8/6 Fiery Furnaces @ Brillobox
I've seen this quirky twosome a few times and never been disappointed. Their last Pittsburgh show was at Mr. Small's and fewer than 100 people showed up. They'll fare much better at the more intimate Brillobox. 2007's Widow City was brilliant, and on July 21 they just released I'm Going Away, so look for plenty of new songs tonight.
ALSO WORTH ATTENDING:
8/3 Dan Deacon, Deerhunter & No Age @ Mr. Small's
A superb trio of acts hitting up Mr. Small's together for what is billed as a round-robin performance. In what is sure to be a memorable event, the three bands will perform together, playing each other's songs throughout the evening.
8/15 Jill Sobule @ Club Cafe
Jill Sobule was singing about kissing girls when Katy Perry was still in grade school. Jill's a bit of a strange bird but that's why she is interesting. She plays Club Cafe quite frequently and has a pretty loyal following around these parts. Hopefully she'll play the fun "Mexican Wrestler."
Others to keep in mind:
8/1 Jo Dee Messina @ PNC Park
8/2 Patty Smyth & Scandal @ Hartwood Acres
8/4 David Cook & Green River Ordinance @ Mr. Small's
8/8 O.A.R. @ PNC Park
8/11 Jason Mraz, K'Naan and G Love & Special Sauce @ Amphitheatre at Station Square
8/13 Keith Urban @ Mellon Arena
8/14 Decemberists & Heartless Bastards @ Byham Theater
8/16 Blue Oyster Cult @ Amphitheatre at Station Square
8/18 Colin Hay of Men at Work @ Diesel
8/22 Breeders @ Diesel
8/22 KC & the Sunshine Band @ PNC Park
8/25 Staind @ Amphitheatre at Station Square
8/26 (hed)pe & Mushroomhead @ Diesel
8/27 Vivian Girls @ Andy Warhol Museum