Kyle Smith's WYEP May Concert Preview
It's going to be a banner summer concert-wise in Pittsburgh! As I watched over the past few months, daily reminders and additions to the spring and summer concerts started rolling in. I figured that I'd start my own list to keep track and not get lost from week to week. There're many nights throughout the summer where there are several choices on shows: local, big and small happening on the same night. This list is just for the month of MAY.
Throughout this summer I'll be doing preview of the coming month's concerts. I suggest subscribing to the Spotify playlist below and using the WYEP concert calendar to keep up to date, or see the list below.
|Bruce Cockburn||Carnegie Lecture Hall||2-May|
|The Wonder Years||Mr. Smalls||4-May|
|Josh Ritter||Carnegie Lecture Hall||4-May|
|Reverand Peyton's Big Damn Band||Rex Theater||4-May|
|Rachel Kilgour, Chris Hannigan||First Unitarian Church Of Pittsburgh||5-May|
|Bill Toms and Hard Rain||Club Café||5-May|
|The Weeks||Club Café||6-May|
|Glen Phillips||Club Café||7-May|
|Eli Paperboy Reed, High & Mighty Brass Band||Rex Theater||11-May|
|Margaret Glaspy||Warhol Museum||11-May|
|Lake Street Dive||Mr. Smalls||13-May|
|David Byrne||Benedum Center||13-May|
|Mt. Joy||Funhouse at Mr. Smalls||15-May|
|Chris Smither||Club Café||15-May|
|Carver Commodore, Bad Custer, Fortune Teller||Funhouse at Mr. Smalls||16-May|
|Cycles at Cattivo||Cattivo||17-May|
|Fleet Foxes||Benedum Center||17-May|
|Vance Joy||Stage AE||18-May|
|Andre Costello and the Cool Minors||The Stage At Karma||18-May|
|Jukebox The Ghost||Mr. Smalls||18-May|
|The Melvins||Rex Theater||19-May|
|West End Blend||Cattivo||19-May|
|The Crystal Method||The Stage At Karma||19-May|
|Matthew Logan Vasquez||Club Café||21-May|
|Portugal. The Man||Stage AE||22-May|
|Rhiannon Giddens||Byham Theater||22-May|
|Caitlin Canty||Club Café||25-May|
|Billy Price Band, Reverand Billy Wirts||Rex Theater||25-May|
|Dirty Projectors||Mr. Smalls||29-May|
|HammerFall, Flotsam and Jetsam||Rex Theater||31-May|
|The Decemberists||Benedum Center||31-May|
Here are a few suggestions for the month, from me, in case you need some ideas.
- Alvvays on May 1st, Toronto indie-dream pop at it's finest.
- Bruce Cockburn on May 2nd
- David Byrne on May13th
- Fleet Foxes on May 17th
- Lissie on May 20th
...And it's a toss up for me on May 22nd Portugal. the Man at Stage AE or Rhiannon Giddens at The Byham. Round out the month with the always entertaining Decemberists on May 31st. Enjoy the playlist and hope to see you at many concerts this month!