Legendary Singer/Songwriter David Crosby Plays CHMH; Kid Rock and Foreigner Rev it Up at First Niagara (Sun., 6/28/15)

1) On this summer’s solo acoustic tour, singer-songwriter David Crosby takes the stage with just his voice and guitar for company. The veteran performer, of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash fame, promises to draw on music from throughout his 50-year career, from both solo albums and collaborative works. At 73, the two-time Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer hasn’t lost his urge to create new music. His latest solo effort, Croz, was released in January 2014 after a long recording hiatus, and was described by Rolling Stone as “a triumphant solo return”. Producer on the album was Crosby’s son, James Raymond, who also co-wrote some of the tracks, and recorded them in his home studio. It’s easy to imagine the spare, stripped-back tunes translating beautifully into an acoustic show at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall.  8 p.m. 510 E 10th Ave., Munhall. SOLD OUT, tickets may be available on reseller sites. (HM)

 

2) The promo line for Kid Rock’s summer tour promises “more bang for your buck!”, and with tickets starting at $20, it’s hard to argue with that. Kid Rock started out as a rap-metal crossover artist, but has been leaning further to the rock side of the scale ever since, focusing more on southern, country and blues influences. His latest album, First Kiss, his 11th studio release, came out in February. The title song is a classic southern rock big-chorus anthem, complete with a nostalgia-tinged video about kissing girls in a pick-up truck. Sharing the billing at First Niagara Pavilion are veteran rockers Foreigner, famous for power ballads such as “I Want To Know What Love Is” and rockers like “Rev on the Red Line.” Mick Jones is the only remaining original member of the band, which started out in 1976, and had a hit with their eponymous, five-times Platinum first album a year later. Their latest release, Acoustique, came out in 2011, featuring unplugged versions of their classic hits. 6:45 p.m. 665 Route 18, Burgettstown.  (HM)

 

3) At Hartwood Acres, there will be some Irish rock tonight happening at the Allegheny County Summer Concerts Series as popular local band Bastard Bearded Irishmen perform. The Hawkeyes open. 7:30 p.m. 200 Hartwood Acres, Hampton and Indiana Townships.

2) The City of Pittsburgh’s Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Classical Music Series offers a free concert today by chamber music group Quinta Voce Wind Quintet. This concert series runs every Sunday through Aug. 16 in Mellon Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pack your own brunch basket or buy food at the park. Fifth and Shady Aves., Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill.