Summer times: Concerts make for a season of sound


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The concert landscape will look a little different this summer, with the Station Square amphitheater out of the picture, leaving Stage AE as the only major venue along the rivers. In its second year, it has another big summer planned, with more than 40 shows expected by the end of September.

In Burgettstown, the First Niagara Pavilion appears to be on the rebound with many of its major players -- Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean -- all checking in, plus that hot Wiz Khalifa/Mac Miller pairing and a rare rap-show launch with Drake.

Heinz Field, which hosted three major concerts in 2011, is down to one this summer (Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw), as the hoped-for Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour did not pan out.

Inside, Consol Energy Center goes heavy with classic rock (Roger Waters, Rush, Rod Stewart), and the Cultural District, suburban theaters and clubs pick up some of the smaller acts.

Enjoy!

-- Scott Mervis

FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION

Burgettstown, 1-800-745-3000.

DRAKE: With Waka Flocka Flame, J. Cole, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana. May 26, 7:30 p.m. $35.75-$95.75.

LADY ANTEBELLUM: With Darius Rucker, Thompson Square. June 2, 7 p.m. $54.50-$39.75.

PHISH: June 23, 7:30 p.m. $60-$45.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND: June 28, 8 p.m. $36-$136.

VANS WARPED TOUR: Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Anti-Flag, more. July 12, noon. $35/$42.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: July 13-14, 7 p.m. $40.50-$75.

ZAC BROWN BAND: With Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan. July 15, 7:30 p.m. $$61-$36.

TOBY KEITH: With Brantley Gilbert. July 27, 7:30 p.m. $99-$399 (part of Megaticket package).

ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, more. July 28, 1:15 p.m. $31.50-$69.50.

WIZ KHALIFA/MAC MILLER: With Chiddy Bang, Chevy Woods, Kendrick Lamar. Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m. $26-$65.50.

BIG TIME RUSH: Aug. 5, 7 p.m. $69.50-$35.50.

DEF LEPPARD/POISON: Aug. 14, $31-$45.

JASON ALDEAN: With Luke Bryan. Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. $99-$399 (Megaticket package).

RASCAL FLATTS: Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. $99-$399 (Megaticket package).

KISS/MOTLEY CRUE: Sept. 2, 7 p.m. $36-$56.50.

STAGE AE OUTDOORS

North Shore, 1-800-745-3000. (Times listed are for gates opening.)

ROB ZOMBIE/MEGADETH: With Lacuna Coil. May 16, 6 p.m. $39.50-$42.

THE AVETT BROTHERS: May 20, 7 p.m. $38/$40.

GAVIN DEGRAW/COLBIE CAILLAT: May 29, 6:30 p.m. $32-$35.

PRIMUS: With Gogol Bordello, Dead Kenny G's. May 22, 6:30 p.m. $36/$38.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND: June 1, 7 p.m. $20-$95.

JOE WALSH: June 2, 6:30 p.m. $29-$95.

DANZIG LEGACY: June 5, 6 p.m. $30-$35.

GIRL TALK: June 9, 7 p.m. $25.

CHILDISH GAMBINO: June 18, 7 p.m. $25-$30.

KORN: June 19, 6:30 p.m. $35.

MODEST MOUSE: June 20, 6:30 p.m. $39/$42.

THE CLARKS: June 23, 6:30 p.m. $25/$28.

SUBLIME WITH ROME: With Cypress Hill, Pepper. July 11, 5 p.m. $39.50/$42.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE/ANDREW BIRD: July 13, 6:30 p.m. $38/$41.

FEIST: July 14, 7 p.m. $25-$29.50.

HEART: July 26, 7 p.m. $39.50/$42.

O.A.R.: July 27, 7 p.m. $30/$35.

GEORGE THOROGOOD/DELBERT MCCLINTON: July 31, 6:30 p.m. $20-$75.

311/SLIGHTLY STOOPID: With The Aggrolites. Aug. 7, 6 p.m. $43.

BOSTON: Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. $35/$38.

TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL: Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, more. Aug. 14, 4 p.m. $38/$40.

MY MORNING JACKET: With Band of Horses. Aug. 21, 6 p.m. $38/$41.

HALL & OATES: Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. $95/$25.

STAGE AE INDOORS

AFROJACK: May 31, 7 p.m. $35/$37.

THE CULT: With Against Me!/The Icarus Line. June 3, 6 p.m. $28/$30

fun.: June 15, 7 p.m. Sold out.

SANTIGOLD: June 16, 7:30 p.m. $22/$25.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW: With Lumineers. Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. $35.

