12/12 Loretta Lynn @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
When you get a chance to see a legendary act like Loretta Lynn, you just do it. She hasn't released a follow-up to 2004's brilliant, Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose, but when an album is that good, who needs a follow up?
ALSO WORTH ATTENDING:
12/7 Arctic Monkeys @ Mr. Small's
It's hard to believe a band that headlines festivals throughout Europe and was one of the bigger names at this year's All Points West in New Jersey would have to play a smaller venue like Mr. Small's, but it's true. Personally, I think this band has never lived up to its hype. We'll see if this show proves otherwise.
12/15 Jeffree Star @ Altar Bar
Jeffree Star is so wild and outrageous he makes Adam Lambert look like Ben Stein. Jeffree became famous as one of the more popular kids on MySpace. Now, he creates his own dance-pop music, dresses in drag and tours the country. He joined the Warped Tour and found a surprising ally in NOFX's Fat Mike, which gave him street cred. This concert would be worth going to just to see the crowd reaction, but knowing Pittsburgh, no one will be at this show.
Others to keep in mind:
12/2 Lee Greenwood @ Palace Theatre
12/3 Annuals @ Thunderbird Cafe
12/3 Lez Zeppelin @ Altar Bar
12/4 Pat McGee @ Hard Rock Cafe
12/8 Barenaked Ladies @ Diesel
12/8 Rookie of the Year @ Garfield Artworks
12/9 Insane Clown Posse @ Club Zoo
12/9 Rickie Lee Jones @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
12/13 KISS @ Mellon Arena
12/13 Raekwon @ Mr. Small's
12/14 Thursday & Dillinger Escape Plan @ Mr. Small's
12/29 Punchline @ Diesel
12/29 Lotus @ Mr. Small's
12/31 Rusted Root @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead