Behold, The Band CAMINO

Photos + words: Ryan Carcia The Band CAMINO took the stage at Stage AE in Pittsburgh for a special performance on their “The Tour CAMINO” tour. The venue was absolutely packed on both the lower and upper levels as fans lined up hours before the show began for a clear view of the stage and, … Continue reading Behold, The Band CAMINO

The ROLE MODEL Concert Experience

ROLE MODEL is as good as it gets in the bedroom pop spectrum of music. He’s currently on the road promoting his 2022 album Rx, and with shows being in high demand all over the country, I had to see one of them for myself. The show began with a set from an up-and-coming new … Continue reading The ROLE MODEL Concert Experience

Steel Panther Proves That Heavy Metal is Alive and Well in Cleveland

by Emmy Susani I’ve had the privilege of seeing this outlandish group so many timesI’ve lost count. Their stage presence, humor, and musical talent never fail.These guys are one of a kind. Not much can be said about this group that hasn’t been said already. This scandalous band has been breaking walls down since they … Continue reading Steel Panther Proves That Heavy Metal is Alive and Well in Cleveland

Whitechapel @ Mr. Smalls

Supporting Atreyu on their twenty year anniversary tour, Whitechapel made an appearance at Mr. Smalls for the first time since their sophomore album (This is Exile) came out. So yes… it has been quite some time since Millvale has had the luxury of hosting the metal band from Knoxville! With a little bit of a … Continue reading Whitechapel @ Mr. Smalls

Knocked Loose @ Mr. Smalls

By David Mondine With the release of their latest album, “A Different Shade of Blue,” Pittsburgh lucked out with a second appearance this year from the hardcore band Knocked Loose. Both times were headlining shows, and both lineups were stacked so there was never a disappointing moment. Knocked Loose has always been one of those … Continue reading Knocked Loose @ Mr. Smalls

Ghost leaves a haunting impression in Youngstown

To say that the band Ghost has gone through changes since their first album is an understatement. If you follow the band you probably have a clue as to how the nameless ghouls have been shuffled in and out over the years with the only constant being the man behind the mask, Tobia Forge. Love … Continue reading Ghost leaves a haunting impression in Youngstown

Thom Yorke mesmerizes Pittsburgh baring his Anima

Largely known as the lead singer for Radiohead, Thom Yorke has managed to make quite a solo career separate from the alt-rock giants. Although there are some similarities to his band's sound, his solo work has a concentration in electronic music. Arriving on stage amid producer Nigel Godrich who plays keyboards, bass, guitar, and "atmospheres", … Continue reading Thom Yorke mesmerizes Pittsburgh baring his Anima

The ALT-IMATE Tour @Stage AE Pittsburgh: BUSH AND +LIVE+ CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC ALBUMS SIXTEEN STONE AND THROWING COPPER

Hard to believe that it has been 25 years since the pivotal records of Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper was on everyone's radio and CD player. Fast forward to August 26, 2019, and a sold-out crowd at Stage AE was witness to three bands that dominated that area and can still captivate a crowd. With … Continue reading The ALT-IMATE Tour @Stage AE Pittsburgh: BUSH AND +LIVE+ CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC ALBUMS SIXTEEN STONE AND THROWING COPPER

The Struts ‘Roll Up’ to Cleveland

(Photos and Review by Tess Casto) On any ole Sunday, most people are at rest with their family at home. That was not the case for many patrons at The House of Blues in Cleveland this past Sunday night. Many people dwelled to the concert venue in support of seeing the up and coming band … Continue reading The Struts ‘Roll Up’ to Cleveland

Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, and Asking Alexandria rock Stage AE Pittsburgh

review and pix: Emmy Susani Outdoor shows are among my favorites to shoot and tonight at Stage AE, on the North Shore in Pittsburgh, Papa Roach is going to rock the place. Bad Wolves kicks the night off and let me tell you these guys blew my mind. I had never seen them before and … Continue reading Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, and Asking Alexandria rock Stage AE Pittsburgh

Slipknot’s Knotfest bring international flavors of metal to Pittsburgh

When Slipknot created their very own festival in 2012 with the likes of Deftones, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse there was a ton of people who wish they could afford the trip to Iowa to see the inaugural bash. The tradition continued and grew to be held in Japan in 2014, and California in … Continue reading Slipknot’s Knotfest bring international flavors of metal to Pittsburgh

Iron Maiden proves their legacy at PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh

It's always a massive treat to see Iron Maiden and when they bring their greatest hits Legacy of the Beast Tour to town it is a sure bet for a sellout. That was certainly the case Saturday night August 17, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh as they played 16 song set for the … Continue reading Iron Maiden proves their legacy at PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh

Jeff Lynne’s ELO ends tour on a high note in Pittsburgh

Review by Scott Tady posted in Beaver County Times, photos by AWelding photo here and Beaver County Times You easily could have forgotten how many hit songs Jeff Lynne’s ELO achieved, until the band starts reeling them off one after the other after the other. A nearly sold-out PPG Paints Arena crowd Thursday enjoyed that … Continue reading Jeff Lynne’s ELO ends tour on a high note in Pittsburgh

August Burns Red celebrate in style at The Roxian Pittsburgh

review and pix: David Mondine In celebration of an album that essentially changed the entire metalcore scene, August Burns Red (ABR) went out on tour for “Constellations” 10th birthday!  In doing so, they also had the chance to experience one of the newest venues in the Pittsburgh area, the Roxian Theatre.  Joining them on this … Continue reading August Burns Red celebrate in style at The Roxian Pittsburgh

The Raconteurs play a raucous rock show at Stage AE Pittsburgh

Poster for the show in Pittsburgh designed by Matthew Jacobson's Magic Paper printed by Baker Prints on 18x24 black stock with UV green and metallics.In the early 1870s, the first baseball team to play for Pittsburgh was The Raconteurs. This was prior to the formation of the Allegheny Base Ball Club in 1876. At the start of the … Continue reading The Raconteurs play a raucous rock show at Stage AE Pittsburgh

Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara light up PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh

The upward trajectory for Shawn Mendes has been like a rocket into space. It seems just a few short years ago that I met the young man from Canada backstage of PPG when he was an opening act. But, even in this short amount of time, he has gone from opening act to headliner of … Continue reading Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara light up PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh

Veil of Maya: “Rage Fest” Pittsburgh

Review and photos: Dave Mondine additional photos Taneal Woodmancy Veil of Maya have been quite busy lately it seems from headlining tours, supporting acts, and even writing a new album.  But Pittsburgh has been beyond lucky to see the ever so thriving band play at Mr. Smalls not once, not twice, but THREE times this … Continue reading Veil of Maya: “Rage Fest” Pittsburgh

Clutch, Killswitch Engage, and Cro-Mags JM make no Bad Decisions in Pittsburgh

A Clutch concert could easily come with a guarantee. You will see great bands, you will have a great time, and you will never see the same show twice. Such are the facts of a Clutch show as witnessed many times and most recently at Stage AE Pittsburgh. Clutch always brings top acts to support … Continue reading Clutch, Killswitch Engage, and Cro-Mags JM make no Bad Decisions in Pittsburgh

Concert Review and Pictorial: Queen + Adam Lambert = Rhapsody

Unforgettable. That about sums it up. For anyone who had doubts about Adam Lambert's abilities and attended the show, they had those doubts quashed thoroughly. The key is that Lambert does not attempt to be Freddie Mercury but to honor his legacy. He puts just the right about of theatricality and small amounts of mimicry … Continue reading Concert Review and Pictorial: Queen + Adam Lambert = Rhapsody

Khalid and Clairo are Free Spirits in Pittsburgh

It's hard to believe that R and B act Khalid was playing his first show in a coffee shop just a few years ago. Now he is headlining arenas and making crowds sing every single word to his tunes. Khalid Donnel Robinson already has a quadruple-platinum album, several top 10 hits, a number one record, … Continue reading Khalid and Clairo are Free Spirits in Pittsburgh

Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Three Days Grace put on a pure rock show

Genres are funny things, Sometimes we have a hard time putting things into a category and other times we struggle, regardless, we as humans have some sort of need to put things into their proper place to describe them. Three bands that have been placed in many different genres came to Pittsburgh and put on … Continue reading Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Three Days Grace put on a pure rock show

John Mayer works his magic in Pittsburgh

written by Scott Tady for The Beaver County Times https://www.timesonline.com/entertainmentlife/20190729/john-mayer-works-his-magic-in-pittsburgh Most concert artists have two kinds of songs, John Mayer theorized Sunday in Pittsburgh. They’ve got songs that people pay good money to hear, and then there’s that other bunch of deeper, lesser-known songs that casual concertgoers might view as a good time to make … Continue reading John Mayer works his magic in Pittsburgh

Soccer Mommy’s Solid Songwriting on Display @ Mr. Smalls

One of the first qualities that stand out about seeing Soccer Mommy (Sophie Allison) play live is her sweet and genuine nature. What stands out next from the 22 year old from Nashville  is her exceptional talent and the energy the tight band brings, who started backing her for her latest album Clean (2018). Allison … Continue reading Soccer Mommy’s Solid Songwriting on Display @ Mr. Smalls

Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour: Static X, DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black tear it up at Jergels

Written By: George Archibald  As many packed into Jergel’s Rhythm Grille for the Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour, these crowd goers were in for a night of mystery and wonder. The topic of the night would be; who is the mystery vocalist standing in for the late Static-X frontman Wayne Static? This topic has … Continue reading Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour: Static X, DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black tear it up at Jergels

The Young Tour 2019: Parachute at The Rex Pittsburgh

Review & photos Abigail McNatt © 2019 After their release of Wide Awake in 2016, Parachute came back with their self-titled album in 2019. In order to celebrate, they went off on their Young Tour across the country. I had the opportunity to catch their Pittsburgh stop, the second to last on the tour, featuring Caleb Kopta and Billy … Continue reading The Young Tour 2019: Parachute at The Rex Pittsburgh

The Who @PPGPaintsArena: Moving On Tour shows no signs of slowing down

photo: Alan Welding The Who have been doing their thing since 1964 but their figureheads, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey showed no signs of wear and tear last night in Pittsburgh. Backed by a 48 piece orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson along with Simon Townshend (Pete's brother) on guitar, Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) on drums, … Continue reading The Who @PPGPaintsArena: Moving On Tour shows no signs of slowing down

SOLD OUT: Hozier and BAILEN at the Benedum

by Sophie Burkholder On a weekend of a series of some of the first intensely humid thunderstorms of the summer, the Benedum Center hosted the soulful indie rock of New York trio BAILEN and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. After entering the theater under the yellow glow of the marquee, selections of 60s-era blues and soul like … Continue reading SOLD OUT: Hozier and BAILEN at the Benedum

Marianas Trench Suspending Gravity Tour hits Pittsburgh w/ New Dialogue and DJ George Thoms

On the Suspending Gravity Tour, Marianas Trench brought along, DJ George Thoms, as well as New Dialogue. DJ George Thoms, played while everyone was coming in. Thoms is a DJ and producer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Review: Adelita’s Way @Crafthouse Stage and Grill Pittsburgh

words and pix: Ed Thompson © 2019 Let me just start by saying this. Adeltias Way will be as big as Greta Van Fleet is in two to three years. The vocals and songwriting ability that this band has can allow this band to skyrocket with success in the coming years. I said 5 years … Continue reading Review: Adelita’s Way @Crafthouse Stage and Grill Pittsburgh

Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar Sludge It Out at Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh

It must be the muck deep in the Mississippi River that makes for such wonderful sludge metal. Kirk Windstein of Crowbar and Pepper Keenan both live in NOLA and maybe they dip their guitars in the magic of that place to get such murky sounds or they have truly conspired with the ancient Voodoo of … Continue reading Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar Sludge It Out at Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh