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  • HammerFall at Rex Theater on 05/31/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 06/1/18

    HammerFall
    Rex Theater
    05/31/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $14.50 - $70.00
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    Supporting Acts: Flotsam And Jetsam

    HammerFall

    Swedish Heavy/Power Metal band formed in Gothenburg 1993. Lineup: Joacim Cans - Vocals Oscar Dronjak - Guitar Pontus Norgren - Guitar Fredrik Larsson - Bass Johan Koleberg - Drums Former members: Anders Johansson (Drums, 1999-2014) Stefan Elmgren (Guitar, 1997-2008) Magnus Rosén (Bass, 1997-2007) Jesper Strömblad (Drums, 1993-1997) Patrik Räfling (Drums, 1997-1999) Johan Larsson (Bass, 1993-1994) Niklas Sundin (Guitar, 1993-1995) Glenn Ljungström (Guitar, 1995-1997) Mikael Stanne (Vocals, 1993-1996) David Wallin (Drums, 2014-2016)

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

  • David Allan Coe - Night 2 at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 05/19/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 05/20/18

    David Allan Coe
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    05/19/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $32.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: The Beagle Brothers

    David Allan Coe

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

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

  • David Allan Coe at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 05/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 05/19/18

    David Allan Coe
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    05/18/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $32.00 - $42.00
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    Supporting Acts: Sourmash

    David Allan Coe

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

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

  • Kamelot with Delain at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 04/26/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 04/27/18

    Kamelot, Delain
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    04/26/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $10.00 - $109.00
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    Supporting Acts: Battle Beast

    Kamelot

    Power Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Tampa, Florida (USA). Thomas Youngblood and drummer Richard Warner founded KAMELOT in Tampa, Florida back in 1992. In 1994 the band signed a deal with Noise Records, and the release of the debut Eternity followed in August of the next year. Members: Guitar: Thomas Youngblood Vocals: Tommy Karevik, former: Mark Vanderbilt, Roy Khan Bass: Sean Tibbetts, former: Glenn Barry Drums: Casey Grillo, former: Richard Warner (2) Keyboards: Oliver Palotai

    Delain

    Delain is: Charlotte Wessels, Martijn Westerholt, Sander Zoer, Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije and Timo Somers. A lot has happened with Dutch band Delain since they unleashed their second album April Rain on the masses in 2009. An extensive headliner tour of Europe was followed by euphorically received tours of North and South America. The live impressions and pure energy that all this activity brought the band is now clearly audible in the material featured on their new material, the band's third. Delain took the time they needed to make We Are The Others, by far the most powerful, atmospheric and irresistible album of their career! All this despite the fact that the old music biz adage still holds…ah yes, the "difficult" third album! Delain's musical mastermind and keyboardist Martijn Westerholt nods in agreement. "For me these were the recording sessions from hell! I was working with a producer for the first time, so I had to let go of so many things. That's not easy for a control freak like me!", says Martijn, who mastered the situation brilliantly, despite any difficulties. Singer Charlotte Wessels also laughs and says, "Yeah, I already heard the same old wives' tale about the second album! But honestly, we have the perfect songs, songs that will blow away everything both live and on CD!" With their 2009 album, Delain had actually already arrived at a position that other bands work for years or even decades to get to. They firmly established a foothold at the very top of their genre alongside contemporaries like Evanescence and HIM. Now this Dutch formation is an indispensable part of the ever-growing, evermore exciting mainstream market for popular rock music of a darker nature. Against this backdrop, the expectations for the follow-up album to the frenetically acclaimed April Rain were very high indeed, both from the Delain fan base and from the band themselves. With We Are The Others, Delain have not only met these high expectations; they have far exceeded them. And they've made it all look easy in the process, broadening out of a niche market and audibly developing musically while remaining true to the successful sound that they lovingly developed over the years. While Martijn has been primarily responsible for songwriting duties, with Charlotte in increasing matter over the last two albums, for We Are The Others they relied more heavily than ever on team effort together with their musical partner Guus Eikens, also involving arranger Oliver Phillips in the composing department, stretching their experimental wings to try new things and ultimately came up with a more multifaceted overall sound than ever before. The band spent most of last summer with the "Tripod" producer-team, consisting of star producer Jacob Hellner (Rammstein, Clawfinger, Apocalyptica ...) and the Epicentre-Team (Fredrik Thomander und Anders Wikström / Scorpions, Backyard Babies...) in the TriPod-Studios in Stockholm, taking two months to collectively fine-tune the material for We Are The Others. "Never before have we gone as much into detail in writing the songs" Charlotte reports, referring to the multiple writing-session on songs and lyrics in Stockholm, where she was recording her vocals parallel in a second studio. "Jacob works very instinctively and has a great nose for good songs. At the same time he is the most critical producer I've ever worked with! I was around one day when they were recording the bass. Our bassist had to play the same riff over and over again, virtually for hours in a loop. Jacob listened closely and said, 'I hear a boring note in there somewhere. Try to fix that!' It was fucking hard to work with him, but it was also unbelievably fruitful and inspiring. The result is that what you hear in the songs is a highly tuned, compact band that plays well together, not some side project. We're incredibly proud of the result!" Martijn Westerholt, a workaholic himself, agrees entirely. "Our drummer was sent for two weeks of drum rehearsals to the Backyard Babies rehearsal studio located nearby. Jacob pushed every one of us to our absolute limit and in many cases beyond! He really knew how to get the maximum out of us individually, out of Delain as a band and of course out of our songs! You can find more on the recording sessions in the band's video studio at http://delain.posterous.com/. While the title We Are The Others may seem mysterious and conspiratorial at first, there is a very serious background: The lyrics to the title-track were inspired by the hate-crime against a British girl named Sophie Lancaster in 2007. She and her boyfriend were beaten comatose by a gang of youths, because of their goth looks. Sophie died from her injuries (check also: http://sophielancasterfoundation.com/). This tragedy sent shock waves throughout the world. DELAIN's response to this tragic case is expressed through the song We Are The Others. Charlotte says: "Sophie's story hit close to home for us, being part of a subculture ourselves but it's in no way an individual case; people are discriminated against -all the time- to the point of violence - based on their cultural or ethnic background everywhere. We Are The Others is our own 'outsiders anthem' for everybody who, deliberately or not, diverts from the norm. Whether it's by looking different, acting different, or choosing a different path in life then is expected from you. Delain have taken the same kind of path with We Are The Others. The band is armed with true musical hooks in tracks like "Are You Done With Me?" and "Get The Devil Out Of Me". And "I Want You" may well be the most macabre love story of the year, as Charlotte explains with a wonderfully diabolical laugh. "Although it lyricly starts like your typical romantic song, this tragic love story ends with the leading character running over her lover with a car; If she can't have him, then no one else damn well will! There aren't any actual autobiographical traits to the song – my boyfriend is doing fine (for now) – but it definitely contains some dark, most vengeful payback fantasies I admit." One of the album's less typical moments for a band of this genre is "Generation Me", where Delain demonstrate their eagerness to experiment as well as their topicality. "It's about the so-called 'iGeneration' where everyone's putting self-branding and this utopian kind of self-representation in front of everything else, we ourselves -whether we like it or not - are very much part of this generation, and in this song we make fun a little out of everyone taking themselves so seriously. With this kind of subject matter it's easy for us to be inspired. My lyrics have always been influenced by real life, from what happens around me" lyricist Wessels explains. This is also evident in Delain's powerful number "Where Is The Blood", with none other than Fear Factory shouter Burton C. Bell on guest vocals. "I met him at the Wacken Open Air festival. We immediately got along great and exchanged e-mail addresses. I think his raw voice is really perfect for the insane scream part on this track!"

