9/12 Ra Ra Riot @ WYEP Rock the Block, 12th Street
We recently caught these guys at the All Points West festival, where they delivered a satisfying live show featuring their trademark blend of indie rock, cello, and violin. Expect to hear several tracks from The Rhumb Line, their acclaimed album that's now a year old, and possibly some new stuff as well.
ALSO WORTH ATTENDING:
9/10 Black Eyed Peas & Tim McGraw @ Point State Park
Sometimes our city struggles to get bigtime concerts, but we can thank our Stillers for this one. The NFL is bringing in these two superstars for a free show before the Steelers open the football season. These two acts might not be the most-played on your iPod, but how can you pass up a chance to see them for free with thousands of other fans on opening night of the NFL season?
9/11 Snoop Dogg @ Mr. Small's
Yet another show we can thank the Stillers for! Word is that Snoop wanted to come to town to see the Steelers' opening night game, so he scheduled this performance for the night after. And at such an intimate venue! You never thought you'd get to see Snoop this close... but you're going to have to shell out $50 to do it.
9/24 The Academy Is..., Set Your Goals & Mayday Parade @ Altar Bar
Now that Cobra Starship, Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes have all scored huge pop hits, that leaves The Academy Is... as the only members of the Fall Out Boy posse who've yet to break through in a major way. Get ahead of the curve and check them out now, before they're too big for you.
Others to keep in mind:
9/1 Hatebreed @ Mr. Small's
9/3 Helado Negro @ Garfield Artworks
9/5 Tea Leaf Green @ Mr. Small's
9/6 Rusted Root @ Hartwood Acres
9/6 Mission of Burma @ Club Cafe
9/6 Grand Funk Railroad @ Heinz Field
9/8 Gaslight Anthem @ Mr. Small's
9/8 Deer Tick @ Club Cafe
9/12 Alice Peacock @ Club Cafe
9/12 Adrian Belew @ Rex Theatre
9/12 Punchline @ Mr. Small's
9/16 The Minus 5 @ Club Cafe
9/22 Dear and the Headlights @ Rex Theatre
9/23 Lamb of God & Gwar @ Amphitheatre at Station Square
9/23 Weakerthans @ Rex Theatre
9/26 Foreigner @ PNC Park
9/27 Lacuna Coil @ Club Zoo
9/30 Mike Gordon @ Mr. Small's