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

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

    Kix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lez Zeppelin

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

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

  • Sundogs: A Tribute to Rush at Crafthouse on 11/10/2018 08:00 PM EST: 11/11/18

    Sundogs: A Tribute to Rush
    Crafthouse
    11/10/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $18.00
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    Venue Information
    Crafthouse
    5024 Curry Road
    http://www.crafthousepgh.com/

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

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

  • Arlo Guthrie - "Alice's Restaurant" 50th Anniversary Tour at College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT on 10/20/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 10/21/18

    Arlo Guthrie
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    10/20/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $35.00 - $75.00
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    Arlo Guthrie

    Arlo Guthrie (born July 10, 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American folk singer-songwriter. Father of Abe Guthrie, Annie Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Cathy Guthrie. Son of folk singer Woody Guthrie, brother of Nora Guthrie and grandfather of Krishna Guthrie.

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

  • The Record Company at Rex Theater on 10/16/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 10/17/18

    The Record Company
    Rex Theater
    10/16/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $30.00 - $33.00
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    The Record Company

    “After that first album, everything just got amplified,” says Chris Vos singer/guitarist for The Record Company. “Our lives got crazier and bigger and more complicated in the best possible ways, and our sound and our songwriting just naturally grew alongside that. We’re the same people we always were, but The Record Company isn’t just three guys in a living room anymore.”One listen to the band’s exhilarating new album, All Of This Life, and it’s clear that things have changed. The gritty slide guitar, fuzzed-out bass, and driving drums are all still front and center, but the songs are bolder and more ambitious, deeper and more reflective, brimming with adventurous vitality while still remaining firmly tethered to the roots of American rock and roll that have always grounded and nourished the group. The stakes were higher this time around to be sure, but the music more than delivers, bolstered by the kind of growth that can only come from the trial-by-fire the band experienced on their meteoric rise. By now, The Record Company’s story is a well-known one: a trio of musicians grit it out on their own for years in bars and clubs, join forces in LA, set up some microphones in a living room, and cut an album that turns their world upside down. Released in 2016, Give It Back To Youspawned three Top Ten hits at Triple-A radio (including the #1 smash “Off The Ground”), earned the band a slew of festival appearances and sold-out headline dates around the world, and garnered a GRAMMY nomination. The group made the rounds on late night TV, shared bills with John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket and Nathaniel Rateliff among others, and racked up more than ten million streams on Spotify. The critical response was just as ecstatic, with Rolling Stone raving that the band “kick[s] up a raw, rootsy racket” and Entertainment Weekly calling the album a “soul scorcher.”Far from altering The Record Company’s DNA, success only served to enhance it, strengthening the band’s bonds and elevating the intangible chemistry that ignited their breakout. At its core, the group is a pure democracy: all the work, all the rewards, all the happiness and heartache and joy and pain are split evenly. Each member brings their own unique strengths to the table, and the three fit together seamlessly, filling in each other’s gaps like pieces of a puzzle. “We’re a true band in that we all elevate each other,” explains Vos. “Our individual strengths cover each other’s individual weaknesses, so there’s no way to replace any one of us. We’d all played in bands before, but none of us found what we were looking for until we got together.”Even at their first jam session, it was clear that the trio was on to something special. With a sound that blended the biting blues of John Lee Hooker with the charismatic swagger of the Rolling Stones, the band went from releasing their home-recorded debut to taking the stage at Madison Square Garden in the span of just 18 months. As the group’s audience grew, so did their artistry, and when it came time to record All Of This Life, it was clear that their approach in the studio would have to take a big step up to reflect the maturation they’d undergone on the road. “What we did making that first record by ourselves in my living room, we wore that like a badge of pride,” says bassist Alex Stiff. “But we evolved so much as a band after that and our songwriting grew so much that we knew we had to take it out of the living room this time around.”While the group still worked up the core of most songs at home and produced themselves like the old days, they headed to nearby Boulevard Recording in Hollywood on a quest to break new sonic ground. The eclectic array of analog gear in the studio, which had previously hosted everyone from Pink Floyd to Fleetwood Mac to The War on Drugs, enabled the band to push the limits of their productions and arrangements while still capturing all the scintillating power and spontaneity of their live show. “We want to be known as the best live band on Earth,” says drummer Marc Cazorla, “and the only way to do that is to believe it. We were an opening band for five years, and we made it our goal every night when we took the stage to be remembered.”The same unshakable faith that sustained the group through their long, arduous climb now courses through the album’s veins. Belief is the record’s lifeblood, a defiant optimism that stands tall in the face of doubt and division. The songs reflect our troubled times, but they focus inwards rather than outwards, musing on personal empowerment, self-improvement, and the supremacy of love. Album opener “Life To Fix” is a driving ode to forward motion and getting through hard times by continually putting one foot in front of the other, while the utterly infectious “Make It Happen” finds Vos proclaiming, “If you want something / You got to go out and get it.”“This record to me is about self-reflection and making yourself better,” he explains. “It’s about taking responsibility for your own spot in the world. If you’re not on the right path, the only person who can take that next step to fix it is you, and at the end of the day, after all the highs and lows, all you’re left with is yourself.”“We learned from the first album that our audience really connected to songs with a little more inner depth and reflection,” adds Stiff. “Sometimes people would find deeper meaning in the music than we ever thought possible. Folks would come up after shows and tell us that our songs got them through a divorce or a grieving process, which was really powerful and inspiring.”In addition to digging deep lyrically, the band pushed themselves beyond their traditional musical boundaries on the album. “Goodbye To The Hard Life” is a slow-burning 6/8 ballad that calls to mind the simmering potency of Led Zeppelin, while the acoustic twang of “I’m Changing” taps into the rural southern intensity of Johnny Cash, and the rollicking “I’m Getting Better” captures the essence of Bob Dylan’s rambunctious Highway 61 Revisited period as if played by some punk rock kids stepping into the garage for the first time. “We wanted to take risks we couldn’t have the first time around,” explains Stiff. “We wanted to create moments that our audience hasn’t seen or heard from us before.”In the end, that’s what makes the record so special. It’s that rare sophomore album that retains the magic of the debut while simultaneously pressing forward into uncharted territory, expanding the band’s emotional and sonic palette to reflect the wild journey they’ve shared these past few years. The muscle and beauty and longing and brotherhood of those original home recordings is still present, but it’s been turned up a notch here, pushed to a new level of command and sophistication. The Record Company has moved out of the living room with All Of This Life, and they’re ready to share it with the world

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

  • Maria Bamford at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 10/13/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 10/14/18

    Maria Bamford
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    10/13/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $30.00 - $39.75
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    Maria Bamford

    Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. The series was created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. Maria voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmywinning series Word Girl. She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox’s Golan the Insatiable and Yahoo’s Talking Tom & Friends. Maria recurred as DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She has also recurred on USA’s Benched, FX’s critically-praised Louie, and currently recurs on the ABC hit Fresh Off the Boat. Her new special Old Baby is available on Netflix.