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

  • Joe Diffie at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 04/19/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 04/20/18

    Joe Diffie
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    04/19/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $29.00 - $60.00
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    Joe Diffie

    With the release of Jason Aldean's hit "1994" earlier this year that name-checked many of Joe Diffie's twelve Number One hits, the legendary singer found himself squarely back in the hearts and minds of country fans. The multi-platinum-selling artist who dominated the charts during a hot streak in the '90's may have been absent from the radio charts for the past few years, but Joe-Joe-Joe Diffie has never slowed down – writing, touring and recording a myriad of projects including his critically acclaimed 2010 bluegrass album "Homecoming," and his recent "Roots And Boots" acoustic tour and collaborative CD "All In The Same Boat," with fellow hitmakers Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin. And now he's back at it again, riding shotgun with hick-hop sensations the Jawga Boyz on a brand new single, "Girl Ridin' Shotgun," which was recently released to country radio. The single, co-written by Diffie, Phil O'Donnell and Derek Thrasher of The Jawga Boyz is a fun, up-tempo romp perfect for summertime cruising and returns Joe to the country charts where he undoubtedly belongs. The performance features D. Thrash (Derek Thrasher) on the verses as Diffie's signature vocals soar on the choruses and verses. The tune was written in part as an answer to Jason Aldean's tribute to Joe, (penned by Thomas Rhett, Luke Laird and Barry Dean) and name-checks Aldean in a nod to the monster hit that helped introduce Joe to a whole new generation of fans two decades later. With chart-toppers like "Pickup Man," "Third Rock From the Sun," and "John Deere Green," and 13 albums and over 20 Top 10 singles to his credit, Joe has little to prove at this point in his career, yet he still has a fire in his belly to make good country music. A renowned songwriter in his own right who recently turned his focus back to writing after years on the road, Joe has hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit, and has cuts on upcoming projects for "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens, Dylan Scott, and Tyler Farr among others. He is also hard at work on an album of brand new material, due out later this year on Bigger Picture Records. The collaboration with the Jawga Boyz and the attention from the Aldean hit is opening all sorts of new doors for Joe at this point in his career, and he's excited at the prospect of working with some of music's hot new hitmakers. "We had a good time writing and recording my new song "Girl Ridin' Shotgun,' and making a video for it," says Joe. " I've been writing with a lot of new artists and I never thought that collaboration with one of them would lead to this, but I'm really glad that it has. It's a different sound for me and I'm having so much fun with it all. I can't wait to see what the future brings!" http://www.joediffie.com/

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

  • Tommy Emmanuel at Lebanon Opera House on 04/13/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 04/13/18

    Tommy Emmanuel
    Lebanon Opera House
    04/13/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $40.00 - $65.00
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    Supporting Acts: Suzy Bogguss

    Tommy Emmanuel

    Born: 31/05/55, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. Currently lives in the UK. Appointed Member of Australian Order (A.M.) June 2010. Tommy and his brother Phil performed live in Sydney at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in 2000. The event was televised worldwide with an estimated 2.85 billion viewers. When performing together the pair will sometimes share and play just one guitar with each having one hand free. Carries C.G.P. after his name (Certified Guitar Player), awarded to him by Chet Atkins (Tommy's childhood hero and the reason he began playing at the age of 7) in July 1999. Emmanuel has said that even at a young age he was fascinated by Atkins’ musical style – sometimes referred to as Travis picking – of playing bass with the thumb and melody parts with the first two or three fingers at the same time. This technique became the basis of Tommy's guitar style. While Emmanuel has never had formal music training, his playing ability has won him fans from all over the world. He is known to play percussion parts on the body of his guitar. As a solo performer he never plays to a set list and uses a minimum of effects. He usually completes recordings in one take. Emmanuel frequently uses his left thumb to fret bass notes on the 5th and 6th strings as well as playing chords such as Am and E with just two fingers. He uses a thumb pick mostly, a flat pick or just fingers. He also integrates amongst his trademark blazing runs and kaleidoscopic chord progressions a quick note / chord "dive," imitating a tremolo system effect on his fixed-bridge acoustic guitars, by pressing the palm of his right hand against the body of the guitar directly above the fret board close to the neck joint while maintaining forward pressure with his left (fretting) hand. His main guitar is a small-bodied custom Maton EBG808, that is fitted with a pickup and an internal condenser microphone, to which he has given the nickname "Mouse" due to its quieter volume unplugged but massive sound when plugged into an amp. Two of his three main stage guitars, notably his signature TE1 Maton dreadnought, are battered and worn from his excessive playing and percussive techniques on them. He stated in 2008 at a workshop during his annual festival, Tommyfest UK (previously held in Windsor, UK and since 2010 in Harrow, UK) that all three of his stage guitars have been broken and repaired numerous times over the years.

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

  • Ronnie Milsap at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 04/06/2018 07:30 PM EDT: 04/6/18

    Ronnie Milsap
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    04/06/2018 07:30 PM EDT
    $39.00 - $79.00
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    Ronnie Milsap

    American country- and pop singer, born January 16, 1944 in Robbinsville, North Carolina.

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

  • Dixie Dregs at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 03/22/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 03/23/18

    Dixie Dregs
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    03/22/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $39.00 - $75.00
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    Dixie Dregs

    For guitar aficionados, Steve Morse needs no introduction, and his place in the pantheon of guitar greats is certain. But in fact, his career started with the Dixie Dregs. And now beginning March 2018, with much anticipation and in response to demand from devoted fans, the original lineup announces a return to live performance for the Dawn of the Dregs Tour! The band traces its true beginnings to the band Dixie Grit, which started in a Georgia high school with Steve on guitar and Andy West on bass. Dixie Grit morphed into the Dixie Dregs at the University of Miami School of Music, where Allen Sloan (violin) and Rod Morgenstein (drums) joined up with Steve and Andy, who were the “dregs” of Dixie Grit. The members of the Dixie Dregs remained committed to attending the University of Miami School of Music, which hosted a lively and talented musical community during their tenure, including future greats Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, T Lavitz, and Bruce Hornsby, among many others. In 1975, the group's demo album, The Great Spectacular, was recorded at the University of Miami and then re- released on CD in 1997. After graduation, the band moved back to Augusta where Steve Davidowski (keyboards) completed the band that would eventually emerge and become known simply as The Dregs. The band paid its dues and honed its skills playing in bars and venues throughout the South in the mid-70's. They established themselves in the firmament of American instrumental music, seamlessly fusing rock with progressive and jazz elements to create a uniquely instrumental-driven style that has stood the test of time. Based on a short demo and a tip from former Allman Brothers keyboardist Chuck Leavell along with Allman/Dregs tour manager Twiggs Lyndon, Capricorn Records signed the Dixie Dregs to record Free Fall (1977). The success and critical acclaim of Free Fall announced the Dixie Dregs to the world, and after its release, they would became a cult favorite band that would have a lasting influence on much of modern rock. Over the course of 40 years, the Dixie Dregs have released eleven commercial albums of original material, and a number of compilations, reissues, and countless live bootlegs also exist. Along the way they have garnered six (!) Grammy nominations. The band has played with several well-known additional alumni and guests -- among others, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra) Alex Ligertwood (Santana) and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) -- and its original band members have played and recorded on well over 300 releases (including Deep Purple (Steve Morse) and Winger/Jelly Jam (Rod Morgenstein)). The Dawn of the Dregs tour is coming soon to a city near you!

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

  • Kathleen Madigan at The Egg on 03/22/2018 08:00 PM EDT: 03/23/18

    Kathleen Madigan
    The Egg
    03/22/2018 08:00 PM EDT
    $25.00 - $45.00
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    Venue Information
    The Egg
    1 State Street
    Albany, NY 12207
    http://theegg.org

  • Michael Schenker Fest at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 03/07/2018 08:00 PM EST: 03/8/18

    Michael Schenker Fest
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    03/07/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $109.50
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    Venue Information
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    510 East 10th Ave
    Munhall, PA 15120
    http://www.librarymusichall.com/

  • Dirkschneider at Rex Theater on 03/04/2018 08:00 PM EST: 03/5/18

    Dirkschneider
    Rex Theater
    03/04/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $14.00 - $65.00
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    Supporting Acts: Elm Street

    Dirkschneider

    Farewell To Accept: Metal Icon, Udo Dirkschneider is planning a special tour in which he will perform Accept songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good. Wacken – At a press conference in the VIP tent of Wacken Open Air, legendary metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider dropped some bombshell news on all those in attendance: the 62 year old cult musician announced his definitive farewell to the Accept song library. On a special tour beginning in 2016, he will perform songs by Accept one last time before he retires them for good. It will be a night of epic proportions. During this Accept farewell tour, he will only showcase songs from the Udo era of the band. The German rock staple will close a huge chapter of music history forever. In the early 80´s, the Solingen-raised singer skyrocketed to worldwide acclaim with the band Accept and with his unmistakeable voice he had several hits such as Balls To The Wall and Princess of the Dawn. Now he has announced that he will perform these much loved hits on this special tour one more time before he removes them from the set list forever. „I still love singing these songs live," Dirkschneider says. „The songs still are an important part of my catalog and still suit my voice very well. But at some point in your life, it´s just time to close the chapter. There has been so much talk and speculation about Accept, so I just want to give my last definitive musical statement about it and give my fans a chance to see me perform a complete concert of these songs one last time on stage." After this tour, Udo will only play songs from his extensive library of U.D.O. material. After being kicked out of Accept in the late 80´s, he garnered many classic hits with his new band in a long and successful career, such as Animal House, Timebomb, and Man and Machine. „There is enough high quality material to fill a two hour set with no problem," says Dirkschneider. „U.D.O. has been the band where I belong for 18 years and I want to pay tribute to them from now on." The musician will NOT perform this farewell tour under the name U.D.O. but simply as Dirkschneider.

