Cool Picks Saturday, February 23, 2013
1) Chris Tomlin christian pop singer/songwriter, is bringing his Burning Lights Tour to the Consol Energy Center tonight. Tomlin has ten, no. 1 radio singles, 3 Grammy’s, 18 Dove Awards, one platinum and three gold records to his credit. His songs are beautifully crafted and include: “Forever,” “Indescribable” and “How Great is Our God.” Special Guests are Louie Giglio and Kari Jobe. 7 p.m. Uptown.
2) Mr. Smalls Funhouse presents Keller Williams in concert. Williams is a versatile, multi-instrumental musician, whose music has a nice playful side. Bass, his most recent album (released in 2011) focused on bass guitar in reggae, funk, dub and jazz music. 9 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
3) Roots of Rock’n Roll XXXIX, a great series showcasing early rock and doo-wop groups, is happening tonight. Featured groups and performers are: Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Kenny Vance & The Planotones, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnson, The Original Clovers featuring Harold Winley, Kathy Young, Josh White, Jr. and Pittsburgh’s own Pure Gold. Benedum Center. 237 7th St., Cultural District
4) A Night of Elegance with the Teresa Hawthorne Band (Proceeds benefit Create-S-Team Academy of Music & Theater) is the early show at Club Cafe. Hawthorne is a talented Pittsburgh singer who has opened for The Whispers, Teena Marie and Midnight Star. 7:00 p.m. 56 S. 12th St., South Side.