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

  • Big Eyed Phish - A Tribute to Dave Matthews Band at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 09/29/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 09/30/18

    Big Eyed Phish
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    09/29/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Three Sides

    Big Eyed Phish

    Big Eyed Phish is the only regionally touring full 7-piece Dave Matthews Tribute in the country and are based out of Rochester, NY. In the 8 years they have been performing together, they have grown to become a highly sought-after headlining act for festivals, resorts, casinos, and live music venues. The band is lead by frontman Brandon Depaul, the founder of the former DMB Tribute: Tripping Billies. He is backed up by a great band of truly professional musicians and is the only DMB Tribute that can claim to have a full time lead guitar and keyboard player. This allows them to be the only accurate DMB Tribute in the country able to cover the full spectrum of the DMB catalog throughout the lineup changes seen in the Dave Matthews Band. Members include: Brandon DePaul ("Dave") - Lead Vocals, Guitar Jimmy Grillo ("Carter") - Drums Dan Merkey ("Jeff/LeRoi") - Sax, Backup Vocals, Cowbell Shawn Rotolo ("Stefan") - Bass Mike Hoeschele ("Boyd") - Violin, Harmonica, Backup Vocals Brian Dudiak ("Butch") - Keyboards Jon Sheffer ("Tim") - Lead Guitar (Kire Najdovski and Collin Jones sub on lead guitar at times) Big Eyed Phish has continued to be one of the most sought-after DMB tribute acts in the country. Each show is unique with a blend of mega-hits to dance to as well as some deep tracks for the more dedicated DMB fanbase. There are over 75 songs in their catalog combining Dave Matthews Band's original tunes as well as some songs that DMB is known to cover. The live show is a high-energy driven audio and visual experience intending to immerse the audience in a feeling of seeing and hearing the real band, while enjoying the more intimate nature of tribute band performances. The band is often hired for headline slots and given top billing as a nationally touring act. Dave Matthews Band's music is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and musical tastes, crossing over into many different genres including rock, blues, country, soul, jazz, and more. This band gives much more than just a recreation of the songs from an album, and focuses their efforts to truly put on a show that mirrors the Dave Matthews Band live experience. From the incredible musicianship, the soulful lyrics, the rocking solos and jams, and even the witty stage banter Dave Matthews is known for - Big Eyed Phish delivers on all aspects. When looking for the DMB Tribute that is able to offer the full catalog of the Dave Matthews Band sound throughout the years - Big Eyed Phish is the best there is. From private parties, to weddings, to festivals, concert series, casinos, resorts, and large live music venues - this band will leave people saying "I feel like I just left a live Dave Matthews show".

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

  • Celtic Thunder at Flynn Theatre on 09/24/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 09/24/18

    Celtic Thunder
    Flynn Theatre
    09/24/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $39.50 - $76.50
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    Venue Information
    Flynn Theatre
    153 Main Street
    Burlington, VT 05401

  • Celtic Thunder at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on 09/23/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 09/24/18

    Celtic Thunder
    The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY
    09/23/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.50 - $69.50
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    Venue Information
    The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY
    19 Clinton Ave
    Albany, NY 12207

  • Life Of Agony at Rex Theater on 09/23/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 09/23/18

    Life Of Agony
    Rex Theater
    09/23/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $26.00 - $28.00
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    Supporting Acts: Silvertomb

    Life Of Agony

    Life Of Agony is an American Hardcore / Alternative Rock band from Brooklyn, NYC, formed in 1989. After some lineup changes (Sal Abruscato left the band in 1995 - replaced by Dan Richardson / Keith Caputo left in 1997 - replaced by Whitfield Crane) Life Of Agony split for the first time in 1999. The original lineup reunited for two sold-out NYC shows in January 2003. Several concerts followed. In 2005 the band released another studio album. In February 2012 Sal Abruscato confirmed the end of the band, however they reunited again for a show in Belgium on 8 August, 2014. In January 2016 Life Of Agony announced the release of a new album. Sal Abruscato left the band in December 2017, he was replaced by Veronica Bellino.

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

  • Firehouse at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 09/21/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 09/22/18

    Firehouse
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    09/21/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $26.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: Xander Demos, Horus Maze

    Firehouse

    Hair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). Firehouse formed in 1989.

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

  • Mini KISS at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 09/13/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 09/13/18

    Mini KISS
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    09/13/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $23.00 - $55.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple Live! at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 09/05/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 09/6/18

    Glenn Hughes
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    09/05/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $28.00 - $40.00
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    Glenn Hughes

    British rock bass player, singer and composer (b. 1951).

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

  • Great White at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 09/02/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 09/3/18

    Great White
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    09/02/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $30.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: Bill Ali Band

    Great White

    TERRY ILOUS – VOCALS MARK KENDALL – GUITARS MICHAEL LARDIE – GUITARS, KEYBOARDS AUDIE DESBROW – DRUMS SCOTT SNYDER - BASS Changes? Yeah, they’ve had ‘em. Fallen off the path? Guilty. Slowed down? No way. Never. Full Circle, the new album from Grammy nominated, multiplatinum recording artists, Great White, teams up the rock and roll band once again with its original producer, Michael Wagener. It’s an honorable nod to their first EP Out of the Night (Aegean Records, 1983) and debut self-titled full-length record (EMI,1984). Wagener, is of course the legendary producer behind the iconic Alice Cooper, Megadeath, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and a slew of other rock gods. Full Circle’s chemistry is palpable – Wagener’s influence is immediately felt…but take note, this is not one-and-done swan song for a band that has churned out chromium-laced hard rock since the early ‘80s. No, this is far from the word ‘finished.’ It’s back to work and back to where it starts – one song at a time. Recorded at Wagener’s Nashville-based WireWorld Studio, Great White spent the majority of January and February 2017 sequestered in Music City. Set for worldwide release, June 2, Full Circle’s packaging includes a must-have companion DVD called “Making of Full Circle.” Rockslide Entertainment (produced by Todd Sadowski) captured the band developing the songs in the studio – a never-before-seen band access. The footage is just another look at how Great White works together, puts egos aside for the love of their fans. Much like 2012’s Elation (Frontiers Records) the core song writing team of Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie and Terry Ilous worked heavily alongside Audie Desbrow and Scott Snyder. The first single, “Big Time” is a sharp, cutting track. Their swagger and gladiator attitude is first-hand knowledge, and the listener is galvanized. In total, the 10 tracks on Full Circle range from the gut-punching “Give It Up,” to the bass-heavy “Cry Of A Nation,” the easily-embraced, more acoustic “Let Me In,” to the dynamic “This Is The Life.” Full Circle is overflowing with start-to-finish, balls to the wall, classic Great White triumphs. “We can’t thank our fans enough for being there with us over all of these decades,” Kendall said. “It sounds insane to say decades, and when you think about it, that’s how long it’s been since we worked with Michael Wagener. Being excited in the studio with him is an understatement – he’s a driving force and a legend behind the soundboard.” “Great White is fueled by performing live – we love that energy that you can’t find in the studio,” Lardie said. “But, when you do get us working on a new record, there’s a bond that is forged – it’s almost like alchemy…it’s years of stories, heartache, momentum and love that we put to track.” Great White is Kendall (guitar), Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Desbrow (drums), Snyder (bass), and Ilous (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride. For nearly a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. And, in 2011, Ilous’ feverish energy and far-stretching vocals melted perfectly into the Great White mold. Kendall calls Ilous “the most consistent singer I’ve ever shared the stage with and a great all-around musician.” Best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV video four times. To experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations. Great White continues to tour worldwide and in the last two years logged nearly 200 dates in several states and countries. The band celebrated numerous milestones that included several sold-out performances, a return to the Zurich, Switzerland’s Rock Im Tal Festival, and for the first time ever, a handful of intimate, acoustic performances. They returned to the classic rock radio charts with “Complicated” off of 2012’s Elation. The band’s 12th studio album, Elation, garnered high marks from numerous rock journalists behind the pesky “Something For You,” the cheeky “Shotgun Willie’s,” and the emotional, Top 10 classic rock radio entry, “Hard To Say Goodbye.” Visit OfficialGreatWhite.com.

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

  • Terry Bozzio Reality Tour at The Oaks Theater on 08/31/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 09/1/18

    Terry Bozzio
    The Oaks Theater
    08/31/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $35.00
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    Terry Bozzio

    American drummer (born December 27, 1950, in San Francisco, California) best known for his work with Frank Zappa and Missing Persons, which he founded in 1980 with his wife Dale Bozzio and Zappa's guitarist Warren Cuccurullo.

