6/10 Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
I've generally been a Perry Farrell hater, but after attending Lollapalooza the last two years and seeing how well put together his festival is, I'm slowly changing my tune. Now he's coming to rock the Burgh. Good stuff. And NIN should be great, as long as they stay away from to much of the instrumental crap.
ALSO WORTH ATTENDING:
6/5 Black Keys @ Point State Park
These guys tore it up at the New American Music Union last year. It's a huge coup for the Arts Fest to get them, and the fact it's a free show means that every single person in Pittsburgh should come out for this.
6/11 New Kids on the Block & Jesse McCartney @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
This is one of those shows I'd love to see, but only if someone gave me a ticket and I didn't have to pay. Come on, NKOTB, the seminal '80s boy band, now all approaching 40, reuniting and singing songs like "Hangin' Tough"? That's essential viewing. Though, I'd probably burst out laughing if they actually did "This One's for the Children."
6/19-20 Dave Matthews Band & The Hold Steady @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
DMB's new album is totally bitchin', and they're finally bringing a noteworthy opening act with them to Pittsburgh. I shouldn't have to tell you about the brilliance of the Hold Steady. Go to this show and get your drink on.
Others to keep in mind:
6/3 Gomez & Jason Isbell @ Mr. Small's
6/4 Kevin Devine & Miniature Tigers @ Altar Bar
6/4 The Iguanas @ Thunderbird Cafe
6/6 Kenny Chesney, Sugarland & Montgomery Gentry @ Heinz Field
6/6 Medeski, Martin & Wood @ Point State Park
6/6 White Rabbits @ Brillobox
6/9 John Vanderslice @ Andy Warhol Museum
6/11 Meshell Ndegeocello @ August Wilson Center for African American Culture
6/13 No Doubt & Paramore @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
6/15 Maps & Atlases @ Garfield Artworks
6/16 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Diesel
6/17 Elvis Perkins in Dearland @ Club Cafe
6/18 Phish @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
6/19 Black Dice @ Garfield Artworks
6/19 A Static Lullaby @ Diesel
6/24 Aerosmith & ZZ Top @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
6/26 Dar Williams & The Duhks @ Schenley Park
6/27 The Queers @ 31st Street Pub
6/30 Camera Obscura @ Mr. Small's