soldier's Song" to the affably hard-nosed kiss-off specialist delivering "Buttercup." But whatever the topic, Williams' voice – both literally and figuratively – is unmistakable. It's a voice that conveys experience without world-weariness, purity of spirit without naiveté – a combination that reaches its zenith on the album's title track, a poignant acknowledgment of those who bestow blessings upon us each day, whether we know it or not. "I had this image in my mind of how a stranger can affect you, and you them, at the same time," she says. "We have this concept that someone who is less fortunate than we are in some way has nothing to offer us, and that's not true at all. Everyone has a gift to give as long as you're willing to accept it, from the girl selling flowers at a Mexican restaurant to the homeless man on the street. It's all about the hope that there's good in humanity if you look for it – which is really the feel of the whole album." By the time Blessed's final notes resound, that hope will not only be clear, it's likely to be passed on to the listener – paid forward in the most touching way.

    Venue Information
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    238 College Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

  • SoMo at Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge) on 11/09/2018 06:30 PM EST: 11/9/18

    SoMo
    Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge)
    11/09/2018 06:30 PM EST
    $22.50 - $299.00
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    SoMo

    Selling out shows across the country and achieving multiplatinum success by paving a path of his own, SoMo has quietly emerged as R&B's most successful underground superstar. Now, it's time for the world to properly meet the Dallas, TX singer and songwriter born Joseph Somers-Morales on his second full-length album, 'The Answers' [Republic Records]. "Over the past two years, I really dialed in all of the different aspects of who I am as a man and tried to represent every facet in the music, production, and lyrics," he exclaims. "This is the evolution of SoMo. I've seen so much of the world and come back to Texas. I'm really telling my story." It's been nothing short of a whirlwind for the artist since the 2014 release of his self-titled debut, 'SoMo.' The record clinched #1 on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, and the hit single "Ride" earned an RIAA double-platinum certification. Between sold out headline tours and collaborations with everyone from Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, The-Dream, and Trey Songz to Kirko Bangz, Vigiland, Rebel, and Tricky Stewart, SoMo put impressive numbers on the board, selling 393K albums and counting and 4 million singles in addition to amassing 290 million streams. His 2015 mixtape, 'My Life II,' went Top 10 on Billboard's Top R&B albums chart as he appeared on VH-1's "Big Morning Buzz," "The Arsenio Hall Show," and BET's "106 & Park." Along the way, he carefully assembled what would become 'The Answers,' recording in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Texas, Toronto, and Florida. SoMo found new influences that encouraged him to embrace his core. "Listening to artists like Post Malone and Kehlani inspired me to go back and just approach this as who I am," he admits. "It's not about fitting in, but rather just being myself." During early 2017, he introduced the album with fiery, fun, and flirty "Play" [feat. Maty Noyes], which registered over one million plays in one of weeks' time. Appropriately arriving for Valentine's Day, the first single "Just A Man" evokes early nineties R&B with its resounding piano chords and handclaps as SoMo's voice soars on the confessional hook, "I'm just a man, and you are my world." "I like to call it 'the trendy, timeless SoMo,'" he laughs. "It's sort of what we got with 'Ride.' It doesn't matter when the song's released; it works. Obviously, I've been somewhat of a ladies' man. I am a lover and a romantic though. I've fallen in love and been madly in love for long periods of time. I wrote that song at Jim Jonsin's studio in Florida. I remember sitting there for a few hours with the melodies. Then, I dove deep into the words. I wanted to express being apologetic -- not just on behalf of myself but on behalf of all men. I'm only human. It's me making a mistake and owning up to it." Then, there's "Over." It's upbeat energy shuffles into another anthemic refrain courtesy of super producer trio Captain Cuts [Walk The Moon, Tove Lo, Halsey, Bebe Rexha]. "I was coming off that 'Just A Man' vibe, but it's a different side, because I'm saying, 'It's not my fault,'" he goes on. "She's the one saying it's really over, instead." Continuing to grow and evolve, the album title 'The Answers' encapsulates his journey thus far. He admits, "It was my search to find the answers inside myself and inside these songs. The whole point is we keep going and searching." He's inviting listeners along for the ride again. "I want people to listen to it in full and feel like they're leaving a movie afterwards," SoMo leaves off. "It's me in the moment." However, his life took a bit of a detour away from music for quite some time. It certainly loomed in the background, but he had other things on his mind. "My dad was in a jazz rock band called Duck Soup, and he wasn't always there," admits SoMo. "Because of the lifestyle, I just wanted to grow up, be normal, and have a family. My mom really raised my brother and me. I didn't fight music, but I didn't necessarily embrace it either. I wanted to do my own thing." Throughout high school in Denison, TX, that's precisely what he did. He played football and hung out with friends, distancing himself from the proverbial "stage" as much as possible. However, in 2009, music called to him in the strangest and most serendipitous way. Receiving a piano from his mom for Christmas, he taught himself how to play by ear and recorded a cover of Chris Brown's "Crawl". Uploading the performance to YouTube, it soon went viral. With his brother John's encouragement, he teamed up with producer and engineer Cody Tarpley and continued to cut covers periodically over the next year. Prior to the release of Drake's "Take Care" in 2011, he recorded a medley of the entire album and dropped it on the album's release day. That medley would go on to garner over 4 million views, and it started to solidify the SoMo phenomenon. Throughout 2012, the singer and songwriter began to buckle down and work on his first original music. His efforts in the studio yielded the independent debut mixtape, My Life. A powerful, palpable, and passionate collection, it merged R&B spirit with pop soul, showcasing his dynamic voice and songwriting prowess. Released for free on his birthday September 11, My Life opened up SoMo's world. "It was important to stand out," he goes on. "On My Life, we implemented different styles to show I could write over any type of music. At the same time, it's a cohesive story about my actual life since I started making music. There are party moments. There's heartbreak. There's love. It's real." My Life spawned his first hit "Ride". Without any radio support and no label at the time, the track began selling 10,000 digital tracks weekly, while its music video directed by Dan Gotti accumulated over 3 million views. It offered a fitting introduction to SoMo with its sexy hook and slick, soaring, and seductive sound. "It just happened one night," he remembers. "A girl came over, and I was drinking some red wine. I started playing the piano, and I hit my favorite chord. I wrote the hook right away. I was deeply in love with this girl and the song essentially says, 'I'm going to ride. I'd die for you. My love is forever'. Of course, there is that sexual element though. It's fun." Simultaneously, SoMo released a cover every single Sunday as part of his "SoMo Sunday" campaign. Speaking directly to his fans, he offered up new music each week, and the series has accrued 50 million-plus views on YouTube. As "Ride" continued to gain steam, SoMo hit the road for a sold out headline tour. Struck by all of his success, Republic Records reached out and offered him a deal in October 2013. Now, he's prepping his self-titled major label debut for a 2014 release. For the artist, nothing has changed though. "That's why I'm calling the record 'SoMo,'" he reveals. "That name has been with me for so long. In seventh grade, a girl wrote me a note and called me JoSoMo. I thought it was cool so I made an AIM screen name JoSoMo. All of my football teammates and coaches started calling me SoMo on the field. This is who I am." Ultimately though, it's his intimate, infectious, and irresistible music that's going to make everyone remember that name. "When I sing, I really mean it," he leaves off. "If I'm singing about a woman in the studio, I sing into the mic like it's her ear. If I'm singing about something sad or happy, I'll put myself in that mood. My music is driven by emotion from the inside. My motto is, "If it sounds good, people will listen."