    Venue Information
    The Oaks Theater
    310 Allegheny River Blvd.
    Oakmont, PA 15139
    http://theoakstheater.com/

  • The Four Horsemen - A Tribute to Metallica at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/17/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 08/18/18

    The Four Horsemen
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/17/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $17.00 - $28.00
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    Supporting Acts: Conflict Cycle

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

  • Blink180true - A Tribute to Blink-182 at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/09/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 08/10/18

    Blink180true
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/09/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $11.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Safety Last

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

  • The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/04/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 08/5/18

    Devon Allman
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/04/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $39.75
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    Supporting Acts: Duane Betts, Derek Woods Band

    Devon Allman

    The Devon Allman Project is a six piece band featuring two percussionists, John Lum & R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow), bassist Justin Corgan, guitarist Jackson Stokes and a Hammond B3 player, Nicholas David. The club/theater shows feature a 30 minute opening set with Duane Betts using his go to guitar player, John Satchela Jr., and Devon’s rhythm section. After a 15 minute break the Devon Allman Project plays a one hour set which will includes songs from Honeytribe, Royal Southern Brotherhood, The Devon Allman Band and a few covers. The night culminates with a 30 minute plus encore featuring all eight musicians playing Allman Brothers tunes and other classics. Festival dates are a straight 90 minute set. Former leader of Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, son of Gregg Allman - "He's an elegant, soulful singer.” - Relix “… well-crafted, more reflective than fiery, and soulful.” - USA Today

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

  • Billy Price Band + The Nighthawks at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 08/02/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 08/3/18

    Billy Price
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    08/02/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $30.00
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    Billy Price

    American soul singer. Born in Fair Lawn, NJ, on November 10, 1949.

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

  • David Cross: Oh Come On at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 07/31/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 08/1/18

    David Cross
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    07/31/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.75
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    David Cross

    Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small. Cross returned to the road in January of 2016, six years after his last standup tour. Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross launched his “Making America Great Again!” tour in San Diego, CA and completed the US leg in The Golden State in May 2016, having extended the tour due to popular demand. In the Summer of 2016, Cross took his tour to Europe for the first time ever, and also performed throughout Canada, including at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. The April 22, 2016 performance in Austin, TX, as part of the Moontower Comedy Festival, was filmed for a special bearing the tour name and is now currently streaming on Netflix. An audio CD entitled ...America...Great, with slightly different material, is available now. His new series, “Bliss” is set to premier on Sky TV in the UK in February 2018. The inventive series is about a travel writer who has two families, and neither knows of the others existence. In January of 2016, IFC premiered the long-awaited third season of “Todd Margaret,” created by and starring Cross as an ill-equipped American who finds himself running the London sales office of the energy drink company for which he works. The original iteration, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” aired on IFC from 2010 to 2012. Cross toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. That hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theater for a special, entitled “Bigger and Blackerer,” which premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop. His previous comedy special, "David Cross: The Pride is Back," aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by ROLLING STONE in July 2015. Cross has released two other comedy albums – the Grammy Award- nominated, “Shut Up You Fucking Baby”and “It's Not Funny.”In 2003 he released the DVD, "Let America Laugh," a documentary film of his groundbreaking stand up tour of alternative, indie rock clubs. Cross reteamed with his “Mr. Show” collaborator and co-creator, Bob Odenkirk, to create “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” a four-episode revamp of the iconic sketch comedy series, which premiered November 2015 on Netflix. He also had a guest arc on the Netflix breakout comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” as lawyer Russ Snyder, who finds himself in an unlikely relationship with fallen socialite Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski). In September 2013, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk released the book, “Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show.”Written with friend and fellow “Mr. Show” alum Brian Posehn, “Hollywood Said No!” is a collection of never-before-seen scripts, orphaned sketch ideas and reminiscences. In support of the book, Cross and Odenkirk embarked on a multi-city tour, performing their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002. In 2014, Cross released the indie film “Hits,” which he wrote and directed. A black comedy about the nature of fame in the YouTube era, the film is set in a small town in upstate New York and stars Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner. It first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and then helped raise funds for its theatrical distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to a traditional theatrical release, the film was also available to fans across the nation on BitTorrent, where they were able to pay what they wanted to view it. On the big screen, Cross has appeared in the independent features, “Kill Your Darlings" alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy “It's a Disaster,” opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include “Abel,”“Year One,” Christopher Guest’s “Waiting for Guffman,”“Men in Black”and “Men in Black II,”“Ghost World,” Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,”“Pitch Perfect 2,”“I’m Not There,”and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including “Megamind,” the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise and “Curious George.”On television, Cross reprised his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke' on the fourth season of “Arrested Development”on Netflix. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with "The Ben Stiller Show," where Cross honed his comedy writing skills and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. The original “Mr. Show with Bob and David” received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music & Lyrics. Cross also served as a writer and contributor for “Tenacious D.” He also wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series "Freak Show," which he co-created with H. Jon Benjamin. Cross currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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

  • CKY at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/29/2018 07:00 PM EDT: 07/29/18

    CKY
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/29/2018 07:00 PM EDT
    $20.00 - $95.00
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    Supporting Acts: Slaves, Royal Thunder, Awaken I Am

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

  • Jeff Daniels at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/28/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/29/18

    Jeff Daniels
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/28/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $26.00 - $39.00
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    Supporting Acts: Ben Daniels Band

    Jeff Daniels

    Well, mostly I act, write, play a Martin OM Jeff Daniels Custom Signature Edition guitar, have authored about 400 songs, played over 300 gigs the past 12 years from Maine to Alaska to Californ-i-a with my preferred venue of choice being clubs and hundred year old opera houses, drank from the fountain of youth by touring with my son’s band (the Ben Daniels Band), founded The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan for which I’ve written 15 plays (working on #16), and with great pride and a range that would drive a normal actor straight to Betty Ford, can most recently be seen as Will McAvoy on HBO’s THE NEWSROOM, and after 20 long years, with the one and only Jim Carrey in DUMB AND DUMBER TO. The rest you can google. So with that, welcome to the musical side of myself. Through this little portal into the digital universe and with a singular focus on the songs that continue to pour out of my pores, take my hand as I valiantly meander my way towards something yet to be defined and, more than likely, never will be. Life’s more fun that way, don’t ya think? -Jeff Daniels

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

  • Live at the Fillmore: The Definitive Original Allman Brothers Band Tribute at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/25/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/26/18

    Live at the Fillmore
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/25/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $30.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band at College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT on 07/25/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 07/25/18

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, beth hart
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    07/25/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $39.50 - $75.00
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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

