First shows of 2014



The first few months of the year can be pretty dreary here in Pittsburgh, but we have some stars coming to brighten things up.

Jay Z, Arcade Fire, The Avett Brothers, The Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel are all due in early 2014, so we’re off to a good start.

TICKET KEY
CL: www.librarymusichall.com; 412-368-5225.
PT: www.thepalacetheatre.org: 724-836-8000.
TF: www.ticketfly.com; 1-877-435-9849.
TM: www.ticketmaster.com; 1-800-745-3000.
TW: i.ticketweb.com; 1-866-468-3401.

JANUARY

JAN. 2

Pity Sex/Self Defense Family: Smiling Moose, 6:30 p.m. $10; TF.

JAN. 3

Cold Fronts/The Guru: Smiling Moose, 6:30 p.m. $10; TF.

JAN. 10

Katie Hate/Cynimatics: Mr. Smalls, 6:30 p.m. $8; TW.

Classic Rock Experience: Midnight Special: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $12-14; TF.

JAN. 11

Fist Fight in the Parking Lot CD Release show: Altar Bar, 8:30 p.m. $5; TF.

The Mixus Brothers CD Release show: Club Cafe, 7 p.m. $7; TW.

JAN. 12

Meklit: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $10; TW.

JAN. 15

In This Moment/Butcher Babies/Devour the Day/All Hail the Yeti: Club Zoo, 7 p.m. $23-$25; TF.

JAN. 16

Rhett Miller/Trapper Schoepp: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $22; TW.

JAN. 17

Ferdinand The Bull/Daily Grind: Mr. Smalls, 6:30 p.m. $8; TW.

Battery (Metallica Tribute): Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $12-$15; TF.

JAN. 18

The Legwarmers: Altar Bar, 9 p.m. $10-$15; TF.

JAN. 21

Jay Z: Consol Energy Center, 8 p.m. $31-$119; TM.

JAN. 22

Nick Hexum Quintet: The Club at Stage AE, $20; TM.

Detroit Cobras: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

JAN. 23

Paul Cebar: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $16; TW.

JAN. 25

The Pixies: Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, 7 p.m. $47-$70; TF.

Strike Duo: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $15/$20; 412-237-8300.

Corey Harris: Carnegie Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. $39; 412-361-1915.

Steel Hollow CD Release: Altar Bar, 9 p.m. $15; TF.

JAN. 28

Damien Jurado: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $15; 412-237-8300.

Kayleigh Leith: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $10; TW.

JAN. 29

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Byham, 7:30 p.m. $25; 412-456-6666.

JAN. 30

Karmin: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $22.50; TW.

Yellowcard: Altar Bar, 9 p.m. $22; TF.

John Gorka: Roots Cellar, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. $28; 412-361-1915.

JAN. 31

Phosphorescent: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $16; TW.

Jeremy Messersmith: The Club at Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors; $10; TM.

FEBRUARY

FEB. 1

Lotus: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors. $20/$25; TM.

Autograph: Altar Bar, 8:30 p.m. $20; TF.

FEB. 4

The Hold Steady: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $18; TW.

Gin Blossoms: Jergel’s, 8 p.m, $44/$49; 724-799-8333.

The Westies: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $10; TW.

FEB. 5

Galactic: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $22; TW.

Chimaira: Altar Bar, 6:30 p.m. $18; TF.

Carrie Rodriquez: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

FEB. 6

Joe Nichols/Uncle Kracker: Stage AE, 6 p.m. doors, $25; TM.

Amon Amarth: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $22; TW.

FEB. 7

Rebelution: Stage AE, 8 p.m. doors, $17.50/$20; TM.

Paradise Fears Tour With Battle Scars, Sunderland: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $25; TF.

Farewell Drifters: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $8; TW.

FEB. 8

G. Love and Special Sauce: Stage AE, 8 p.m. doors; $20/$25; TM.

Julianna Barwick: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $15; 412-237-8300.

Driftwood CD Release: Club Cafe, 10:30 p.m. $8; TW.

FEB. 11

Kris Allen: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $18-$20; TF.

Richie Ramone: Hard Rock Cafe, 8 p.m. $12-$15; TF.

TJ Miller: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

FEB. 12

moe.: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors, $22/$25; TM.

Yuna: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $18; TF.

Teddy Geiger: Hard Rock Cafe, 8 p.m. $12; TF.

FEB. 14

3 Doors Down Acoustic: Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, 8 p.m. $39.50; TF.

FEB. 15

Cults: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

Reggie and the Full Effect: Altar Bar, 7:30 p.m. $13.50-$16; TF.

FEB. 16

AER: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $15-$17; TF.

FEB. 18

San Fermin/Son Lux: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $15; 412-237-8300.

FEB. 19

Nick Waterhouse: Club Cafe, 8 p.m. $13; TW.

Those Darlins/Diarrhea Planet: Brillobox, 9:30 p.m. $12; TW.

FEB. 20

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears: Rex Theater, 8 p.m. $15/$17; TF.

Hopsin: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $20; TF.

FEB. 21

Billy Joel: Consol Energy Center, 8 p.m. $52-$125; TM.

Rick Springfield: Carnegie Library Music Hall, 8 p.m. $45-$66; CL.

Air Dubai: Club at Stage AE, 6 p.m. doors, $12/$14; TM.

FEB. 22

Iration: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $15-$17; TF.

Jim Jefferies: Carnegie Library Music Hall, 8 p.m. $37.50; CL.

The Show Vinyl Release Show: Mr. Smalls, 7:30 p.m. $12; TW.

FEB. 23

Russian Circles: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $15; TF.

FEB. 25

Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $22; TW.

