Squeeze Play at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall; The Roxian Hosts G. Love & Special Sauce (Fri., 8/30/19)

1) British new wave band Squeeze formed in London, England, in 1974. The core battery of the band is guitarists/vocalists Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook. Difford mainly focused on the lyrics while Tilbrook created the music.Tempted” from their fourth album, East Side Story, has grown over the years to become one of their best-known tunes despite not being a hit when it was released in 1981. Other songs that were very successful for the group upon their release include “Cool for Cats,” “Up the Junction,” “Pulling Mussels (from the Shell),” and “Black Coffee in Bed.” Squeeze has broken up and reunited several times during their long tenure. Their latest LP is 2017’s, The Knowledge. Special guest is Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall who’s best known for her hit song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” from her 2005 album, Eye to the Telescope. Her most recent LP is last year’s WAX. 8 p.m.Sold out.  Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. 

2) Sometimes blues, sometimes hip hop, sometimes rock—G. Love & Special Sauce deliver a smorgasbord of all their sounds often in one song, such as on “New York City.” The Philadelphia trio has remained a viable act for over 25 years. For proof, check out the band’s show at the Roxian Theatre. As a special bonus, bassist Jim (“Jimi Jazz”) Prescott returned in 2014 following a five-year hiatus. It’s the original lineup with Jeffrey (“Houseman”) Clemens on drums/vocals and Garrett (“G. Love”) Dutton on guitar/vocals. 2015’s Love Saves the Day is their latest album. Jack Cloonan Band opens. 8:30 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. (CM)