Pittsburgh Rock Music

Cool Picks Tuesday July 17, 2012

1) Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Week continues with the Waterfront Car Cruise with 500 cars of all marques (brand names). 5-9 p.m. $5 donation is requested. Waterfront Shopping Center, Homestead.

2) Jazz Keyboardist, Kevin Howard, plays the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s BNY Mellon JazzLive concert series outdoors at Agnes Katz Plaza. 5-7 p.m. Penn & Seventh Avenues, Downtown.

3) Altar Bar presents alternative rockers Saving Abel; also on the bill are Fall From Grace and Anthems of Apathy in an all ages show starting at

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Cool Picks Monday July 16, 2012

1) It’s Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race Week in Pittsburgh with events going on all week. Tonight is the Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street. Here you’ll see a really cool collection of historic and hot cars and some hot historic cars. 5-9 p.m.. Walnut Street, Shadyside.

2) Neko Case, folk/pop rocker with beautiful red hair,  plays Mr. Small’s Funhouse tonight with special guest, Kelly Hogan. All ages show, 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale.

3) Featured shows at the Carnegie Science Center’s

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Cool Picks Sunday July 15, 2012

1) Classic rock superstar, consummate eccentric showman (and avid golfer) Alice Cooper brings his hits, including: School’s Out, I’m Eighteen, No More Mr. Nice Guy, to Stage AE.  Opening artist is Blue Coupe. All ages, outdoor show, 6:30 p.m. North Shore.

2) First Niagara Pavilion keeps their busy weekend rockin’ with the Grammy Award winning, Zac Brown Band. Brown and his band deliver a mix of country, southern rock, folk and bluegrass.. 7 p.m. show, Burgettstown.

3) CITIPARKS Bach Beethoven and Brunch features Cello

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Cool Picks Saturday July 14, 2012

1) Crystalline voiced pop singer Feist (of “1, 2, 3, 4” song fame) performs an outdoor show at Stae AE, Gates open 7 p.m. North Shore.

2) Dave Matthews Band plays the First Niagara Pavilion again tonight in a double shot weekend that started last night. 7p.m. Burgettstown.

3) If you missed Squonk Opera’s latest production, Go Roadshow, you can take it in today at 4 & 8:45 p.m at Schenley Plaza (between Hillman Library and the Carnegie Library in Oakland.) Squonk’s Go

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Cool Picks Friday July 13, 2012

1) Dave Matthews Band rolls into First Niagara Pavilion, still riding a wave of popularity and hits that started in the ’90’s. DMB is touring in advance of their new studio album, Away From the World, which will be released on September 11th. Start time 7 p.m. DMB will also play First Niagara again tomorrow.

2) The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is sponsoring a Gallery Crawl of the the art galleries on Penn and Liberty Avenues. Stop by say “hi” to the owners

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Cool Picks Thursday July 12, 2012

1) The Vans Warped Tour of bands is making a stop at First Niagara Pavilion today in Burgettstown starting at noon. Featured band is Pierce The Veil.

2) Club Cafe has acoustic guitarist Caleb Lovely and South East Ohio native, Dom Liberati, who delivers bass driven rock with great hooks; and special guest Jason Myles Goss in concert, 8 p.m. show. 56-58 South 12th Street, South Side.

3) Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) is being shown in Brookline Memorial Park tonight at dusk as part

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Cool Picks Wednesday July 11, 2012

1) Alternative rock band Sublime plays Stage AE with supporting acts Rome, Cypress Hill, Pepper, HB Surround Sound. Gates open 5 p.m. North Shore.

2) Indy radio darlin’ Maia Sharp is in concert at Club Cafe with special guest Garrison Starr. Sharp is touring in support of her latest recordings, “Echo.” Show time 8 p.m. 56-58 South 12th Street, South Side.

3) The classic date is dinner and a movie, at Flagstaff Hill on Wednesday nights you can have a band and a

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Cool Picks Tuesday July 10, 2012

1) Should be another great weather day for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trusts BNY Mellon “JazzLive” Tuesdays outside at Agnes Katz Plaza. This weeks featured performer is jazz bassist Tony DePaolis.  5 p.m. start. Penn & 7th Street Downtown.

2) Round up the neighborhood kids and walk them (or pack them safely in the minivan) to the Elliott Overlook to see Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) as part of the Dollar Bank CITIPARKS “Cinema in the Park” series. Dusk. Free.

3) Altar Bar ,in the Strip, is

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Cool Picks Monday July 9, 2012

1) The Roger Humphries (a Pittsburgh institution if you’re a jazz aficionado) Trio  plays Savoy Restaurant in the Strip every Monday, featuring  a special guest each week. This weeks special guest is Eric Johnson, jazz guitarist. Savoy Jazz Mondays go from 6 – 10 p.m. 2623 Penn Ave. Strip District.

2) Craig King hosts the Thunderbird Cafe’s “Open Stage” night. 9:30 p.m. start. No cover. 4023 Butler Street, Lawrenceville.

3) “It’s A Girl”  the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium proudly announces on their website in regards to the

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Cool Picks Sunday July 8, 2012

1) Citiparks Bach Beethoven and Brunch in Mellon Park presents Allegheny Brass Band, 10:30 a.m. -noon. Free.

2) The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues it tour de Pittsburgh at Hartwood Acres  outdoor amphitheater. Classic, operatic and pop tunes with Thomas Hong, conducting, featuring violinist Dennis M. O’Boyle. 8 p.m. Free.

3) Acoustic guitarist Matt Tichon plays from 3 p.m.-7p.m. on the deck at Redfin Blues. Washington’s Landing.

4) The Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival in Greensburg’s Twin Lakes Park features: Temujin (African storytelling), 1 p.m.;

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