Music

Bryan's popularity shows at sold-out venues

It takes a certain level of celebrity to fill up a concert at the First Niagara Pavilion, which holds about 23,000 fans. To sell out ...

Review: Steelpan virtuoso Akiho dazzles with Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

One of Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble founder David Stock's many appealing qualities was that as much as he fought for contemporary music he valued the ...

Steven Tyler hits pause on Aerosmith to go a little country

He's led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler ...

Next up for PSO: Eagles, Bowie, mixer

Summer with the Symphony wraps up this week with two concerts of symphonic rock and a classical mixer. 'Music of the Eagles' Inducted into ...

Jazz Workshop's goal: 'Preach the word of America's music'

Mike Tomaro thinks he has created a jazz workshop that will be as good for listeners as it is for the musicians taking part. The director ...

Elvis Costello, Kesha announce Pittsburgh concerts

No matter your musical tastes, Pittsburgh will have something for you. Two acts have just announced Pittsburgh dates: • British new wave pioneer Elvis Costello ...

Strauss' 'Silent Woman' is deeper than a 'talky comedy,' conductor says

Conductors are paid to notice many things, from how the overall flow of a piece is going to all those technical details that must be ...

Heyl: History center aims to preserve rich era in Pittsburgh's musical past

Among locals of a certain age, this effort is bound to strike a chord. Those who recall frequenting long-closed nightclubs to see long-defunct Pittsburgh bands ...

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble concert inspired by The Beatles, Dylan

Three major pieces in contemporary classical styles, which took inspiration from verbal elements rather than musical ideas of pop icons Bob Dylan and The Beatles, ...

The 'Purpose'-ful life: Pop star Bieber dazzles Pittsburgh crowd

Justin Bieber fans celebrated an incredible journey in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, a 90-minute spectacle packed with raw emotion, intense vocals and endless dancing. Bieber's Purpose ...

New format for Feed More Festival aims to fulfill name

The goal of the Feed More Festival is embedded in its title. The benefit concert for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on July 17 ...

PSO dabbles in hip-hop, fantasy

Summer with the Symphony is in full swing this week with concerts featuring new repertoire for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and another return to the ...

Hard work marks Journey's return to former glory

Journey is back on the road this summer, with Steve Smith returning on drums and Arnel Pineda singing songs that former vocalist Steve Perry made ...

Disturbed tour follows sneak album

When Disturbed decided to disappear as a band, they really meant it, not only going on a hiatus in 2011 that allowed the band members ...

Guns N' Roses rocks through memorable Heinz Field show

Amid the fireworks and light shows, the pyro and massive video screen, it might have been easy to lose sight of the highlight of the ...

Vandergrift VFD benefit to showcase local jazz stars

The inaugural Jazz & Blues Festival in Vander‑ grift has attracted some of the region's top musicians who will break new ground performing at the free ...

Guns N' Roses returns to Pittsburgh after almost a quarter century 

A crew of about 250 set the stage at Heinz Field on Monday afternoon for a concert 24 years in the making. "It's been exciting," said ...

Review: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble opens with rewarding performance

The opening concert of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble's 2016 season was a thoroughly rewarding experience on July 8 at City Theater on the South ...

Temptations co-founder marks 56 years of harmonizing

More than a half-century after the Temptations blasted onto the entertainment scene as one of Motown's most successful soul-music vocal groups, Otis Williams is still ...

Horror director and composer John Carpenter is on his first musical tour

Few film directors have thoroughly mastered a genre as completely as John Carpenter has with horror — "Halloween" (1978), "The Thing" (1982), "They Live" (1988). ...