Mt. Lebanon Native Daya in Concert at Stage AE; Here Come the Mummies to Jergel’s (Thurs., 3/30/17)

1) It should be a triumphant homecoming for Daya, Mt. Lebanon native turned pop sensation, when she plays Stage AE. Not that she’s been gone that long. Recent, local performances included the 56th Annual Light Up Night and the fourth annual Thrival Music Festival. In the studio, she collaborated with The Chainsmokers, who also played Thrival, on their song “Don’t Let Me Down.” The song won the 2017 Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Daya’s career began in 2015 when she and her parents visited Los Angeles, so she could write and record music. “Hide Away” resulted; it later went platinum. She released her debut LP, Sit Still, Look Pretty, October 2016. The eponymous single debuted at 100 on the Billboard 100 and peaked at 28. Its title is ironic, for the lyrics encourage women to do anything but sit still and look pretty. Daya’s not sitting still either with a winter and spring tour that stretches over the United States and Canada. Special guest is Alexx Mack. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

2) A band that dresses in a slightly different way—in bandages—is Here Come The Mummies. The group’s background has been described by the band as follows: “It’s been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV (1895-1973) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed, ‘Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave.'” Individual Mummies have names like Mummy Rah, The Flu, KW TuT, Mummy Cass, and Eddie Mummy. The band is actually a group of very talented musicians from Nashville who formed in 2000 are said to hide their identities to avoid problems with the record companies that they are under contract to. No word on whether they are sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Their latest album is 2016’s A Blessing and a Curse. 7 p.m. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. (MV/CM)

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