The Head and the Heart in Concert at Benedum; Bluegrass Jam at Park House with Shelf Life (Wed., 3/1/17)

Wednesday, March 1

1) Seattle folk-rock group The Head and the Heart initially sold CD copies of their self-titled debut in hand-sewn denim sleeves. Sub Pop, a record label which has signed bands such as Nirvana and The Postal Service, released the album in 2011. Let’s Be Still followed in 2013. In 2014, the sextet took a break from touring and recording together. In the interim, vocalist Charity Rose Thielen wrote songs for other performers, including Mavis Staples. But the band soon regrouped to record new music. They also reworked a leftover from the Let’s Be Still sessions, “All We Ever Knew.” The revised version is on their new album, 2016’s Signs of Light, and is now their latest single. The song hit number one on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart, and it is their highest charting single yet on Hot Rock Songs, reaching number 13. They play the Benedum Center. 8 p.m. 237 7th St., Cultural District. (CM)

Members of The Shelf Life String Band bring bluegrass to the Deutschtown Music Festival. photo: Christopher Maggio.

Members of The Shelf Life String Band bring bluegrass to the Deutschtown Music Festival. photo: Christopher Maggio.

2) Check out the Bluegrass Jam at the Park House, which bills itself as Pittsburgh’s oldest and friendliest tavern. The Shelf Life String Band hosts this weekly event where you can relax and enjoy the music or join the jam. Either way, Yuengling pints are only $2 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jam starts at 9 p.m.  Enjoy complimentary peanuts and popcorn. 403 E. Ohio St., North Side.