Cool Picks Thursday November 8, 2012

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1) Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are bringing their wall-of-rock sound to Jergel’s Rhythm Grille tonight. The band features a New Jersey rock sound complimented by a talented horn section. “Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes” are known for songs  “Trapped Again,” “Talk to Me,” and “We’re Having A Party.” 8 p.m. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale.

2) The Warhol presents the musical duo Dean & Britta in the commissioned production of “13 Most Beautiful…Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests.” This production first premiered as part of the “Pittsburgh Festival of Firsts” in 2008 and has played nationally and internationally since. The multi-media concert features original works by Dean & Britta set to reels of Andy Warhol’s famous screen tests. 8 p.m. 117 Sandusky Street, North Shore.

3) Acoustic Africa Afropean Women is a showcase of diverse African vocal styles featuring three very impressive African singers. The concert features Ivory Coast vocalist/dancer Dobet Gnahore; Manu Gallo, who fuses native West African rhythms with funk and R&B; and Cameroonian singer Kareyce Fotso, whose forte is Afro-pop, blues and traditional African music. 7:30 p.m. Byham Theatre,  101 Sixth St., Downtown Cultural District.

4) Metalocalypse has finally arrived! This heavy, heavy metal show features bands “Dethklok,” “All That Remains,”Machinehead” with special guest “The Black Dahlia Murder.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Stage AE, North Shore.

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