Machine Head in Concert at Stage AE; Jergel’s Hosts Tommy Bellin: Celebration of Life Concert (Mon., 10/29/18)

1) Machine Head continues to rise despite being over 25 years into its career. The heavy metal band formed in 1991. Its highest-charting album was Bloodstone & Diamonds, which reached number 21 on the Billboard 200 in 2014. It and 2007’s critically-acclaimed The Blackening were heralded by metal fans all around. This year’s Catharsis is the group’s latest. CD/DVD Digipak editions of the album included a concert video, which contains live cuts of songs like “Now We Die.” See Machine Head live at Stage AE. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

2) Pittsburgh has tragically lost two native-born musical greats recently. One, writ large on the world stage, was Mac Miller. Another, Tommy Bellin, was notably one of Pittsburgh’s top bass guitar players. Bellin and I both grew up in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. We didn’t live close to one another, but whenever I did see him he was always friendly and smiling. Bellin had an impact on many people and that is evident by who is playing his Tommy Bellin: Celebration of Life Concert at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. Scheduled to appear are: Reb Beach, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, No Bad JuJu, B.E. Taylor Band, Unwound, and a surprise special guest. Proceeds benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 7 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

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