1) Halestorm, a heavy metal, rock and roll outfit hails from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, near York. The group features lead vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer/percussionist Arejay Hale. Halestorm has five albums to their credit including their new album Back from the Dead which will be released on May 6. Their sound is a a very melodic hard rock. Halestorm has been nominated for two Grammys, winning one. They are teaming up at Stage AE this month with Stone Temple Pilots. STP’s main zenith was in the early 1990s with lead singer Scott Weiland. Tensions between him and his bandmates caused a falling out and he departed the band in 2013. He would die of an accidental drug overdose in 2015. They have carried on with a new lead vocalist Jeff Gutt. STP is led by brothers Dean DeLeo and Robert DeLeo. The band’s latest release is 2020’s Perdida, an acoustic album that they performed with vintage instruments on. Black Stone Cherry opens. Doors open at 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.
AIN’T TOO PROUD (jukebox musical) Music by The Temptations with book by Dominique Morisseau. PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
2) A juke box musical can be a fun production to see. You get the backstory of the performer/band’s career and life, plus a heapin’ helping of their music. And what a story and catalog The Temptations have. Rising out of Motown Record’s, The Temptations in their zenith had four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles. The group’s music has also garnered three Grammy Awards. Ain’t Too Proud was written by Dominique Morisseau, who also authored Paradise Blue which was recently onstage at City Theatre. Ain’t Too Proud was nominated for a whopping 11 Tony Awards in 2019, winning one. Hits like “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today),” and of course the production’s title song, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” are all in the musical’s jukebox. 7:30 p.m. Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Cultural District.