The Bates Box Formal
Do you have plans for this weekend? Why not add a concert, or two, or three to your plans? What kind of music are you into? Whether it’s rock, punk, metal, rap, country, electronica, soul, or reggae, I’ve got you covered.
If I had to choose a show on Friday, I would pick the Tough Cuffs album release party at the Thunderbird Music Hall or Quiet Hours at Bates Box.
Saturday has an insane amount of shows I’d be very interested in seeing. I’d be curious to see what Del Amitri is like live, especially as this is their first North American tour in 25 years! The Oakland Pop Festival has a lot of talented bands including Gaadge and Water Trash. I’d definitely recommend hearing Merce Lemon live at Rothko House. The Lagunas are playing Revolutions in Uniontown, finally providing people with a reason to go to Uniontown.
Sunday night, Okilly Dokilly is playing Stage AE. I’m sure that will be a fun show.
Someone, I think you might want to check out TWICE this weekend is Fuckyougrizz. Fuckyougrizz is playing the Oakland Pop Festival on Saturday and then playing Art All Night at 1:30 AM on Sunday morning. This is an artist I am really looking forward to hearing more from.
Note: Shows are always subject to change or be canceled. I recommend buying your ticket in advance &/or checking before leaving for the show. Buying tickets in advance also shows venues your support for your favorite bands.
Friday April 22nd
Tough Cuffs, Fortune Teller, JRPGGG, c_robo_ at the ‘It Got Colder’ Album Release Party at Thunderbird Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 7PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $12. We’ve mentioned this show before as we included Tough Cuffs’ ‘It Got Colder’ in our 7 New Albums for Your Earholes list earlier this month. Tough Cuffs plays post-hardcore noise. This is definitely an album and a show you need to hit up if you like it loud!
The Cheats, Royal Honey, The Richard Move at The Government Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 7:30 PM. The Cover is $10 or for only $20 you also get a vinyl. This is a punk rock show.
Saba, femdot., Amindi, MFnMelo at the Roxian Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 7PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $24-$37. This is a rap show.
Adaa Nestor, Salva Bryn, XC-17, Tari at Collision in Pittsburgh, PA, Show 9PM. The cover is $10. DM Collision on Instagram for the address. Check this out for a modern electronica vibe.
Bill Toms & Hard Rain Band in the Drum Bar! at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA, 9PM. Free admission. This is a soul/rock show.
Amanda James, Logan Brice, Brian Belonzi at Jergels in Warrendale, PA, Early Entry Doors 5PM, Doors 6PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $10-$15. This is a country show.
Cognitive, Hath, Replicant, Victims of Contagion, Riparian at Black Forge Coffee in McKees Rocks, PA, Show 6PM-11PM. Tickets are $15. This is a metal show.
Quiet Hours at the Bates Box Formal. 8-10PM. Free admission. DM Bates Box on Instagram for the address. This band has an alternative/emo feel that I’m really digging.
Saturday April 23rd
Del Amitri, Kris Dollimore at Jergels in Warrendale, PA, Early Entry Doors 5PM, Doors 6PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $30-$45. Kris Dollimore plays blues and instrumental music. Del Amitri is an alternative rock band who was super popular in the 90s due to the release of the single “Roll to Me”. As a 90s chick, I really wish I could make this show.
Fuckyougrizz , Fortune Teller, Gaadge, Jordan Montgomery, Melt, Metacara, Ron Mist, Sierra Sellers, Tony from Bowling, Water Trash at the Oakland Pop Festival at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh, PA, 1PM-9:30PM. Free admission. There are several genres represented here from pop to rock. Parking info can be found on the official site.
Silenus & St. Christopher, Jordan Montgomery, Lys Scott, Sober Clones, Bucrates, Boy Wonders, Tyler Heaven, Sewerheads, Flower Crown at the Record Store Day Party 2022 at The Government Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Show 2PM. Free admission.
Tempered, The Bleepy Things, Little Gunpowder, Crash Army, Andrew Chris at the Halftime Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 7:30PM, Show 8PM. $5 Cover.
Bad Judgement, PosterChild, Chip & The Charge Ups at Ormsby 222 in Pittsburgh, PA, Show 7PM. $8 Cover at door. This is an alternative/punk show.
GFM (Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh) at the Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 7PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $10-$12. They play beautycore (metalcore played by women).
Maya Lucia, Merce Lemon, Brennan Wedl, The Burning Sun at Rothko House in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 7PM, Show 8PM. $10 Cover. DM Rothko on Instagram for the address. Merce Lemon pours their soul into the show. I caught them recently and I can recommend that you check them out.
Dumplings, Fuckyougrizz at Art All Night at 6 30th St in Pittsburgh, PA. The Dumplings play at 7:30PM on Saturday. Fuckyougrizz plays at 1:30AM on Sunday morning. Free admission. This event runs from 4PM on Saturday all night through 2PM on Sunday. For more about Art All Night check out the official site.
Aristree in the Drum Bar! at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA, 9PM. Free admission. Aristree is a dance band that performs pop, runk r&b, funk, jazz & line dance music.
The Redlines, S.T.U.D., Half Wheel at The Redlines’ “Kick Out Today” EP Release Show at the Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, Doors 7PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $10. This is a rock show.
Blackened Ground, The Lagunas at Revolutions Bar & Grill in Uniontown, PA, Show 9PM. Free admission. This is a punk show.
Sunday April 24th
Okilly Dokilly, Steaksauce Mustache, Gator Shakes at Crafthouse in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 6PM, Show 7:30PM. Tickets are $13. Okilly Dokilly is the famous Ned Flanders themed metal band that I’m sure you’ve seen since you are here reading this on the internet. This is sure to be a trip!
Mastodon, Opeth, Khemmis at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA, Doors 6PM. Tickets are $44.99 to $85. This is a metal show.
Well Strung, Pierce Dipner and the Shades of Blue, Tiger Maple String Band, Dizzy Woosh, Boom Rockets, Buffalo Rose at Roots Rally 2 at Jergels in Warrendale, PA, Doors 12PM, Show 1PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and age 18 and under are free. This is a benefit show that showcases roots music. This includes bluegrass, blues, old time, roots stew, rockabilly, & modern folk.
Lights, tiLLie at Mr Smalls Theatre in Millvale, PA, Doors 7PM, Show 8PM. Tickets are $23. Lights and tiLLie play pop music.
The Quasi Kings, Sun-Dried Vibes, Ezra Hamilton Trio at Nineteen North in Washington, PA, Show 7PM-11PM. Tickets are $10. This is a reggae/rock show.