Unrescuable Schizo feature: Check out our FAVORITE 30 SONGS OF THE 2000S.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Pittsburgh concerts


3/2 Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Byham Theater

This showstopping Mexican instrumental guitar duo is worth whatever price the Byham is charging. Just go! The Alex Skolnick Trio will be opening, which is significant - Skolnick guests on "Atman," one of the best tracks on Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album, so chances are he'll come out to play on it during the show.

3/16 Jay-Z & Young Jeezy @ Mellon Arena

I got to see Jay-Z at last summer's All Points West music festival in New Jersey and his performance was so far above and beyond what you expect from a typical rap concert. He featured a talented live band, new arrangements of classic hits, and a number of surprises. Jay-Z is indeed the new Sinatra.

3/20 Portugal the Man @ Mr. Small's
Being from Wasilla, Alaska is enough to create a buzz this days, and moving to Portland, Oregon doesn't hurt either. The acclaimed, blogger-approved band Portugal the Man is touring behind its fifth studio album American Ghetto, to be released on March 2. The song "Dead Dog" is available as a free download from their website.

Others to keep in mind:
3/4 Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris & LMFAO @ Mellon Arena
3/5 Alkaline Trio & Cursive @ Club Zoo
3/5 Anti-Flag @ Mr. Small's
3/5 Harvey Milk @ Rex Theatre
3/7 Tally Hall & Jukebox the Ghost @ Mr, Small's
3/12 Megadeth @ Palace Theatre
3/12 John Hiatt @ Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
3/13 They Might Be Giants @ Andy Warhol Museum
3/13 Jo Dee Messina @ Carnegie Library Music Hall (Homestead)
3/13 Ekoostik Hookah @ Rex Theatre
3/14 One for the Team @ Garfield Artworks
3/19 Margot & the Nuclear So & So's @ Brillobox
3/25 Train & Butch Walker @ Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
3/30 David Gray @ Benedum Center
3/31 Henry Rollins @ New Hazlett Theatre
3/31 Bone Thugs N Harmony @ Mr. Small's

1 comment:

Deena said...

Saw the Alkaline Trio show at Zoo...highly anticipated, as this was the first time I haven't had a schedule conflict when A3 has come through Pgh...slightly disappointing, though, as the venue muddled the music so much that you couldn't tell what song was being played until Matt or Dan started singing. Also didn't have a chance to fully listen to the new album, so I felt a bit out of the loop when in came to that stuff. At any rate, guess I can check them off my "to see" list!