“White Mystery, the fuzzed-out garage-rock duo, plays Get Hip,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 4:20 pm
Best Pittsburgh concerts this week: Radiohead, Wiz Khalifa, Zombie/Manson
The return of Radiohead, the new-look Eagles, the Twins of Evil and our biggest rap star getting Dazed & Blazed. It’s a full week of concerts.
Nothing seems to stop The Eagles. The band has endured breakups and personnel changes and total contempt for each other, and now the death of its co-founder, Glenn Frey. The Eagles make their first trip here since his passing, with his 24-year-old son, Deacon, and country star Vince Gill filling the void. They join co-founder Don Henley, longtime members Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and a cast of touring musicians for an evening of Eagles classics at PPG Paints Arena. 8 p.m., $120-$380; ticketmaster.com.
Amanda Shires, the singer-fiddler in Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (and the wife of the frontman), plays the Rex Theater, South Side, touring behind her new album, “To The Sunset,” a gentle country-folk record with thoughtful and poetic songwriting. With Sean Rowe. 8 p.m., $25-$28; ticketfly.com.
Howlin’ Rain, the fine San Francisco psych-rock/blues band led by Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire), rolls into Club Cafe, South Side, supporting fifth album, “The Alligator Bride,” on which they drew inspiration from The Grateful Dead’s “Europe ’72,” Mountain Bus’ “Sundance” and Free’s “Fire and Water.” 8 p.m. $12; ticketweb.com.
It shouldn’t be surprising that if you put the Twins of Evil on tour, they’re going to fight. That’s what happened when Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson ventured out together in 2012, complete with Zombie calling him a “punk-a– b—.” Now, they’ve patched things up and are back on the road for another road round — and they just put their voices together for an industrial-strength version of “Helter Skelter,” which they will surely do live in a show with no shortage of horror theatrics. 7 p.m.; $18-$25; ticketmaster.com.
White Mystery, the fuzzed-out garage-rock duo of Chicago siblings Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White from Chicago, plays Get Hip Recording, North Side, with Pittsburgh’s own lo-fi no-wave pop duo The Lopez. $10; 8 p.m.; eventbrite.com.
Radiohead fans finally don’t have to drive to Cleveland. The British art-rock band makes its long-awaited return to Pittsburgh at the PPG Paints Arena, still touring in support of its ninth album, 2016’s “A Moon Shaped Pool.” Radiohead has been a tough get for Pittsburgh promoters. Its last show here was in August 1997 at Metropol in the Strip District, a year after playing the Star Lake Amphitheater with Alanis Morissette. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $85; ticketmaster.com.
Ween brings its weird and warped avant-pop to Stage AE Outdoors, led by Gene and Dean Ween (born Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo). The New Hope, Penn., band debuted in 1990 on TwinTone with “GodWeenSatan: The Oneness” before jumping to a major label with “Pure Guava” in 1992 and charting on Modern Rock with “Push th’ Little Daisies.” The last Ween album was 2007’s “La Cucaracha,” before they parted ways in 2012. On this tour they are joined by longtime memberw drummer Claude Coleman, Jr., bassist Dave Dreiwitz and keyboardist Glenn McClelland. 7 p.m. doors, $42.50/$45; ticketmaster.com.
Chet Vincent & Biirdwatcher — the Pittsburgh singer-songwriter’s great new, all-star folk-rock band — plays the WYEP Made in PA Summer Concert Series at Schenley Plaza, Oakland, features local pop-rock faves Donora at 7 p.m.; wyep.org.
This is an iffy one. We can hope Jefferson Starship will sound sufficiently like Jefferson Starship, but the only original member is David Freiberg, who never had a huge impact on the sound. One of the key members here will be Cathy Richardson in the Grace Slick role. They perform at South Park Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Food trucks and Hop Farm Brewing Company will be on site at 6 p.m.; www.alleghenycounty.us/parks
Chicago has something special for old fans on its current tour with REO Speedwagon. The jazz-rock hitmakers — led by founding members singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm, trombone player James Pankow and trumpeter Lee Loughnane — are playing the 1970 double album “Chicago II” in full, followed by a set of greatest hits. REO, featuring longtime members singer Kevin Cronin, keyboardist Neal Doughty and bassist Bruce Hall, open with a 13-song set of hits including “Time for Me to Fly,” “Keep On Loving You” and “Ridin’ the Storm Out.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29-$129; ticketmaster.com.
This would have been so much better with the whole B-52’s package. As it is, Boy George and Culture Club veer off from the tour for a show at Stage AE with Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins. The British New Wave band brings the hits “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “Church of the Poison Mind” and “Karma Chameleon,” along with a sampling of the unreleased “Tribes.” Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75; ticketmaster.com.
Indie-rock band Lucius, fronted by the mesmerizing voices of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (who also backed Rogers Waters on recent tours) performs at the Hartwood Acres with Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale at 7:30 p.m. Food trucks and Hop Farm Brewing Company will be on site at at 6 p.m.; www.alleghenycounty.us/parks
Pittsburgh band Chillent — offering “a one-of-a-kind ‘soul stew’ of Jewish-flavored funk, rock, jazz, and blues” — will record a live album at Club Cafe, South Side, with Tim Vitullo. 8 p.m. $10; ticketweb.com
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