I got to pick one for #SharePGHMusicMonth & I chose a metal band that any fan of the genre should hear. They also have TWO shows this weekend! The hard-hitting quartet, Divine Tragedy, describe themselves as, “Thrash style Metal accompanied by melodic double guitar harmonies, underlying bass grooves & thundering drums to guide you on epic tales.” That’s quite a description and far be it for me to argue with the musicians themselves, but I have it on good authority that they won’t be upset if you think of them as Power or simply Heavy Metal, as I do. Just as long as you think of them!

Once again this weekend I find myself lamenting the fact that I can’t be two or more places at once. With that in mind, he’s my wishlist for shows tonight, followed closely by even more rad shows that should be of interest!

Friday, September 8th

Defy The Tide, Divine Tragedy, Rule of Two, Toro Blanco
Metal comes home to Black Forge Coffee House, the “Metal Coffee House” tonight! The aforementioned Divine Tragedy will be joined by Pittsburgh’s own Defy The Tide and Rule of Two ripping through everything from Power Metal to Metalcore to Rock and Blues. Stoner rockers Toro Blanco are from Cleveland, but we won’t hold that against them.
7 pm/ All Ages/ $5

27th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Would it even BE a proper Irish Festival without the Bastard Bearded Irishmen? Never fear! The Bastards will be rocking the annual event at theĀ Riverplex tonight!
9 pm/ $12 advance/ $15 at the gate/ children 12 & under FREE!


But Wait! There’s More!

MaxXouT, Stone Cold Killer, Thunder Vest, 13 Saints
Jam-packed night of original Rock ‘N Roll from right here in the ‘burgh! Upstairs at Cattivo.
8 pm/ 21+/ $10

The Winter Sounds, Pinky Doodle Poodle, Orange Mammoth, LoFi Delphi
Nashville Indie Rockers, The Winter Sounds bring energetic tour mates from Japan, Pinky Doodle Poodle to town to get down with 2 local favorites at Howlers!
9 pm/ 21+


Saturday Sneak-Peek!

Black Sabath Lives & Divine Tragedy!
Just because I mentioned D.T.’s busy weekend, here’s the other show! The guys will be supporting Pittsburgh’s premier Black Sabbath tribute band, Black Sabbath Lives, to metalize The Oaks Theater. \m/
Saturday, September 9th/ 7:30 pm/ 16+/ $17-$20