    Venue Information
    Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge)
    1601 E Carson St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

  • Dweezil Zappa: Choice Cuts World Tour at College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT on 11/08/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/9/18

    Dweezil Zappa
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    11/08/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $28.50 - $78.50
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    Dweezil Zappa

    Guitarist, TV personality and voiceover artist. Son of Frank Zappa. Born: September 5, 1969, Hollywood, California November 29, 2012 he received the honorary citizenship by the Mayor of Partinico, Palermo, Italy

    Venue Information
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    238 College Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

  • Corey Smith at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/08/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/9/18

    Corey Smith
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/08/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $21.00 - $35.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • New Politics at Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge) on 11/08/2018 07:00 PM EST: 11/9/18

    New Politics
    Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge)
    11/08/2018 07:00 PM EST
    $24.00 - $26.00
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    Supporting Acts: The Score, Bikini Trill

    New Politics

    New Politics - consisting of Danish-born, David Boyd [lead vocals, guitar] and Søren Hansen [bass, guitar, keys, vocals], as well as NY native Louis Vecchio [drums] - exploded onto the scene with their smash hit "Harlem," earning over 31 million Spotify streams and reaching the top 5 of alternative radio. The band has since released three studio albums featuring a slew of hit singles, including "Everywhere I Go" and "Tonight You're Perfect," securing major syncs in Frozen, "America's Got Talent," ESPN, Bud Light, Doritos, and more. New Politics have made the full late night circuit, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and CONAN. They've played sold-out shows around the world, touring with everyone from Pink and Fall Out Boy to Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, Panic At The Disco, Dirty Heads, and Twenty-One Pilots to name a few. The band recently finished touring with 311 prior to the release of their latest album, Lost In Translation. The album's lead single, “One Of Us,” reached #10 on the Alternative Radio chart and has accrued millions of streams! In February, the band embarks on a 32-city North American tour in support of their 4th album release.

