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  • Lez Zeppelin at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 11/17/2017 08:00 PM EST: 11/18/17

    Lez Zeppelin
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    11/17/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $23.00 - $40.00
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    Supporting Acts: Tommy Magik and the Wonderfulls, Blackbird Bullet

    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/

  • Carlos Mencia at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 11/09/2017 08:00 PM EST: 11/10/17

    Carlos Mencia
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    11/09/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $29.00 - $49.00
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    Carlos Mencia

    Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the world renowned comedy club, Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named "International Comedy Grand Champion" from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on "In Living Color," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Moesha" and "An Evening at the Improv." Mencia comes from a humble background, born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the 17th of 18 children. His parents sent him to the United States when he was about three months old, where he was raised in the Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles, California by his aunt and uncle. In his early teens, Mencia moved back to Honduras because his family wanted him to avoid the destructive gang culture of East Los Angeles. When Mencia later returned to Los Angeles, he showed such educational prowess that he was immediately promoted to the tenth grade. Soon after, he successfully graduated from Garfield High School. Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining "The Three Amigos" tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco in 2002, which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films, "Outta Time" and "29 Palms" and starred in guest spots on "The Shield" and "The Bernie Mac Show," among others. In 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year, "Mind of Mencia" went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached." The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status. "Mind of Mencia" debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network's history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. "Mind of Mencia" was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton ("Late Night with David Letterman"). Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers' hit feature film, THE HEARTBREAK KID (DreamWorks And in the family comedy OUR FAMILY WEDDING (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. In 2007, Mencia embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip, Mencia visited Kuwait to host "Operation MySpace," an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. The special aired on FX in April 2008. Mencia's 2009 USO tour had stops in Turkey, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Qatar, Afghanistan, and many other countries. Most recently, Mencia has gone back to his comedic roots, performing at a number of comedy venues – allowing him to share his newest material with a more intimate audience. His current tour, called the "C 4 Urself Tour," has been making stops all around the country, performing to eager audiences. Carlos Mencia presently lives in Los Angeles.

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

  • Demetri Martin at The Egg on 10/08/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 10/9/17

    Demetri Martin
    The Egg
    10/08/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $35.00 - $55.00
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    Venue Information
    The Egg
    1 State Street
    Albany, NY 12207
    http://theegg.org

  • Red Elvises at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 10/05/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 10/6/17

    Red Elvises
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    10/05/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $13.00 - $15.00
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    Supporting Acts: Neon Swing X-Perience

    Red Elvises

    If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining musicians to bring into the fold of this increasingly international party band. Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from many other countries including United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba and many other instruments. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout. German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search. Red Elvises began in 1995 after Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia). Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. Whatever the event, wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.

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

  • Eric Tessmer at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 10/01/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 10/2/17

    Eric Tessmer
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    10/01/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    Supporting Acts: Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts, Jukehouse Bombers

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

  • HANSON - 25TH ANNIVERSARY - MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE TOUR at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 09/27/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 09/28/17

    Hanson
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    09/27/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $43.00 - $53.00
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    Hanson

    Over their first 20 years, pop-rock trio HANSON, made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, have made a significant mark on the music world. Five years building a fanbase as a local independent band led to a major label deal and a meteoric rise with the 1997 international smash single MMMBop, from their debut album Middle Of Nowhere. A long line of hits, four more studio albums, multiple Grammy nominations and over 16 million album sales followed. Over their second decade, the band has charted their own course running an independent label while maintaining a coveted connection with their global fanbase, and in 2007 they launched a grassroots campaign to support poverty and HIV/AIDS relief in Africa, TakeTheWalk.net. Since the release and world tour behind 2013's acclaimed sixth studio album ANTHEM, the band has been earning more accolades, including writing, producing and collaborating with other artists. Recent collaborations include the song 'Top Of The World' which was produced and co-written with Blues Traveler and released in Spring 2015, and the infectious pop song 'Unbelievable' performed with Owl City. The band also began an entirely new endeavor - their own craft beer company Hanson Brothers Beer, which launched in Spring 2013. The band recognized early on that longevity could not be built without building community with their fanbase, which they have focused on strengthening through special music released directly on their website, unique fan focused events like their destination concert Back To The Island and tours like the upcoming 10-city Roots And Rock N Roll Tour, starting October 7th. The tour features two nights in 10 major cities, cultivating a deeper musical experience for fans by focusing on a night of rare songs and fan favorites spanning their six studio albums, and a night of cover songs by artists who have influenced them. The band will also be merging the worlds of music and craft beer by launching their flagship pale ale, Mmmhops, in many of the cities on the tour. "This tour is all about celebrating our musical journey, starting with a night of cover songs that have inspired us, followed by a night of rare tunes and fan favorites. Each night will be a totally unique experience," said Isaac Hanson. The band's most recent studio release ANTHEM, which they wrote and produced, was recorded the old-fashioned way - live, in one room. The album captures the essence of the soulful trio, highlighting their signature harmonies merged with harder hitting arrangements featuring funk inspired horn stabs and blistering guitar riffs. ANTHEM comes out of the gate with the bluesy bite of 'Fired Up' and unstoppable grooves like 'I've Got Soul' and 'Tragic Symphony' and the epic 'You Can't Stop Us'. The album's debut single 'Get The Girl Back' highlighted the influence of 60's Soul and Rock 'n' Roll, captivating fans and critics alike. The cinematic music video featured the band alongside an ensemble cast of their friends led by actress/writer Nikki Reed (Thirteen) and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls, Thor), Drake Bell (Drake & Josh), Paul McDonald (American Idol), Drew Seeley (Another Cinderella Story), and newcomer Alex Beh. "It has that vibe of a big, sweaty rock show that you'd want to be at," Taylor Hanson says. "The video invites people into the first chapter of a story that we hope inspires everyone to want to stick around for more." Also featured on 'Get The Girl Back' are friends Michael 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick and Joe Karnes, from Los Angelesbased Indie Soul band Fitz And The Tantrums. "It's hard to find bands whose sound and aesthetic is similar to ours," Zac says, "But we connected on a love of '60s soul and pop". For 23 years the three brothers have focused on the love of their craft, buoyed by an independent spirit which has allowed them to navigate the changing music business without sacrificing the quality of their work or their coveted relationship with fans all over the world. This fall's Roots And Rock N Roll Tour celebrates that strong foundation musically, and sets the stage for new projects on the horizon.

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

  • X - 40th Anniversary Tour at Rex Theater on 09/25/2017 08:15 PM EDT: 09/26/17

    X
    Rex Theater
    09/25/2017 08:15 PM EDT
    $29.99 - $99.00
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    X

    Three decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late '70s, but the band's music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group's inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will. It's not surprising when you consider the group's unique beginnings, which can only be attributed to fate. On the same day with nearly the exact same wording, two want-ads appear in a local music rag. One was sent in by a guitarist named Billy Zoom, the other by bassist who called himself John Doe. Zoom, a rockabilly rebel who'd performed with Gene Vincent, had read a negative review of a band called the Ramones. It said they only played three chords and they played 'em too fast. So naturally, he went to see them. The show was at the Golden West Ballroom in the L.A. suburb of Norwalk in early '77, and as soon as the Ramones started to perform, Zoom realized that, musically, he'd found exactly what he wanted to do with his life. Doe, who was originally from the Baltimore area, was already down with the East Coast CBGB's scene and by the time the two got in the same room together after responding to each other's ads, it seemed it was meant to be. They performed a few shows with various drummers before a poet with no ambition of being a singer would enter the picture. Doe found her in Venice Beach, at a poetry reading. He liked her poems so much he offered to perform them in his band. The poet, Exene Cervenka, had just moved to town from Florida and she told him, no offense, but if anyone was gonna perform her poems, it would be her, and she soon ended up in the band. Zoom was skeptical about someone's girlfriend being in the band. After they did their first show with Exene, he didn't know exactly what it was she had, but he knew it was magic. After a succession of drummers, Doe was at the underground punk club the Masque in Hollywood one night, checking out a band called the Eyes, which featured a pre-Go-Go's bass player named Charlotte Caffey. He called Zoom immediately and said he'd found their drummer. Doe told him he played with a parade snare and hit it hard as a hammer. Zoom told him to promise him anything. His name was D.J. Bonebrake and he quickly signed on. The band was now complete, and X would soon emerge from the young punk scene as one of its most successful offspring. The band's early albums, Los Angeles (1980), produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Wild Gift (1981), and Under the Big Black Sun (1982) explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. Doe and Cervenka would marry and later divorce, but they'd always remain soulmates. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in theNew World(1983) and Ain't Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center. As each member went on to explore diverse careers—careers that included acting, art, writing, producing and multiple side projects."

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Adam Ant - Anthems Tour at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 09/17/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 09/17/17

    Adam Ant
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    09/17/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $30.00 - $55.00
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    Adam Ant

