Wall to wall rock Saturday night at Carnegie Music Hall
Carnegie Rocks, a rock concert featuring three bands — including Pittsburgh's ultimate U2 tribute band, Yinz2 — takes over Andrew Carnegie Music Hall on Beechwood Avenue Saturday, April 19.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first act will begin promptly at 7. There will be a cash bar in the basement Studio, with DJ. Zombo spinning the disks to add to the space's urban hipster ambience. Comedian Eric “Red” Eidemueller will emcee the concert, and guitarist Frank Aracri will cap off the evening with an acoustic guitar performance in the Studio following The Turbosonics.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office. Proceeds from the concert benefit Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. For details, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org or call 412-276-3456.
The three bands each boast their own unique sounds and influences. Opening act will be the Tumblers, featuring local musicians Dan Sweeney and Bill Riley.
Yinz2 includes John Luke on vocals, Dave Buzard on guitar, Peter Luke on bass and Tony Susie on drums.
The evening's headliner is Pittsburgh's favorite surf-rock band, The Turbosonics. Started in 2008 by drummer Timmy Klatte, the band includes lead guitarist Jason Truckenbrod and Keith Caldwell on bass.
John Luke's introduction to the Carnegie Carnegie Music Hall took place in 2010 when he went to hear renowned mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti.
“I remember thinking what a wonderful performance I had witnessed in such a beautiful and historic building,” he said.
The Carnegie native, who now lives in Thornburg, joined the ACFL&MH Board of Trustees in 2013. He and his wife, Melanie, co-chaired the library & music hall benefit – Lenora Nemetz Brings Broadway to Carnegie Carnegie Hall – last December.
Once again, he was dazzled by Ms. Nemetz's performance and the showcasing of the venue.
And he wanted to try something completely different.
“My interest and objective was to introduce new audiences to the charms of this grand institution. We are excited to make some great new friends – and do some fundraising for ACFL&MH as well.”