    Venue Information
    Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge)
    1601 E Carson St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

  • Palaye Royale at Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge) on 11/07/2018 07:00 PM EST: 11/8/18

    Palaye Royale
    Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge)
    11/07/2018 07:00 PM EST
    $17.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: BONES, Dead Posey

    Palaye Royale

    The fashion-art rock band Palaye consisting of Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig, Emerson Barrett has been named champions of MTV's "Musical March Madness" 2014. They are the first unsigned act ever to compete in and win this fan-voted tournament. The global Samsung Galaxy Note commercial that features Palaye Royale's single "Get Higher" continues to make an impression and make history. Songwriters, performers, rockstars, co-producers, filmmakers, champions. Years ahead of their time, frontman Remington Leith, guitarist and organist Sebastian Danzig and drummer Emerson Barrett formed Palaye Royale in late 2011 and are now champions of MTV's "Musical March Madness," now in its fifth year. The history-making band is the first unsigned act ever to be fan-voted to compete in the NCAA-style music competition, pitting 64 bands against one another that ultimately saw Palaye Royale defeating Linkin Park in the championships. Palaye Royale can now call themselves victors beating out several major acts in the process including Vampire Weekend, Coldplay, Bastille, Tokio Hotel, We Are The In Crowd and finally Linkin Park. A winning mentality has always been top-of-mind for the guys, whose last several months have been a whirlwind. Samsung Galaxy Note hand-picked Palaye Royale's "Get Higher" for a commercial that aired globally on digital billboards in London's Piccadilly Circus, Madrid, Spain and Singapore's Orchard Road in December 2013 - once again making history - as the first-ever unsigned act integrated into Samsung branding. In the illustrated and interactive ad spot, the trio's recent hit, the infectious retro "Get Higher" is the focal point with all members of Palaye Royale using Samsung products in their everyday routine - checking their Samsung watch for their tour schedule, drawing on the Note tablet, playing video and even walking down the legendary Abbey Road with devices in hand. Nearly closing in on 1 Million views on YouTube, the music video for "Get Higher" is quickly catching on with fans and brands as a favorite. Palaye Royale kicked off their career with debut single "Morning Light" in early 2012, garnering 20 Million+ views on YouTube. The introspective, coming-of-age tune cemented the band's fan base, known as Soldiers of the Royal Council, which currently includes 75 fan groups globally, including Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, The Philippines, Brazil, UK and France. Palaye Royale's Soldiers of the Royal Council are part of a youth revolution and movement in music that is making history for the band, building via social media and powering their impressive view counts for their self-created music videos, which they call art films as well as attention around MTV's "Musical March Madness." Palaye Royale has also performed a string of successful sold-out west coast dates in California and Las Vegas. "Palaye Royale are set apart by their artistry and integrity...'indie' in every sense of the word, completely 'hands-on' from their words and musical arrangements as well as directing and producing their own music videos to handling their own social media." -Pop Vulture

    Venue Information
    Foxtail (formerly Diesel Club Lounge)
    1601 E Carson St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

  • Boz Scaggs: Out of The Blues Tour 2018 at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 11/06/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/7/18

    Boz Scaggs
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    11/06/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $66.75 - $250.00
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    Boz Scaggs

    “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay” and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.” As he did on his most recent previous album, Memphis (2013), Scaggs worked with producer Steve Jordan and a telepathic core band consisting of Jordan on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Ray Parker, Jr. on rhythm guitar and Jim Cox on keyboards. “Steve works on a high energy level,” Scaggs says of his prized collaborator. “It’s relaxed and easy, but also very highly charged. His direction is laser-focused, and his playing is intense. It’s a whirlwind and he’s a strong leader, but it’s also lovely and loose and cool. That’s all a comfort to me. I’ve produced myself and I feel pretty solid in the studio, but it’s really nice for me not to have to do anything but help select the material and be free to be a singer and a guitar player.” Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions’ “I’m So Proud.” He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of “Last Tango on 16th Street” and “I Want to See You,” both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers. Recording the album over four days at Blackbird Studio in Nashville made possible the participation of such notable guests as guitarist Reggie Young, who lights up a sinuous cover of Al Green’s “Full of Fire,” and steel guitarist Paul Franklin (“one of the greatest steel players alive, and one of the greatest ever,” in Scaggs’ estimation), who lifts a gorgeous reading of Richard Hawley’s “There’s A Storm A Comin’” into the stratosphere. Horns, strings and soulful background vocalists allow the album to render with equal power the bruising groove of Huey “Piano” Smith’s “High Blood Pressure,” the sophisticated Philly Soul of the Spinners’ “Love Don’t Love Nobody” and the torrid, big-band R&B of “Rich Woman.” Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” a knowing indictment of corruption on both the personal and political level that Scaggs wrote himself. “That’s one of those songs that writers talk about that just falls out of the sky,” Scaggs says. “It just appears, and if you don’t look it too hard in the eye, it keeps talking to you. We perform it with that little extra twang, but Bonnie really put the touch on it. She brought it home for me.” Finally, Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” The two perform the song as a kind of prayer for deliverance, each of their voices yearning for a redemption that alternately seems barely within reach or drifting just out of reach. “The Band’s original version of ‘Whispering Pines’ has an exotic quality to it that I’m not sure anybody else who’s done it has quite tapped into,” Scaggs says. “The melody is strange, and there are some chord changes that are quite unexpected. But I heard a live version of it that Lucinda did that was very touching. She seemed extremely vulnerable in the way she approached it, and that vulnerability made for an amazing reading of the song. I couldn’t resist asking her to join me, and she was way into it. It was very special to me to be able to do that song with her.” What ultimately communicates about A Fool to Care is how fully Boz Scaggs inhabits these songs. They seem less like interpretations than realizations, proofs that when you truly make someone else’s song your own, you paradoxically restore something essential to it. Scaggs believes that this album and Memphis, its immediate predecessor, might turn out to be the first two parts of a trilogy, a three-album collaboration with producer Steve Jordan and the band of extraordinarily empathetic musicians they love to work with. Let’s hope so, but let’s also not get ahead of ourselves. A Fool to Care is here right now, and to overlook its many great pleasures by thinking about more that might come in the future would be foolish and uncaring indeed. – Anthony DeCurtis

    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • Ingested / Enterprise Earth at Cattivo on 11/06/2018 06:30 PM EST: 11/6/18

    Ingested, Enterprise Earth
    Cattivo
    11/06/2018 06:30 PM EST
    $15.00 - $18.00
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    Supporting Acts: Bodysnatcher, I AM, Post Mortal Possession, Swallowed Alive

    Venue Information
    Cattivo
    146 44th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    http://www.cattivopgh.com

  • John 5 and the Creatures at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/04/2018 06:30 PM EST: 11/4/18

    John 5
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/04/2018 06:30 PM EST
    $21.00 - $35.00
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    Supporting Acts: Wednesday 13, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, Venus in Furs

    John 5

    Born: July 31, 1971, Grosse Pointe, Michigan John 5 replaced former Antichrist Superstar guitarist Zim Zum in 1998 while the band was in the midst of recording their third LP release, Mechanical Animals. John5 was the fifth member to join Marilyn Manson; hence the name. Since his joining the band, John has proved to be an able, confident guitarist. John has worked as a studio musician and a guitarist for David Lee Roth, KD Lang and several other bands.

    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • The Ten Band - A Tribute to Pearl Jam at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/03/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 11/4/18

    The Ten Band
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/03/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $30.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • MAX at Rex Theater on 11/03/2018 07:00 PM EDT: 11/3/18

    MAX
    Rex Theater
    11/03/2018 07:00 PM EDT
    $17.50 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Bryce Vine, EZI

    MAX

    MAX is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer, known for his powerful acrobatic tenor which commands attention. His devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on YouTube, 400,000 followers on Twitter and over 940,000 likes on Facebook. 2015 was a banner year for MAX -- in February, he signed with Pete Wentz's DCD2 Records and in March, he released the single "Gibberish" featuring Hoodie Allen. The song was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week and has racked up more than 12 million views to date. Additionally, he was one of MTV's 2015 Artists to Watch Summer Class list, named Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month (June), KISS-FM 's Artist of the Week, performed on NBC's TODAY show, and was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist and Original Song for the 2015 Streamy Awards. MAX spent the summer on the road as a featured performer on the Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa before releasing his DCD2 Records-debut EP Ms. Anonymous in September. In October, MAX embarked on his first headline tour across the U.S., which included multiple sold out dates. A lifelong entertainer, music is not his only talent -- MAX starred in the Beach Boys biopic, "Love & Mercy," as Van Dyke Parks. Currently, MAX is celebrating the release of his newest album, Hell's Kitchen Angel.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://www.rextheater.net

  • Chief Keef at Reverb on 11/02/2018 09:00 PM EDT: 11/3/18

    Chief Keef
    Reverb
    11/02/2018 09:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $28.00
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    Chief Keef

    American rapper from Chicago, Illinois (born August, 15, 1995).

    Venue Information
    Reverb
    1402 N 9th St.
    Reading, PA 19604
    http://www.reverbconcerts.com/

  • Jukebox Legends at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 11/02/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 11/2/18

    Jukebox Legends
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    11/02/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $37.00 - $57.00
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    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/