    There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre.Utter the phrase "young blues rock guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.In a 20+year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues.From television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (amongst others) to features in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Maxim Magazine, Blender, Spin, USA Today and more, his musical career has been nothing short ofphenomenal.At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits "Deja Voodoo," "Born with a Broken Heart" and "Shame, Shame, Shame." His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is...also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as "Blue on Black," "True Lies" and "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway." 1999's Live Onspawned the radio hits "In 2 Deep", "Shotgun Blues" and "Last Goodbye."2004's The Place You're Inwas a blistering rock record and was followed up by 2007's ambitious 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroadsdvd documentary and soundtrackfor which Shepherd and his band traveled throughout the American Southand midwestto record with such vintage blues greats as B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and David "Honeyboy" Edwards on their home turf. 2010 saw the release of Shepherd's long-awaited first live album, Live! In Chicago, recorded at Chicago's House of Blues during the all-star Legends tour and featuring guest appearances by such blues legends as Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smithand Bryan Lee. The live disc debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues chart, as did 2011's How I Go. In 2013. Shepherd further expanded his musical horizons by teaming with veteran rockers Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg to form THE RIDES, resulting in two critically acclaimedalbums, Can't Get Enoughand Pierced Arrowhelped to expand Shepherd's audience as well as his musical resume. 2014 saw the releaseof Goin’ Home, Shepherd’s seventh# 1 debut on the Billboard Blues charts. Goin’ Homefeatures several talented friends who shared Shepherd's enthusiasm for the project's back-to-basics ethos. Those guests include fellow guitar icons Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb' Mo' and Robert Randolph, longtime friend Ringo Starr, Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, the Rebirth Brass Band and co-producer Blade's father, Pastor Brady Blade Sr., who lends a bracing dose of preaching to Shepherd's version of Bo Diddley's’ "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover."August 4, 2017 was thereleasedateof the latest KWSB studio album, Lay It On Down. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, #1 on the Rock Chart, #1 on the Internet Chart and #5 on the over-all Top 200 Current Album Chart, this album features all new material written by Kenny and several of his friends. Recorded at home in Shreveport and co-produced by Marshall Altman, Lay It On Downhas spent seven weeks at thetop of the Blues chart. BLUES ROCK REVIEW–“With this being the first batch of original material from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band in six years,expectations were high. Consider those expectations exceeded.LayItOnDownruns the gamut of modern day blues rock with its great songs, playing, and variety. There mightnot be a blues rock album this year that topsLayItOnDown, it’s that good. Well worth the wait,LayItOnDownis blues rock at its finest and a strong album of the year contender.”ALL MUSIC –“Lay It on Downfeels like an intentional retort toGoin' Home,Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 2014 back-to-the-blues platter. AlthoughShepherdnever abandons the blues, either as a color or a sensibility, he expands his palette considerably on this 2017 album, opening himselfup to soul, country, and hard rock...This variety, when melded with such tasteful execution, turnsLay It on Downinto not only one ofShepherd's richest records but one of his best.” AMERICAN SONGWRITER-There’s sufficient nitro-burning, blues-drenched shredding to keep live audiences playing their air guitars. But Shepherd’s obvious attention to and insistence on exceptional materialwith musical, if perhaps not always lyrical, inventiveness continues to impress, and 22 years into his career raises him andLay It On Downabove his plentiful competition.DGM -Kenny Wayne Shepherd surrounds himself with accomplished musicians for a reason. They bring out the best in him, and here Shepherd sounds as fresh and heartfelt as he has in decades. His playing is of the same high quality that one would expect, but on this album, Shepherd exceeds all expectations, and better still, you don’t need to be a guitar geek to enjoy his incendiary playing.Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandNoah Hunt –VocalsA native of Cincinnati Ohio, Noah has a deep past as a musician, songwriter and vocalist. Noah's musical journey began at the age of four when he started taking piano lessons and sang in church choir. While in college he formed a very popular Cincinnati based band Uncle Six and recorded four albums. It was in 1998 that Noah was tapped to be the lead singer for the KWSBand where his signature vocals have been an integral part of the band's success for the past 21 years.Chris “Whipper”Layton–Drums Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas Chris moved to Austin Texas in 1975, and three years later joined the newly formed Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Arguably the best shuffle drummer in thebusiness, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Chris "Whipper" Layton has been a part of the KWS family since he joined Kenny in the studio to record Ledbetter Heights. Since then Chris has played on Trouble Is, Live On, the 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads documentary, Live In Chicago and now How I Go, Goin Home and Lay It On Down. Chris began touring with the KWSBand in 2006.Kevin McCormick –Bass Kevin McCormick served as a producer, co-writer and bass player for Melissa Etheridge as she emerged as a world class artist with her self-titled 1988 debut, along with such acclaimed albums as Brave and Crazy (1989), Never Enough (1992) and her massively successfulYes I Am (1993). Kevin’s resume only grew from there as he started producing, writing and performing with an impressive list of artists such as Nils Lofgren, Jackson Browne, Robben Ford, John Mayall, Keb’ Mo, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Rides, featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg –and now the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Joe Krown -Joe Krown is based in the city of New Orleans. He is a New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player. Joe has workedwith Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Johnny Adams, Marcia Ball, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, the North Mississippi All-Stars, Charlie Musselwhite,.J. Chenier, Leo Nocentelli , Nicholas Payton and Marva Wright.In June 2017 Joe joined the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as the full time piano/organ player.

    beth hart

    Last month, at the Kennedy Center Honors, Beth Hart delivered the most riveting performance of the evening with Jeff Beck where they paid tribute to blues legend Buddy Guy. Beth's rendition of "I'd Rather Go Blind" marked her first U.S. TV appearance in more than a decade. She blew everyone away, and her performance was received with a rare non-honoree standing ovation. No one expected to be so blown away by an artist they'd hardly or never heard of. As the Baltimore Sun put it, "Everyone was on their feet when [Beck and Hart's] soul-searing performance ended." In a pre-telecast Q&A with Entertainment Weekly, the show's producer Michael Stevens alerted readers to not miss the goose-bump-provoking performance: "There's a singer named Beth Hart...it's like the Bettye LaVette moment that we had four years ago - someone relatively unknown coming out of nowhere and the house falling apart and giving her a standing ovation." A KILLER singer, Beth has been compared to Janis Joplin and Etta James and has one of the best "comeback" stories you've heard. In the late 90s, she had everything going for her and lost it all to drugs and alcohol abuse. Her label dropped her, she lost tours, TV appearances, everything. She hit bottom, and hard, but then she began to turn her life around. It's taken her about a decade to get back on her feet, but she's done it - she's sober, she's healthy, she's focused, and she's ready. Beth has spent a great deal of the last several years working in Europe, slowly building back that buzz and fan base. Since getting clean, performers like Jeff Beck, Slash and Joe Bonamassa have recognized her talent and initiated collaborations with her. She's currently in the studio making her second album with Bonamassa. Moving forward, Beth is preparing for North America to take a fresh look at her with the April 2, 2013 release of Bang Bang Boom Boom, produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa), who assembled some of the finest musicians playing today. If you didn't see Beth's riveting performance she gave with Jeff Beck at the recent Kennedy Center Honors, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq4Kqhk4TYQ

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

  • Amanda Shires at Rex Theater on 07/24/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/25/18

    Amanda Shires
    Rex Theater
    07/24/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $28.00
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    Supporting Acts: Sean Rowe

