Music Reviews

Concert review: Trio excels from pop to classical

Time for Three performed at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater as part of Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s Just Summer series.

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 David Crosby at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead.

David Crosby displays his many talents in quiet solo show

The ’60s icon neglects his new album for a career retrospective, from Byrds to CSNY to CPR.

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 Brad Paisley plays at First Niagara Pavilion.

Concert review: Brad Paisley brings country-style party to Pittsburgh

“What happens when a bunch of hillbillies wind up with a 60-foot television screen?” The country star asked the crowd.

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 The FUSE@PSO series, with creative director  Steve Hackman, debuted Wednesday night at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: PSO, composer light up audience in FUSE debut

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presented the first installment of its new FUSE@PSO series with creative director Steve Hackman.

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 Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices male vocal ensemble.

Concert review: Chanticleer charms with choral music from the ages

The 12-voice all-male a cappella choir pleased a near-capacity audience at Shadyside Presbyterian Church on Wednesday.

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 Against Me! at Altar Bar.

Against Me! rallies troops with political punk at Altar Bar

Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace made it a full-throttle race through ground-shaking anthems.

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 Ed Robertson, drummer Tyler Stewart and bassist Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies at Stage AE.

It's Ladies Night at Stage AE with Barenaked Ladies and Violent Femmes

Veteran bands bring their own variations of rock and comedy.

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 Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind.

Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional a semi-charmed bill at Stage AE

Bands team up for a nostalgic night on the North Shore.

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 Lead singer Mick Jagger performs during the band's Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour at  Heinz Field Saturday night.

Rolling Stones give fans what they want at Heinz Field

The Zip Code tour brought deep cuts and hits to the North Shore. It was the group’s first show here in a decade.

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 Front man Dan Reynolds and the band Imagine Dragons performed at the CONSOL Energy Center Friday night.

Imagine Dragons is more than smoke and mirrors at Consol

Las Vegas band brings epic sound and big hits to arena show.

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Concert Review: Damien Rice makes memorable return at Stage AE

After years out of the musical spotlight, the Irish singer-songwriter charms all at Stage AE.

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 Trumpeter Sean Jones performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall.

Concert review: Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration showcases range of talent

Jazz greats and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to Pittsburgh musicians past in The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration.

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 Billy Corgan.

Concert review: Billy Corgan spearheads a long night of Smashing Pumpkins

Three current members of the band are joined by a drum machine late in the set.

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 New Kids on the Block perform at the Consol Energy Center, Downtow, Sunday night. Members of the group are, left to right, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight, Joey Mcintyre, Danny Wood, and Jordan Knight. Nellie and TLC also performed

Music Review: New Kids on the Block are a knockout at Consol

The grown-up boy band satisfies the ’Blockheads’ during The Main Event.

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 Nick Jonas performs at Pride in the Street downtown on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Music review: Nick Jonas is a hit at Pride Festival

If he was tired from an earlier show in New York, Nick Jonas didn’t show it. He took selfies with the crowd and kept the energy level high.

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 Pittsburgh Symphony principal oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida gave an outstanding performance in playing music by composer Alan Fletcher, Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, that was written for her, at Friday night's concert.

Concert review: Pittsburgh Symphony ends season on a bang

The Pittsburgh Symphony concluded its main concert season with concertos featuring Yefim Bronfman and Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida.

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 Richard Thompson at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Friday Night Live: Richard Thompson and Flogging Molly rock the city

Arts Festival and Stage AE concerts converge near the Point.

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 The War on Drugs at Stage AE.

The War on Drugs stays slow and beautiful at Stage AE

Philadelphia band The War on Drugs excels at slow-burning rock with beautiful guitar, which they brought in excess to Stage AE on Tuesday

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 Graham Lewis, Colin Newman and Matt Simms of Wire

Wire flexes musical muscle in long-awaited Pittsburgh debut

Legendary post-punk band focuses on new self-titled album in Mr. Smalls show.

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 Dave Matthews Band at the First Niagara Pavilion.

Opening for itself, Dave Matthews Band sets bar too high

Acoustic set is the highlight of ’Two Sets’ tour stop at the First Niagara Pavilion.

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Concert review: Violinist sparks PSO's BeethovenFest

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concluded its season-long BeethovenFest with Manfred Honeck and violinist Christian Teztlaff.

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 Taylor Swift performs at Heinz Field on her 1989 World Tour on June 6, 2015.

Taylor Swift dazzles at Heinz Field once again with 1989 Tour

Fifty-five thousand fans were glowing from the first song, "Welcome to New York," and so was Taylor Swift.

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 Jenny Lewis at Point State Park on Friday.

Jenny Lewis opens Three Rivers Arts Fest with bright, rocking set

Singer touches on solo material as well as Rilo Kiley faves.

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 My Morning Jacket's Jim James at Stage AE in Pittsburgh Thursday night.

My Morning Jacket unleashes 'Waterfall' of sound at Stage AE

Frontman Jim James proclaims love for Pittsburgh and backs it up with euphoric show.

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Concert review: Duo's playing of baroque sonatas leads to a refreshing summer interlude

Shadyside Presbyterian Church launched Music for Midsummer Nights with baroque violinist Andrew Fouts and harpsichordist Justin Wallace.

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 Tame Impala's Kevin Parker performs Wednesday at Stage AE.

Tame Impala a heavy psychedelic Experience at Stage AE

While a popular draw at major summer festivals the last several years, the band had never set foot in Pittsburgh before Wednesday.

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