Mr Smalls Hosts The Lone Bellow; Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers Play Portogallo’s (Sat., 4/6/19)

1) Three harmonizing voices plus lush instrumentation equals The Lone Bellow. The indie-folk trio formed in Brooklyn, New York City, but is now based in Nashville. 2015’s Then Came the Morning, the group’s sophomore LP, saw production by Aaron Dessner (of The National) and brass and string arrangements by Bryce Dessner (also of The National). “Fake Roses,” with its vivid lyrics, remains a standout single from Then Came the Morning. The Lone Bellow opened for the Avett Brothers early in its career. The trio also shared the bill with Cold War Kids for the Feed More Festival at Stage AE in 2016. TV appearances include “Late Show with David Letterman” and “CBS This Morning.” Now the Lone Bellow is on an acoustic tour, including a stop at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The band members released an EP, The Restless, in 2018, and they released their third LP, Walk into a Storm, in 2017. Savannah Conley opens. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

2) Pittsburgh rock royalty Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers have remained a constant on the Pittsburgh music scene as the city morphed from steel mills to high-tech foundry. Grushecky is a consummate singer/songwriter. Grushecky and The Houserockers in 2018 released a new, first-rate album, More Yesterdays than Tomorrows. There are many hot tracks on the release. 9 p.m. Portogallo’s Peppers N’at, 28 Braddock Ave, Braddock. 

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers bring the Bash to a rockin' climax.

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers in action at Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Bash in 2016. (photo: Rick Handler)

3)  Dancing Queen will put people on the dance floor at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. The disco/funk band takes the stage at 9 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.