7/22 !!! @ Rex Theatre
Dance-rock's least self-conscious frontman, Nic Offer, brings his escaped-mental-patient dancing style to the Rex in what is certain to be the biggest party of the month. Having seen !!! on large festival stages at Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, it's a little hard for me to imagine them playing the Rex. The energy just might blow the roof off the place. Pittsburgh crowds are notorious for not dancing, but I have a hunch that won't be a problem at this show.
ALSO WORTH ATTENDING:
7/16 Wednesday 13 @ Rex Theatre
Murderdolls frontman and his horror punk band will bring lots of kids dressed in black to the South Side.
7/18 Dr. Dog @ Club Cafe
It's been months since there was a noteworthy show at Club Cafe (who's booking that place now?) but blogger faves Dr. Dog end the dry spell with an intimate show two weeks before they head to Lollapalooza.
7/28 The Police & Elvis Costello @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers continue their reunion tour with a stop in Burgettstown. It's your chance to play the "Roxanne" drinking game in person!
7/29 Warped Tour @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
Go ahead, pretend you're too cool to care about Warped. But this year's Warped Tour boasts its best lineup in years. It's a who's-who of emo/punk, with Against Me!, Gym Class Heroes, Motion City Soundtrack, Cobra Starship, Does it Offend You Yeah?, The Academy Is..., Say Anything, Set Your Goals, Angels and Airwaves, and Reel Big Fish.
Other shows of note:
7/7 The Hush Sound @ Diesel
7/11 Virginia Coalition @ Rex Theatre
7/15 Elf Power @ Brillobox
7/18 Projekt Revolution (Linkin Park, Hawthorne Heights, Busta Rhymes, The Bravery, Chris Cornell) @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/23 Pink Spiders @ Mr. Small's Theatre
7/26 Weird Al Yankovic @ Palace Theater
7/26 Foo Fighters & Supergrass @ Petersen Events Center
7/30 Filter @ Diesel
7/30 Ed Harcourt & the Gutter Twins @ Mr. Small's Theatre