Music Reviews


 Rapper Drake performs Sunday at First Niagara Pavilion.

Lil Wayne and Drake enthrall crowd at First Niagara Pavilion

Rap superstars send the crowd home happy with energetic show.

4 days ago


 Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil opens with "Saints of Los Angeles" at First Niagara Pavilion.

Concert review: Motley Crue, Alice Cooper are an adrenalin rush at the Pavilion

On Wednesday night, the Crue played what could be its last show in these parts -- unless it says "what the hell" and comes back next summer.

1 week ago


 Steely Dan's Walter Becker takes a solo on "Hey Nineteen" on the bands Jamalot Tour at a sold-out Benedum Theater.

Steely Dan re-creates its studio magic at the Benedum

On Monday night, fans here finally got the Dan in the warmth of a theater suited to their high level of jazz-pop sophistication.

1 week ago


 Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic sings at a concert at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.

OneRepublic brings latest music — and emotion — to fans

It was like someone telling you how beautiful life is through their eyes.

1 week ago


Toby Keith show lives up to expectations

A sold-out First Niagara Pavilion waited patiently on a perfect Saturday evening as the lawn filled under the full moon.

1 week ago


 American duo MKTO perform hit songs at Stage AE.

MKTO gives a 'Classic' performance for Stage AE crowd

The dynamic duo performed Tuesday night at Stage AE, and delivered just what fans were waiting for.

2 weeks ago


  Miley Cyrus sings “Love Money Party” during her concert Monday night at Consol Energy Center.

Miley Cyrus takes Bangerz show over the top at Consol

The 21-year-old Miley Cyrus is a super freak who promised Bangerz and delivered big time tonight in front of screaming fans in Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s closing performance an audacious undertaking

PNME’s “Drunken Moon” revisits Schoenberg’s bizarre world.

2 weeks ago


 Hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa hits the stage at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown. The native Pittsburgher headlined a show that featured, among others, Jay "Jeezy" Jenkins and drew more than 10,000 fans. It was part of the"Under the Influence of Music" tour.

Wiz Khalifa relishes Pittsburgh homecoming at First Niagara show

No matter what a true homecoming is, it’s hard not to define Wiz Khalifa playing shows in Pittsburgh as one.

2 weeks ago


Jurassic 5 picks up right where it left off at Stage AE show

The Los Angeles-based band has reunited since its 2007 breakup for the Word of Mouth Tour, celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.

3 weeks ago


Bad Religion best of bunch in '90s punk reunion tour preview

Offspring headlines Summer Nationals with the full run of "Smash."

3 weeks ago


 Offspring lead vocalist Dexter Holland and lead guitarist Kevin John Wasserman  at Stage AE.

Old-school punk bands hold a rousing revival at Stage AE

The California wave punk bands opened Tuesday night at a Stage AE packed for the biggest old-school punk gathering here in years.

3 weeks ago


 Jack White performs at Stage AE Sunday night, on tour with his second solo album, "Lazaretto."

Jack White is a jolt of electric energy at Stage AE

On his first trip to Pittsburgh in six years, the rocker from Nashville blew through Stage AE Sunday night with Tasmanian Devil energy.

3 weeks ago


Diverse music showcased at PNME show

The oldest piece on the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s program was composed in 2006.

3 weeks ago


 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans Wednesday at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

Buffett's 'This One’s For You' tour is about the fans

To fans, Buffett is known simply as “Jimmy” and they casually tell stories about him like a best friend or neighbor.

4 weeks ago


Nickel Creek gives an inspired performance at Stage AE on Tuesday

Some bluegrass acts are easy to imagine live, but not Nickel Creek.

4 weeks ago


 Katy Perry opens with :Roar" at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.

1 month ago



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