Music Reviews


 Paul McCartney at Consol Energy Center on Monday night.

Ageless Paul McCartney unleashes Beatlemania at Consol

Now, at 72, the ever-boyish Beatle continues to make it an evening, playing marathon sets close to 40 songs.

2 days ago


Concert review: Fall Out Boy, Paramore light it up at First Niagara Pavilion

The Monumentour packed first Niagara Pavilion Thursday night with a wide variety of fans for Paramore and Fall Out Boy.

5 days ago


John Hiatt, Robert Cray rock Munhall with gritty style

On Wednesday night, fans at Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead got songs with a late-night Southern bar feel.

6 days ago


 Neko Case.

Neko Case unleashes siren voice at the Byham

When they talk about people who can sing the phone book Neko Case is near the top of the list, at least in the pop world.

1 week ago


Dave Matthews Band starts casually, then hits full stride

Fans' devotion to the band is testament not only to nostalgia but also to the prescience and basic truth of Mr. Matthews’ songwriting.

1 week ago


Steve Miller, Journey bring different sounds to First Niagara Pavilion

Interestingly enough, the bands’ origins and extensive catalogs are all they had in common.

1 week ago


 Counting Crows lead singer, Adam Duritz, opened the concert with "Round Here."

Review: Counting Crows compete with noisy crowd at Stage AE

Adam Duritz noted that having toiled in the heat and humidity of the Carolinas the past few days, it was “like heaven here.” Well, almost.

1 week ago


Concert review: Tegan and Sara find a groove with synthed-up pop sound

At their Stage AE show Thursday, the Quin sisters found their balance between the ’‍90s from whence they came and the idyll of the ’‍80s.

2 weeks ago


 Lead singer Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys performs at Stage AE on the North Shore Tuesday.

Arctic Monkeys bring heavier stoner sound to sold-out Stage AE

Like the indoor show three years ago, it was a stripped-down production,

3 weeks ago


John Legend gives all of himself in intimate Byham show

The show was tailored toward those who have followed Legend since the piano player and songwriter came onto the scene in 2004.

3 weeks ago


 Backstreet Boys in concert on Saturday at First Niagara Pavilion.

Backstreet Boys impress with hit-packed performance at First Niagara Pavilion

The “In A World Like This” tour brought to Pittsburgh a nice balance of new material and fan favorites from the group’s 21-year history.

3 weeks ago


 Chaka Khan performs during the Pittsburgh PrideFest, Downtown Saturday afternoon.

Chaka Khan is perfect pick for PrideFest

Performing her ’80s hits and more, the R&B legend reminded the audience of her charisma.

3 weeks ago


 Lucinda Williams performs at the Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park Saturday.

Lucinda Williams turns in another strong performance for packed festival audience

Alt-country legend backed by a hot band featuring Wallflowers guitarist Stuart Mathis.

3 weeks ago



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