Pittsburgh concerts

Brimstone Coven

In the mood for some dark occult rock? Then head to Mr. Smalls Fun House for a night of eerie music led by Brimstone Coven rising out of Wheeling, W. Va. The band fuses the dark motifs of Black Sabbath and Pentagram with the classic riffs of Led Zeppelin and k Floyd to create a unique style. Also on the bill is Cruces, The Black Six, Starve, and Patton. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.

Umphrey’s McGee

Progressive rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee, from the Fighting Irish town of South Bend, Ind., is in concert at Stage AE tonight. Influenced by the likes of the Grateful Dead, Yes, King Crimson, and k Floyd, their unique sound can be heard in the songs “Wizard Burial Ground” and “Mulche’s Odyssey.” Umphrey’s McGee is touring in support of their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, which dropped in June. Opening act is Dopapod. Doors open 6:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

Judy Collins

Legendary songstress Judy Collins was a piano prodigy by age 13, and as she came of age, she used her music to rail against social and environmental problems. She’s known for reinterpreting traditional and contemporary folk music standards to create rich, insightful poetic-like songs about life’s ups and downs. Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger influenced her with their use of storytelling through songs about hard luck people. Collins, in turn, inspired others—Stephen Stills (Crosby Stills Nash) wrote the classic song “Suite: Judy

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Thoth Trio

 Thunderbird Café’s Space Exchange series, which explores progressive jazz in relation to other musical genres, continues tonight with an “evening of intense acoustic jazz” from the Thoth Trio, comprising Ben Opie on saxophone and clarinet, Paul Thompson on bass, and David Throckmorton on drums. 9 p.m. No cover. 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.


Electronic dance music DJ, singer/songwriter, and producer Skrillex is bringing his audio and visual extravaganza—from alien talk to 3D video portals and a laser light show—to Stage AE tonight. Winner of three Grammy Awards, Skrillex is touring in support of his latest album, Recess, released in March. Should be a good night for all the senses. Opening acts are Big Gigantic, GTA, and Valentino Khan. This is an outdoor show, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.