    It was on a Thursday night, 16th October 1980, when millions of living rooms across the UK, were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. After 3 ferocious, minutes of 'Dog Eat Dog', on the weekly music show, Top of the Pops, the phenomenon rapidly began and they would go on to dominate the charts with extraordinary success. But this was no 'overnight success', Adam Ant had been working hard behind the warpaint and feathers for his moment. The journey had started at Hornsey College of Art, where Adam had teamed up with some college friends to form the band Bazooka Joe. With Adam on bass guitar, they played the pubs and colleges around London and it was on a night in November 1975 that he saw a group that was to change his life forever. The Sex Pistols played their first ever gig, supporting Bazooka Joe, at St Martins College of Art and the explosive punk band inspired Adam to start something new. He formed The Ants and performed live repeatedly at many venues including the Vortex and The Roxy before getting a Thursday night residency at the famous Marquee club in London. The band built a huge cult following despite being unpopular with the established music press, and in 1979 they released their debut album, Dirk Wears White Søx, which topped the independent chart on release. It has been said that if Adam and the Ants had appeared on television at this time, then they would have 'made it' but the moderate success made the rest of the band despondent and in early 1980, the Ants left Adam, after an offer to work with the former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren. With a new sense of freedom and clarity, Adam immediately put his ideas for a new 'warrior' sound into practice and within months had put together a fresh band that included two drummers. The new band signed a major label deal and recorded the album 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'. Released in November 1980 it became a worldwide hit, spending 12 weeks at number 1. The singles, 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' and 'Antmusic' both hit number 2 in the UK chart and 'Dog Eat Dog' reached number 4. "Antmania" swept the nation and after winning the Brit Award for 'Best British Album', Adam Ant became one of the most publicised faces in Britain. In May 1981, 'Stand and Deliver' hit the number 1 spot and stayed there for 5 weeks, and became his most successful single, winning him the prestigious Ivor Novello Award For Songwriting. On it's release, the follow up album and single 'Prince Charming' went straight to number one and a further 12 singles went top 30, at one point, Adam had 8 singles in the top 40. . . in one week! He became the first VJ (video jockey) on MTV and at a time when videos were the most popular way to promote music, Adam's charismatic performances in some of the most lavish visuals of the period paved the way for his acting career. His first solo album, 'Friend or Foe' continued his success in the USA, delivering 3 top twenty hits on the Billboard Top 100. 'Goody Two Shoes' was also a number 1 in both the UK and Australia and after being voted 'Sexiest Man Alive' by the viewers of MTV, he celebrated this success in the USA with a 'Best New Artist' Grammy nomination. In 1983 he appeared on NBC Television Network's 'Motown 25 Special', alongside Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. The second solo album 'Strip' produced the top 5 UK hit 'Puss 'n Boots' but the follow-up single 'Strip' and the sexy spectacular video was banned by the BBC. While recording his third solo album 'Vive Le Rock' with legendary producer, Tony Visconti, Adam set out on an acting career by appearing in a theatre production of Joe Orton's 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' at The Royal Exchange in Manchester. In 1985 Adam performed 'Vive Le Rock' at Live Aid and spent the next few years concentrating solely on acting in a string of films including Nomads, Junk and Slam Dance! as well as appearing in several US TV shows such as La Femme Nikita, Northern Exposure, The Equalizer and Sledge Hammer! During the 1990's, Adam again, split his time between acting and music, returning to the studio to record and release the album 'Manners and Physique' in 1990 which included the UK top 20 hit, 'Room at the Top'. The follow up album, 'Persuasion' remains in limbo without an official release to this day, but in 1994 Adam recorded his next album, 'Wonderful' in London's famous Abbey Road studios. Released the following year, the album, along with 'Wonderful' the single and the follow up 'Gotta Be A Sin' were accompanied by successful tours of the UK and USA. It would be twelve years before he would play live again, with an acoustic show, in 2007, at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, where he read extracts from 'Stand and Deliver' his recently released autobiography. In 2008, Adam was presented with the 'Q Music Icon Award' placing him alongside fellow recipients Paul McCartney and Bryan Ferry. This rekindled recognition resulted in a series of low key gigs in 2010 which enabled him to select a new band and to perform several sell-out shows in London. In 2011, Adam performed at the Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park and over the year continued playing live to over 250,000 people. After 2 successful tours the USA, mainland Europe and Australia, Adam released his first album for 16 years: Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter. 2014 saw Adam return to his roots to perform the Dirk Wears White Søx album at a sellout show at Hammersmith Apollo, along with 2 live performances for Record Store Day in London that afternoon. This coincided with the release of a limited edition white vinyl of the Dirk album. Adam then closed the year with 4 more performances at Islington's Assembly Hall. Due to public demand Adam toured the Dirk album early in 2015 at a series of intimate concerts around the country to much critical acclaim with several of the venues selling out within minutes. A DVD of the 2014 Apollo show was made available and Adam finished off 2015 working on the re-mastered anniversary release of his iconic Kings of the Wild Frontier album, which was released prior to Adam embarking on the Kings of the Wild Frontier Live 2016 tour throughout the UK. With the LP back in the charts, the sold out tour had Adam playing the classic and now iconic album, in sequence, to over 30,000 people, which culminated at Brixton Academy in London in a true riotous Ant gathering with fans coming together from all around the world to be part of the spectacle. Over the summer Adam took part in the Isle of Wight festival closely followed by 3 headlining slots at each of the Rewind festivals in Perth, Cheshire and Henley. After the phenomenal success of the Kings tour Adam returns to the Roundhouse venue in Camden for one additional sold out date, in his hometown, to finish off the year in a glorious celebration of style and jubilation.

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

  • Conor Oberst at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 09/15/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 09/16/17

    Conor Oberst
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    09/15/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $34.00
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    Conor Oberst

    Facebook Event Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.

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

  • Rodriguez at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 09/13/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 09/14/17

    Rodriguez
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    09/13/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $45.00 - $65.00
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    Rodriguez

    Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. He began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, as the city suffered post-industrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand and he toured the area finding limited success as an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences worldwide. Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have since been re-released on Light in the Attic records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the film and the music. He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

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

  • Haken at Rex Theater on 08/31/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 09/1/17

    Haken
    Rex Theater
    08/31/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Sithu Aye, Nova Collective

    Haken

    "Say hello to your newest musical masturbation fantasy." This is how Outburn Magazine (USA) chooses to introduce Haken. The UK's PROG Magazine describes them as "one of the brightest young bands in the progressive sphere right now." This London-born sextet are the "prodigiously talented youths that will benefit prog." - PROG.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/30/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/31/17

    7 Bridges
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/30/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $17.00 - $36.00
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    7 Bridges
    7 Bridges : The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band's most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. 7 Bridges offers the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees. 7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim. The band features Jason Manning as Glenn Frey, Keith Thoma as Don Henley, Bryan Graves as Randy Meisner/Timothy B. Schmit, Rob Evans as the eccentric and unpredictable Joe Walsh, Blake Hall as guitar wizard Don Felder, and Vernon Roop as Joe Vitale, the often unsung hero of many Eagles studio albums and live performances.

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

  • The Juliana Theory: 20th Anniversary Tour - Night 2 at Rex Theater on 08/25/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/26/17

    The Juliana Theory
    Rex Theater
    08/25/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $30.00 - $125.00
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    The Juliana Theory

    August 2010 marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of The Juliana Theory's defining and influential sophomore album "Emotion is Dead." With this coming anniversary the band will put speculation to rest and reunite for an extremely limited run of 6 shows in only 3 states to play the entire album from start to finish. Having not made music together since disbanding shortly after a European tour in January of 2006, this will be their first time to share a stage again as well as the first time playing the record in its entirety. In addition to playing the record from front to back each night, the band will also be performing a second set of songs comprised of fan favorites culled from all of their other releases.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • The Juliana Theory: 20th Anniversary Tour - Night 1 at Rex Theater on 08/24/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/25/17

    The Juliana Theory
    Rex Theater
    08/24/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $30.00 - $125.00
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    The Juliana Theory

    August 2010 marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of The Juliana Theory's defining and influential sophomore album "Emotion is Dead." With this coming anniversary the band will put speculation to rest and reunite for an extremely limited run of 6 shows in only 3 states to play the entire album from start to finish. Having not made music together since disbanding shortly after a European tour in January of 2006, this will be their first time to share a stage again as well as the first time playing the record in its entirety. In addition to playing the record from front to back each night, the band will also be performing a second set of songs comprised of fan favorites culled from all of their other releases.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Ted Nugent at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/20/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 08/20/17

    Ted Nugent
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/20/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $50.00 - $85.00
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    Ted Nugent

    Ted Nugent has been known for cranking his Gibson Byrdland and performing like a madman since his days with the Amboy Dukes. In the thirty years since departing the 'Dukes, he has established himself as a successful solo artist and guitar legend. An avid hunter as well as a musician, the Nuge's restless spirit has driven him into many other ventures – including stints as a radio show host and a regular contributor for numerous publications. In recent years Ted has become known as an author as well, penning the cook book Kill It and Grill It and the novel God, Guns, & Rock 'N' Roll, a New York Times bestseller. In 2006 he took part in VH1's Supergroup, a reality TV show following the formation of the new band Damnocracy. When he's not spending quality time with family, the Whackmaster is setting attendance records at venues worldwide.

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

  • YESTIVAL: Yes, Todd Rundgren, Carl Palmer at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/16/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 08/16/17

    Yes, Todd Rundgren, Carl Palmer
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/16/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $85.00 - $119.00
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    Yes

    Throughout 2013, the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES marked a career first by performing a triple-header concert featuring three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert. For 2014, the band is back to rock crowds nationwide with an amazing show. The 35-date summer tour will feature YES performing--in their entirety--1971’s groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year’s tour of 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits. Kicking off July 8 in Boston, the tour will then stop at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall July 10 before making its way throughout the Northeast, hitting Wallingford, CT, Westbury, NY, Newport, RI, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and more. Among their many tour stops, YES will perform in Detroit, Madison, Chicago, Nashville, Louisville, Atlanta, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego and San Jose before wrapping August 24 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. See full itinerary below. During the encore on the upcoming tour, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON—will also perform material off HEAVEN AND EARTH, their new studio album, out July 8. The album FRAGILE is considered to be their U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’ hit single “Roundabout” and other classics like “Long Distance Runaround” and “Heart of the Sunrise.” It also marks the band’s first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on cover art, who has designed many of the band’s album covers and logos. The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE—widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded—was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” Inspired by Siddhartha and their “state of mind” at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as “Close To The Edge” and “You And I” was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006). Track listings for both albums listed below. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, March 28. YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information on prices, on-sale dates and to purchase YES packages/tickets, go to www.yesworld.com or visit one of the links below. About YES: Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and countless others. Having sold over 50 million records over its forty-six-year career, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world.

    Todd Rundgren

    AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN SPANNING FIFTY YEARS OF HITS featuring John Ferenzik Jesse Gress Prairie Prince Kasim Sulton TR-i A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60's cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972's seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind'. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello It's Me, Can We Still Be Friends, and Bang The Drum. In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term "progressive rock." Rundgren's myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock's Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Up Against It (the screenplay commisioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for a number of television series, including Pee Wee's Playhouse and Crime Story. In 2012 Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard A True Star in concert in its entireity for the first time ever, and last year did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. His latest studio album, GLOBAL, was released in April 2015; he continues to tour with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band, and to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally. In 1998 Todd debuted his new PatroNet technology which for the first time allowed fans of a musical artist to subscribe directly to the artist's musical output via the Internet. This caps a long history of groundbreaking early multimedia "firsts", including: • 1978: The first interactive television concert, broadcast live over the Warner/QUBE system in Columbus, Ohio (the home audience chose each song.in real time during the concert by voting via QUBE's 2-way operating system). • 1978: The first live nationally broadcast stereo radio concert (by microwave), linking 40 cities around the country. • 1979: The opening of Utopia Video Studios, a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility. The first project produced by Todd there is Gustav Holst's The Planets, commissioned by RCA SelectaVision as the first demonstration software for their new videodisc format. • 1980: Creation of the first color graphics tablet, which was licensed to Apple and released as The Utopia Graphics Tablet. • 1981: Time Heals, the first music video to utilize state-of-the-art compositing of live action and computer graphics (produced and directed by Todd), becomes the second video to be played on MTV (after Video Killed the Radio Star). • 1982: The first live national cablecast of a rock concert (on the USA Network), simulcast in stereo to over 120 radio stations. • 1982: The first two commercially released music videos, one of which was nominated for the first-ever Grammy awarded for "Best Short Form Video" in 1983. • 1992: The release of "No World Order", the world's first interactive record album on CD-i. Also the first commercially available music downloads via CompuServe. • 1994: The release of "The Individualist", the world's first full-length Enhanced CD. • 1995: The world's first interactive concert tour. • 1998: Launches PatroNet, the world's first direct artist subscription service

    Carl Palmer

    "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends!" Come see Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy! The rhythmic backbone of progressive rock's Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl is hailed as one of the world's greatest drummers. Be ready to be astounded by his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity combined with an infectious stage personality. Still active with ASIA, he was also in Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds (featuring Albert Lee). The Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP's original compositions and classical arrangements. "One of the 10 Greatest Drummers of all time." - Rolling Stone "...a drummer near the height of his powers, clearly in tune with the past and the present." - Modern Drummer "Carl Palmer, the "P" of ELP, still tours and performs with the energy of an artist half his age. There's an infectious exuberance about Palmer that is hard to ignore." - Montgomery News Media ========================= Traveling to see the show? Don't want to drive home after? The Washington House Hotel right next door to ST94 is now open! Make an event of your trip here by staying in one of our newly renovated rooms or suites and enjoying continental breakfast the next morning. Click here for info and reservations.

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

  • Get The Led Out at Higher Ground on 08/12/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/13/17

    Get The Led Out
    Higher Ground
    08/12/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $28.00 - $35.00
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    Get The Led Out

    GET THE LED OUT was formed in 2003 when a couple of Philadelphia-area musicians contacted Paul Sinclair about singing in a Led Zeppelin project they were trying to get off the ground. Sinclair, who had spent the majority of his musical career performing in his own original band "Sinclair," had reservations about joining a 'tribute' act. "I had no interest in going the impersonator route," says Sinclair. "I've always found it a bit hokey. I was much more intrigued by the thought of playing this music that I loved so much, and playing it accurately. With ALL the instrumentation." Enter guitarist Paul Hammond who shared a musical partnership with Sinclair that dated back to their teen years. Together they wrote songs, released albums and earned their rock and roll wings on the East Coast club scene. It was only natural that Sinclair would recruit Hammond for the latest rock journey. "I knew Paul [Hammond] would add the stability and musical chops needed to pull this off," Sinclair explains. "Besides guitar, he plays many other stringed-instruments and even played keyboards in an early incarnation of the band." Sinclair's vision of performing on stage as themselves and doing the studio versions of the Zep catalog was not a popular concept with other early members in the band. "In the beginning, some of the guys wanted to do the look-a-like thing. Akin to a version of the movie 'The Song Remains The Same.' Those guys have since moved on to other things," says Sinclair. With the Pauls in place and the addition of Adam Ferraioli on drums, Jimmy Marchiano on guitar, multi- instrumentalist Andrew Lipke (keys, guitar, vocals, percussion etc.), and Billy Childs on bass, GTLO's mis- sion finally came into focus: to recreate on stage the complete sound of Led Zeppelin's recordings with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed live. Oh, and without the wigs. "It turns out that our approach is the very thing that separates us from all the other Zeppelin acts out there. I'd like to say that it was a real savvy business decision, but truth be told it's just the only way I could see doing it." GTLO took the show on the road in 2004 with debut performances in major theatres, PACs, festivals and concert venues throughout the East. "I remember our first time at Penn's Peak (a 1700 seat national con- cert venue in Jim Thorpe, PA)," recalls Sinclair. "I was concerned about attendance because we had not yet made a name for ourselves. But then 1000 people showed up. We knew we were onto something. Now we sell the place out. I guess it goes to show the power of this music...and hopefully a little some- thing about the band that's playing it." Now dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," GTLO presents a two hour + set each night that spans the mythic career of the legendary British supergroup. And with it, they are achieving strong box office scores throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Not uncommon are return-visits and sell-outs at a number of the region's most prominent venues and PACs including The Nokia Theatre (NYC Times Square), House of Blues (Boston and Atlantic City), Pennsylvania's Sovereign Center and Keswick Theatre, and Oswego New York's "Harborfest" as well as countless others. The critics are raving. The Patriot News, Central Pennsylvania's leading news source that reaches nearly a half-million weekly readers, heralds, "Get The Led Out didn't just pass Zeppelin 101 with flying colors - - they're working on their Ph.D. They didn't just do their Zep homework -- they're teaching the class." And now in a new decade , GTLO is poised to do the same nationally.

    Venue Information
    Higher Ground
    1214 Williston Road
    S. Burlington, VT 05403
    http://www.highergroundmusic.com/

  • Crack The Sky at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/12/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/13/17

    Crack The Sky
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/12/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $29.00
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    Crack The Sky

    Since their debut album in 1975 (Rolling Stone's Debut Album of the Year) and through their 20+ albums to date, Crack The Sky continues to put on high level live performances, punctuated by extreme dynamics, quirky rhythms, dual guitar solos, and Palumbo's lyrical/satirical view of the world.

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

  • The Roosevelts at The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls on 08/09/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/10/17

    The Roosevelts
    The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
    08/09/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    The Roosevelts

    For fans of: Ryan Adams, Matt Nathanson, The Lumineers The Roosevelts are craftsmen, specializing in heartfelt songs with real guts. The band is breaking out of Austin, TX with their rhythmic Americana-pop. Founders James Mason and Jason Kloess began writing songs together in Austin in 2008, having moved to the capital city from Houston and Birmingham, respectively. For years, the pair whipped up sweaty crowds in dance halls and fraternity houses with covers on the weekends to pay the bills, while building their original repertory on the side. Inspired by the pop singer-songwriter explosion of their formative years, namely Ryan Adams and Matt Nathanson, and modern folk-rock, the duo set out to create something current and classic with The Roosevelts. Armed with an arsenal of songs, they enlisted producer Dwight Baker, who steered organic pop/rock records for Brandi Carlile, Alpha Rev, and Bob Schneider, to guide their sonic vision. The result is the Cold Sheets EP, which will see its national release this Fall. The 6-song set tugs at the heartstrings while drummer JJ Johnson (John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks) and bassist Dave Monsey (Fiona Apple, Edie Brickell) maintain a steady, driving pulse. Fashion and music monthly, Tribeza, comments: Poised between the quiet tenderness of My Morning Jacket and the ballads of John Mayer, Mason and Kloess spin musical narratives of heartbreak and longing. Poised between the quiet tenderness of My Morning Jacket and the ballads of John Mayer, Mason and Kloess spin musical narratives of heartbreak and longing. //Tribeza Magazine

    Venue Information
    The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
    400 Lincoln Ave
    Millvale, PA 15209

  • Tesla at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/08/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 08/8/17

    Tesla
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/08/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $39.00 - $65.00
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    Tesla

    TESLA is a multi-platinum-selling rock band from Northern California known for their melodic songs and down to earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. TESLA's 2009 FOREVER MORE tour in support of the new album of the same name, gives their audience a 25-year musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, "WOW, I didn't know they did that song!" TESLA's new album, Forever More contains the first single "I Wanna Live," along with "Breakin' Free" and the self-titled track that opens the show nightly. TESLA's first HAC (Hot AC) track off Forever More, "Fallin' Apart" is accompanied by a concept video available for viewing online. The ballad is sure to touch the hearts of music fans, similar to the way their hit single and crowd favorite, "Love Song" did in years past. TESLA's line-up consists of four of its original members: vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, bassist Brian Wheat, and drummer Troy Luccketta and new guitarist Dave Rude who has brought a new energy and creativity to the band. TESLA were formed in Sacramento, CA, in 1985, out of an earlier, locally popular group called City Kidd, which dated back to 1982. The band wrote original music and knew their name didn't fit the sound. At management's suggestion, the band named itself after the eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered the radio but was given only belated credit for doing so. After playing several showcases in Los Angeles, TESLA quickly scored a deal with Geffen and released their debut album, Mechanical Resonance, in 1986; it produced the hard rock hits and crowd favorite, "Modern Day Cowboy" and "Little Suzi." Mechanical Resonance reached the Top 40 on the album charts, and eventually went platinum. It was the follow-up, 1989's, The Great Radio Controversy which truly broke the band. The first single, "Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)," was a hit with hard rock audiences, setting the stage for the second single, a comforting ballad called "Love Song" which substituted a dash of hippie utopianism for the usual power ballad histrionics. "Love Song" hit the pop Top Ten and made the band stars, pushing The Great Radio Controversy into the Top 20 and double-platinum sales figures; the follow-up single, "The Way It Is," was also a hit. In keeping with their unpretentious, blue-collar roots, TESLA responded to stardom not by the glam theatrics of their tour mates and peers of the era, but by stripping things down. The idea behind 1990's, Five Man Acoustical Jam was virtually unheard of -- a pop-metal band playing loose, informal acoustic versions of their best-known songs in concert, plus a few favorite covers. TESLA's music was sturdy enough to hold up when its roots were exposed, and one of the covers, "Signs," became another Top Ten hit, as well as the band's highest-charting single. Not only did Five Man Acoustical Jam reach the Top 20 and go Platinum, it helped directly inspire MTV's "Unplugged" series, both with its relaxed vibe and its reminder that acoustic music could sound vital and energetic. This album is credited for starting the whole "Unplugged" craze of the '90s which included artist like Eric Clapton, Nirvana, and many others following suit with acoustic live albums. The studio follow-up to The Great Radio Controversy, Psychotic Supper, was released in 1991 and quickly became another platinum hit and spun off the greatest number of singles of any TESLA album: "Edison's Medicine," "Call It What You Want," "Song and Emotion," and the classic hit, "What You Give," which was another one of TESLA's ballad singles that reached Top 20 radio airplay. Their 1994 follow-up, Bust a Nut, sold over 800,000 copies, and battling the "Seattle Invasion" in 1994, was a testament to the loyal fan base TESLA had managed to cultivate over the years. The single, "Mama's Fool" was well received, however at this point the band was suffering internal problems and decided to dis-band for the next five years. Returning with their first studio album of all original music, TESLA wrote and recorded the album Into the Now, and for the first time, self produced the album along with audio engineer Michael Rosen (Testament, AFI, Santana). Released in March, 2004, Into The Now was an autobiographical testament of a band from a previous decade plunging forward into a new era of music, and producing a sound that could compete with modern music of the day. The album successfully showed that the band could evolve sonically with aggressive songs like "Heaven 911" and the title track "Into the Now," and "Caught in a Dream" which received massive radio airplay as well. During this time, management and label changes were made, bringing us to the independent era of today's TESLA. In 2008, the band released its seventh studio album, Forever More, an all-new collection of songs including, "I Wanna Live," "Breakin' Free," "Fallin' Apart" and the title track "Forever More." The release reunited the band with producer Terry Thomas, who helmed 1994's, Bust a Nut. TESLA is more creative now than ever, simultaneously creating and producing their own videos and albums. The release of the self-produced Comin Atcha Live 2008! marks their first ever HD release of a full electric concert DVD. With this new-found creativity and the album Forever More, the band has taken control of their career, releasing the album on CD (and a limited-edition vinyl package) around the world through their band-owned and operated label, TESLA Electric Company Recordings.

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

  • The Rocket Summer "DO YOU FEEL 10 Year Anniversary" Tour at Rex Theater on 08/06/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 08/6/17

    The Rocket Summer
    Rex Theater
    08/06/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $16.00 - $18.00
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    The Rocket Summer

    "It's the most 'alive' music I've ever made," Bryce Avary says of Zoetic, the Rocket Summer's sixth studio album. "I didn't want to make a sappy record; I wanted to make a record that sounds like bombs going off, because that's what my mind felt like. There's a certain manic nature in these songs that I really like, and a restlessness that feels really honest to me." Over the past decade and a half, the Rocket Summer—masterminded by singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Avary—has built a rich and expansive body of work that's won the loyalty of a diverse and devoted international fan base that continues to embrace Avary's exuberant songcraft, optimistic, evocative lyrics and adventurously layered soundscapes. Zoetic marks a creative milestone for Avary, with such sonically and emotionally compelling tunes as "Cold War," "Same Air," "Help Me Out" and "White Fireworks" showcasing the artist's songwriting skills and studio mastery while tapping into a wellspring of edgy inspiration that reflects the unique creative journey that produced the album. "There wasn't any kind of deliberate attempt to make something that would be this different from my past records," Avary states. "I just knew that I wanted to tear down any barriers, including the subconscious ones, and make a record that had no rules. So I just followed the songs that were coming out of me and made sure there were no boundaries in the process of arranging and recording them. That approach allowed me the freedom to push myself to make sure everything that was being recorded would be something new and unique." When he started to plot out his next record, the Dallas-based Avary sought an inspirational change of scene, renting a small house in Los Angeles' fabled Laurel Canyon, sleeping in one room and turning the other into a makeshift recording studio. The experience proved cathartic for the artist. "I basically fell in love with music all over again, like I had when I was first learning to play," he says. "I pretty much didn't come out for a year. My only mission was to be as creative as possible, and to push myself further than ever. In the process, I recorded around four or five albums of material. I just couldn't stop writing and recording. I realized that something different and special was happening, so I knew I had to follow the trails of the song ideas to see where they all led." "Being in Los Angeles, my initial thought had been that I was going to collaborate with other songwriters and producers," he continues. "But as I became aware of the vision I had, the amount of music I wanted to tackle and the kind of out-of-the-box sounds I wanted to capture, I realized it was going to be totally on me to pull it off. At some points it felt like an insurmountable mountain, but it was a fun challenge to try and conquer it. I'm always wanting to learn, and this experience certainly pushed me to learn to use new tools and creative gadgets that helped create a unique sound for the album." Avary became musically active in his early teens, teaching himself to play a variety of instruments and joining his first band at the age of 14, before breaking away to play acoustic solo sets in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At 16, he issued his first EP as a limited-edition indie release, adopting the identity of the Rocket Summer; the name was borrowed from Ray Bradbury's sci-fi classic The Martian Chronicles. "I always liked the idea of releasing it under a moniker other than my own name," Avary explains. "Even though it was just me on the record, it created an atmosphere of something bigger than one person, something that people could feel more a part of and I've stuck with that ever since." The Rocket Summer's first full-length album, Calendar Days, won considerable national attention in 2003. It was followed by 2005's Hello, Good Friend, which peaked at No. 26 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. The latter disc generated sufficient fan interest to allow Avary to assemble a live band and tour in the U.S. and Japan. The Rocket Summer's indie success helped to win Avary a deal with Island/Def Jam, which released Do You Feel in 2007. That album reached the Top 50 on the Billboard album charts and #16 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums charts, while spawning a pair of popular singles in "So Much Love" and "Do You Feel." Of Men and Angels followed in 2010, debuting at #1 on iTunes and producing a pair of hits in "Walls" and "You Gotta Believe." The same year, Avary branched out to write "Stomping The Roses" for American Idol alumnus David Archuleta. In 2011, Avary released the live acoustic album Bryce Avary, His Instruments and Your Voices for free via the Rocket Summer's website which had over 50,000 downloads on the day of its release. Avary moved from Island/Def Jam to his own label, Aviate, for the Rocket Summer's 2012 album Life Will Write the Words. Despite being an independent release, the album debuted at #58 on the Billboard Top 200 and #12 on Billboard's Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums chart, and was supported by the Rocket Summer's most successful tour to date. Although Avary built his reputation as a studio-based visionary, the Rocket Summer has also earned an impressive reputation as a live act, expanding into a full-band lineup to sell out venues in the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France and Japan, while performing at such prestigious festivals as Glastonbury, Soundwave, Austin City Limits, Bamboozle, the Vans Warped Tour and SXSW. Now, with Zoetic raising the musical stakes, Avary is looking forward to the challenge of translating his new material to live performance after a break from touring to focus on this album. "Playing live is like oxygen to me, so it was hard being away for this long, because it's like putting fuel in the tank for me," Avary asserts. "So this absence is going to make hitting the road taste that much sweeter. This is the most layered and nuanced record I've ever made, and there are a lot of new sounds to try and figure out how to translate live. So it will be cool to pull these songs off with a live band, and hear how they come off in a more raw, on-the-fly scenario."  The ongoing devotion of the Rocket Summer's fans makes the prospect of touring all the more alluring for Avary. "The thing that I'm most proud of about The Rocket Summer is the fan base, and the passion they have for the music and for each other," he says, adding, "I've always viewed music as the friend that can convince you not to jump in your darkest hour. So I have often thought about that while writing, and I often consider how fans will relate to the songs that I'm writing. "But I'd also say that, with this album, I intentionally didn't allow myself to be influenced by how people would receive it. A big part of breaking down creative walls was to start fresh and only allow myself to follow the songs themselves and what was coming out naturally. And I think that's why it sounds a bit different, because it's raw, creative expression with zero expectation or rules of any kind. "Obviously I'm very different now," Avary concludes. "But one thing that hasn't changed is that I still view music as being the most beautiful and mysterious gift on this planet. I'm always thinking about how much more music I can make, how much further I can push it, how more I can learn and how much further the music will take me. I know that I haven't gotten to the place where I'm headed musically, and maybe I never will, and that pushes me to keep going. I always feel like it's still just the beginning."

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • L.A. Guns REUNION Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns Together Again at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/05/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/6/17

    L.A. Guns
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/05/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $35.00
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    Supporting Acts: Budderside, Chip Dominick

    L.A. Guns

    With their roots set on the Sunset Strip, L.A. Guns has become a staple of 80's glam and sleaze-rock. With a deep catalog of hair metal classics like "Ballad of Jayne," "Never Enough," "Sex Action," and "Over the Edge," L.A. Guns has solidified their position as true legends of Hollywood. In 1987, the band was signed to Polygram Records following their formation in '86. With their self-titled album L.A. Guns the band arrived on the scene in quite a fashion. The album sold over 750,000 copies and kick-started the band into numerous world tours with Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC. In the following year, L.A. Guns went back into the studio to record their sophomore album, Cocked and Loaded, which skyrocketed on the charts and sold over 1,000,000 records, garnering the band its first platinum album. Eager to get back to recording, the band released Hollywood Vampires in 1990, selling another 700,000 records and establishing L.A. Guns as one of the genre's most talented bands. Since their third studio album, the band's original members have branched out on solo and other outside projects. L.A. Guns continued on, recording albums in '94, '96, '99, and '01. In 2002 and 2005, Waking the Dead and Tales from the Strip were released, respectively. Veteran music producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin) was brought on for both albums, and received rave reviews. Strip was considered one of the decade's best hard-rock albums. L.A. Guns, with originals Phil Lewis and Steve Riley along with Stacey Blades and Scott Griffin, continue to tour the country and the globe. With 25-years worth of material, L.A. Guns has proved to be true warriors of the 80's genre and look forward to recording more albums and building upon their legacy.

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

  • DigiTour: GoodTimes at Rex Theater on 08/05/2017 04:00 PM EDT: 08/5/17

    The DigiTour
    Rex Theater
    08/05/2017 04:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $28.00
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    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 08/02/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/3/17

    Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    08/02/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.00 - $69.00
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    Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

    Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reconvened the original 'Béla Fleck & The Flecktones', the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. Rocket Science marks the first recording by the first fab four Flecktones in almost two decades, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ Drumitarist Roy "Futureman" Wooten. Far from being a wistful trip back in time, the album sees the Grammy Award-winning quartet creating some of the most forward thinking music of their long, storied career. While all manners of genres come into play – from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances – the result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable. Simply put, it is The Flecktones, the music made only when these four individuals come together. "All the different things I do come together to make a new 'hybrid' Béla'," Fleck says. "Everybody else in the group is doing the same things, collaborating with different people, and pursuing a wide variety of ideas, so when we come together and put all of our separate soups into one big stockpot it turns into a very diverse concoction." Fleck first united the Flecktones in 1988, ostensibly for a single performance on PBS' Lonesome Pine Special. From the start, there was a special kinship between the four musicians, a bond forged in a mutual passion for creativity and artistic advancement. Three breakthrough albums and a whole lot of live dates followed before Levy decided to move on in late 1992. "I wanted to do other things and there was no time to do anything else," he explains. "We were probably playing 150 shows a year at that time – maybe more – and it was just too much for me. I've never, before or since, done any one thing that much!" Béla Fleck & the Flecktones persevered, playing as a trio and with many special guests, before saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined the ensemble. A succession of acclaimed albums and innumerable live performances continued to earn the band a fervent fan following around the world, not to mention five Grammy Awards in a range of categories. Still, by 2008, the band had grown somewhat restive and embarked on a temporary hiatus. The seeds of change began with what Futureman calls the "paintbrushes of fate" as Coffin was invited to join Dave Matthews Band after the 2008 death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Fleck encouraged him to accept, believing the decision would rejuvenate both DMB and the Flecktones themselves. "We were ready for something different to happen," he says. "We'd been in a kind of holding pattern. We had the same line-up for so many years that it was becoming 'normal', we were all drifting into outside things for new musical invigoration, and we were taking more and more time off between albums and tours." Each member had been quite busy with a variety of successful projects – including: Bela's duet collaborations with Chick Corea, a trio with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer (sometimes with the Detroit Symphony) and his expansive adventures in African music, documented in the acclaimed 2009 film and CD, Throw Down Your Heart. Victor's solo band tours, camps, recording sessions, clinics and CD releases (including an incredible collaborative project with Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller called SMV, which yielded the album 'Thunder'), and Future Man's creation of his amazing Black Mozart project, and continued developement of new instruments. Still, all agree that Flecktones music was beckoning them home. The band, which had always maintained a warm relationship with the gifted pianist/harmonica player, recruited Levy for a 2009 tour of the US and Europe, an experience he describes as "extremely invigorating and very energizing." "It felt just like it did back when we first started playing together," says Wooten. "Just with a lot less hair." Upon the tour's conclusion, the four musicians agreed to further explore the band's possibilities, sensing what Futureman calls, "an opportunity to revisit the original scene of the crime." "There were a lot of unfinished aspects to this line-up of the band," Fleck notes, "in that it stopped right when we were peaking creatively." For Fleck, Levy's return enables the Flecktones to follow through on the original concept of a band "where each person was reinventing their instruments, where every one of us was a kind of mutant." "There's a special thing that happens when the four of us get together and play," notes Levy. "We all have the same attitude of trying to do things that we haven't done before and coincidentally, no one else has either." One thing was certain, however. The 'original' Flecktones were resolute that their reunion would not be rooted in nostalgia. The goal from the get-go was to drive the music forward to places where it might've progressed had things gone differently. "I didn't want to just get together to play the old music," Fleck says. "That's not what the Flecktones are about. Everybody's full of life and ideas and creativity. I was intrigued by what we could do that we had never done before." "Everybody's still advancing on their instruments," adds Futureman. "Everyone has grown over these 18 years, so it was an opportunity to realize some of what we were trying to do in the beginning." In early 2010, Fleck and Levy first began working on new material, teaming up for collaborative writing sessions at Levy's home in Evanston, Illinois. Fleck was determined to establish a more inclusive environment as far as composition, to give Levy a greater stake in the writing process. "We hashed out a whole bunch of ideas together," Levy says. "He would play things that he was working on, and I would go back into my memory banks and say, 'I have this incomplete fragment that might work well with the band,' or we would just improvise things together. It was inspiring, I think, for both of us." Their compositional collaboration resulted in a remarkable suite comprised of "Joyful Spring" and "Life In Eleven." The former was originally conceived of by Levy while in his early 20s, while the idea for "Life In Eleven" had its genesis in the Flecktones' first incarnation. The band had long wanted to explore one of Levy's passions, the Bulgarian dance rhythm called Gankino or Krivo. "Almost 12," a piece Victor and Bela wrote after Howard left the band had earned the Flecktones a "Best Instrumental Composition" Grammy in 1998. Still, the goal of writing a Flecktone piece – with Howard – using the unusual 11/16 or 11/8 time signature was, to Fleck's mind, "unfinished business." "When we got together, the 11 idea came back up and Howard came out with something very Bulgarian," he says. "I said, 'It's really great but it's really fast and jumpy and complex. What if, halfway through, we dropped into a gospel 11/4 feel that was so natural, that you didn't even notice it was in 11?' It was an idea I'd had in my mind for some time, a way of playing something in 11 that didn't confuse new 11 listeners, due to it's complexity" Songwriting was, of course, not limited to Fleck and Levy. Futureman's solo composition "The Secret Drawer" serves as preamble to Levy's evocative "Sweet Pomegranates," and Wooten brought "Like Water", which Bela helped to complete, which stands as a majestic representation of his flowing, pianistic approach to the bass. For his part, Fleck composed a number of new pieces while also delving into his back pages for "Earthling Parade" and "Storm Warning," a track that had been a highlight of his live sets when touring with Stanley Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty. Though he had not previously considered either composition for the Flecktones, the new line-up inspired him to give them a second look. "Those pieces now seemed more intrigueing – with the original line-up," Fleck says. "Not that they hadn't been cool in other settings, but with Howard in the picture we could go quite deep into the complicated zone while still keeping them earthy and warm." In September, the Flecktones met at Fleck's home studio in Nashville for the first of two rounds of sessions. Where the band had customarily road-tested new material, working out the kinks in live performance, this time they did not have that luxury. "We were writing some of the more complex pieces as we were laying them down," Levy says. "But all of us have done so much recording outside of the group, where we're used to seeing compositions take shape in the studio, that we were all comfortable with the process." "We had to be very aware," Fleck says, "because we were making final decisions almost from the start. But I think it yielded an improvised quality, an intensity, to the record. It was like, 'Let's make some good decisions and then commit to them.'" In many ways, the album's sound centers on the return of Levy's piano and chromatically played diatonic harmonica, taking full advantage of the new melodic designs each brought to the Flecktones' sonic palette. Known as "The Man With Two Brains" for his uncanny ability to play both instruments simultaneously, Levy has built a remarkably diverse resume over the past twenty years, including solo and session work, membership in Trio Globo and Chévere de Chicago, collaborations with classical violinist Fox Fehling, and founding Balkan Samba Records and the online Howard Levy Harmonica School. The equally restless Fleck hails Levy as "an incendiary player" who by his very nature forces the band out of their comfort zone. "When we play together, Victor, Futureman, and I all have to step up our game," Fleck says, "because Howard is going to throw something unexpected at us, which in certain ways, puts us in an uncomfortable zone, but due to that, we have to push through – into our higher selves." While prior Flecktones collections have often featured inventive and innovative instrumentation, this time out the band opted to stick to the basics. Fleck plays an assortment of banjos, mostly vintage, though an electric Deering Crossfire can be heard on "Prickly Pear" and a prototype 10-string banjo is featured on "Joyful Spring." For his part, Wooten largely bypassed his famed assortment of bass effects, noting that the player is what truly matters. "In my mind, the instrument is there to allow the musician to feel something and to express themselves," Wooten says. "The music doesn't come from the instrument, it comes from the musician. Whatever instrument allows you to express yourself the way you want to at that moment is the one you should play." That said, Futureman took the occasion to unveil a new prototype Drumitar, his MIDI-based device that allows him to trigger samples using his fingers. A central element of the Flecktones sound, the first version of the notorious instrument was on its last legs after more than two decades. More significantly, new advances in technology allowed for the creation of a Drumitar more in line with the drummer's vision, featuring better dynamics and the ability to record his own spectrum of drum samples. "Twenty years later, the fruit is really ripe," Futureman says. "There are things that I was trying to do back then but the sounds just weren't good enough. Now it's actually swinging the way I always wanted it to swing." For many Flecktones fans, the return of the original line-up allows a chance to see a band that many had never gotten to witness before. Indeed, a certain segment of the band's base discovered them during the Jeff Coffin era and may not even be familiar with Levy's membership. "There are people who don't remember the very beginning of the Flecktones," Futureman says. "It's like people that started watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and never got to meet Captain Kirk. So here we go, the original crew of the Enterprise coming together on a new mission." Visionary and vibrant as anything in their already rich canon, Rocket Science feels more like a new beginning than simply the culmination of an early chapter. Where the band goes from here remains undetermined, but all four members agree that the promise of Béla Fleck & the Original Flecktones has yet to be fulfilled. "We're going to have to have this experience together and see how everybody likes it," Fleck says. "I know that we haven't even come close to exhausting the possibilities with this record, but we sure went deeper than we ever had before."

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

  • Amos Lee at The Capitol Center - New Hampshire on 08/02/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 08/2/17

    Amos Lee
    The Capitol Center - New Hampshire
    08/02/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $49.50 - $64.50
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    Amos Lee

    Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop, and challenge himself as a musician. With SPIRIT, he makes his biggest creative leap yet. Most notably, for the first time, Lee acted as his own producer. While his last two albums bore the stamp of strong producers—Joey Burns of Calexico on 2011's Mission Bell (which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200, Amazon, iTunes charts, and spun off a hit single with "Windows are Rolled Down") and Jay Joyce (Little Big Town, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant) on 2013's Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song—Lee finally felt ready to take over the helm. "I've been wanting to produce my own record for a long time," he says, explaining that he met with numerous candidates before concluding that he should make the move. "What I wanted to provide was a place for musicians to come and feel they were able to express themselves, and contribute in their own voice the way I was able to contribute in mine." Lee's sense of ambition for SPIRIT largely derived from his own live performing experiences in recent years. "Working with folks like the LA Philharmonic and the Mobile, Alabama Community Gospel Choir opened my mind to the possibility of pushing the edges of arrangement away from solitary moments into more collaborative, community experiences," he says. "These were transformative creative opportunities that I never dreamed I would have. To stand on stage and be equal parts participant and observer during these career- defining moments was such a thrill, and I credit the singers, arrangers, and conductors for being so open and generous to the songs." Along with such monumental events as working with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (a performance which yielded Lee's most recent release, Live from Red Rocks), being a band leader over the last decade has also helped Lee hone his craft as an arranger. "I have a great, great band—the most gentle, genuine, musically open-minded people," he says. "I push them some, but they always respond with creativity, and they inspire me to open things up musically. The versatility of my live band has been a gradual concept I've been working on since I started playing at the club The Tin Angel in Philly in 2002. Back then, we would play three- or four- hour shows. We had horn sections, violins, extended jams, improvisational songs, and whatever else would come from the ether. This current group of players I have on the road with me has re-inspired me to be more open, and less protective. I think SPIRIT reflects this attitude, and the vibrations are very much reflections of the connections. "I've always loved such a wide range of music." Lee adds, discussing some new influences, which were pulling him toward a new sonic direction. "I've been listening to a lot of Schoolboy Q, Drake, the earlier stuff by The Weeknd, and I was wanting to open up that box a little more," he says. "I've always loved '90s R&B, and now with streaming services, it's so easy to sample so much new music." To begin the new project, he began assembling musicians who he felt could blend a dynamic yet organic marriage of modern rhythm with classic instrumentation. "I chose the players because I had this instinct and hunger to challenge myself and expand,"says Lee, "and the foundation of this record was built when I chose the rhythm section." A performance by the Robert Glasper Trio in Philadelphia led Lee to the realization that Mark Colenburg was the drummer he was looking for. "I remember watching Mark play with such incredible facility and musicality," he says. "He's such a diverse and soulful listener. It was one of those eureka moments, and he elevated everything so much." Lee had known bassist Adam Blackstone (who's played alongside artists from Jay-Z to Al Green to Justin Timberlake) for years, but had never worked with him. "Adam is a genius," he says. "He's playing and hearing everything four bars ahead of everyone else. As a first-time producer, he was such a blessing to have." Finding a three-day window when both of these busy players were available, Lee—along his live band's musical director, Jaron Olevsky—went to Nashville. They knocked out ten songs, most in one or two takes, and the core of SPIRIT was formed. "We had never played with this kind of rhythm section before," says Lee. "And we came away from these sessions with a hybrid sound I wasn't able to find in my previous records, but which I've always gravitated to as a listener—real gospel-soul-R&B stuff." This new energy is most apparent in a song like "Vaporize," which served as a jumping-off point for Lee's vision of the record. But it was equally important that the album's more straightforward, "singer- songwriter"-style songs were infused with a different approach. "With something like 'Highways and Clouds,' I didn't want to just do the standard waltz feel that's led by the acoustic guitar," he says. "I wanted to add dimensions to the arrangements and try to transform them, rhythmically and instrumentally, so that the album was cohesive. The demo versions of these songs are remarkably different from what came out through the recording process, and it was so much fun to explore feels and textures, and bear witness to the transformation. "The song 'One Lonely Light' had kind of a small, short verse with a sweeping chorus," he continues. "I was always under the impression that if you just write a good song and play it, that's the magic of it—which is not untrue, but now I also want to think about arrangements that can be impactful in a live setting as well. On my first album, I didn't think about any of that, and Lee Alexander did such a great job making that album all about me and my songs and voice. But I've picked up enough information and experience that now I can inject what I've learned from working with so many great producers into helping mold arrangements that are more in tune with what I'm doing live." Not that it was easy learning the ropes as a producer. "It's not always magic-making," says Lee with a laugh. "There's a lot of grinding it out, with people you maybe don't have a lot of history with, but it was such a joyous experience, even in those harder creative times." For Amos Lee, SPIRIT is the fulfillment of dreams and aspirations—musical, personal, and professional—that he's had for a long time. "All you can ask for as an artist is the chance to create what you hear and feel inside of yourself," he says. "The performances by everyone gave me such a strong place to draw from, and being more connected to the arrangements made it easier and more fun to sing. For my first time producing, I could not have been luckier—I was able to get into the heart of every single moment of this record."

    Venue Information
    The Capitol Center - New Hampshire
    44 South Main St.
    Concord, NH 03301

  • LFO at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 08/01/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/2/17

    LFO
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    08/01/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $100.00
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    Supporting Acts: ALBVS

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

  • The Australian Pink Floyd Show at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 08/01/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 08/1/17

    The Australian Pink Floyd Show
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    08/01/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $39.00 - $59.00
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    The Australian Pink Floyd Show

    Get ready for an audiovisual extravaganza courteous of The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Featuring a million dollar light show, multiple inflatables and stunning laser effects, all coupled with note perfect renditions of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits. This show already seen by 4 million people is simply the best. Taking its tour title from “Set The Controls for the Heart Of the Sun” from the A Saucerful of Secrets album, The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be performing Pink Floyd classics such as “Another Brick In The Wall”, “Comfortably Numb” and “Wish You Were Here”, as well as a few surprise tracks. This tour is unique in that the audience are able to vote for the songs that they would like to hear live by visiting the band’s website and taking part in the online poll. The top songs will then be played each day. Lorelei McBroom will be appearing on this tour. Lorelei’s credentials are staggering; she toured with Pink Floyd on the “Momentary Lapse of Reason” and “Delicate Sound of Thunder” tours, appeared in the videos for “The Dogs of War,” “On The Turning Away” and the “Pink Floyd Live In Venice” TV broadcast. She also performed “The Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd, a song she will now perform with TAPFS. The Band: - The band formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1988 - The Australian pink Floyd show consists of Steve Mac, Jason Sawford, Colin Wilson, Dave Fowler, Alex McNamara, Paul Bonney, Mike Kidson, Lorelei McBroom, Lara Smiles, Emily Lynn - Personally asked by David Gilmour, singer of Pink Floyd, to play at his private 50th Birthday party - Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, recently told BBC Radio in an interview that the Australian Pink Floyd were “probably better than us” - Steve Mac, singer and guitarist of The Australian Pink Floyd, uses many of the same guitars and equipment that David Gilmour uses. - The Band rehearsed for one year for their first ever British gig in 1993.

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

  • The Melvins at Rex Theater on 07/31/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 08/1/17

    The Melvins
    Rex Theater
    07/31/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $23.00
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    Supporting Acts: Spotlights

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Neurosis / Converge at Rex Theater on 07/30/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/31/17

    Neurosis, Converge
    Rex Theater
    07/30/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $35.00
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    Supporting Acts: Amenra

    Neurosis
    Formed in Oakland, California in late 1985, Neurosis developed a style blending industrial, heavy metal, and alternative rock with often spiritually focused lyrics. Members Steve Von Till (guitar, vocals, percussion), Dave Edwardson (bass, vocals), Scott Kelly (bass, vocals), Jason Roeder (drums), Noah Landis (keyboards, samples, tape effects), and Pete Inc. (visuals) debuted in 1987 with the album Pain of Mind, but it took nearly five years for any follow-up to be released. Both Souls at Zero and The Word as Law appeared in 1992, followed by Enemy of the Sun a year later. Released in 1996, Through Silver in Blood became the band's most popular release, and 1999's Steve Albini-produced Times of Grace helped build upon that breakthrough. Sovereign followed a year later. In 2001, Sun That Never Sets stuck with more tribal-like beats and composition, while 2004's The Eye of Every Storm, despite retaining a patina of smoky folk, found the group returning to its sludge metal roots. Given to the Rising, the band's ninth studio album, which was voted the 76th greatest metal album of the decade by Decibal magazine, arrived in 2007, followed in 2012 by Honor Found in Decay, their fifth outing to feature Albini behind the board.

    Converge

    Converge is a four-piece American band, formed in the winter of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Playing a blend of extreme metal and hardcore punk, this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning metalcore and mathcore genres. They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed "hardcore kids with leftover Slayer riffs". The band soon graduated to playing live performances in 1991 after recording some demos on a 4-track recorder. In their latter years, Converge have enjoyed relatively high levels of popularity despite the esoteric feel of their music and the substantial lack of media attention they receive. The extreme nature of their music, particularly the atonal vocals and often complicated finger-work of the guitar riffs make it difficult for some to appreciate this brand of metal. Later records have gradually become more extensively produced largely due to the maturation of their sound. Converge's influences range from hardcore punk bands, such as Black Flag, Negative Approach, The Accüsed, and Born Against; metal bands like Black Sabbath, Godflesh, Slayer, and Entombed; and proto-mathcore bands Starkweather and Rorschach. Jacob Bannon has also discussed an appreciation for and inspiration from grindcore on Earache Records, post-hardcore on Dischord Records; thrash metal, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Vio-Lence, and Death Angel, and post-punk groups, such as Depeche Mode and The Cure.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • The Wailers at Rex Theater on 07/28/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/29/17

    The Wailers
    Rex Theater
    07/28/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $25.00
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    The Wailers

    Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates a year. The anchor of the band is Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who in addition to being Marley's most trusted lieutenant and co-producer, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers' sound is indisputable and yet today's line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica's most exciting new singers. The Wailers are undoubtedly the world's premier reggae and world music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe. The band performs varied sets from the extensive Wailers discography including those from Legend. Legend is #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide and a 2014 re-release topped Billboard's Top 5 – proving the timeless appeal of their music spans generations. On its resurgence in popularity, Aston 'Family Man' Barrett laughs said the following: "It only took 30 years. My life with The Wailers has been an odyssey. To be in the top ten is hard for me to even imagine. We've come so far. Sharing this music with so many people around the world was my last promise to Bob and here we are." The band also performs selections from Exodus named by Time Magazine as the "Album of the 20th Century", it was released in 1977. In keeping with the band's tradition of touring with album themes, the Wailers have been performing entire sets devoted to songs from the specific albums, Legend, Exodus, Uprising and the album Survival released in 1979. The current lineup includes Mr. Barrett's young son, Aston Barrett Jr., a multi-instrumentalist who plays bass, drums and organ at varied occasions, helping bring the music forward to a new generation. On drums is Anthony "Benbow" Creary, who recorded and toured wtih the band in the early years. The two lead singers are Dwayne Anglin, known as Danglin and Joshua David Barrett. Lead and rhythm guitar and backing vocals by Audley "Chizzy" Chisholm. On backing vocals is Cegee Victory and keyboards is Chaka Taylor. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to a fan base that continues to grow and expand as new generations of fans are exposed to the music. Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers – bassist Aston "Family Man" and drummer Carly – from Lee Perry's Upsetters to play on hits such as Lively Up Yourself, Trenchtown Rock, Duppy Conqueror, and many more besides. Inspired by Rastafari and their ambitions of reaching an international audience, this is the line-up that pioneered roots rock reggae, and signed to Island Records in 1971. Bunny and Peter left two years later. It was at this point that the in-demand Barrett brothers – whose rhythms also underpinned innumerable seventies' reggae hits by other acts – assumed the title of Wailers, and backed Marley on the group's international breakthrough album, Natty Dread. Under Family Man's musical leadership, they then partnered Bob Marley on the succession of hit singles and albums that made him a global icon, winner of several Lifetime Achievement awards, and Jamaica's best-loved musical superstar. Drummer Carlton "Carlie" Barrett died in 1987, leaving his brother as the main beneficiary of the Wailers' mantle. Never ones to be pigeonholed in the past, The Wailers reaffirmed their continuing relevance and versatility in modern music with a guest spot on country superstar Kenny Chesney's hit single, "Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven," and also appeared in a video for the song which was shot in Jamaica. They have just rejoined him for a new single called "Spread the Love," released in June of 2013. Nor have they forgotten their social consciousness, consistently donating proceeds to benefit the World Food Program (WFP) in conjunction with the United Nations, feeding thousands of starving children around the globe Now well into their fifth decade, The Wailers truly are living legends who embody the nobility, conviction and progressiveness of Bob Marley and his music. Their journey is far from over as the world awaits The Wailers' next move in their "One Love" revolution. "Our music is the magic," says Fams "the oxygen of the people. It's the message of roots, culture and reality, meant to spread peace and love to all." Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it's still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It's been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what's followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the "one-drop" reggae sound.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Love and Theft at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/27/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/28/17

    Love and Theft
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/27/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $19.00 - $35.00
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    Supporting Acts: Michael Christopher

    Love and Theft

    "We wanted to show a different side and make a record that sounds like us," Stephen Barker-Liles says of Love and Theft's boundary-pushing new album Whiskey On My Breath. "Country music has always been about honest performances and songs that mean something, and that's the kind of record that we wanted to make." "We're at a different place, in our music and in our lives, than we were when we made our earlier records, and we wanted this album to reflect that," agrees his longstanding musical partner Eric Gunderson. "We worked harder and more passionately on this record than anything we've ever done. The whole experience was refreshing and inspiring for us." Whiskey On My Breath—the duo's third album—marks a significant creative statement for the two singer-songwriter-guitarists, whose resume already includes a long series of career highlights. Having already established themselves as one of country's hottest young acts with such memorable hits as the #1 country smash "Angel Eyes" and the Top 10 hit "Runaway," and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft, the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated twosome take their music to the next level on Whiskey On My Breath. The new collection finds the pair stripping their sound down to its essence, with spare, largely acoustic arrangements that focus squarely on their impassioned performances and distinctive vocal chemistry. With Barker-Liles and Gunderson co-producing with longtime studio collaborator Josh Leo (known for his work with the likes of Alabama, Restless Heart and Lynyrd Skynyrd), Whiskey On My Breath showcases the emotional honesty of such self-penned new tunes as the introspective title track and the pointedly personal "Everybody Drives Drunk," along with such lighter-hearted new originals as "Easy," and "Anytime, Anywhere," which show Love and Theft's playful sense of humor to be fully intact. Other highlights include "Get Drunk and Make Friends," which the artists describe as the most honky-tonk song of their career, and "Wrong Baby Wrong," a barbed Barker-Liles cowrite originally recorded in 2009 by Martina McBride and now reworked in fine style by its co-author. Although it's a departure in many respects, Whiskey On My Breath won't come as that much of a surprise to Love and Theft's longtime fans, who'll recognize the commitment to high-energy performances and emotionally forthright songcraft that's been the foundation of Love and Theft's music from the start. Originally a trio that also included fellow singer-songwriter Brian Bandas, Love and Theft first galvanized fans in 2009 with the Top 10 hit "Runaway." That breakthrough success set the stage for their debut album World Wide Open, which also produced the hit single "Dancing In Circles." After a move from the Disney-affiliated Carolwood label to RCA, Stephen and Eric scored their first #1 single with "Angel Eyes," which was featured on Love and Theft's self-titled second album, along with the hits "Runnin' Out of Air" and "If You Ever Get Lonely." The longtime partners agree that their potent musical chemistry is a reflection of their personal rapport. "The thing about us," Eric asserts," is that we really are best friends, and that's helped to get us through the tougher times. At the same time, though, we're different enough personality-wise that the combination works. Stephen's naturally a more social person than I am, and I'm a little more introverted. He tends to see the best in every person and every situation, and I'm kind of the opposite. My songwriting's different from his, and when we're in the studio, his approach is different from mine. The way we play guitar is different. The way we arrange songs is different. But our differences come together to make something that each of us couldn't do on his own." The pair's second-nature chemistry led them both to agree that the occasion of their third album called for the bold musical statement that Whiskey On My Breath would ultimately become. "In some ways, we've played it safe in the past, and I think we're over that now," Stephen observes. "It's easy to fall into that when you're working in the Nashville system and trying to please everybody. But eventually you come around and realize that you need to be true to yourself. I don't mind that songs like 'Whiskey On My Breath' and 'Everybody Drives Drunk' may be a little controversial, because they're honest, and I think that they'll make people think about how they feel about life." "Those songs are both really personal for us," Eric notes. "They show a side of us that's legitimately us, and how we've grown up and matured in the time that we've been in this business. But there are plenty of songs on this album that are just good, fun songs, and that's still a side of us too." Indeed, Whiskey On My Breath makes it apparent how far the duo—who've both become husbands and fathers in the six years since they began their recording career—have traveled, and demonstrates that they're in for the long haul. "We feel more strongly about this record than anything we've ever done," Eric concludes. "Whatever happens, we've made a record that we both love and that we can both stand behind, and that's a great feeling."

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

  • Negative Approach / Bloodclot at Cattivo on 07/25/2017 06:30 PM EDT: 07/25/17

    Negative Approach, Bloodclot
    Cattivo
    07/25/2017 06:30 PM EDT
    $15.00
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    Supporting Acts: Unreal City, No Time

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

  • Wild Child at Rex Theater on 07/20/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/21/17

    Wild Child
    Rex Theater
    07/20/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $20.00
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    Wild Child

    Wild Child doesn't pull punches. Their songs sting as they groove, cutting lyrics massaged by cooing vocals and bouncy ukulele. So we're dancing and laughing before we realize we're crying, entranced by Wild Child's dizzying contradiction: sour truths that sound so sweet. "The instruments may belong in a granola commercial, but what we're saying is often dark and angry and bitter," says Kelsey Wilson, the band's co-lead vocalist and writer. "It wasn't until Alexander and I started writing music together that we were like, 'Damn. Are we sad?'" "There is a beauty in lyric writing that is almost too honest," says her partner Alexander Beggins. "We've always tried to poke holes in that terrible thing that nobody really wants to think about." On October 2, 2015, Wild Child will release Fools (via Dualtone Records), an ambitious collection of free-range pop that takes the raw pain of a dying relationship and transforms it into a love letter to the power of music and the art of living with yourself. Made up of Kelsey on violin and vocals, Alexander on ukulele and vocals, Evan Magers on keyboards, Sadie Wolfe on cello, Chris D'Annunzio on bass, Drew Brunetti on drums, and Matt Bradshaw on trumpet, the Austin-based seven piece has built a sprawling grassroots following on the strength of raucous live shows that feel like self-contained joy benders, along with two precocious albums. 2011's Pillow Talk notched four no. 1 singles on indie pulse monitor Hype Machine, spurred on by music bloggers who fell early and hard for the quirky group. 2013's The Runaround upped the ante, making best-of lists and garnering glowing reviews and song previews from NPR, Paste, Pop Matters, and many others. Then Wild Child hit TV, performing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and serving as the featured artists on CBS This Morning––without radio spins or record label muscle. And it all started when two Texas kids too scared to sing for crowds discovered they wrote hauntingly good songs together. Kelsey and Alexander began collaborating during a stint as members of a backup band for a Dutch artist's US tour in 2010. "The two of us never really intended to be singers and still don't really consider ourselves singers," says Kelsey, without a hint of irony. NPR's Ann Powers likened her voice to that of a "Jazz Age Broadway baby," but bring up that and other praise, and Kelsey just laughs. "The only reason we can do this is because we're a duo. This way, if someone doesn't like what we're saying or doing, we can be like, 'He––or she––wrote that.' I don't think of myself as a singer," she emphasizes. "I think of it just like talking. We're just having a conversation." Vocally, Alexander strolls, steady and wry, as Kelsey skips, runs, and hops with whirly energy and phrasing that borrows instinctively from jazz. "I think my voice just sits nice underneath hers," Alexander says, simply and accurately. Since coming together five years ago, Wild Child has gone from playing shows for nine people to selling out The Roxy in LA, Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, Tractor Tavern in Seattle, Lincoln Hall in Chicago, and more. While recording Fools at Doll House Studios in Savannah, Georgia, in the fall of 2014, they took breaks to tour Europe. Produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis and David Plakon with additional tracks helmed by red-letter guest producers Max Frost ("Break Bones") and Chris "Frenchie" Smith ("Trillo Talk"), Fools reveals that while Austin's favorite gang of lost boys and girls have grown up to become fiercely skilled musicians who have charmed the world, their faces remain grinning and often painted, spirits stubborn and free, barbs cathartic and sharp. While writing for the album, Kelsey split from her fiancé of five years, then watched as her parents divorced. "It was the first time that I'd ever had writer's block," Wilson remembers. "Then Bobby and I separated. Within a week, all of the lyrics just came out." She pauses. "I was really proud of them. And they helped me quite a bit." "She used this album as a platform to say a lot of things she wanted to say," Alexander says. "It's a story that's not exactly linear, but you hear someone going through something. We always pull from our lives and whatever we're going through at the time when we write. There isn't anything false there." Kelsey and Alexander co-wrote all of the record's songs, while the title track was penned by the entire band––a first for the group. "Fools" saunters, a complexly layered, funky gem, as Kelsey and Alexander sigh, "If you have to go / I'll play the fool / It's all I know," a sly acknowledgement that no matter what else is going on in the relationship, it'd be easier to hold on than to let it fall apart. The act of consciously playing the fool shows up repeatedly throughout the record, and Wild Child flaunts a postmodern comfort with perspective's slippery grip on truth. "The Cracks" pulses with uncertainty as Kelsey delicately cries, "You went too far, went way too far / We went too far, went way too far," while in "Bullets," she croons, "I know you think I took a lot from you." "Meadows" asks a lover how much they're willing to sacrifice, while "Take It" and "Reno" tackle separation and trust. The sole purely exuberant note on an album that's heavy with sadness, "Bad Girl" is a Motown-inspired celebration of the birth of Kelsey's first niece. "Oklahoma," a harmony-soaked strings showcase that kicks off with an electro-pop tease, was slated for The Runaround but didn't quite fit until Fools. "Stones" is a heartbreaking love song mined from lyrics Kelsey originally penned when she was 15 years old. The band had planned to include it on Pillow Talk, but it didn't feel right. Now, it's part bubbly piano-man ramble, part sweeping string-led drama, capped off by a brassy New Orleans breakdown––a perfect example of the band's increasingly virtuosic ability to stretch and crisply fold genres into their ever-expanding pop repertoire. "Break Bones" is a stunner––a big, bold, beautiful pop song praying a fight continues indefinitely, because that's all that's left. "Trillo Talk," a last minute addition to the record and an ideal closer, winks to fan favorites "Pillow Talk" and "RilloTalk" and soars triumphantly. "It's the last thought––everything is going to be okay…but it's not. But, it feels alright," Alexander says. Fools is an unashamed breakup album, but it's more than last rites for lovers. The record also bids farewell to the traditional lives Kelsey and Alexander had thought lie in store. "We're about to live day to day for a long time, and our relationships are going to fall apart," Kelsey says. "Our home lives are going to fall apart. And there's nothing we can do about it. So, the record is also about letting go of expectations, just playing the fool. Alright, this is what I do best, so this is what I'm going to do. 'Fools' is a release––a blind step out."

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Antichrist at Smiling Moose - Upstairs on 07/18/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 07/19/17

    Antichrist
    Smiling Moose - Upstairs
    07/18/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    Supporting Acts: Hericide

    Antichrist
    Lars von Trier (Europa, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark) shook up the film world when he premiered Antichrist at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman—a searing Willem Dafoe (Platoon, The Last Temptation of Christ) and Cannes best actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (Jane Eyre, 21 Grams)—retreat to a cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other. But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema's most controversial artists is no mere provocation. It is a visually sublime, emotionally ravaging journey to the darkest corners of the possessed human mind; a disturbing battle of the sexes that pits rational psychology against age-old superstition; and a profoundly effective horror film.

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

  • Corey Feldman "Angelic 2 Summer Tour" at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 07/14/2017 09:30 PM EDT: 07/15/17

    Corey Feldman
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    07/14/2017 09:30 PM EDT
    $18.00 - $93.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Ron Funches: FUNCH-A-MANIA at Rex Theater on 07/14/2017 07:30 PM EDT: 07/14/17

    Ron Funches
    Rex Theater
    07/14/2017 07:30 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $28.00
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    Ron Funches

    Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. You may know Ron from NBC’s POWERLESS. Ron’s other television appearances include, starring in NBC’s UNDATEABLE, recurring roles on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, THE KROLL SHOW, DRUNK HISTORY ABC’s BLACKISH and many more. Ron has multiple stand-up performances on TBS’s CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW and NBC’s THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON. Ron’s voice-over credits include BOJACK HORSEMAN, BOB’S BURGERS, HOME and the Dreamworks animated film TROLLS. Ron resides in Southern California.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band at Summer Concerts at Simsbury Meadows on 07/09/2017 06:00 PM EDT: 07/9/17

    Tedeschi Trucks Band
    Summer Concerts at Simsbury Meadows
    07/09/2017 06:00 PM EDT
    $32.00 - $98.00
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    Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member collective that thrills audiences worldwide with its transcendent live performances and award-winning albums. Formed in 2010 by husband-and-wife Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, and featuring two harmony singers, a three-piece horn section, keyboards, bass and a pair of drummers, TTB disproves the adage "less is more" while building a devoted following of fans and critics alike. Just three years in, Tedeschi Trucks Band has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, and Japan, headlining the venerable Newport Jazz Festival, co-headlining tours with B.B. King and The Black Crowes, and playing to packed houses in the world's most celebrated venues from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Beacon Theatre to the Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall. TTB's debut release Revelator, produced at the couple's Swamp Raga home studio, earned both a Grammy and Blues Music Award while 2011's dynamic live follow-up, Everybody's Talkin', delivered a double-disc classic reminiscent of legendary concert recordings like Mad Dogs and Englishmen and The Allman Brothers Band's At Fillmore East. Currently the band is touring in support of its second studio effort, Made Up Mind, which entered the Billboard 200 at #11 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as "equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either." Emerging as one of the most respected guitarists of his generation, Trucks led his own Derek Trucks Band for over 15 years prior to teaming with Tedeschi. Presently and for the past 13 years the Florida native also performs as a full member of The Allman Brothers Band and has toured with both Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana. Additionally as the youngest musician to make the list, the slide guitar wunderkind was voted #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone - November 2011) by a panel of fellow musicians and industry experts. No stranger to center stage herself, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi started playing in bands in her hometown of Boston at age 13. Her knack for combining American roots music, particularly electric blues, Southern soul, and gospel, with passionate, awe-inspiring vocal prowess has resulted in a prolific solo career full of award-winning records, six Grammy nominations, and a devoted following. Blessed with a voice that ranges from powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, Tedeschi is a talented guitarist as well, her style alternately recalling post-war electric blues and Hendrix-inspired rock. Easily capable of shining as individuals, this ensemble of 11 is concerned more with the sound than the spotlight. Sharing a level of respect and camaraderie rarely found in rock and roll, Tedeschi Trucks Band has found a magical combination that delivers nightly an unforgettable, can't-miss concert experience, one the Boston Herald says, "booms like a soul thunderclap." For these musicians and their audiences, more is indeed more.

    Venue Information
    Summer Concerts at Simsbury Meadows
    22 Iron Horse Blvd
    Simsbury, CT 06070

  • U2 By UV: A Tribute to U2 at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 07/08/2017 09:30 PM EDT: 07/9/17

    U2 By UV
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    07/08/2017 09:30 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $17.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Mushroomhead at Rex Theater on 07/08/2017 06:00 PM EDT: 07/8/17

    Mushroomhead
    Rex Theater
    07/08/2017 06:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $23.00
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    Supporting Acts: SUNFLOWER DEAD, The Browning, Relic Seed, Chronic Zombiez, Burnicide

    Mushroomhead

    Mushroomhead is an American metal rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.  Formed in 1993, the band's music can be described as a synthesis of alternative music, experimental music, and heavy metal.  Known for its theatrical live show and the black masks that most of its member wear on-stage, Mushroomhead is one of the more unique and adventurous alternative metal outfits that emerged in the 1990s.  The Cleveland band's music is as interesting as its image; Mushroomheads forceful yet melodic alterna-metal incorporates elements of hip-hop, punk, and goth rock as well as industrial and techno.  The bands last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone.  Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label Megaforce Records in 2006.  A few years later in the fall of 2010, they released "Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children" and it debuted as #44 on Billboard charts.

