Music Reviews


 Singer/actress Idina Menzel performs at the Benedum Center on Tuesday night.

Concert review: Idina Menzel nice, naughty, always entertaining at Benedum

The Tony-winning star of "Wicked" and singer of "Let It Go" takes the audience on an emotional ride.

1 day ago


 Trumpeter and vocalist  Efrem Towns performs with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at South Park on Friday night.

Review: Dirty Dozen Brass Band gets crowd grooving

Those who went to the concert on Friday at South Park and expected a party to break out wouldn’t have been disappointed.

4 days ago


 Idina Menzel will sing at the Benedum Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

2Do this week, Aug. 23-29: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Soul Line Dancing, Idina Menzel, Len Barcousky and comedian Sommore all on the schedule for the coming week.

5 days ago


 Reel Big Fish frontman Aaron Barrett at Stage AE Friday.

Social D, Anti-Flag power a Warped-style X-Fest II

Social Distortion plays classic album in full; Anti-Flag rages through political punk.

5 days ago


 Florida Georgia Line -- Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley -- at the Pavilion.

Florida Georgia Line rocks Pavilion with anything-goes attitude

Nashville duo plays its hits, and covers Garth Brooks and Wiz Khalifa.

1 week ago


 Die Antwoord rappers Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja.

Die Antwoord revels in the bizarre at Stage AE

South African crew puts a weird twist on rap and rave.

2 weeks ago


Nicki Minaj captivates crowd at First Niagara Pavilion with Pinkprint tour

She stopped in Pittsburgh as part of her world tour, joined by DeJ Loaf, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd and Meek Mill.

2 weeks ago


 Funk bassist Bootsy Collins drops his tophat while performing with his Rubber Band Sunday night at Hartwood Acres.

Concert review: Bootsy Collins Rubber Band brings the funk

Bootsy’s Rubber Band is an offshoot of Parliament/Funkadelic and led by bassist William “Bootsy” Collins.

3 weeks ago


 Fawzi Haimor rounded out his last season with the PSO with emotive yet controlled conducting.

Review: Selfies, stirring strains abound at PSO’s 'Classical BBQ' performance

The Sunday evening series at Heinz Hall is part of a push to engage new audiences.

3 weeks ago


 Harry Styles of One Direction performs Sunday at Heinz Field.

One Direction didn't quite fill Heinz Field but it did fill young hearts

The show departed from the usual large-scale teen-pop affair with more low-key production, but it didn’t matter: The fans were ecstatic.

3 weeks ago


Blues Traveler jams freely at Stage AE

Veteran band mixes hits into lively, bluesy set.

3 weeks ago


Luke Bryan kicks up the dust at the Pavilion

Country star plays his own hits and even dips into Taylor Swift and Maroon 5.

3 weeks ago


 Randy Newman a good fit with the Pittsburgh Symphony in the final installment of the Thursday night Icons series.

Concert review: Randy Newman renews his friendship with Pittsburgh

Singer-songwriter-pianist-composer Randy Newman gave a magnificent performance Thursday night with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

3 weeks ago


 Rapper J. Cole, who headlined the First Niagara Pavilion on Thursday.

J. Cole highlights '2014 Forest Hills Drive' at Pavilion show

A master of story telling, J. Cole was able to keep the audience with him all night, as he performed 2014 Forest Hills Drive in full.

3 weeks ago


 Old Crow Medicine Show jamming at Stage AE.

Old Crow Medicine Show plays a humdinger at Stage AE

Nashville string band teams with outlaw Sturgill Simpson for night of authentic Southern music.

4 weeks ago


 Eddie Van Halen performs a solo as Van Halen performs Tuesday night at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.

Concert review: Classic Van Halen pounds out the hits for fans at First Niagara Pavilion

Van Halen -- guitarist Eddie Van Halen; his brother, Alex, the drummer; and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, the bassist -- performed Tuesday night.

4 weeks ago


 Hozier was a crowd-pleaser at Stage AE on Tuesday.

Concert review: Hozier shows stunning range in Pittsburgh debut at Stage AE

Girls lined up all day to see Irish singer-songwriter go home happy.

4 weeks ago



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