    Amanda Shires

    Amanda Shires is not an entertainer. She isn’t looking to help listeners escape their everyday lives or soundtrack celebrations. She isn’t reaching for celebrity, and she isn’t concerned with cultivating a personal brand. She is an artist in the true sense of the word, meaning she creates because she has a real need for the process of creating. That is not to say that the songs on My Piece Of Land aren’t entertaining, but that quality is a by-product. The real intention here is to relate. Ms. Shires began her career as a teenager playing fiddle with the Texas Playboys. Since then, she’s toured and recorded with John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, and most recently her husband Jason Isbell. Along the way she’s made three solo albums, each serving to document a particular period in her life while improving on the perceptive qualities of the previous record. The songs on My Piece Of Land deal with family, with anxiety, with the phases of one young woman’s life; but the primary focus of My Piece Of Land is the concept of home. Ms. Shires addresses the similarities and differences between the home she was born into, the two homes she was eventually split between, and the home she has finally made for herself. Some of these stories are from the creator’s point of view and some most certainly are not. You’d be hard-pressed to identify which is which, though, considering the level of empathy involved in the creation of these stories. “The concept of home, like the concept of love, is more complex than it seems,” says Ms. Shires. “You start out with this inherited idea of home, but as you grow you realize that’s only a suggestion. You have to use that along with all the little pieces of wisdom you’ve picked up along the way to finally build your own place in the world.” Ms. Shires sometimes describes songwriting as “solving the puzzles,” but before the songwriter even begins to arrange rhymes and melodies, she must first be acquainted with the complicated workings of the heart. Most of this album was written after Ms. Shires had reached the seven-month point in a summertime pregnancy, and was no longer able to travel. For a woman used to touring most of the year, being stuck inside brought challenges and offered creative rewards. “Pregnancy does weird things to you,” Amanda says. “You walk around holding your arms over your belly, sometimes almost overcome by anxiety. I constantly wondered if I would be able to protect this child, if my marriage would last forever, if I’d learned enough about the world to be a good mother. At the same time, you’re so excited, so hopeful, and so severely physically limited.” About how the setting affected the finished product, she says “This record turned out to be a personal record, set in our home where I had lots of time for reflection and time to face my concerns and fears.” The listener can hear Ms. Shires unpacking those anxieties in a song like “Slippin,’” with its ruminations on what could go wrong in a relationship that seems stable. There’ll be a trigger, then up starts the fire, a handful of matches some faulty wiring. You’ll say you have this hollow feeling. Something’s always been missing. Tonight could be the night you go slippin’ away from me. Her piece of land is one with a panoramic view, and she pays close attention to even the smallest details. Take, for instance, the first stanza of “Harmless.” A phased golden light rained down from the streetlight. It fell across your shoulder, paused just above your collar. With this description of one fleeting moment, the writer sets an entire scene. Ms. Shires would argue that the term “poet” should not be used to mean “unusually perceptive songwriter,” since the roles of modern songwriter and poet are so very different. However, it isn’t hard to understand how her post-graduate education in poetry helps Ms. Shires choose which details to include. “It’s all about precision. My time in the MFA (Master Of Fine Arts) program at Sewanee taught me a lot about different ways of writing and how they all have one thing in common: the better you are at editing, the better your work will be. Spending long hours workshopping poems and reading the classics gave me a solid standard when it came time to edit my songs.” Ms. Shires recorded My Piece Of Land under the guidance of brilliant Nashville producer Dave Cobb at his Low Country Sound studio. Inviting Cobb to produce My Piece Of Land was an easy decision to make, considering Ms. Shires had worked with him before on Jason Isbell’s albums Southeastern and Something More Than Free. Ms. Shires knew of Dave’s propensity toward arranging the songs in-studio, rather than rehearsing or making demos beforehand. Cobb believes in the spontaneity of early takes, and with the proficient rhythm section of Paul Slivka and Paul Griffith, the studio band was able to record the album in a relatively short amount of time without sacrificing performance quality. This approach gives each song on the album emotional urgency along with a groove that’s loose and effortless. Among other things, “Pale Fire” is about consciously shifting one’s own priorities. There are two types of lovers: the kind we need and the kind we want. The hard part is finding someone who represents both. “You Are My Home” is written as a gift, a token of appreciation to someone who has helped the narrator define her place in the world. “Mineral Wells” is a song Ms. Shires wrote many years ago, after relocating to Nashville from her childhood home in Texas. It speaks to the part of us that never really leaves that original homeplace. With My Piece Of Land, you get the sense that Amanda Shires has reached a personal pinnacle. This album is the creative milestone suited to accompany the recent milestones in her life: becoming a mother, developing into a true artist, and finally finding a home.

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

  • Jenny Lewis at Metropolitan Theater on 07/24/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/25/18

    Jenny Lewis
    Metropolitan Theater
    07/24/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00
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    Jenny Lewis

    Jenny Lewis will embark on a 10-date tour this September, a continued celebration of the ten year anniversary of her solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat. She is joined by The Watson Twins, who are featured on the original release. Earlier this year, Lewis performed seven shows in four cities with The Watson Twins and very special guest M. Ward in support of the release of a deluxe limited edition remastered vinyl of Rabbit Fur Coat, which is available for purchase. Lewis has been on tour behind her critically acclaimed 2014 album The Voyager, which gave the L.A.-based singer-songwriter her first Top 10 album and highest chart debut yet, earning 'Best of the Year' accolades from Rolling Stone, TIME, NPR, Spin, Billboard, The Guardian, American Songwriter, Stereogum, Paste, and many more, while "She's Not Me" and "Just One of the Guys" appeared on Top Song lists from The New York Times, Slant, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, and more.

    Venue Information
    Metropolitan Theater
    369 High St.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    http://www.morgantownmet.com/

  • Otep at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/23/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/24/18

    Otep
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/23/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $18.00 - $30.00
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    Otep

    Otep is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2000.

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

  • Patty Griffin at The Capitol Center - New Hampshire on 07/22/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/23/18

    Patty Griffin
    The Capitol Center - New Hampshire
    07/22/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $35.00 - $45.00
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    Patty Griffin

    Born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In 2011, Griffin won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album.

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

  • Louie Anderson at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 07/21/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/22/18

    Louie Anderson
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    07/21/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $29.00 - $45.00
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    Louie Anderson

    Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. In 2016 Anderson was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets. Anderson plays the extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. He based the character on his mother and his five sisters who were all a major presence in his life. Anderson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in 2016. “I’m not as nice in the character as my mom was as a person. It really is an extension of my mom, Anderson says, adding that he always aims to make his performance “as real as possible” without “affecting or cartooning it up. It felt like it was divine intervention when I got the call to be on the show, that somehow my mom, from the great beyond, was finally getting herself into show business where she truly belonged in the first place.” Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter, routines that led him from his career as a counselor to troubled children to the first- place trophy at the 1981 Midwest Comedy Competition. Henny Youngman, who hosted the competition, recognized the diamond--in- the-rough genius of the young comic and hired him as a writer, providing invaluable experience that soon put Louie in his own spotlight on comedy stages all over the country. Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for generations of rising stars, invited Louie to make his national television debut on the “The Tonight Show” in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, “Comic Relief” and Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show, Family Feud, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest starred in sitcoms like “Grace Under Fire” and dramas like “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope,” and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like “Coming to America,” opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In 2013, he took a dive on the ABC reality series, “Splash” where he conquered his own fears while becoming an inspiration of hope. His standup Special, “Big Baby Boomer” premiered on CMT, in 2013. Also in that year, he competed and inspired on the ABC reality competition show, Splash. In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series “Life with Louie.” The long--running series based on Louie’s own childhood and his life with his father won three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children’s’ animated series, making him the only three- time recipient of this award. It also earned a Genesis Award for its depiction of the proper treatment of animals and, most significantly, two Emmy Awards. His best-selling books include “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child”, a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and “Good-bye Jumbo…Hello Cruel World”, self-help for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, and his latest installment on family, “The F Word, How To Survive Your Family.” When not in production, Louie continues to tour, traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand-Up Comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.

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

  • L.A. Guns Reunion at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/20/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/21/18

    L.A. Guns
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/20/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $21.00 - $36.00
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    Supporting Acts: Sumpn Fierce

    L.A. Guns

    L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals. The "classic lineup" of Guns, former Girl singer Phil Lewis, drummer Steve Riley, guitar player Mick Cripps and bassist Kelly Nickels have sold 6 1/2 million records, including 1988's L.A. Guns and 1990's Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single "Ballad ofJayne" that went to #33 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts. From the mid-90's to the mid 2000's, after changing lineups twice, L.A. Guns continued to tour and release new music. Following their successful performance at SiriusXM's HairNation Festival in May of 2016, L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their latest album, The Missing Peace, which is out now! With the classic lineup of Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis recentlyreunited L.A. Guns continue to tour around the world.

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

  • Paula Cole at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/19/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/20/18

    Paula Cole
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/19/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $38.00
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    Paula Cole

    More beautiful than ever, in a twenty-plus-year-career, Paula Cole releases Ballads, a twenty-song collection of American jazz and folk classics from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. It is dedicated to her father, Jim Cole. Cole started as a jazz singer and now returns, at nearly 50 years of age, to pay homage to her first love of jazz and folk. A self-described “mother and human being first” Cole is a timeless voice not only in song, but for those who have felt pain, and who still stand shining light, against all odds. With a voice that is big, rich and gorgeous, a mind that is intelligent, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty, Paula Cole sings for our enlightenment, for our souls.

