Music Reviews

 Jack White performs at Stage AE Sunday night, on tour with his second solo album, "Lazaretto."

Jack White is a jolt of electric energy at Stage AE

On his first trip to Pittsburgh in six years, the rocker from Nashville blew through Stage AE Sunday night with Tasmanian Devil energy.

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Diverse music showcased at PNME show

The oldest piece on the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s program was composed in 2006.

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 Jimmy Buffett performs in front of thousands of fans Wednesday at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

Buffett's 'This One’s For You' tour is about the fans

To fans, Buffett is known simply as “Jimmy” and they casually tell stories about him like a best friend or neighbor.

5 days ago

Nickel Creek gives an inspired performance at Stage AE on Tuesday

Some bluegrass acts are easy to imagine live, but not Nickel Creek.

5 days ago

 Katy Perry opens with :Roar" at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night.

Katy Perry puts on award-style spectacle at Consol Energy Center

Pop star Katy Perry delivered a nearly two-hour spec­ta­cle, with nine ward­robe changes, she jumped rope and road a me­chan­i­cal horse.

6 days ago

Lord Huron captivates crowd at Mr. Smalls

Listening to Lord Huron through headphones is a relaxing, even regenerative experience. The band's stage presence is anything but.

1 week ago

The music of John Williams brings magic to the Pittsburgh Symphony

Under the direction of Lawrence Loh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to the film scores of Hollywood composer John Williams.

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Concert Review: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble edgy in performance of world premiere

The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble performed the world premiere of Ted Hearne‘‍s “The Cage Variations.”

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Summerfest’s 'Ariadne on Naxos' excels at operatic fun

Opera Theater’s production is an extraordinary accomplishment for a small company with limited financial and stage resources.

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 Siobhan Magnus of "American Idol" joins the band Boston for "Walk On" during Tuesday night's concert at Stage AE on the North Shore.

Boston's performance evokes more than a feeling from enthusiastic fans

The group could have gone heavy on the latest album, but that would have been the quickest way to lose the crowd Tuesday night at Stage AE.

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 Lead singer Ryan Key, right, and violinist Sean Mackin of Yellowcard perform at the Vans Warped Tour at First Niagara Pavilion Tuesday.

Typical Warped Tour -- from music to mosh pit -- and the fans love it

You can go to Warped and hear pop, rap, reggae, and even dub-step DJ’s. But the punk rock is not completely abandoned.

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Divas please at Opera Theater's Summerfest

Two Pittsburgh divas pleased local fans in the opening weekend of Opera Theater’s three-week-long Summerfest.

2 weeks ago

Zac Brown Band delivers energy and unpredictability at First Niagara Pavilion

From the moment the lights came up on Mr. Brown, who had traded his signature knit beanie for a black top hat, the audience was transfixed.

2 weeks ago

 Bassist Rod Schwartz and Jimmer Podrasky at the Winery on Friday.

Jimmer Podrasky in great Rave-Up form for homecoming concert

Alt-country pioneer gets solid backing from local pick-up band.

2 weeks ago

The Neighbourhood mix gloom and glee at Stage AE

California indie band brings visual element.

2 weeks ago

 The crowd packed in to see Brand New at Stage AE.

Brand New works wonders with the old stuff at Stage AE

The show sold out in a heartbeat and could have moved outdoors at Stage AE, but the band wanted to play inside.

2 weeks ago

 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 month ago


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