FEB. 26

We Are the in Crowd/William Beckett: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $14; TF.

FEB. 28

The Art of Blaowww CD Release Party: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $8; TW.

MARCH

MARCH 1

Avett Brothers/Old Crow Medicine Show: Petersen Events Center, 7:30 p.m. $48.50-$54.50; TM.

Flogging Molly: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors, $38.50; TM.

Richard Thompson/Teddy Thompson: Byham, 8 p.m. $37.75; 412-456-6666.

Dark Tranquillity: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $18; TF.

Jack Quartet: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $15/$20; 412-237-8300.

MARCH 4

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $23; TW.

MARCH 5

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $25; 412-237-8300.

MARCH 7

Brit Floyd: Benedum Center, 8 p.m. $37.50; 412-456-6666.

Mike Gordon: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors, $25; TM.

Jefferson Starship: Palace Theatre, 8 p.m. $48-$28; PT.

Metal Church: Rex Theater, 8:30 p.m. $18; TF.

Cibo Matto: Club Cafe, 9 p.m. $15; TF.

MARCH 8

Dropkick Murphys/Lucero/Skinny Lister: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors, $27.50/$30; TM.

Brett Dennen: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $20; TW.

Tonic/Vertical Horizon: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $30-$33; TF.

MARCH 9

Austin Mahone: Stage AE, 6 p.m. doors, $29.50; TM.

MARCH 12

Arcade Fire: Consol Energy Center, 7:30 p.m. $29-$57.50; TM.

MARCH 13

Abba Mania: Palace Theatre, 8 p.m. $45-$37; PT.

MARCH 17

Punch Brothers/Aoife O’Donovan: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $27; TW.

MARCH 20

Experience Hendrix: With Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Cox and more. Benedum Center, 7:30 p.m. $62.50; 412-456-6666.

Don Williams: Carnegie Library Music Hall, March 20, 8 p.m. CL.

Gary Numan: Altar Bar, 7:30 p.m. $25; TF.

MARCH 21

Newsboys/Lecrae: Consol Energy Center, 7 p.m. $10 at door; www.jamtour.com.

David Garrett: Benedum Center, 8 p.m. $30.50; 412-456-6666.

MARCH 22

Slightly Stoopid: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors, $25/$30; TM.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

The War on Drugs: Altar Bar, 8:30 p.m. $13; TF.

MARCH 23

Grouplove: Stage AE, 6 p.m. doors, $25; TM.

MARCH 24

Breathe Carolina: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $15; TF.

MARCH 25

The Ataris: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $17; TF.

MARCH 26

Neutral Milk Hotel/Elf Power: Car­negie Music Hall, Oakland, 8 p.m. Sold out.

MARCH 27

Mindless Self-Indulgence: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors. $24.50/$27; TM.

MARCH 28

Asking Alexandria/August Burns Red/We Came As Romans: Club Zoo, 6:30 p.m. $30/$32; TF.

MARCH 29

Jake Shimabukuro: Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland, 7:30 p.m. $20-$45; 412-361-1915.

Lake Street Dive: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

G-Eazy: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $18; TF.

MARCH 30

Shpongle: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $22; TW.

Tribal Seeds: Altar Bar, 7 p.m. $15; TF.

APRIL

APRIL 1

Tinariwen: Andy Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. $25/$20; 412-237-8300.

Pigpen Theatre Co.: Mr. Smalls, 8 p.m. $15; TW.

APRIL 2

Cher: Consol Energy Center, 7:30 p.m. $26.75-$137.50; TM.

Dream Theater: Palace Theatre, 8 p.m, $40-$62; PT.

APRIL 4

Mel Tillis: Palace Theatre, 8 p.m. $45-$39; PT.

APRIL 7

Carcass/Black Dahlia Murder: Stage AE, 6 p.m. doors, $25/$27; TM

APRIL 9

Iced Earth: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors, $18/$20; TM.

APRIL 11

St. Vincent: Stage AE, 7 p.m. doors; $22/$25; TM.

Combichrist: Altar Bar, 7:30 p.m. $17; TF.

APRIL 12

Excision: Stage AE, 8 p.m. doors, $24/$30; TM.

La Dispute: Altar Bar, 8 p.m., $15; TF.

APRIL 13

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Byham Theater, 8 p.m. $32.25; 412-456-6666.

APRIL 18

Twiztid: Altar Bar, 7:30 p.m. $22.90; TF.

APRIL 24

Mark Lowry: Palace Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $48-$28; PT.

APRIL 26

Leon Russell: Altar Bar, 8 p.m. $28-$30; TF.

MAY

MAY 2

Bill Engvall: Palace Theatre, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. $25-$65; PT.

MAY 6

Joe Bonamassa: Benedum Center, May 6, 8 p.m. $79; 412-456-6666.

MAY 8

Lady Gaga: Consol Energy Center, 8 p.m. $35-$200; TM.

MAY 9

Robben Ford: Rex Theater, 8 p.m. $25; TF.

MAY 15

Vince Gill: Palace Theatre, 8 p.m. $90-$45; PT.

MAY 16

John Prine: Benedum Center, 8 p.m. $49.50; 412-456-6666.

MAY 17

Celtic Woman: Benedum Center, 7:30 p.m. $43.75; 412-456-6666.

MAY 18

Il Divo: Benedum Center, 7:30 p.m. $52; 412-456-6666.

MAY 23

Primal Fear: Altar Bar, 9 p.m. $25-$30; TF.

JUNE

JUNE 27

Journey/Steve Miller Band: First Nia­g­ara Pavilion, 6:45 p.m. $40 and up; TM.

JULY

JULY 15

Vans Warped Tour: First Niagara Pavilion, 11 a.m., TBA.


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