Bullet for My Valentine in Concert at Stage AE; Pittsburgh Improv Hosts Frank Caliendo (Tues., 10/17/23)
1) Bullet for My Valentine are from Bridgend, Wales, close enough to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to be considered part of Cardiff’s rich music scene. Cardiff boasts the oldest record store in the world, Spillers Records, and the list goes on and on of bands associated with the area: Stereophonics and Funeral for a Friend, just to name a couple. The music scene there has shifted to the kind of heavy metal/hard rock style that Bullet for My Valentine exemplifies. The quartet’s debut, The Poison, was released in 2005 in the U.K. and, appropriately, on Valentine’s Day, 2006 in the States. The band’s American Invasion was swift. The Poison peaked at 128 on the Billboard 200—not bad for a debut—and the music video of a single from that album, “Tears Don’t Fall,” has now logged over 235 million views on YouTube. Bullet for My Valentine has released six more studio albums since The Poison, with the most recent, in 2021, titled simply Bullet for My Valentine. The boys play in Pittsburgh at Stage AE, with guests Of Mice and Men and Vended. 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (C.M., M.V.)
2) Donald Trump, George Bush, John Madden, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Charles Barkley, Jay Leno, and William Shatner will be appearing (or at least good impressions of them will be) at Pittsburgh Improv tonight when talented comic Frank Caliendo takes the stage. Caliendo honed his skills first as a cast member of Fox’s “MADtv,” then moved on to “FOX NFL Sunday” and TBS’s “Frank TV.” He even performed a George Bush impression in front of then President Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner. His latest endeavor is The Frank Caliendo Cast podcast. 7 p.m. Sold out. 166 E. Bridge St, Homestead.