Nickelback and Daughtry Play KeyBank; Pirates Battle Tigers in Inter-league Play (Mon., 8/7/17)

1) Nickelback get a lot of flack. The Internet scoffed when frontman Chad Kroeger said in a recent CBC radio interview that “I even think the critics like Nickelback. … We’re that guilty pleasure.” Critics or not, somebody, in fact, a lot of people like the rock quartet. The band’s worldwide album sales surpass 50 million. Nickelback formed in Hanna, Alberta, Canada, in 1995. 2001’s Silver Side Up and its first single, “How You Remind Me,” were multi-platinum successes. “Seinfeld” fans can appreciate the music video for “Trying Not To Love You;” it stars Jason Alexander, arguably best known as George Costanza. He plays two baristas, who vie for the love of Brooke Burns of “Baywatch.” (Seriously. Watch it above.) The group is touring in support of this year’s Feed the Machine, including a stop at KeyBank Pavilion. Daughtry, fronted by Chris Daughtry of “American Idol” fame, opens as do Shaman’s Harvest. 6 p.m. 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown. (CM)

2) Our battlin’ Buccos play the Detroit Tigers tonight. There’s no promotions just good ‘ol baseball. Grab a hot dog, beer, and some Cracker Jack. This is just a two-game series and then the Pirates go to Detroit for two there. The good news is the Pirates are only five games out of first place in the National League Central Division. Make that move right now Pirates! 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.