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

  • Mark Chesnutt at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 03/03/2018 08:00 PM EST: 03/4/18

    Mark Chesnutt
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    03/03/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $32.00 - $45.00
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    Mark Chesnutt

    American country singer, born September 6, 1963 in Beaumont, Texas.

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

  • Y&T at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 02/27/2018 08:00 PM EST: 02/28/18

    Y&T
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    02/27/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $17.00 - $30.00
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    Supporting Acts: The Krush, Fatality Risen

    Y&T

    Formed in the early 1970's, hailing from the East bay area of San Francisco, Y & T (formerly called Yesterday & Today) were one of the most requested hard rock support bands of the 1980's. Original Line up: Dave Meniketti - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals Phil Kennemore - Bass Leonard Haze - Drums Joey Alves - Rhythm Guitar

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

  • The Ark Band - A Bob Marley Birthday Celebration at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 02/24/2018 10:00 PM EST: 02/25/18

    The Ark Band
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    02/24/2018 10:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $17.00
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    Supporting Acts: Wizdom

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

  • Marillion at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 02/13/2018 07:30 PM EST: 02/14/18

    Marillion
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    02/13/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $45.00 - $65.00
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    Marillion

    You may not have heard of Marillion but either directly or indirectly, however, you have almost certainly felt the influence of one of the UK music scene’s best-kept secrets. Today, any musician, artist, writer, or budding entrepreneur can quickly set up a crowdfunding campaign using established specialist companies like PledgeMusic and Kickstarter. Of course, this wasn’t always the case and previously, artists in need of finance and exposure had little choice but to sign their rights away in often exploitative and one-sided business deals. It can be argued that every artist today owes Marillion a debt of gratitude because now there is another way forward. As far back as the late 1990s, Marillion’s fans sponsored an entire US tour responding to an appeal posted on the fledgling Internet, donating $60,000. In 1997 the band responded creating its own website (the first rock ‘n’ roll website in the UK) and began what was to change the landscape of music. With the support of its passionate fans, Marillion bypassed the conventional music industry, took control of its future, and forged its own path, naming their album marillion.com, banishing the spectre of record company pressure and influence once and for all. Marillion launched its own record label, the aptly named Intact imprint. In so doing, the band freed itself up to produce some of the finest music of its career. In 2001, Anoraknophobia saw Marillion take the groundbreaking step of asking fans to pre-order an album a full 12 months before release. Anyone doing so would receive a specially packaged CD, which would include their name in the “Thanks” list. An amazing 12,000 people signed up, helping not only to finance the recording, but also to create a budget to launch the album. In doing so, the band invented “Crowdfunding”. This was anything but a one-time event and the band has since funded a number of albums this way. The crowd-funded business model has since been embraced globally to finance music, film and art which otherwise might never have existed. Marillion’s music is, by its nature, tough to sum-up but perhaps can be approximately described as musicallyexperimental-yet-emotional Rock, married to thought provoking, soulful lyrics - a powerful and moving cocktail which, for those who "get it", elicits extraordinary devotion. Its global fan base is impressive and hyper-engaged, with fans often travelling thousands of miles to attend live shows. Little wonder then, that the band was wellplaced to harness this faith and trust to provide an alternative way of operating. After over thirty years, the band shows no signs of slowing down and new generations of young fans are discovering the music for themselves. And there’s plenty of it. With a catalogue of 18 albums behind them, having written music that draws on every genre Marillion can be considered Progressive not just musically, but in just about every sense. The band has evolved into a vibrant and international musical force. To those who already love Marillion, the band is something special. To the uninitiated, it’s a potential love affair waiting to happen. On September 23rd 2016, Marillion released its 18th studio album, Fuck Everyone And Run (F E A R) to great reviews. In September 2017 Marillion won 'Band Of The Year' at the UK Prog Awards. The band have been touring extensively since the albums release, including playing at the UK's iconic Royal Albert Hall and will continue this this tour well into 2018 with dates scheduled for Japan, USA, UK and Holland, with shows being added all the time. .

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

  • Sibling Rivalry Tour: Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and The High Divers at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 02/11/2018 08:00 PM EST: 02/12/18

    Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones, The High Divers
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    02/11/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $12.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Jericho Rising

    Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

    “If Stevie Ray Vaughan and Slash had a love child, and that love child and Janis Joplin had a love child, it would be Hannah Wicklund.” Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones is an American rock ‘n’ roll band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Wicklund formed The Steppin Stones at the age of nine. While most were accomplishing third grade reading lists, Wicklund was forming a rock ‘n’ roll band. Playing over 1,500 shows, sharing stages with acts including Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Outlaws, Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, and Rusted Root before legal voting age, Wicklund and The Steppin Stones have evolved over a decade. “18-year-old vocalist and guitarist Hannah Wicklund who delivers melodies and styles from multiple genres with both expert precision and original adventurism…it’s astonishing how they achieve such a mature rock sound on their 2015 self-title album,” wrote Modern Rock Review’s Ric Albano. Now in Nashville, Tennessee, Wicklund, guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter is accompanied on stage by bass and drums. Wicklund’s signature curls flying through the air transport back to the time of the first female rock star, Janis Joplin. Capturing the old soul of a new generation, Wicklund’s singing voice and guitar playing have earned her comparisons to blues/soul musician Susan Tedeschi. With the band’s musical influences from Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Jeff Beck, Wicklund’s classic rock look get fans listening, but her guitar skills keep them wanting more. “I remember the first time I saw Nirvana in 1990 in a small club in Jax Beach with a handful of long hairs and shoe gazers. I will never forget that night, but I was more blown away tonight by Hannah than by Kurt. She is a monster talent and her trio is cool as shit. Tonight was one of those once in a life time moments when you catch a superstar on the way up. Please support her so everyone else who plays guitar can retire,” said Josh Talbot, Nashville native. While touring and playing private events including parties for AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, the band has managed to release four albums. The latest, a self-titled album recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC in 2015. The band will close 2017 with their first international tour and kick off 2018 with the release of their third album, produced by Sadler Vaden.

    The High Divers

    “We all moved to Charleston (SC) on the same day, and there was nothing else in our minds but forming a kick ass touring rock band”, says frontman, Luke Mitchell. With some extensive tours under their belts, as well as some opening slots for notable acts such as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Delta Spirit, Shovels & Rope and Drivin N Cryin; The High Divers are steadily becoming exactly what they’d envisioned since day one. Riverlust, the group’s debut record, released fall of 2015, found its way onto many “best of” lists and was warmly received up and down the East Coast. The band has quickly gained a foothold in the Carolina music scene as well, starting to sell out various venues in Charleston, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. “We’ve been touring non-stop” says Mitchell, “We feel so static whenever we’re home for more than a couple of days”. The Band is quickly approaching putting the final touches on their Sophomore release which is due out mid-September. “There’s been a little bit of a departure from any sort of “twang” on this record, says Mitchell “We don’t really want that “Southern Rock” moniker to follow us around forever, as we feel we’re so much more versatile than that label” . A band that would have felt equally as comfortable in the 60’s Detroit Motown scene as they would hanging out in Topanga Canyon in the early 70’s, The High Divers are creating songs that nod towards music of the past, while pushing ahead all the time.

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

  • Yung Lean at Spirit Hall on 02/10/2018 08:00 PM EST: 02/11/18

    Yung Lean
    Spirit Hall
    02/10/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $20.00 - $22.00
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    Yung Lean

    Swedish rapper from Södermalm, Stockholm.

    Venue Information
    Spirit Hall
    242 51st St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201

  • 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Back Porch Jam at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 02/06/2018 07:30 PM EST: 02/7/18

    3 Doors Down
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    02/06/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $39.75 - $65.00
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    3 Doors Down

    Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI's coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award. The band's debut album, 2000's The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit "Kryptonite." Their sophomore album, 2002's Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You." Their subsequent efforts 2005's platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008's 3 Doors Down debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. In 2012, 3 Doors Down released The Greatest Hits, a collection of nine #1 hits and three new songs, returning to the Top 5 at radio with "One Light." The band continues to perform for crowds around the globe with 3 Doors Down Acoustic / Songs From The Basement.

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

  • Greensky Bluegrass at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 01/31/2018 08:00 PM EST: 02/1/18

    Greensky Bluegrass
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    01/31/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $33.00
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    Supporting Acts: Billy Strings

    Greensky Bluegrass

    Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin). For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted. Like the band's own name, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is a collection of opposites, full of dark psychedelic swirls, bright bursts of acoustic guitar, soundscapes, solos, freethinking improvisation, and plenty of sharp, focused songwriting. It's wild and wide-ranging, showing off the diversity Greensky Bluegrass brings to every live show. At the same time, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is unmistakably a studio album, recorded during two different sessions — one at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina; the other at the Mountain House Recording Studio in Nedarland, Colorado — that comprise the band's longest block of recording time ever. The result is an 11-track album whose songs cast a wide net, mixing the full-throttle energy of a Greensky Bluegrass concert with the nuanced approach of a band that's still eager to explore. "You can call us an acoustic ensemble, or a drum-less rock band, or a rock & roll bluegrass band," says mandolin player Paul Hoffman, who, along with guitarist Dave Bruzza, handles most of the album's writing duties. "All of that shifting identity has taught us to cover a lot of ground. There's a flow to this album, just like there's a flow to our setlists. There are some aggressive, rocking moments. Some bouncy, funky moments. An acoustic think piece or two. It's a balance of moods and textures that we create as a band, almost like a mix tape." Formed in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Greensky Bluegrass kicked off their career playing living rooms and open mic nights across the Midwest. By 2005, they were touring nationally, and by 2006, they were playing the first in a long series of appearances at the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Bandmates Hoffman, Bruzza, dobro player Anders Beck, banjoist Michael Arlen Bont, and upright bassist Mike Devol spent most of the following decade on the road, fine-tuning a live show modeled not after the toned-down production of traditional bluegrass music, but the full-on spectacle of rock. "We play two sets of music every night with a big light show, and really care about creating a large scale production," notes Bruzza, adding that, "the goal isn't just to play important music. We want to cultivate an experience, where people can escape from their everyday lives for a minute and put their worries aside." Playing as many as 175 shows per year, Greensky Bluegrass have graduated to headlining status at some of the country's most iconic venues, selling out amphitheaters like Red Rocks and world-class auditoriums like the Ryman. They've become a regular name on the festival circuit, too, adding Bonnaroo, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Austin City Limits, Forecastle, and Outside Lands to their touring schedule. Supported by a grassroots audience whose members often travel for hours to see the band, Greensky Bluegrass are still a proudly independent act, enjoying the success of a major-label act — including a Number One debut on the Billboard Bluegrass chart for their fifth album, 2014's If Sorrows Swim — without giving up complete control of their own business. Released on the band's label, Big Blue Zoo, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted kicks off with "Miss September," a song that splits its focus between Hoffman's mid-tempo melodies and the band's instrumental solos. Most of the album's tracks strike a similar balance, showcasing a group whose vocal hooks and flat-picking skills share the spotlight equally. Meanwhile, the guys stretch their legs on "Living Over" — an improvised, seven-minute knockout that's already become a live staple — and show surprising restraint with "While Waiting," a slower song whose ebb-and-flow arrangement often finds no more than two bandmates playing at once. "Room Without a Roof" features some of the group's most layered production to date, with electric instruments adding some thick sonic padding, while "More of Me" cranks up the drama, with Hoffman singing about heartache over a bed of minor-key guitar arpeggios. "We tend to have a darker sense to ours songs than most acoustic bands," Bruzza adds, "but we still have light moments, too. We're trying to explore the textures and sounds we can make, while still having the instrumentation of a bluegrass band. There aren't many rules. We'll run a dobro though an amp on a song like 'Past My Prime.' We can get pretty epic. This album is a crazy carnival one minute, and it's a psychedelic Pink Floyd jam the next." Equal parts dark, driving, and dynamic, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted is Greensky Bluegrass at their best, fusing the fiery fretwork of their live shows with the focus of a true songwriting outfit.

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

  • Paula Poundstone at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall on 01/27/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/28/18

    Paula Poundstone
    Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
    01/27/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $29.00 - $49.00
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    Paula Poundstone

    Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country and leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are. Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! When asked about Paula, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied,"Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”A star of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and HBO, Poundstone voiced the character “Forgetter Paula” in the Academy Award winning feature film INSIDE OUT. She was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. She has released three performance CD’s, her most recent, NORTH BY NORTHWEST --a double-live CD-set (HighBridge Audio). Paula adds another medium to her impressive repertoire on July 8, 2017 when she launches her new weekly podcast – LIVE FROM THE POUNDSTONE INSTITUTE. Joined by a live and lively audience, and her Chief of Research and fellow Wait Wait Panelist, Adam Felber, Poundstone takes on the research studies that are so odd they just beg for someone to stand up and say “wait, what?!”The podcast is produced in association with NPR station KPCC and distributed by NPR. On stage, Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Garrison Keillor described her as “the bravest and best improv comic of our time.”THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS climbed to #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for Humor CD’s on its first day of release, and landed in #1 or in the top-10 in Humor lists in Hardcover, Kindle, Audible and CD in too many categories to mention --all the while garnering great reviews. Kirkus– one of the most notable review sources – called the book “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn't kill the humor... delivers more than it promises.”NY Journal of Books: “For readers who want a break from the current madness in the world and a good dose of Poundstone humor, this book will certainly provide.”Tony and Emmy Award-winner Lily Tomlin described the book as “A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat.”For everything you ever wanted to know about Paula, and some stuff you don't, check out www.paulapoundstone.com, twitter.com/paulapoundstone, and facebook.com/paulapoundstone.

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

  • Whiskey Myers at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/25/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/26/18

    Whiskey Myers
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/25/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Scooter Brown Band

    Whiskey Myers

    It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Whiskey Myers was last in the recording studio. Over two whirlwind years, the gritty Texas band hit #1 on the iTunes Country Chart with their breakout third album 'Early Morning Shakes,' earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. You'd be forgiven, then, for expecting things to work a little differently this time around when the band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, 'Mud.' But as it turns out, success doesn't change a Southern gentleman, and they don't come any more Southern than Whiskey Myers. Fueled by larger-than-life performances honed tight from countless nights on the road, 'Mud' finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks. While their approach to the music and humble, hard-working attitudes may not have altered, there have been developments in the Whiskey Myers world, most notably with the arrival of new faces. For the recording sessions, the band's five founding members—Cody Cannon on lead vocals and guitar, Cody Tate and John Jeffers on guitars, Gary Brown on bass, and Jeff Hogg on drums—fleshed out their sound with the addition of fiddler/keyboard player Jon Knudson and percussionist Tony Kent, who are both now full-time members. "They bring a great energy, and I think it's really helped our sound and makes the band more versatile," explains Cannon. "There's less room onstage now, but sometimes a family grows." A glance through Whiskey Myers' lyrics will show you that Cannon is a man who chooses his words carefully, so it's little surprise that he describes the band as a family. The tight-knit group's roots stretch back decades into the red dirt of East Texas, where Cannon, Jeffers, and Tate first began playing together before rounding out their initial lineup with the addition Hogg and Brown (who is Cannon's actual cousin). They built up a rabid local following on the strength of their 2008 debut album, 'Road Of Life,' and then notched their first #1 on the Texas Music Charts with their 2011 follow-up 'Firewater.' It was 'Early Morning Shakes,' though, that introduced the rest of the world to what Texas already knew. The album cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Chart, a remarkable feat for a fiercely independent band and a testament to their rigorous DIY work ethic and endless supply of passion and drive. Esquire called them "the real damn deal," while Country Weekly said they combine "greasy Southern rock riffs with countrified songwriting and Texas grit for something wholly unique," and Playboy dubbed them "the new bad boys of country music." Even in the face of their rapidly-growing profile and expanding lineup, the band found they were able to pick up exactly where they left off when they returned to the studio for 'Mud.'

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

  • Bruce In the USA at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/20/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/21/18

    Bruce In the USA
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/20/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $19.00 - $35.00
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    Bruce In the USA

    Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute… This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their "full scale" Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" evolved his character into the Bruce In The USA show. His amazing portrayal of "The Boss" (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as you can get to see the real thing in concert. Backed by a strong, powerful Clarence "The Big Man" Clemence…and a smokin' handed "Little Stevie", Bruce In The USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level. Making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E. St. Band's legacy. To millions of diehard fans around the world, it's Springsteen's marathon, party-like performances that have elevated him to hero status. Bruce's legendary concerts (in the largest arenas) sell-out within hours of their announced sale. For those even lucky enough to get a ticket, there was nothing that could fill the aching void in between Bruce's long-awaited tours…until now. No Bruce Springsteen footage or recordings were used in the making of this Bruce in the USA video ... The Bruce In The USA show was born on the Las Vegas Strip in the winter of 2004, with it's debut at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino's majestic "V Theatre". The West Coast's most acclaimed musicians and characters were casted into a double-take version of the E. St. Band. Bruce In The USA assaulted the senses in a fun-filled and exciting party atmosphere on the Vegas Strip, while suspending disbelief for even the toughest skeptics. They've been met with critical acclaim by even the toughest skeptics, from the Stone Pony, Asbury Park to House Of Blues' and large theatres across the country, where sell out crowds are on their feet from the first song to the last. Clarence Clemens himself, joined the band on stage in New York, claiming after the show that it was the greatest Tribute he's ever seen… Can't argue with "The Big Man"

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

  • U.S. Bombs at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls on 01/19/2018 09:00 PM EST: 01/20/18

    U.S. Bombs
    The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
    01/19/2018 09:00 PM EST
    $17.00 - $20.00
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    U.S. Bombs

    Californian punkrock band, formed in 1993.

