Buckcherry and the 7 deadly sins
• OK, why mention Buckcherry in the Local Scene column?
He doesn't talk about it much in interviews, but guitarist Keith Nelson grew up in North Sewickley.
He formed the bad-boy hard rock band in LA with singer Josh Todd in 1995, and the debut album came out in 1999 to reviews comparing it to Guns 'N Roses. Fourteen years later, Buckcherry (a play on Chuck Berry) isn't massive but big enough to headline Stage AE on Saturday night with its sleaze-rock show.
Buckcherry is touring on a sixth album, "Confessions," based on the seven deadly sins. "There was a point in my life when I was a youth when I lost a family member, and I acted out in my grieving process through the deadly sins," the singer told Loudwire.com, "I think the seven sins are timeless and that everybody struggles with them in their daily lives all the time."
Nonpoint opens. Doors at 7 p.m. $23 advance; $25 door; ticketmaster.com.
KHT and Silkworm tribute
• The Karl Hendricks Trio, a Pittsburgh institution since 1991, hasn't played a show here since July, but it returns Sunday night at the Brillobox (Bloomfield), and with a flourish.
The support act is Heather Loves Silkworm, a tribute to Silkworm, the noisy Seattle-via-Montana indie-rock band. The band, which started in 1987, came to a tragic end in 2005 when drummer Michael Dahlquist and two other musicians were killed by a woman attempting a vehicular suicide.
The evening will begin with an 8 p.m. screening of the documentary "Couldn't You Wait? The Story of Silkworm."
Admission is $6; www.brillobox.net.