THE CLUB at STAGE AE

NADA SURF: June 20, 8 p.m. $17/$20.

JAY BRANNAN: July 23, 8 p.m. $10/$12.

CARNEGIE LIBRARY MUSIC HALL OF HOMESTEAD

Munhall, 412-368-5225.

INGRID MICHAELSON: May 11, 8 p.m. Sold out.

MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD: May 29, 7:30 p.m. $35/$38.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: June 15, 9 p.m. $45/$125.

CINDERELLA: June 23, 8 p.m. $35/$60.

STEVEN WRIGHT: June 23, 7 p.m. $35-$55.

BRANDI CARLILE: June 25, 7:30 p.m. $39.50/$60.

MATISYAHU: July 30, 7 p.m. $39.50/$42.

M83: Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $28/$30.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT: Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $39.50-$49.50.

ABBA THE CONCERT: Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. $37-$62.

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR: The Turtles, Mickey Dolenz, Gary Puckett, more. Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. $35-$69.50.

CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

Uptown, 1-800-745-3000.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: May 30, 7:30 p.m. $62.50-$41.50.

AVICII: June 14, 8 p.m. $37.50.

ROGER WATERS: July 3, 8 p.m. $57.75-$209.

ROD STEWART/STEVIE NICKS: July 28, 7:30 p.m. $49.50-$149.50.

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE!: Aug. 14, 7 p.m. $30-$65.

RUSH: Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. $96-$46.

HEINZ FIELD

North Shore, 1-800-745-3000.

KENNY CHESNEY/TIM MCGRAW: With Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jake Owen. June 30, 4:30 p.m. $29-$250.

PNC PARK

North Shore, following Pirates games, 412-321-BUCS.

STYX: Aug. 11, 7:05 p.m. game.

LIFEHOUSE: Sept. 29, 7:05 p.m. game.

BOYZ II MEN: June 9, 7:15 p.m. game.

DAUGHTRY: July 7, 4:05 p.m. game.

BENEDUM CENTER

Downtown, 412-456-6666.

BEACH BOYS: May 11, 8 p.m. $80-$353.

JOE BONAMASSA: May 12, 8 p.m. $62-$92.

TEMPTATIONS/FOUR TOPS: May 13, 8 p.m. $40-$100.

HEINZ HALL

Downtown, 412-392-4900.

BEN FOLDS W/ PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY: May 25, 8 p.m. $35-$95.

EN VOGUE: July 29, 7:30 p.m. $25.75-$40.

BYHAM THEATER

Downtown, 412-456-6666.

TRAILER PARK BOYS: May 14, 7:30 p.m. $39.50/$42.50.

GLEN CAMPBELL: May 20, 7:30 p.m. $49.75-$59.75.

HILL HOUSE

Hill District, 412-392-3149.

ESPERANZA SPALDING: With drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and pianist Geri Allen. June 1, 6 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. concert. $95.

MEADOWS RACETRACK & CASINO

Washington, 1-800-745-3000.

PAUL RODGERS: June 23, 8 p.m. $35-$55.

DENNIS DEYOUNG: July 7, 8 p.m. $25-$38.

CHUCK NEGRON & BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS: Aug. 11, 8 p.m. $25-$38.

MICHAEL McDONALD: Sept. 8, 8 p.m. $25-$38.

CONSOL ENERGY PARK

Washington, www.ticketmaster.com.

DARRYL WORLEY: May 18, 5 p.m. $17-$25.

DONNIE IRIS AND THE CRUISERS/JOE GRUSHECKY AND THE HOUSEROCKERS: May 19, 6 p.m. $30.

COUNTRY THROWDOWN: With Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Sunny Sweeney. June 16, 3:30 p.m. $36-$60.

MR. SMALLS

Millvale, 1-866-468-3401.

THE MAINE/LYDIA/THE ARKELLS: May 13, 7 p.m. $20.

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE/SWEET LEE MORROW: May 18, 8 p.m. $22-$25.

STAR SLINGER: THE HOOD INTERNET/CHRISSY MURDERBOT: May 19, 8 p.m. $13-$15.

BATTLES: June 4, 8 p.m. $15.

tUnE-yArDs: June 12, 7 p.m. $17.

BOWERBIRDS: June 13, 8 p.m. $15.

ANTHONY GREEN/THE DEAR HUNTER: June 20, 8 p.m. $15.

LUCERO: June 24, 8 p.m. $20.

JUKEBOX THE GHOST: June 30, 8 p.m. $13.

DIRTY PROJECTORS: July 11, 8 p.m. $20.

NEKO CASE: July 16, 8 p.m. $30.

BEACH HOUSE: July 21, 8 p.m. $20.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART: Aug. 1, 8 p.m. $20.

THE BOUNCING SOULS: With The Menzingers, Luther. Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $18.

THE BLACK ANGELS: With The Night Beats. Aug. 8, 8 p.m. $15.

BAND OF SKULLS: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. $18.

PALACE THEATRE

Greensburg, 724-836-8000.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: May 16, 8 p.m. $42-$55.

BUDDY GUY/JOHNNY LANG: June 15, 8 p.m. $59.50-$49.50.

WYNONNA AND THE BIG NOISE: July 18, 8 p.m. $125-$45.

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY DUKES: July 28, 8 p.m. $34-$24.

PAM TILLIS AND LORRIE MORGAN: Sept. 13, 8 p.m. $28-$58.

PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER

Oakland, 1-800-745-3000.

JAMES TAYLOR: June 20, 8 p.m. $61.50-$81.50.

ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM

North Side, 412-237-8300.

DAMIEN JURADO: May 17, 8 p.m., $15, $12 for CMP members and students.

JOHNSTOWN WAR MEMORIAL

Johnstown, 1-800-745-3000.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: June 8, 8 p.m. $49.50-$79.50.

PEPSI ROADHOUSE

Burgettstown, 724-947-1900.

DAVID ALLAN COE: July 7, 7:30 p.m. (5:30 dinner). $55-$39.

PITTSBURGH PRIDE EVENT

Liberty Ave., Downtown, 1-888-71TICKETS.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE: June 9, 6 p.m. $32-$45.

JAMBOREE IN THE HILLS

Morristown, Ohio (July 19-22); 1-800-624-5456; www.jamboreeinthehills.com.

Headliners are Jason Aldean (July 19), Charlie Daniels/Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 20), Rascal Flatts (July 21), Ronnie Dunn (July 22).

OTHER SHOWS

Altar Bar (Strip): Candlebox (May 11), Adrenaline Mob (May 12), Mushroomhead/(Hed)Pe (May 17), Suicide Machines (May 18), Eve 6 (May 21), Adelitas Way & Art of Dying (May 23), The Real Mckenzies (June 5), Of Montreal (June 17), The Wonder Years (June 20), Mickey Avalon With Millionaires (July 1). 1-877-435-9849.

Brillobox (Bloomfield): These United States (June 23). 412-621-4900.

Club Cafe (South Side): Jim Avett (May 17), Chuck Prophet (May 18), Dry the River (May 22), Rachel Sage (May 23), Joe Pug (May 24), Simone Felice (May 25), Anders Osborne (May 30), Gary Jules (May 31), Hanna Romanowsky (June 2), Graffiti 6 (June 5), Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers (June 6), Madison Violet (June 7), Scott H. Biram (June 12), Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (June 13), Jon McLaughlin (June 14), Red Wanting Blue (June 15-16), Josh White Jr. (June 23), Pokey Lafarge (June 26), Maia Sharp/Garrison Starr (July 11), Mary Fahl (July 14). 1-866-468-3401.

Diesel (South Side): Sonny Landreth (May 19). 1-800-745-3000.

Garfield Artworks (Garfield): R. Stevie Moore (May 12), Shaking Ray Levis (May 15), MC Ice Rod/John Neilson (May 20), You'll Live (May 24), Geoff White (May 31), Jeff Aug/Andy The Doorbum (June 4), Plume Giant (June 9). 412-361-2262.

Howlers (Bloomfield): Hymn for Her (May 30). 412-682-0320.

Rex Theater (South Side): Colin Hay (May 13), Marcia Ball (May 29), Jonathan Coulton (June 7), Paul Thorn (June 14), Bootsy Collins (June 16), Sierre Leone's Refugee All-Stars (June 20), Slaid Cleaves (June 21), Hot Buttered Rum (July 26), BoDeans (Aug. 25), Glass Harp (Aug. 31). 1-877-435-3849.

31st Street Pub (Strip): La Sera (May 17), Caltrop (May 23), Volcanoes (May 25), Capsula (May 26), White Suns (June 1) O'Death (June 8), Dragged Into Sunlight/Wolvhammer (June 11). 412-391-8334.

Thunderbird Cafe (Lawrenceville): Mount Carmel (May 13), Dirty Bourbon River Show (June 6), Holy Ghost Tent Revival (June 13). 412-682-0177.

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