David Gray Brings “Mutineers” to Benedum; “The Talk’s” Sheryl Underwood at Improv (CPs Fri., 10/10/14)

1) English indie-rocker David Gray makes a tour stop in Pittsburgh tonight. Gray had a run of highly successful albums in the ’90’s, which began with White Ladder. He was one of the hottest British male vocalists over a six-year period after that album was released. The songs “Please Forgive Me” and “This Year’s Love” feature prominent vocals and nice resonant piano sounds. Gray is touring in support of his latest album, Mutineers, which contains the single “Beautiful Agony.” Enjoy the best of classic and new David Gray songs at the Benedum Center. 8 p.m. 237 7th St., Cultural District.

2) You know Sheryl Underwood as the spicy no-holds-barred cast member of CBS’s “The Talk.” Well, she’s also a stand-up comedian. After a stint in the military, she started her career in the industry after winning a comedy competition. She had early success and earned the BET Funniest Female Comedian on Comic View award in 1994. Underwood has had numerous film and TV roles, including with Def Comedy Jam, Bulworth, and Beauty Shop, in which she played Catfish Rita. Underwood was even a contributor on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” and now she hosts her own radio program Tuesday nights on Jamie Foxx’s Sirius Satellite Radio channel, The Foxxhole. She’ll be appearing at the Pittsburgh Improv for two shows tonight and tomorrow—then back to NYC on Sunday to do “The Talk” on Monday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. tonight. 166 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront, Homestead.

3) Noted blues/roots-rock band—The Nighthawks—fly up from their Washington, D.C., base to “roost” at Moondog’s. A work-a-day band, they love having fun while playing straight ahead blues rock for their numerous fans. Active since 1972, the Hawks have released over 27 records, giving them a deep catalog from which to draw for their shows. They are touring in support of their recently released 444 album. 8:30 p.m. 378 Freeport Rd., Blawnox.

4) For a look at what today’s Allegheny County RADical Days’ free events are, visit the RADical Days Website.


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