Maple House Festival. Sat, May 21. 11: 00-22: 00 Hartwood Acres Park. 4000 Middle Rd, Allison Park. $ 59. maplehousefest.com. A new festival has sprung up in Pittsburgh, and along with music and art, the festival focuses on “great food offerings” including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. The blues and country rock headliners include Black Pumas and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, as well as Lake Street Dive, GhostHounds, Ella King, Adia Victoria and others.
Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Theless Gospel Choir and Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs! Mon., May 16th. 19-23: 00 The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls. 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale. $ 16-18. dltsgdom.com. Psst … this concert is what your Pittsburgh punk dreams are made of.
Techn N9ne. ed., May 17th. 19.00 Roxian Theater. 425 Chartiers, McKeeze Rocks Ave. $ 28-53. roxianlive.com. With special guests Joey Cool, X-Raided and ¡Mayday !, when the Tech N9ne tour lands in Pittsburgh, it will no doubt match the title of his record label: Strange Music. And amazingly good.
Brahtopus. Fri, May 20th. 19:00 Thunderbird Café & Music Hall. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $ 12. roxianlive.com. Space rock band Brahctopus is celebrating the release of a new single with The Sun Champs and The Other Bugs.
Millvale Music Festival. Fri, May 20 and Sat, May 21. Several times. Millvale. Free. millvalemusic.org. Wow, can you believe it? It’s time again for the annual Millvale Music Festival, a local music showcase with more than 200 performers on more than 24 stages. As live music gradually returns, it’s a great opportunity to see some of your favorite Pittsburgh bands and musicians (and possibly discover a few new ones) in one centralized location.
Alexi Kenney Plus La mer. Fri, May 20 and Sun, May 22. Several times. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $ 20-98. pittsburghsymphony.org. Life is hard. Soothe the soul with a bit of classical music.
Sarah Serpa. Sun, May 22nd. 19.00 Alphabetical City. 40 V. North Ave., North Side. Free. cityofasylum.org. The month of jazz poetry City of Asylum continues. As part of the 2022 program, the Portuguese vocalist-composer Sarah Serpa represents Meetings and clashesher new work, which “combines music, text, images and media to reflect on the ideas of identity and migration”.