Music Reviews

 Psychedelic Furs saxophonist Mars Williams and singer Richard Butler at Mr. Smalls.

Psychedelic Furs still in the pink at Mr. Smalls

British post-punk band missed at shot a more edgy opportunity.

4 days ago

Concert review: PSO handles new music with finesse

Led by Michael Francis, the Pittsburgh Symphony played new works by Mason Bates and Jake Heggie, along with Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

1 week ago

 Darius Rucker at the First Niagara Pavilion Friday.

Darius Rucker opens Pavilion season with mix of Nashville and Hootie

Singer has vocal issues working through his country set.

1 week ago

 John Mellencamp performs "Troubled Man" Tuesday night at the Benedum Center.

Review: John Mellencamp puts on atmospheric and rocking show at the Benedum

Plain Spoken Tour is another winner from the Indiana Hall of Famer.

1 week ago

 Ed Sheeran performed to a sold-out Consol Energy Center crowd Tuesday night.

Review: Ed Sheeran gets sold-out Consol to 'Sing'

The British artist has the crowd “Thinking Out Loud” how someone could be so talented.

1 week ago

 Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald performs at the Byham Theater Monday night.

Concert review: Audra McDonald takes Byham audience to soprano land

The Broadway star performs a mix of cabaret, show tunes and new works for an appreciative Byham crowd.

1 week ago

 George Benson, who grew up in the Hill District, performed in Pittsburgh on Saturday as part of his "Greatest Hits Tour."

Benson delivers for the hometown crowd

Saturday at the Benedum Center was billed as George Benson’s “Greatest Hits” tour.

2 weeks ago

Concert review: Symphony and Disney miss some connections

Conducted by Ward Stare, the Pittsburgh Symphony played music from Disney’s “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000” at Heinz Hall Friday night.

2 weeks ago

  Singer-guitarists James Young and Tommy Shaw performing "The Grand Illusion" at Stage AE.

Styx gives Steeler Nation the full treatment at Stage AE

Chicago band delivers the hits and more in two-and-a-half-hour show.

2 weeks ago

 Halestorm singer Lizzy Hale performs May 6, 2015, at Stage AE.

Review: Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless just plain rock out at Stage AE

York County band has worked through the ranks to become outdoor headliner.

2 weeks ago

 Hall & Oates performs "Say It Isn't So" at Stage AE.

Hall & Oates a little 'Out of Touch' with Stage AE in strong Pittsburgh set

John Oates wasn't kidding when he said they draw all ages, and that's a testament to the duo's blue-eyed soul and '80s funk holding up.

3 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Daughter of the Regiment" stars Lisette Oropesa as Marie, Kevin Glavin as Sulpice (middle) and Lawrence Brownlee as Tonio.

Review: Heavyweight singing anchors Pittsburgh Opera's 'Daughter of the Regiment'

The performance features the company debut of Lawrence Brownlee, and Lisette Oropesa makes for a humorous, charming Marie.

3 weeks ago

 Peter Kope, producing artistic director of Attack Theatre, left, collaborates Chatham Baroque's Patricia Halverson and Scott Pauley for Monteverdi's "The Battle of Tancredi and Clorinda," which continues through Sunday.

Concert review: Chatham Baroque succeeds with Monteverdi program

Chatham Baroque’s Monteverdi program is an unusual and engaging theatrical experience.

3 weeks ago

 Brentano String Quartet: violinist Serena Canin (left), violist Misha Amory, cellist Nina Lee and  violinist Mark Steinberg.

Concert review: Brentano String Quartet handles new music delicately

The quartet from Yale, joined by clarinetist Todd Palmer, performed works by Charpentier, MacMillan and Brahms at Carnegie Music Hall.

3 weeks ago


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