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Darling Nikki: A Tribute to Prince at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 07/07/2017 10:00 PM EDT: 07/8/17

    Darling Nikki
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    07/07/2017 10:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $25.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/01/2017 09:00 PM EDT: 07/2/17

    Rumours
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/01/2017 09:00 PM EDT
    $14.00 - $30.00
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    Supporting Acts: Ray Lanich Band

    Rumours

    Rumours is the Southeast's premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. The six members of Rumours are professional musicians with experience across the spectrum of genre – folk, blues, country, rock, and everything in between. Rumours' diverse background, coupled with a professional approach to the craft, has propelled them to their status as one of the most highly regarded tribute bands in the country. Rumours has recreated the Mac experience for a loyal fan base across the eastern United States – selling out venues like The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and Daryl's House in Pawling, NY, and playing to packed House of Blues venues in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, and New Orleans. Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in the ways of magic? Rumours does! Rumours is Mekenzie Jackson(lead vocals), Doug Easterly(lead and backing vocals, guitar and percussion), Alex Thrift(lead guitar), Adrienne Cottrell(keyboards, lead and backing vocals), Jerry Tew(bass) and Gabriel Pline(drums).

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

  • JARED & THE MILL at Cattivo on 06/30/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 06/30/17

    JARED & THE MILL
    Cattivo
    06/30/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    Supporting Acts: Some Kind of Animal

    JARED & THE MILL

    Jared & The Mill is an Indie/Folk outfit from Phoenix, AZ who is humbly making themselves a household name in the industry. The band, thanks to their talented songwriting skills, feature an eclectic mix of Indie Rock, Folk, and Americana, with subtle doses of Jazz and the Blues. 2014 has been an incredible year for Jared & The Mill. With constant touring, both headlining and supporting the likes of Zac Brown Band, John Butler Trio, Barry Gibb, Boy & Bear, Della Mae, The Black Lillies and many others, this band has even further refined the their live show. The band has had some incredible experiences this year, perhaps the most significant being the excitement and joy of turning an unfortunate SXSW tragedy into a cheerful experience with a close fan of the band in her hospital setting. Proud and excited with the success they have obtained so far in 2014 the band is even more hungry to continue the trek which will not only take them into major Canadian markets and else where but to cities throughout the US. By being continually on the move, the band has the opportunity to explore and grow their sound as a creative force. Performing new material in their show's, is adding to the terrific energy of an ever-growing fan base that has mobilized them into producing an EP of new material to be released in early 2015.

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

  • Miss May I at Rex Theater on 06/29/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 06/29/17

    Miss May I
    Rex Theater
    06/29/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $18.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Upon A Burning Body, Kublai Khan, Currents

    Miss May I

    http://instagram.com/missmayiband(Instagram) http://www.twitter.com/missmayiband(Twitter)

    Venue Information
    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 06/28/2017 08:00 PM EDT: 06/29/17

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    06/28/2017 08:00 PM EDT
    $28.00 - $45.00
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    Supporting Acts: Neon Swing X-perience

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    2016 marks the 23rd anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger). Joining them on the road are Anthony Bonsera Jr. (trumpet) and Alex Henderson (trombone.) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than a simple tribute. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band's original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music's rich legacy. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie film Swingers, a movie that not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base. The band's music has appeared in countless films and television shows, including The Wild, Despicable Me, Phineas & Ferb, Friends, Third Rock From The Sun, Ally McBeal, and So You Think You Can Dance. They have appeared live on Dancing With The Stars, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a remarkable seven appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. The band has also appeared as special guests with many of the country's most distinguished symphony orchestras, and has performed for three U.S. Presidents. After 23 years, 10 records, over 2700 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is showing no signs of slowing down, and is looking forward to celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017.

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

  • DIRTY HEADS & SOJA at Highmark Stadium on 06/28/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 06/28/17

    Dirty Heads, SOJA
    Highmark Stadium
    06/28/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $37.50 - $40.00
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    Supporting Acts: The Green, RDGLDGRN

    Dirty Heads

    After two decades spent chiseling their unique, multi-genre infused sound, Dirty Heads have finally come into their own. Since the release of their 2008 debut 'Any Port in a Storm,' the five-piece band -- Jared Watson (vocals), Dustin "Duddy B" Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass) -- has consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare, darting between extremes. But it's with their fifth and self-titled album that the group has felt fully confident in a body of work, ready to bring their unique style to the masses. "It's the most core Dirty Heads album we've done," explains Watson, who formed the collective with Bushnell in 1996. "One of the most important things about this album is the reason we self-titled it. This album has all of the elements that we've tried to play around with. We had to go through those other albums to really find out exactly who we are, where it was natural. Now, I just think our sound is better and more confident." Recorded in Los Angeles over a period of four months, 'Dirty Heads' marks a stylistic heel-turn for the Huntington Beach, Calif. natives, who enlisted a diverse team of hit-makers including: Da Internz (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Drew Pearson (Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band), David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes), Jimmy Harry (Madonna, Diplo), Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony), and a handful of others. The record spans lively tracks like reggae-bounced "Oxygen" to the instantly catchy sing-along "Too Cruel" and horn-blasted lead single "That's All I Need," the latter of which captures the nostalgia of carefree adolescence. Produced by Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, Joss Stone), 'That's All I Need' "just has a good feel to it, kind of hanging out with your friends in the neighborhood on a Sunday in the summer back when you were growing up," says Duddy. "Everyone's got that good memory, so that's where we started aiming for. Let's make this feel-good summer song that people can put on in the backyard with their friends and family." 'Dirty Heads' comes in the wake of their most successful release to date, 2014's 'Sound of Change,' which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums chart. This album is marked differently than its predecessors -- 2008's 'Any Port in a Storm,' 2012's 'Cabin by the Sea' and 2013's acoustic offering 'Home - Phantoms of Summer,' the former of which spawned the smash single "Lay Me Down" featuring Rome of Sublime with Rome that topped the Alternative Songs chart for 11 weeks. The band's prior releases set the groundwork for their latest, proving a clear indication of their artistic growth, and an ambitious one at that. For the LP, they decided to toy with sequencing, splitting the album into two parts -- Day and Night -- guiding listeners through their day from start to finish. Duddy explains that it was done in response to the listening public's reliance on playlists, and artistically executed by color-coding each 'Day' song (red, orange, yellow) and 'Night' song (purple, green, black) to reflect the vibes of feeling positive, exuberant versus chilled out and low key. "Nowadays, it's so easy to just listen to one song," he says. "Have a song on your iTunes playlist, you probably don't even know who the artist is because it doesn't matter, you just like that track. So we were trying to provide the order we think you should listen to these in and get people in front of what we think." Watson adds, "When you do that and you're doing it in our original way, I feel like it makes it timeless." With a solid fan-base already in place, Dirty Heads are focusing their sights on something they've been edging towards for years: breaking the mainstream. "We want our fans to love it, because we love what we do and we want to keep doing it," says Watson. "But this album for me, I cannot poke a hole in any of it. From front to back, it's really so phenomenal. I'm so confident in it that I want it to take Dirty Heads from the band that we are in America, worldwide."

    SOJA

    "I want to speak for people who don't have microphones," Jacob Hemphill says. "Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here." This is the philosophy behind SOJA's music, a simple statement that has driven the D.C. area band, who blend reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop. Originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school and has built a massive, dedicated fanbase around the world since. In the years following, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined shows in over 20 countries around the world, generated nearly 4 million Facebook fans, and over 90 million YouTube views. The band has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, 311 and appeared at major festivals including Bonnaroo where they attract an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base along the way, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. After the release of their 2012 album Strength To Survive, the musicians started writing material for what would become their fifth full-length album, "Amid the Noise and Haste." For Hemphill, who pens the lyrics, chords and melody, each song starts with an experience: meeting someone, reading something, experiencing something that seems pertinent to the human condition. On this album, the songwriter is suggesting that "all of life's problems, and all of life's answers are within us. We've been conditioned to accumulate, compete and break others down around ourselves — not inherent to the human condition, but rather taught. Those things can be untaught. The real us is in there, somewhere." All of this is translated into short, sweet packages of music. The writing and recording process for Amid the Noise and Haste stretched out over a year and a half, mostly because the musicians kept finding new collaborators and new ideas along the way. The aim was to engage as many guest artists as possible, with each working on a song that had a legitimate connection to them. The album was produced by Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend) and recorded at Circle House Studios in Miami and Lion & Fox Studios in Washington D.C. throughout 2013. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley appears on "Your Song," a buoyant, hopeful number that asks fans to remind the band why they got into music by singing along, while "I Believe" brings Michael Franti and Nahko together to offer thoughts on how to control your own destiny. Collie Buddz, J Boog and Anuhea are also featured on various tracks. "We wanted to bring together people who would help demonstrate each song," Jacob says. "We wanted people who could either relate to or convey the message. The whole album is about the human race relating to itself and connecting with itself." For SOJA, whose live show is an explosion of energy and positivity, music is a means of helping people relate in a more affirmative way. It also asks people to look inside themselves and really ask what it is they want to do with their life and how they can be happy. SOJA's music is about finding that happiness and peace we all deserve and helping others do the same, something Amid the Noise and Haste aptly conveys in its songs. "I put words in my songs that I believe to be true," Jacob says. "The point of the album is reconnecting people to the power inside themselves, getting them to fall back in love with life again. Look around, take a deep breath. All the answers are there."

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    Highmark Stadium
    510 W Station Square Dr
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • Fates Warning at Rex Theater on 06/27/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 06/27/17

    Fates Warning
    Rex Theater
    06/27/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $17.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Infinite Spectrum, Vermithrax, Doctor Smoke

    Fates Warning

    The legendary metal band Fates Warning began in the early 1980's playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style influenced by Rush and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.

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    Rex Theater
    1602 E. Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    http://rex.greyareaprod.com/

  • Free Throw at Smiling Moose - Upstairs on 06/27/2017 06:30 PM EDT: 06/27/17

    Free Throw
    Smiling Moose - Upstairs
    06/27/2017 06:30 PM EDT
    $13.00 - $15.00
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    Supporting Acts: Homesafe, Heart Attack Man, Yrs

    Free Throw
    We are an Emo/Pop-Punk band from Nashville, TN. We formed in late 2012 and began playing shows after the digital release of their debut S/T EP and have since kept busy with numerous tours with notable artists such as Dikembe (Tiny Engines Records) and Waypoint (Spartan Records) as we continued to work on new material. We just finished tracking our first full length, mixed by Matt Jordan (You Blew It! / Cut Teeth) which will be our in the summer months. In the mean time, you can listen to our previous two EP's at our bandcamp tab.

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

  • Weedeater at Cattivo on 06/25/2017 08:30 PM EDT: 06/26/17

    Weedeater
    Cattivo
    06/25/2017 08:30 PM EDT
    $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Black Wizard, Serial Hawk

    Weedeater

    Sludge band from Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

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

  • Round2Crew at Smiling Moose - Upstairs on 06/24/2017 07:15 PM EDT: 06/24/17

    Round2Crew
    Smiling Moose - Upstairs
    06/24/2017 07:15 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $65.00
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    Supporting Acts: Spencer Sutherland

    Round2Crew
    Round2crew is an American hip-hop/rap duo from Cincinnati, Ohio. The duo, composed of Chase Martin and Justin Brown, gained incredible popularity when their single "Booty Had Me Like" incited its own ruckus online within weeks of its premiere.

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

  • Shotgun Shane at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 06/22/2017 07:00 PM EDT: 06/22/17

    Shotgun Shane
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    06/22/2017 07:00 PM EDT
    $13.00 - $25.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/