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

  • An Evening With Joe Jackson at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 07/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/19/18

    Joe Jackson
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    07/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.50 - $65.00
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    Joe Jackson

    Legendary songwriter Joe Jackson has confirmed a 2018 summer tour visiting cities across the U.S. and Canada, adding one more "encore" to his long-running Fast Forward Tour. These new dates follow four acclaimed tours over the last two years. Supporting Jackson once again will be long-time collaborator Graham Maby on bass, along with guitarist Teddy Kumpel (Rickie Lee Jones, Feist)and drummer Doug Yowell (Suzanne Vega, Ari Hest). The tour includes several cities where Jackson hasn’t been in years and several he’s never visited before. His set will once again feature songs from across Jackson's entire catalogue, including a mix of songs from his earliest albums as well as 2015’s critically acclaimed Fast Forward. Jackson will also offer an unpredictable selection of covers and brand new, never before performed originals. "Fast Forward combines the beauty and intelligence of his best earlier work with a new quality: warmth, generosity, possibly even contentment." – THE NEW YORKER "…a set that perfectly balanced his masterful touch on a piano ballad with his ability to rock out." – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE "Jackson's loose arrangements left room for occasional lilting improv, and highlighted that his voice remains a marvel: pristine and soulful, and edged with vibrato and falsetto." – CLEVELAND SCENE

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

  • HUNKS the Show at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/19/18

    Hunks
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $30.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart Band at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 07/17/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 07/17/18

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, The Beth Hart Band
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    07/17/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $44.75 - $95.00
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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

    There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre.Utter the phrase "young blues rock guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.In a 20+year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues.From television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (amongst others) to features in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Maxim Magazine, Blender, Spin, USA Today and more, his musical career has been nothing short ofphenomenal.At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits "Deja Voodoo," "Born with a Broken Heart" and "Shame, Shame, Shame." His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is...also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as "Blue on Black," "True Lies" and "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway." 1999's Live Onspawned the radio hits "In 2 Deep", "Shotgun Blues" and "Last Goodbye."2004's The Place You're Inwas a blistering rock record and was followed up by 2007's ambitious 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroadsdvd documentary and soundtrackfor which Shepherd and his band traveled throughout the American Southand midwestto record with such vintage blues greats as B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and David "Honeyboy" Edwards on their home turf. 2010 saw the release of Shepherd's long-awaited first live album, Live! In Chicago, recorded at Chicago's House of Blues during the all-star Legends tour and featuring guest appearances by such blues legends as Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smithand Bryan Lee. The live disc debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues chart, as did 2011's How I Go. In 2013. Shepherd further expanded his musical horizons by teaming with veteran rockers Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg to form THE RIDES, resulting in two critically acclaimedalbums, Can't Get Enoughand Pierced Arrowhelped to expand Shepherd's audience as well as his musical resume. 2014 saw the releaseof Goin’ Home, Shepherd’s seventh# 1 debut on the Billboard Blues charts. Goin’ Homefeatures several talented friends who shared Shepherd's enthusiasm for the project's back-to-basics ethos. Those guests include fellow guitar icons Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Keb' Mo' and Robert Randolph, longtime friend Ringo Starr, Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, the Rebirth Brass Band and co-producer Blade's father, Pastor Brady Blade Sr., who lends a bracing dose of preaching to Shepherd's version of Bo Diddley's’ "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover."August 4, 2017 was thereleasedateof the latest KWSB studio album, Lay It On Down. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, #1 on the Rock Chart, #1 on the Internet Chart and #5 on the over-all Top 200 Current Album Chart, this album features all new material written by Kenny and several of his friends. Recorded at home in Shreveport and co-produced by Marshall Altman, Lay It On Downhas spent seven weeks at thetop of the Blues chart. BLUES ROCK REVIEW–“With this being the first batch of original material from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band in six years,expectations were high. Consider those expectations exceeded.LayItOnDownruns the gamut of modern day blues rock with its great songs, playing, and variety. There mightnot be a blues rock album this year that topsLayItOnDown, it’s that good. Well worth the wait,LayItOnDownis blues rock at its finest and a strong album of the year contender.”ALL MUSIC –“Lay It on Downfeels like an intentional retort toGoin' Home,Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 2014 back-to-the-blues platter. AlthoughShepherdnever abandons the blues, either as a color or a sensibility, he expands his palette considerably on this 2017 album, opening himselfup to soul, country, and hard rock...This variety, when melded with such tasteful execution, turnsLay It on Downinto not only one ofShepherd's richest records but one of his best.” AMERICAN SONGWRITER-There’s sufficient nitro-burning, blues-drenched shredding to keep live audiences playing their air guitars. But Shepherd’s obvious attention to and insistence on exceptional materialwith musical, if perhaps not always lyrical, inventiveness continues to impress, and 22 years into his career raises him andLay It On Downabove his plentiful competition.DGM -Kenny Wayne Shepherd surrounds himself with accomplished musicians for a reason. They bring out the best in him, and here Shepherd sounds as fresh and heartfelt as he has in decades. His playing is of the same high quality that one would expect, but on this album, Shepherd exceeds all expectations, and better still, you don’t need to be a guitar geek to enjoy his incendiary playing.Kenny Wayne Shepherd BandNoah Hunt –VocalsA native of Cincinnati Ohio, Noah has a deep past as a musician, songwriter and vocalist. Noah's musical journey began at the age of four when he started taking piano lessons and sang in church choir. While in college he formed a very popular Cincinnati based band Uncle Six and recorded four albums. It was in 1998 that Noah was tapped to be the lead singer for the KWSBand where his signature vocals have been an integral part of the band's success for the past 21 years.Chris “Whipper”Layton–Drums Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas Chris moved to Austin Texas in 1975, and three years later joined the newly formed Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Arguably the best shuffle drummer in thebusiness, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Chris "Whipper" Layton has been a part of the KWS family since he joined Kenny in the studio to record Ledbetter Heights. Since then Chris has played on Trouble Is, Live On, the 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads documentary, Live In Chicago and now How I Go, Goin Home and Lay It On Down. Chris began touring with the KWSBand in 2006.Kevin McCormick –Bass Kevin McCormick served as a producer, co-writer and bass player for Melissa Etheridge as she emerged as a world class artist with her self-titled 1988 debut, along with such acclaimed albums as Brave and Crazy (1989), Never Enough (1992) and her massively successfulYes I Am (1993). Kevin’s resume only grew from there as he started producing, writing and performing with an impressive list of artists such as Nils Lofgren, Jackson Browne, Robben Ford, John Mayall, Keb’ Mo, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Rides, featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg –and now the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Joe Krown -Joe Krown is based in the city of New Orleans. He is a New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player. Joe has workedwith Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Johnny Adams, Marcia Ball, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, the North Mississippi All-Stars, Charlie Musselwhite,.J. Chenier, Leo Nocentelli , Nicholas Payton and Marva Wright.In June 2017 Joe joined the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as the full time piano/organ player.

    The Beth Hart Band

    Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor (out 14 October 2016 (Europe / Australia / New Zealand) and 3 February 2017 (US / Canada) on Provogue/Mascot Label Group): a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good”. But let’s not forget the backstory that brought her here… The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart “the ultimate female rock star”, and there’s no doubt that her two-decade career is the ultimate thrill-ride. Born in Los Angeles, she released a fistful of hit albums through the ’90s, then reignited in the post-millennium as both a solo artist and the head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and Slash. “Extraordinary,” wrote The Times of her once-a-generation voicebox, while The Guardian praised her “daring, brooding and angry” performances. It’s no wonder she’s been nominated for three Blues Music Awards. But it’s in recent times that Beth has truly blossomed. In April 2015, she released Better Than Home: a critical and commercial smash that topped the iTunes Blues Chart and was crowned #4 Best Blues Album Of The Year by Mojo magazine. The release led her to fill Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall with 5,500 fans (her largest club show to date). “Oh, that was so good, man,” she reflects. “I love Holland. They’ve been really good to me.” The US has embraced her, too, packing ever-larger venues in major cities on the Better Than Home tour – including Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium – and receiving a nomination from the American Blues Foundation in the category of Contemporary Blues Female Artist. “It’s unbelievable,” she admits. “This last tour, we were playing much bigger houses than I’d ever played in the States – and they were sold-out.” Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, Beth’s rocketing UK profile has never been higher. Recent years have seen auspicious headline sets at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican (not to mention the historic Hampton Court Palace with Joe Bonamassa), and in December 2015, she chalked up another first with a spot on Jools Holland’s legendary annual Hootenanny. Bringing in the New Year with a soulful take on Tell Her You Belong To Me and Nutbush City Limits alongside long-time collaborator Jeff Beck, it spoke volumes that the pair’s performance rapidly became the Hootenanny’s most-watched clip on the BBC’s official YouTube channel (even overtaking heavyweights like Tom Jones and Paul Weller). “Every time Jeff performs, he just kills it,” gushes Beth, who also joins the veteran guitarist for her first-ever appearance at the Hollywood Bowl this year. “To me, he’s the greatest ever.” Just as memorable, also last December, was Beth’s first solo gig at London’s Union Chapel (subsequently voted by fans as the venue’s gig of the year). “It was the most terrifying experience of my entire life,” she admits. “I got up there and I was so frickin’ scared. But then, halfway through the show, I just started to enjoy it. By the end, I felt so connected to the audience, and I really felt like they did that show with me. It was like we were all the band.” Fire On The Floor is sure to build on her breakneck momentum. The record gave her an emotional release following the bitter-sweet sessions for Better Than Home. Fire On The Floor is the album that Beth Hart needed to make. Likewise, it’s a record that you need to hear. “I’m so pleased with it,” she concludes. “I recently had to organise the sequence of the record, and while I was doing that, I was thinking to myself, ‘Y’know, this is pretty frickin’ good…!’” Beth Hart is going on an extensive tour that will pack houses all over the world. Time and time again Beth has sold out venues in cities as New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tbilisi, Sydney and Melbourne. But maybe her greatest live performance to date was seen by millions of television viewers, when her tribute to Buddy Guy on the Kennedy Center Honors Special received one of the only 2 standing ovations of the evening, led by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Every live performance gets a standing ovation, because no one knows how to rock the house better than Beth Hart. When she sings clocks stop, hearts dance and neck-hair tingles…it’s that compelling!

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

  • Rivers Of Nihil at The Stage at Karma on 07/17/2018 07:00 PM EDT: 07/17/18

    Rivers Of Nihil
    The Stage at Karma
    07/17/2018 07:00 PM EDT
    $12.00 - $15.00
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    Supporting Acts: Alterbeast, Inferi, Reaping Asmodeia, Everyone Hates Everything, Feast on the Fallen

    Rivers Of Nihil

    In a time when the music industry is highly over saturated, it's rare when artists genuinely strive to create something different from the norms of their genre. This Reading PA based 5 piece has been doing just that. Forming out of previous bands and local comradery, Jake, Brody, Jon, Biggs and Ron are on a relentless path of taking things to the next level. In the fall of 2009, they recorded an EP titled "Hierarchy" with producer Carson Slovak of Atrium Audio. The positive response to "Hierarchy" throughout the online community and local music scene gave the band the opportunity to play countless shows, including an appearance on the "Midwest Fuckfest" held in Milwaukee, as well as a 2 week tour within the first year of existence. Nearly 2 years of playing out "Hierarchy", the band entered the studio in June of 2011 with Len Carmichael to record "Temporality Unbound", which features six tracks of pure sonic devastation sure to please fans of the old material, while bringing in new listeners with the matured songwriting and niche for writing more than just riffs. "Temporality Unbound" will be released on October 28th, with touring currently being planned around the release.

    Venue Information
    The Stage at Karma
    1713 East Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

  • Dave Mason & Steve Cropper: Rock & Soul Revue at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 07/14/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/15/18

    Dave Mason, Steve Cropper
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    07/14/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.75 - $175.00
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    Supporting Acts: Introducing Gretchen Rhodes

    Dave Mason

    The English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Over his career, Mason has played, recorded and/or performed with many well known and notable musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michael Jackson, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Cass Elliot and, most recently, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, among others. One of Mason’s most well known songs is “Feelin’ Alright”, recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969. Mason also wrote “Hole In My Shoe, for Traffic, which became a hit in its own right and he recorded “We Just Disagree”, his 1977 solo US hit written by Jim Krueger, which has become a US radio playlist classic. In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic. Renowned for such Traffic hits "Feelin' Alright" and "Hole In My Shoe" plus his solo signature tracks "We Just Disagree" and "Only You Know and I Know," MASON is excited to perform the music of Traffic. "I think that it is important to keep alive the legacy of four young men from the heartland of England and their contribution to contemporary music," says MASON. "And 'Traffic Jam'--aside from the obvious material--will hopefully grow into the basis for other artists to participate. Keep the spirit alive!" The "Traffic Jam" concerts will feature hits and deep album cuts from 1967's Mr. Fantasy and 1968's Traffic albums and additional Traffic jams plus new material and a selection of classic DAVE MASON music.

    Steve Cropper

    American guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer, born 21 October 1941 near Dora, Missouri. Founding member of both The Mar-Keys (originally named The Royal Spades) in the late 1950's, and Stax' in-house band Booker T & The MG's in the early 1960's. Was succesfully active for the label as an A&R manager, musician, one-time solo artist, engineer, producer and songwriter, co-writing classic songs such as Knock On Wood, The Dock Of The Bay and In the Midnight Hour. He left Booker T & The MG's and the label in 1970, to embark on a career as a session musician and producer, working with artists like Jeff Beck, Tower Of Power and Ringo Starr. In the 1980's he recorded two more solo albums. Cropper is also an original member of The Blues Brothers Band. In the early 70s he belongs to the stuff of Clover Recorders.

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

  • Asleep At The Wheel at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/11/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/12/18

    Asleep At The Wheel
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/11/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $23.00 - $35.00
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    Supporting Acts: Slim Forsythe & the Parklane Drifters

    Asleep At The Wheel

    Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. the Grammy Award-winning Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob WILLS and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob WILLS tribute album. Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star lineup includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like the Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show and many other fine talents. Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look, sound and New Album in 2018. With recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) and Josh Hoag (Bass) Asleep at the Wheel’s newest members have given a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Asleep at the Wheel veterans David Sanger (Drums) Eddie Rivers (Steel Guitar) and Jay Reynolds (Saxophone and Clarinet) round out the now 8 piece band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

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

  • Ted Nugent at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 07/09/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 07/9/18

    Ted Nugent
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    07/09/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $50.00 - $95.00
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    Ted Nugent

    Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500high-octane live shows,and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Nugent was named Detroit’sGreatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive,and hisno-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to classics like "Stranglehold" (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), "Cat Scratch Fever," (32ndBest Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster "High Enough," and cult classic "Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!

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

  • Act Of Defiance at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 07/08/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/9/18

    Act Of Defiance
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    07/08/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    Act Of Defiance

    Modern American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2014.

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

  • Kevin Miller's Smashed at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 07/06/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/7/18

    Kevin Miller's Smashed
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    07/06/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Kevin Miller's Smashed

    Kevin Miller, world renowned drummer for the multi platinum band Fuel, which yielded the #1 songs "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" & "Shimmer" has launched a salute to the Greatest Pop Rock hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s with an All Star lineup of national level musicians. Driven by Miller's percussive backbone that added fire to Fuel live to earn the #6 spot among Billboard's Top Alternative Rock Songs of all time. This six member band with five lead vocalists and guitar gods perform a high energy exhilarating show with the hits of Fuel mixed in with medleys of Tom Petty, Bowie, Bon Jovi and the greatest Rock & Roll Hits. Get SMASHED with this Good Time Party Band fueled by songs that will pack the dance floor or concert venue!

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

  • #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 07/05/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/6/18

    YES
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    07/05/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $67.00 - $299.00
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    YES

    Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has thus far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. Since its founding in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world. While the recent passing of the band’s leader and cornerstone, bassist Chris Squire, is extremely painful, YES plans to continue forward with its impressive legacy. Joining YES on bass is former YES member, Billy Sherwood. Extremely well-versed with YES music, the inner working of YES as a unit, as well as being a master bassist and vocalist, Sherwood is the perfect addition to a line-up of fellow virtuosos that also includes lead vocalist Jon Davison, and veteran YES men, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes. YES is currently touring North America through September 14 along with co-headliners, Grammy Award winning Toto. YES will also headline the annual Cruise to the Edge, November 15 – 19, 2015, followed by a Spring 2016 UK/Europe tour beginning April 27 and wrapping up June 1, 2016. During the Spring 2016 tour, YES will perform two of its albums in their entirety, 1971’s Fragile and 1980’s Drama. For more information on YES, visit YESworld.com. Join YES on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/YESofficial and facebook.com/YEStheband respectively. Yes - Front Row Package includes: One front row ticket, Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with Yes, Personal photograph with Yes Autograph session with Yes, Collectible tour lithograph specially created by Roger Dean (limited print; exclusive to VIP package only), 2016 Yes tour program designed by the Gottlieb Bros. Specially designed Yes tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only), Exclusive Yes tour merchandise item, Official meet & greet laminate, Commemorative ticket, On-site VIP host, Very limited availability, Yes - Meet & Greet Package includes: One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-5, Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with Yes, Personal photograph with Yes, Autograph session with Yes, Collectible tour lithograph specially created by Roger Dean (limited print; exclusive to VIP package only), 2016 Yes tour program designed by the Gottlieb Bros. Specially designed Yes tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only), Exclusive Yes tour merchandise item, Official meet & greet laminate, Commemorative ticket, On-site VIP host, Limited availability Yes - VIP Tour Package includes: One premium reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows, Collectible tour lithograph specially created by Roger Dean (limited print; exclusive to VIP package only), 2016 Yes tour program designed by the Gottlieb Bros. Specially designed Yes tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only), Exclusive Yes tour merchandise item, Commemorative tour laminate, Commemorative ticket

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

  • Snarky Puppy at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 07/01/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 07/2/18

    Snarky Puppy
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    07/01/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $41.75 - $61.75
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    Supporting Acts: Alina Engibaryan

    Snarky Puppy

    The last four years have brought dramatic changes for Snarky Puppy. After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy® awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.” Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively. The band was formed by bassist and primary composer Michael League in 2003, starting inconspicuously enough as a group of college friends at the University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies program. Three years later, a serendipitous intersection with the Dallas gospel and R&B community in Dallas transformed the music into something funkier, more direct, and more visceral. It was at this time that the group absorbed musicians like Robert “Sput” Searight (drums), Shaun Martin (keyboards), and Bobby Sparks (keyboards), and were heavily influenced by legendary keyboardist Bernard Wright (Miles Davis, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller).

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

  • XEB (original former members of THIRD EYE BLIND) performing the best of 3EB at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 06/29/2018 09:30 PM EDT: 06/30/18

    XEB
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    06/29/2018 09:30 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $65.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Moonshine Bandits at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 06/28/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 06/28/18

    Moonshine Bandits
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    06/28/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Sourmash

    Moonshine Bandits

    To say that Moonshine Bandits qualify as your average West Coast band would be nothing short of an understatement. Tex and Bird are having the time of their lives, making their music their way. Their unique sound, a blend of West Coast beat and country twang, is a strong representation of the California of which they grew up. "We're from Central California so it's very blue collar and agricultural-oriented here in the Valley," Tex says. "A lot of people have misconceptions about California being all Hollywood or the beach, but where we're from the main industry is farming. There are a lot dairies, cotton fields, orchards and tomato processing plants." Moonshine Bandits' sound is a hybrid of the music they listened growing up. "We grew up on West Coast hip/hop and West Coast rap, but we also got into country," says Tex. "The first country song I heard was 'Folsom Prison Blues' by Johnny Cash. Now, we do a lot of things in our live show like our own version of Garth Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places' with the Crowd singing along with us and a hiphop driven beat behind it. Our content has always been about where we're from and what we do. There were a lot of outdoor parties in high school and just a lot of good-time type music." Moonshine Bandits have delivered another round of "good-time music" on their latest offering, "Calicountry," their debut disc on Average Joes Entertainment/Suburban Noize Records set for an early 2014 release. From the thumping first single "California Country," and the party anthem "Throwdown," f/The LACS, to the contagious "We All Country" f/Colt Ford, Charlie Farley and American Idol finalist Sarah Ross, the new album is already turning heads all across the country. How do they describe their sound? "A lot of our music is hell-raising music," Tex says. "Our guitars are very loud and our bass is pretty heavy. It's very much in-your-face kind of music that you can party down to. We've got a few songs on there that are a little more personal and a little bit slower. But, for the most part it's very aggressive." If it seems that Moonshine Bandits pay no attention to where lines are drawn, there's a reason. It runs in the family. "My great-grandfather was actually a bootlegger in the Bay Area of California," recalls Tex. He used a barber shop as a front. And my great-aunt was actually pedaling it in baby carriages to politicians during the prohibition years. He was definitely doing what he had to do to support his own family during those tough times." Even today, that tradition continues – albeit legally! "We actually did a licensing deal where we endorsed our own moonshine," says Tex. "It's distilled here in Modesto which is about an hour from where we live by the Valley Spirits Distillery. It's 99 proof, un-aged whiskey and is distributed so far in California, Georgia, and New York. Aside from Original, both Apple Pie and Peach are available as well. You can also get it online. There are just a few states that it can't be shipped to legally. But, it's doing pretty well." Tex says the collaborative process is something that both he and Bird enjoy very much. "Bird or I will come up with a concept or a melody and we'll work together developing that. Then we'll go back in the studio and work on getting the guitars laid down. We'll bring in different guitarists to work on the concept. We just go back and forth as far as the songwriting and the lyrics go. We both write all of our own music though we have had concepts pitched to us that we've used and developed. We've also flown out to Nashville and worked with Phivestarr. They do all The LACS' albums and they work a lot with Colt Ford. On this new record, Ty Weathers and Phivestarr did the majority of the production with us and Shannon Houchins, the CEO of Average Joes, did one song. So, we've got a really good team working on the album." Tex says their music is tailor-made for the most important people in the world to them – their fans, referred to as "The Shiner Nation." The band has over 15 million YouTube views, and has already had a fan favorite video on CMT.com that hit #1 and on CMT's High Five countdown that hit #2. "We've built a pretty loyal following," he says. "We've taken a grass-roots approach, and haven't built off of radio or TV, but rather our live performances. So, when we do our songwriting, we always think about whether the music would go over well at our live shows and how the crowds will respond. That's how we kind of write our music, with that thought in mind. So far, we've had pretty good success as far as crowd reaction. It's been a slow and steady climb up the ladder but our fans are pretty damn loyal." And, they have followed them everywhere – even through multiple genres. "We've gone on tours with groups like Insane Clown Posse, who have a hardcore horrorcore rap fan base," says Tex. "Then, the following week we will go do shows with Toby Keith or Luke Bryan. Our music has crossed over to a few different genres. You don't really need a genre for our music. Save that for the record labels. They're the ones who need that. We've been fortunate to reach many different markets." One of the highlights in their touring schedule is their annual "Shiner Fest," where droves of their fans come to get lost in the music – and to have fun, which they do rather well! "It's like The Beastie Boys meets Credence Clearwater Revival, and it's entertaining to people. It's something that they haven't seen. Our live shows are the biggest part of our career," says Tex. So, for Moonshine Bandits, the future is now. With a label behind them that knows how to market their music and get it to the fans, 2014 is looking very bright. "We're very excited to be there," Bird said of their affiliation with Average Joes. "We're excited that they understand our music, as well as the marketing side of it, too, which is such a huge part of pushing the album. Colt and Shannon are executive producers on the album and The LACS are featured. The album turned out great. We're just super excited for the world to understand where we're coming from, having our own sound, and to bring that to Nashville…and on to the world!"

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