Adrian Belew in Concert at Rex; Foxtail Hosts T-Pain; Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Play Moondog’s (Sun., 4/7/19)

1) Versatile singer/songwriter/producer and guitar virtuoso Adrian Belew is playing the Rex Theater. Belew rose to fame as the guitarist and front man for the prog-rock group King Crimson. Other great gigs for him were as a touring guitarist for David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Nine Inch Nails. You can see his prowess while performing the song “E.” Catch this legend in action on the South Side. Opening the show is Saul Zonana. 7 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St. 


2) Cher may have pioneered Auto-Tune, but T-Pain became synonymous with it. His debut single, 2005’s “I’m Sprung,” charted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Florida rapper’s newest album is 2019’s 1UP. I’m on a Boat” with the Lonely Island from “Saturday Night Live” is a classic. He will host and perform at Foxtail. 8 p.m. 1601 E. Carson St., South Side. (CM)


3) Tommy Castro & The Painkillers perform at Moondog’s. Castro’s vast guitar experience and his sultry voice, backed by his perfectly rhythmic band, combine to present a marriage of blues and rock in its most raw form.  They make it look easy, and they make it look fun, as demonstrated in songs like “Greedy” and “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down.” 2019’s Killin’ It Live is their latest release. 7 p.m. 378 Freeport Rd., Blawnox. (RH, CM)

Clarksburg, West Virginia's Ignite Entertainment brings their "Mad Love" show to town for the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Clarksburg, West Virginia’s Ignite Entertainment brings their “Mad Love” show to town for the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

4) Ignite Entertainment, an entertainment production company from Clarksburg, West Virginia will present their award-winning neoburlesque, cabaret, and modern vaudevillian touring act of “Mad Love” as part of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. The production is a socially charged theatrical experience that stands on the principles of feminism, body positivity, lgbt equality, love, diversity and acceptance. 7 p.m. The Ace Hotel Ballroom, 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty.



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