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Sweet Sweet Music

Rock, pop, jazz and other good vibrations

Bruce Springsteen with Guitar. Photo: Bill Ebbesen and Wikipedia.

January Concert Preview: From E Street to Smallman Street

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are this month’s big headr, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of other great music to be found.

Bret Michaels performing in New York in 2014. (Photo: Rjkowal and Wikipedia)

December Concert Preview: An Iron Butterfly, Holiday Chestnuts, and Hometown Heroes

This month we’re served up hot local acts, holiday fare, and several interesting national bands.

Robert Randolph playing the pedal steel guitar while Eric Clapton looks on. Photo: Steve Proctor via Wikimedia Commons lic.

November Concert Preview: Top Christian Singers, A Formerly “Rotten” Johnny, and Two Guitarists Named Robert

November’s musical performances bring us funk, christian music, and talented guitarists.

Ringo Starr perfoming with his All-Starr Band in Paris in 2011. photo: Jean Fortunet.

October Concert Preview: Superstars of the 60’s and 70’s

Top performers from the 1960s and 1970s are the main highlights of this months concert scene.

Mac Miller performing at Governors Ball 2011. photo: LG Rocket and Wikipedia.

September Concert Preview: A Motown Legend, Twangers, Swedish Groups, and a Rapper from the ‘Burgh

Not a lot of major musical acts this month, but still plenty of high-quality bands and performers.

Dave Grohl

August Concert Preview: Succulent Sounds Ripe for the Picking

Squeeze out every last bit of juice from the 2015 summer concert season.

vocalist for Mojoflo

Community, Musicians, Weather Come Together for Biggest Deutschtown Music Fest Yet

Over 125 musicians, plus 16 venues and numerous artists and food trucks, make for a unique, successful third annual Deutschtown Music Festival. The first sunny day in memory adds the final touch.

Van Halen live in concert. photo: Ghostrider.

July Music Preview: Festivals and Fun

Pittsburgh concerts this month have all the basic elements: rock, metal, country, soul, and pop.

2006. Photo courtesy of Severino.|The Rolling Stones core group (Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones Concert: a Special Delivery to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Zip Code 15212

The Rolling Stones played a Pittsburgh show at Heinz Field with a set list of 19 songs and a focus on songs from “Sticky Fingers.”

Vocalist Matt Bishop leans into the microphone on stage with Hey Marseilles.|Hey Marseilles fans line up in front of the Dollar Bank Stage.|Seattle band Hey Marseilles brought their cinematic sound to the Three Rivers Arts Festival.|Hey Marseilles played as twilight fell on the Three Rivers Arts Festival Dollar Bank Stage. Photo: Heather McCracken

Hey Marseilles Play Cinematic Sunset Show

Seattle band Hey Marseilles brought an orchestral feel to their twilight show at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

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