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

  • Tower Of Power - 50th Anniversary Tour 2018 at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/18/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/19/18

    Tower Of Power
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/18/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $39.00 - $75.00
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    Tower Of Power

    American funk/soul group. See also the Tower Of Power Horn Section.

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

  • Get The Led Out at The Capitol Center - New Hampshire on 01/13/2018 07:30 PM EST: 01/14/18

    Get The Led Out
    The Capitol Center - New Hampshire
    01/13/2018 07:30 PM EST
    $25.00 - $45.00
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    Get The Led Out

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

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

  • Ben Miller Band at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/11/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/12/18

    Ben Miller Band
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/11/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $12.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Walker and the Rebellion

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

  • The Letter Black at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 01/11/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/12/18

    The Letter Black
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    01/11/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    Supporting Acts: Across the Dawn

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

  • The Four Horsemen - A Tribute to Metallica at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/06/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/7/18

    The Four Horsemen
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/06/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Turbo Lovers

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

  • Waterloo Revival at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 01/05/2018 08:00 PM EST: 01/6/18

    Waterloo Revival
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    01/05/2018 08:00 PM EST
    $15.00 - $25.00
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    Venue Information
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    103 Slade Lane
    Warrendale, PA 15086
    http://jergels.com/

  • Vibro Kings at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/30/2017 10:00 PM EST: 12/31/17

    Vibro Kings
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/30/2017 10:00 PM EST
    $20.00 - $25.00
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    Supporting Acts: Grapevine

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

  • Darling Nikki - A Tribute to Prince at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/29/2017 10:00 PM EST: 12/30/17

    Darling Nikki
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/29/2017 10:00 PM EST
    $20.00 - $25.00
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    Venue Information
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    230 W. Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    http://www.hardrock.com/pittsburgh

  • Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/23/2017 09:30 PM EST: 12/24/17

    Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/23/2017 09:30 PM EST
    $17.00 - $20.00
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    Supporting Acts: Electric Duke - A Tribute to David Bowie

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

  • Saved By The 90s at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/22/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/23/17

    Saved By The 90s
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/22/2017 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/

  • The Tenors: Christmas Together Tour at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 12/18/2017 07:30 PM EST: 12/19/17

    The Tenors
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    12/18/2017 07:30 PM EST
    $33.50 - $203.50
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    The Tenors

    A quartet of tenors based out of Canada. They were formed on October 4, 2012. Previously known as The Canadian Tenors.

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

  • Kix at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/16/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/17/17

    Kix
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/16/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $28.00 - $45.00
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    Supporting Acts: Sicksense, Twisted Fate

    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/

  • Jon McLaughlin: This Time of Year Tour at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/15/2017 09:30 PM EST: 12/16/17

    Jon McLaughlin
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/15/2017 09:30 PM EST
    $21.00 - $50.00
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    Jon McLaughlin

    Singer-songwriter and skilled pianist Jon McLaughlin is ushering in the holiday spirit this fall with his new EP and a string of tour dates. Born and raised in Anderson, Indiana, Jon began taking classical piano lessons at an early age. During high school he began incorporating his piano skills into soulful pop music, then enrolled in the music program at Anderson University, where he studied piano and spent his free time writing songs. After signing with Island Records and releasing his debut album INDIANA, the song “Beautiful Disaster” quickly climbed up the charts, with “Beating My Heart” following quickly after. Hollywood took notice of the young songwriter and in addition to using his music for films and commercials, Jon himself was offered a role in the hit film Enchanted, performing his song “So Close.” The song was later nominated for an Academy Award, and in 2008 he found himself onstage at the Oscars reprising the tune in front of 32 million US viewers. In between the hit songs and television appearances, true to his hardworking Midwestern roots, Jon spent his nights opening for the likes of Sara Bareilles and Kelly Clarkson, recording with Demi Lovato and writing for other artists. Jon eventually parted ways with Island and has been forging his own independent path for the past few years. He is currently gearing up to release a holiday EP this fall, with a new album on the slate for 2018.

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

  • The Broken Crowns Tour featuring Matisyahu, Common Kings & Orphan at Rex Theater on 12/15/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/16/17

    Matisyahu
    Rex Theater
    12/15/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $32.00 - $139.00
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    Supporting Acts: Common Kings, Orphan

    Matisyahu

    When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio. Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly not because of the songs he played in front of the 80,000 person crowd, but because of his seemingly unfettered confidence (or perhaps naiveté) in helping lead Trey and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics during the two songs performed. It may have been unrefined, but Matisyahu’s passion for full band improvisation was laid bare. Fans within the improvisational-jam scene began flocking to Matisyahu’s shows shortly thereafter. “King without a Crown” climbed the charts and Matisyahu’s follow up record Youth was nominated for a Grammy, but the blessings and curses of mainstream success each took root. While Matisyahu’s bands have always been comprised of serious multidimensional players who have artfully molded the foundations of roots reggae into many genres, that early; if only a brief display of complete surrender to the music, seemed in some way to take a back seat. Through his lyrics however, Matisyahu developed a more personal, artistic, and sophisticated way to express the yearning for deep spiritual meaning, and as his own beliefs opened up to find more variety and depth, the desire for his performances to match the unpredictable flow of life developed as well. Now, more than a decade later, Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. The band features original Stubbs guitarist and longtime staple of the downtown New York improv scene Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist and long-time Matisyahu collaborator Stu Brooks, percussionist and Cyro Baptista go-to-drummer Tim Keiper, and Addison Groove Project founder Rob Marscher. Combined, the music and lyrics transcend their parts. At its most basic moments the music now feels alive; an entity unto itself, being born in the moment and evolving each night. No two performances of a song are alike. At its most exultant moments the music becomes full-band improvisation. Lyrics are rearranged on the spot to serve the energy of the jam, no instrumentalist is playing simply to demonstrate individual skill, and Keiper’s percussive mastery finds the subtle cracks within Matisyahu’s beat boxing to propel the music beyond anything it’s ever achieved previously. What makes this music so engaging and unmatched, is that Matisyahu; a vocalist with no other instrument at his disposal, is an integral creative part in the improvisation. Dugan and Marscher work well beyond the constraints of the “solo” constantly working to modulate the improvisation, while Brook’s pocket is so deep and harmonically smart, that regardless of how far the melodic elements of a jam may get pushed, it’s impossible not to feel rooted to the core of any tune performed. Matisyahu allows his band to breathe within each tune, finding his place with a wordless melody that serves to enhance the harmonic elements of an improvisation, developing the rhythmic ideas with his beat boxing, or crowning a jam with a full-on lyrical call-to-the-heavens and the great unknown. It’s that cathartic moment as a jam summits and the audience lets out its release that tells the performers we are all in it together. During the most recent Fall 2015 tour, video and audio posts of these moments inspired a steady stream of comments and inquiries asking, “What album is this song on?” It’s not on any album. It is the song of that moment, and that moment only. These moments have the ability to connect the many different kinds of Matisyahu fans. The fan going through a hard time, looking to connect to lyrics about faith and searching. The fan looking for that unmatched connection inherent in the risk-reward of improvisational music. The fan who finds pride or representation in some of the ancient sources of Matisyahu’s inspiration. All of these fans share the space together with Matisyahu who is now both a player and a playee, bound to his bandmates’ creation in song and in spirit. It’s been more than a decade for Matisyahu the singer; this is the time of Matisyahu the band.

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

  • Locals Only at Smiling Moose - Upstairs on 12/15/2017 06:00 PM EST: 12/15/17

    Locals Only
    Smiling Moose - Upstairs
    12/15/2017 06:00 PM EST
    $10.00 - $12.00
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    Supporting Acts: Atlantic Wasteland, Murderboat, The Bleepy Things

    Locals Only

    Rock/New Wave band from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Jeff Cicatko, vocals; Mike Overcash, lead and rhythm guitar; Pat Myers, bass guitar; Gary Randolph, drums.

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

  • Bumblefoot at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/14/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/15/17

    Bumblefoot
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/14/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $13.00 - $16.00
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    Supporting Acts: NeverWake, Alter The Design

    Bumblefoot

    Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso, with over 20 years of releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses (2006 – 2014) Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout GNR's 2008 Chinese Democracy album. Bumblefoot's Little Brother Is Watching album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of epic, modern rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his own studio, and includes a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York. The album peaked at #4 on Amazon.com Rock charts globally. Bumblefoot's recent collaborations include rock group Art Of Anarchy (featuring Creed vocalist Scott Stapp and Disturbed bassist John Moyer), progressive group Sons Of Apollo (featuring Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian and Jeff Scott Soto), and Fragile Mortals (featuring DMC from iconic rap group Run DMC and ex-Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes). Bumblefoot is also an accomplished composer whose music is often heard in TV, film and video games, including the theme song to VH1's "That Metal Show". Bumblefoot has worked as an adjunct Professor at SUNY Purchase College teaching music production, works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children's hospitals around the world with guitar in hand.

