May 2018

June is always a great month for live music in Pittsburgh. The outdoor concert scene gets into full swing, with free County Park shows at South Park and Hartwood Acres, The Three Rivers Arts Festival is June 1st-10th, and many others in between. We wrap up June with the WYEP Summer Music Festival on Saturday, June 30th at Schenley Plaza.

There are concerts virtually every night this June, with multiple choices on several nights this month.

A few picks from me for the month of June:

See Mavis Staples at the Three Rivers Arts Fest June 1st

Alt-J is always a winner live, at this time it’s outdoors at Stage AE June 12th

Jenny Lewis is at The Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead June 12th

Sinkane & Cut Copy play June 26th at mr smalls

Here’s the rest of the month:

Artist

Venue

Date

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Stage AE

1-Jun

Mavis Staples

Point State Park

1-Jun

Dave Matthews Band

Key Bank Pavilion

1-Jun

The Front Bottoms

Mr. Smalls

4-Jun

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Carnegie Music Hall Of Homestead

5-Jun

Real Estate

Mr. Smalls

5-Jun

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Point State Park

6-Jun

Typhoon

Mr. Smalls

6-Jun

Valerie June

Point State Park (TRAF)

8-Jun

Horse Feathers

Club Café

11-Jun

Alt-J

Stage AE

12-Jun

The Toasters

Club Café

12-Jun

Jenny Lewis

Carnegie Music Hall:Homestead

12-Jun

The Mavericks

Point State park

10-Jun

Animal Years

Club Café

14-Jun

The Clarks

Stage AE

16-Jun

Dr. Dog

Stage AE

17-Jun

The Posies

Club Café

19-Jun

The Magnetic Fields

Carnegie Music Hall Of Oakland

19-Jun, 20-Jun

Grizzly Bear & Spoon

Stage AE

22-Jun

Parker Millsap

Rex Theater

22-Jun

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Club Café

23-Jun

Cut Copy

Mr. Smalls

26-Jun

Sinkane

Mr. Smalls

26-Jun

WYEP Summer Music Festival

Schenley Plaza

30-Jun

 
Hope you enjoy this playlist for June!

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The New Pornographers.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Champions of Red Wine"

  • Album: Brill Brusiers
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Sing Me Spanish Techno"

  • Album: Twin Cinema
  • Year: 2005

 

 

  • Song: "Brill Bruisers"

  • Album: Brill Brusiers
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Crash Years"

  • Album: Together
  • Year: 2010

 

 

  • Song: "Whiteout Conditions"

  • Album: Whiteout Conditions
  • Year: 2017

 

 

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Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Tegan & Sara.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Hell"

  • Album: Sainthood
  • Year: 2009

 

 

  • Song: "U-Turn"

  • Album: Love You To Death
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "Back In Your Head"

  • Album: The Con
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "My Number"

  • Album: This Business Of Art
  • Year: 2001

 

 

  • Song: "Walking With A Ghost"

  • Album: So Jealous
  • Year: 2004

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

 

"Sprung from cages on highway ____, chrome-wheeled, fuel-injected, and steppin' out over the line..."

 

Yes, it's highway nine to which Bruce Springsteen memorably referred in his classic "Born to Run." Bruce often uses numbers in his lyrics, from the "Eighth Avenue sailors" and the "five quick shots" from "Lost in the Flood" off of Greetings From Asbury Park to "Man, it's just one and one make three" from his most recent studio album (High Hopes) and the song "Frankie Fell in Love."

 

We decided to run through many of The Boss' numbers from one to one billion used in Springsteen lyrics throughout his catalog.

 

Click on the presentation to advance the slides manually (or use the → or ↓ keys). You can also click the play button to have it run automatially.

 

 

Click here to watch the presentation in full browser mode (recommended).

 

What's your favorite use of a number on a Bruce Springsteen album? Let us know via Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

Check out a Spotify playlist of all of the songs used in Springsteen By The Numbers in sequence: