Acclaimed band 10,000 Maniacs return to Pittsburgh on Friday, Dec. 11, for a headlining performance at Mr. Smalls. Tickets for the all-ages show are $30 and the music gets under way at 8 p.m. Mr. Smalls is located at 400 Lincon Ave. in the city’s Millvale neighborhood. Call 412-821-4447 or visit http://www.mrsmalls.com for additional information.
Denver-based rock trio The Yawpers invade Pittsburgh’s Thunderbird Cafe on Friday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. Tickets for the over-21 show, which includes The Armadillos, are $8. Thunderbird Cafe is located at 4023 Butler St. in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Call 412-682-0177 or visit http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net for additional information.
Legendary rockers The Flamin’ Groovies will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year with a new studio album and full-length documentary film. They launched a North American tour this week and invade Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the over-21 show are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. The Hard Rock Cafe is located at 230 W. Station Square Drive. Call 412-481-7625 or visit http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/pittsburgh for additional information.
The Blood and Trash Tour — featuring Jonny Two Bags,
Scott H. Biram and Jesse Dayton — rolls into Pittsburgh’s Mr. Smalls on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $17. Mr. Smalls is located at 400 Lincoln Ave. in the city’s Millvale neighborhood. Call 412-821-4447 for additional information.
Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls, fresh off the release of terrific new album “A Season Undone,” roll into Pittsburgh’s Arsenal Lanes on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. For $8, patrons 21-and-over can enjoy the show and all you can bowl for three hours. Arsenal Lanes is located at 4310 Butler St. in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Call 412-683-5992 or visit http://www.arsenalbowl.com for additional information.
Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown are marking their 50th anniversary with a terrific new album (“The Devil to Pay”) and world tour. That tour rolls into Pittsburgh’s Moondog’s on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the over-21 show are $23 in advance and $25 at the door. Monolog’s is located at 378 Freeport Road in the city’s Blawnox neighborhood. Call 412-828-2040 or visit http://www.moondogs.us for additional information.
Acclaimed instrumental rock band STS( invade Pittsburgh’s Stage AE on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show, which includes Jaw Gems, are $27.50 and are available via Ticketmaster. Stage AE is located at 400 North Shore Drive, adjacent to Heinz Field. Call 412-229-5483 or visit http://www.promowestlive.com/venues/2 for additional information.
The Alternative Press Tour, headlined by Mayday Parade, rolls back into Pittsburgh’s Stage AE on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show, which includes Real Friends, This Wild Life and As It Is, are $25. Stage AE is located at 400 North Shore Drive, adjacent to Heinz Field. Call 412-229-5483 or visit http://www.promowestlive.com/venues/2 for additional information.
Singer/songwriter Maia Sharp takes to the stage at Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the over-21 show are $15. Club Cafe is located at 56-58 S. Twelfth St. on the city’s South Side. Call 412-431-4950 or visit http://www.clubcafelive.com for additional information.
Have Mercy top an impressive night of music at Pittsburgh’s Captive on Wednesday, Oct. 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. Also on the bill for the all-ages show are Transit, Somos and Microwave. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Cattivo is located at 146 Forty-Fourth St. in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Call 412-687-2157 or visit http://www.cattivopgh.com for additional information.