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

  • The Wizards Of Winter: Transiberian Experience at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/14/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/15/17

    The Wizards Of Winter
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/14/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $25.00 - $37.00
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    The Wizards Of Winter

    Wizards of Winter was originally formed in the winter of 2009 as a way to give back to their hometown community. The local town's food pantry was in severe financial straits and in response, band leader Scott Kelly was looking to hold a holiday concert event to support the cause. Kelly was keenly aware of the success that symphonic-rock monolith Trans-Siberian Orchestra had acquired with their perennial Christmas pageantry. Kelly, multi-talented keyboardist took it upon himself to create a TSO tribute project, one that featured world-class musicians to emphasize his deep love for the arena-level prog-rock avatars that inspired him as a player. He approached his wife Sharon Kelly (Lead Vocal/ Flutist) and Bassist, Steve Ratchen regarding the concept, and both liked the idea. With the three of them as a nucleus, they scoured their personal address books and convened a team of stellar musicians from seasoned professionals to well-respected locals whose capability for excellence filled the projects needs. Under the banner Wizards of Winter, the ensemble was able to give back to the community with several performances of holiday music of The Trans- Siberian Orchestra in late 2010. As expected, the events were a success and the Wizards were able to help the struggling food bank. But in the process, something else happened. “We did a couple of shows that first year and people wanted to buy our album,” says Kelly. “We didn't have one.” The seed was planted. In 2011 the band embarked on writing their own holiday rock opera, “Tales Beneath a Northern Star”. What was once a tribute group created solely to call attention to a charity in need has now turned into a musical force of its own design. “For many, Christmas rock music is associated with TSO or even Mannheim Steamroller” says Founder, Scott Kelly. “There is room for something in between the extravagant production of TSO and more reserved presentation of Mannheim.” Kelly continues. “It is “here” that I see the Wizards fit”. In 2013, Kelly became friends with original TSO member Tommy Farese (“The face of TSO”), who introduced him to several other former members of that ensemble, Guy LeMonnier, Michael Lanning, and Tony Gaynor. Tommy and the others listened to The Wizards original material and really liked what they heard. The Wizards and former TSO members decided to join forces and tour together that holiday season. The band's decibel-laden philanthropic acts gave back to the community, but maintaining a constant, stable lineup proved difficult in the beginning. Eventually, the Kelly’s and Ratchen were able to put together a lineup, one Scott describes as “musicians with Masters degrees to regular self-taught rock guys that can play at the level that is required.” The WOW lineup is now fortified with vocalist Vinny Jiovino, guitarists Fred Gorhau (formerly of heavy-metal outfit Explorer) and TW Durfy, drummer Tommy Ference, bassist Greg Smith ( Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Rainbow), pianist/vocalist Mary McIntyre, violinist Jen Hamilton, as well as former TSO members Guy LeMonnier (vocals), and Tony Gaynor (narration) . Wizards of Winter's 2014 self-titled debut was a startling holiday prog-rock throwback that simultaneously conveyed optimism and wonderment (“Just Believe”) and flooring metal crunch (“The Journey”). “It's a Christmas rock opera,” Kelly enthuses. “You travel on a musical journey aboard the metaphysical Arctic Flyer in search of the meaning of Christmas. If you're a science-fiction fan, it's like Dr. Who, where you board his Tardis and travel anywhere in space and time. Some spaces are happy, some are melancholy; our music encompasses the vast range of feelings people experience during the holidays. We take you on a two-and-a-half-hour emotional roller coaster, from ballads to prog-metal.” The Wizards released their second album in November 2015, titled " The Magic of Winter", to rave reviews globally. One reviewer went so far as to call it a masterpiece. Indeed, the 12-strong Wizards are starting to make heads swivel with their synergy of the symphonic and the serendipitous, touching hearts and raising a psychic goblet to the roots of progressive rock. Co-founder, Lead Vocalist/ Flutist, Sharon Kelly states, “I never anticipated writing and performing our own songs would be so emotional. They are like one of your own children. You create it, nurture it, protect it and then when ready, you let it fly on its own. People in the audience, feeling the same raw emotion that inspired us to write the songs is very moving.” Sharon adds, “The whole experience of bringing music to people is very rewarding. Especially since we see such a wide range of age in the people that attend our shows.. Our music crosses generational boundaries. “I personally find our young audience so inspiring. Reaching out their hand to me when I am singing in the audience, seeing them smile, it’s very humbling. I have had countless school age children come up to me after the show, excited to share with me that they play the flute too. “It’s not just a concert/marching band instrument" I joke with them. They usually leave saying they hope to get the opportunity to play flute in a "cool" band like the Wizards some day. Those young people are why this is so meaningful and rewarding to me. “ Says Kelly about his group's creative trajectory, “during a Wizards performance, there are many interesting highlights. We like crowd interaction; members go out into the audience, which really makes for a great performing dynamic. In the early years of TSO when they were playing theaters, there was a very relaxed, touch-the-band atmosphere. When they moved into arenas, they emphasized the light show and the show became so rehearsed and rigid”. He continues “Our audiences love the interaction that we have with them.” Lead Guitarist, Fred Gorhau explains, “There are moments every night, at every show, where things are really firing on all cylinders. It's like lightning in a bottle. This show is very much about the fans and the audience and we feed off of their reaction that we get - both during & after the show”. Gorhau adds” For me there is probably no better feeling that I get from the fans as, when they tell me, that we are their "new yearly tradition. That shows me we earned a fan for life.” Co-Founding Bass player, Steve Ratchen notes, “Having a theater full of people on their feet, knowing the lyrics to songs you've written or arranged is quite humbling”. Ratchen adds” We make it a point to stay as long as necessary after every show until we've met, chatted with and accommodated every person who's kind enough to have waited for us. I believe I speak for the entire organization when I say none of us consider it an obligation, but rather a privilege." Co-Founder, Composer, and Music Director Scott Kelly, realizes, “To watch the band grow from its humble beginnings to what it has now become today, brings a huge unending smile to my face. WOW has grown beyond our dreams and based upon the audience reaction to our original music, this is only just a start. There is a magical feeling that comes over me when I see and hear the audience sing along to our songs”. Kelly adds “Throughout my musical career, I have never performed with such a collectively talented team of people than the group of musicians that currently comprises the Wizards. I am proud to share the stage which each and every one of them.” While Team Wizards has helped make a difference through both charitable gestures and passionate performances, there's also a greater cultural arc at play. Rock music has been through a lot of permutations over five decades: Technological advancements and the internet have allowed fans to interface with all of that musical history. To that end, Wizards Of Winter are simultaneously recalling a heyday of classically tinged rock that's part and parcel of older listeners' mythology, while also amping it up in aggressive ways appealing to young rock fans. Kelly hopes that WOW will continue to bridge generations—and their attendant tastes—for something that is both commercially viable and honest. But more importantly, to make some gesture toward how music should be respected than merely “browsed,” a stance Kelly keeps a hard-line on. “I do feel that way,” he says. “You can feel it in the audiences that come to our shows. They range from eight to 80. We try to create music that has the pageantry of the late-70s, early-'80s rock shows and present ourselves accordingly. You're not going to find us showing up to play in jeans and a T-shirt. Then again, I don't want to get on the gratuitous prog side of things where you're changing time signatures just for the hell of it and making things prog madness. I want things to be accessible without being a mindless pop band.” If the next year is any indication, Kelly and his team will be putting new meaning to the term “WOW factor.” Sure, the pun is trite, but it's the best way to describe Wizards of Winter's determined drive. There's the new Christmas album coming later this year, as well as several projects that fall outside the realm of holiday commemoration, from a full-blown rock opera to an album of rock songs free from any narrative. Kelly's primary concern is for WOW to execute good work on terms they can be comfortable with. “I listen to a lot of things from Metal to Broadway shows to Drum line /Marching music,” says Kelly. “I still have a soft spot in my heart for classic prog-rock, as well. I want our music to reference all those things and reflect both precision and passion.” He starts to laugh. “Now that I'm thinking about it, this is one weird band! Additional band quotes: Guy LeMonnier (original TSO member) “I am so excited for the band's future. They have gold on their hands, whether they realize it or not and I am thrilled to be a part of the growth. I am in love with the music and really enjoy performing it” Tony Gaynor (original TSO member) “Performing with the Wizards has renewed my faith in the spirit of Christmas, and reminded me just how much great music and great musicians, touch the very souls of people….. Standing on the stage with the Wizards, as the audience erupted in applause, takes me back to my early days with TSO, just before they exploded and became a holiday tradition for family's everywhere…. I'm glad to be doing it again… Here comes the Wizards of Winter "

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

  • Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA on 12/13/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/14/17

    Melissa Etheridge
    The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA
    12/13/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $48.00 - $95.00
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    Melissa Etheridge

    Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain't It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. In 2011 Melissa made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot, where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fall of 2016, Etheridge released MEmphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album features original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog. For these special holiday shows, Melissa will be performing songs from her 2008 holiday album, A New Thought For Christmas. Songs will include fan favorites and holiday classics such as “Merry Christmas Baby,” Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “O Night Divine” and more.

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

  • SWMRS and The Interrupters with The Regrettes at Rex Theater on 12/12/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/13/17

    SWMRS, The Interrupters
    Rex Theater
    12/12/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $16.00 - $18.00
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    Supporting Acts: The Regrettes

    SWMRS

    Punk band from Oakland, CA.

    The Interrupters

    Ska/Punk band from Los Angeles. Line-up: Aimee Interrupter: Vocals Kevin Bivona: Guitar Justin Bivona: Bass Jesse Bivona: Drums

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

  • Michael Ray: 2017 Get To You Tour at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/09/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/10/17

    Michael Ray
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/09/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $21.00 - $35.00
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    Supporting Acts: Devin Dawson

    Michael Ray

    When rising country singer Michael Ray made his first exploratory trip to Nashville, he got a life-changing piece of advice from an industry insider. Go home. “He said, ‘Don’t move. The way the music industry’s going to become, you’re not going to be able to get a record deal just doing a showcase anymore. You’ve got to bring something to the table,’” Ray said. “He said, ‘I want to you to go back to Florida, grab a band and become the biggest you can be in Florida on your own, and then I want you to come back.’ So I put a band together of friends of mine and we started to play.” Turns out it was the best thing Ray ever did. He built a rowdy fan base tilling the same fertile Southeastern soil Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan used to start their careers and returned to Nashville three years later to claim a record deal, a publishing contract and a few unexpected opportunities along the way. Ray continued the journey from tiny Eustis, Florida, to the big time with the release of his first single “Kiss You In The Morning.” The debut single went #1 in just 24 weeks, an incredible achievement for anyone, let alone straight out of the gate. Ray’s second #1 single came not long after the first with “Think A Little Less,” also off of his debut self-titled album. With two #1’s under his belt, Michael is undeniably making his mark on Country Music. Scott Hendricks, Warner Music Nashville’s executive vice president of A&R and Ray’s producer, calls Ray “country with an edge.” “Michael, he’s got it all,” said Hendricks, known for his work with Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson. “He sings well. He’s a really seasoned entertainer. Girls find him not hard to look at. He’s got the drive, the motivation, the work ethic, the right attitude going into this thing. He’s been great to work with in the studio, just getting better and better every time we’re recording. He takes it seriously, and we do have really high hopes for him.” Something else Ray has? Authenticity. Raised in rural central Florida an hour from Orlando, but world’s away, Ray grew up hunting alligators and fishing for tarpon at the end of white sand dirt roads. The child of a family full of musicians, he began his professional career before he was a teenager, graduated to the bar scene as soon as he could drive and hasn’t let up on the pedal since. “When I was 9 years old I wanted to learn how to play. I started playing guitar with my grandfather. Two, three nights a week we’d play community centers, Moose Lodges, assisted living homes, the VFW. I grew up with him on very, very old country music, I grew up playing Porter Wagoner, Bobby Bare, Earl Thomas Conley, Merle Haggard, Waylon - that was my first introduction to country music.” Not long after, he went to his first big concert: Garth Brooks in Orlando. “That was one of the big things that changed everything to me,” Ray said. “That was my visual of what I wanted to do.” The show was the start of a chain of musical events that would help shape Ray’s dynamic, muscular, thoroughly modern sound. “I started watching everything Garth did. And Gary Allan came out with ‘It Would Be You.’ I started listening to my generation’s country. And then I started listening to my generation’s punk. And my generation’s rock ‘n’ roll, my generation’s R&B, even a little bit of hip-hop. I could relate to all of this stuff.” He started writing his own songs, blending the ragged spirit of those early favorites and the bombastic new sounds of modern country around the turn of the century with pleasing bits and pieces from all over the musical map. What emerges in a thoroughly modern sound that’s sonically adventurous, lyrically diverse and over the top on the voltage meter. “He is all about energy, energy, energy, both in his music and how he presents it on stage,” Hendricks said. “There aren’t very many moments where you’re going to have time to rest when you watch him because there’s a lot of energy he’s putting out.” He developed the approach in a grassroots way, plying club owners and promoters with press packets that included music, fun facts and a headshot. His pitch: “Dude, I’ll play for free.” He’d stay glued to the riser four and five hours a night at the bar, armored with an acoustic guitar and a growing repertoire of original songs. He put together his first band after returning from that early trip to Nashville and got his first break playing the Boots N Buckles Saloon in Lakeland, Florida, opening for Jason Michael Carroll. A DJ who didn’t give her name approached him after the set and took a CD with her. The next day a friend called to announce he was on the radio. That DJ turned out to be Sara Michaels of WPCV-97 Country and she started playing his music every day at 5:15 during the rush hour, “Right between Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean,” Ray said with a smile. The next time he came back to Lakeland, he sold out the club as a headliner. Not long after he graduated to some of the largest regional clubs, selling out Orlando’s House of Blues, for instance, during presale multiple times a year. He came to the conclusion he’d hit the mark he was aiming for: “There was nothing else I could do there on my own. I didn’t know how to take that next step.” It was time to move to Nashville, he shared a small apartment with his band. He slept on the floor. The bass player got the couch and the keyboard player had the closet all to himself. He continued to spend about half his time on the road, traveling back and forth to the Deep South, and the work he was putting in began to pay off quickly. He soon met manager Tony Conway, a 40 year industry veteran and owner/CEO at Ontourage Management. Conway helped guide Ray to a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music and went on to sign a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. Ray spent the past two years supporting his debut album with shows around the country, including Darius Rucker’s “Good For A Good Time” tour with label mates Dan + Shay. After years on the road as a support act, opening for some of the most popular acts in the format including Rucker, Sam Hunt, Brantley Gilbert, and Kip Moore, the singer/songwriter and performer just wrapped his headlining “Think A Little Less” tour. His live performances have been greeted with overwhelming success, with Digital Journal calling him “infectious” and Nash Country Daily declaring that he “displays the energy and polish of a pro.” “Now he’s stretching the boundaries from state to state to state to stretch those fan bases,” Hendricks said. “Some guys kind of stop when they get here. This guy is a road warrior. He’s out there all the time, playing wherever they will allow him to play to build his fan base. We just need to get those fans some food, some new music to have.” When rarely not on the road, Michael has been spending time writing and recording for his second album. Ray is currently working on new music due later this year.

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

  • Psychostick at Cattivo on 12/09/2017 05:30 PM EST: 12/9/17

    Psychostick
    Cattivo
    12/09/2017 05:30 PM EST
    $15.00 - $18.00
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    Supporting Acts: Arsonists Get All The Girls, Kissing Candice, Raven Black, The Slobberknockers, Sarlacc

    Psychostick

    Like all long-term projects, Psychostick has evolved into its current form through many years and members to get where it is today. Not unlike Godzilla and other Japanese monsters from the 1950's, it didn't just appear one day to try and take over the world. It took lots of mutation and toxic waste, for Godzilla anyway. Psychostick didn't exactly become what it is from radiation and living underground, but close enough. To start our journey of learning, we will start in the little town of Odessa, TX. Evidently, it is home to the greatest Mexican food restaurant in the world, but that is merely an opinion. One thing we know for sure is that is was the home of Joshy and Rawrb for many years. But before Psychostick ever existed, there was "Asinine"! Asinine was the name of the band that came before the initial inception of what we have today. The line up was almost completely different as well. Like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly, he had a wonderful idea that he was fiddling around with for a while before he ever managed to horribly mutate himself into a grotesque monstrosity. It's kind of like that, except they aren't nearly as scary, or disease ridden. Anyway, Asinine consisted of four members: Joshy (on vocals, not guitar), Steve W. (guitar), Marvin S. (bass), and Bozzy C. (percussion). The name change took place for a multitude of reasons. The biggest reason was probably because there were other bands with the same name, and you can't just take someone's name if you want to be taken seriously. Who on earth would ever rent a movie called "Godzilla VS Other Godzilla"? Well, I would, but no one else would. So in 2000, the year of the Y2K nonsense and lots cult leaders declaring the end of humanity, Psychostick had officially formed. Joshy had ended Asinine and left Texas behind for Arizona, with future band mate Rawrb. It was Odessa; can you blame them? At that point, Joshy had taken up the guitar for the band, and Rawrb had become the vocalist. Now they just needed a couple more members to complete the initial lineup that was known as Psychostick. Meanwhile, at a mere 15 years old, Alex was still in high school! In an attempt to start his own band at the time, he posted an ad in the Phoenix New Times proclaiming his interest in playing drums for some crazy people. He tried out for several groups, and all he got was crazy people. One was a hippie band that just wanted tambourines and congas. Another was a 70's rocker guy with no band at all; he just wanted to jam. Then he got a call from a bass player named Hunter. Unfortunately, Alex had to tell him that he had no band, just himself at the time. Then he got the call from Rawrb and Joshy, and was given the original demo for the track "Why, Oh, Why?" Alex was hooked, Psychostick had a drummer, and luckily, Hunter called back! The lineup had been completed as of August in 2000. In September of 2000, they recorded their first demo, "Don't Bitch, It's Free". Hopefully, this attrocity will never again find its way to the surface and be content to sit there, out of site, in eternal slumber. Valentine's Day, 2001, Psychostick played its very first show! Interestingly enough, they opened with the song "Throwin' Down" about the Beast, who happened to be front and center that night, yet still complaining that she and Rawrb weren't on a date instead. In August of 2001, they released their second demo, "Die…A Lot!" at the crappiest excuse for a club ever. But at least the demo was better. A lot better, actually. That year they won three awards in the Xtreme-Zone awards. Best Band Merchandise, Best Stage Show, and Best Stage Persona. Soon after December 1st, 2001, Hunter had taken his leave from the group and was replaced by Mike Hawkizzard on Bass. Mike, also from Texas originally, had seen them for the first time at their Halloween show with his own band, Product, also on the bill. Hunter went on to form other groups where he would sing, play guitar, bass, and pretty much everything but the drums. 2002 was interesting. They played lots of shows including some CD release parties, high school shows, and even a couple where they really didn't belong on the bill at all. Let's just say it was a learning experience. They had also begun recording their debut album around then. By May of 2003, they released their full length, "We Couldn't Think Of A Title". They sold a bunch of CDs, started selling more merchandise, and even filmed a video for the track "Pluh". They were also included on several compilations and documentaries. Then Mike left! Not for good, just for a little while. He had gone back home for about two years for college. So they essentially just took a break for a while. They played shows here and there whenever Mike came back in town. By 2004, Psychostick had not broken up, although they were getting a little restless and started several other projects to keep occupied. About this time, Psychostick had added a fifth member and second guitarist, Vince. Vince had known Alex for many years previous to that and had already become friends with the band as well. It was apparant that Vince was a grand addition when he came to his first show wearing a strainer on his head a towel for a cape. Perfect! Then by 2005, Mike had graduated and moved back to Arizona! Psychostick was a happy family again. Then everything started getting crazy. The Squizz XM station 48 began playing the song "BEER!" and got an overwhelming response from the listeners. So much so that the track hit the #1 spot on their top 10 countdown for 7 consecutive weeks, but stayed on in the top 10 for much longer than that. After that, they began playing "Two Ton Paperweight" as well and got great responses from that as well. Not long after that, Ebaumsworld.com started hosting the flash movie for "BEER!" on their site. Then Collegehumor.com did the same thing. Toward the end of the year, CD sales were increasing exponentially, and the guys were contacted by Lunatic Radio and interviewed over the phone that November. Now it is 2006, and as you can see, the band has become increasing powerful, or popular, whatever. Both, perhaps! When Godzilla first came out in 1954, he was actually called Gojira, kind of like Asinine. And like the band, I bet he got increasingly more popular with time too, although I wasn't personally around to see it. Over the years, he battled many other monsters and won the hearts of millions of misguided fans all over the world. He also had many different looks and designs, like all the members that were in the band over the years. Psychostick may not be a bunch of Japanese guys in monster suits, but they're pretty cool anyway. So the point of all this is that Psychostick = Godzilla. Except, Psychostick isn't going to put $200 million into a project that Hollywood is just going to screw up…

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

  • Dokken at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/06/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/7/17

    Dokken
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/06/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $28.00 - $40.00
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    Supporting Acts: Silk9

    Dokken

    Hair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Los Angeles, California (USA). Dokken formed in 1976. After that the band disbanded in 1989 and later reformed in 1993. Current line-up Chris McCarvill: Bass Don Dokken: Vocals Mick Brown: Drums Jon Levin: Guitar Former/Past members Jeff Pilson: Bass Michael Delaouglou (aka Mikkey Dee): Drums Greg Leon: Guitar Greg Pecka: Drums Juan Croucier: Bass Reb Beach: Guitar Alex De Rosso: Guitar John Norum: Guitar George Lynch: Guitar Barry Sparks: Bass

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

  • Reverend Horton Heat at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/05/2017 07:00 PM EST: 12/6/17

    Reverend Horton Heat
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/05/2017 07:00 PM EST
    $33.00 - $49.00
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    Supporting Acts: Junior Brown, The Blasters, Big Sandy

    Reverend Horton Heat

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

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

  • Montana Of 300 at Rex Theater on 12/03/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/4/17

    Montana Of 300
    Rex Theater
    12/03/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $18.00 - $50.00
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    Supporting Acts: Tristin Dare, Mike Jack, PirateGang

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

  • Squeeze at College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT on 12/03/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/4/17

    Squeeze
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    12/03/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $40.00 - $75.00
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    Venue Information
    College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
    238 College Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

  • Craig Campbell at Jergel's Rhythm Grille on 12/02/2017 08:00 PM EST: 12/3/17

    Craig Campbell
    Jergel's Rhythm Grille
    12/02/2017 08:00 PM EST
    $28.00 - $40.00
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    Supporting Acts: Saddle Up Band

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

  • Sundance Head at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on 12/01/2017 09:30 PM EST: 12/2/17

    Sundance Head
    Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
    12/01/2017 09:30 PM EST
    $15.00 - $18.00
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    Supporting Acts: Keith Gill Jr., Cy Allen Yaegel

    Sundance Head

    On his long road to winning Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice, “soul country” singer and songwriter Sundance Head engaged in a heart-to-heart conversation with coach and GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum icon Blake Shelton that proved invaluable. “The most important thing Blake said to me was,‘Trust your instincts and abilities’,”recalls Sundance. “I listened to him. Garth Brooks even reinforced this on the show. You have trust what you can do, go out there, and lose yourself in the song. It really fired me up.”Blake, of course, saw something that had been there forever. Sundance began developing those instincts as soon as he could walk and talk back in Porter, TX. At the tender age of four, he found himself accompanying his dad, Texas music legend Roy Head, on stage in front of packed audiences. In many ways, he was destined to follow a musical path. “My parents are the most important people in my life musically,” he goes on. “Even though my dad was a professional musician, I didn’t really know that anything was special about him. I thought that everyone in the world played music. I had no idea that anything existed beyond that.”Sundance spent his high school years performing in bands inspired by grunge favorites such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden as well as country legends such as Willie Nelson and George Jones, before eventually collaborating with ZZ Top in the studio. Putting in years on the local Texas circuit, he auditioned for American Idol in 2007 and eventually made it to the semi-finals. In the aftermath, he signed a deal with Motown Records, but the project was shelved amidst a changing industry climate. “I went back to working a regular job,” he sighs. “I had a major label deal, and here I was working in this machine shop. I spent six years there.”In 2012, he went back to playing and writing music and released his solo debut “2016 & Gruene”that year. He followed up with “Soul Country” in 2015, and by the time he auditioned for NBC’s The Voice in 2016, he was logging 175 shows a year. Sundance’s soulful and impassioned delivery, raw storytelling, and ebullient charm captivated millions around the world. On “Team Blake,” he landed in the Top 10 of iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart multiple times with “Me and Jesus”,“At Last”,“The Climb”, and more. Trusting his instincts, he won the competition with the “Soul Country” original “Darlin’ Don’t Go”and after a fierce bidding war, signed to Republic Records. “Blake promised that if I won, he would take me on tour,” says Sundance. “I was on the road with him a week after the show finished.”Now with 25 years of writing songs and a lifetime of performance under his belt, he entered a Nashville studio at the start of 2017 to begin recording his major label full-length debut. “At 38-years-old, I have real life experience, been through it all, and taken my beatings from the streets,” he exclaims. “I finally came out the other side with my head above water. I’m focused on staying here. All of my country idols didn’t get famous until forty. They really lived, and their songs reflected that. The music was genuine. I like to think I’m in good company.”Ultimately, Sundance will connect because he’s real. “I like to joke that this has been an overnight success,” he grins. “I want people to relate to these songs I’m putting down. These aren’t songs about trucks; it’s honest.”

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