Pittsburgh's Can't Miss Concerts in June

This month's lineup includes Sigur Ros, the Rebirth Brass Band and Wilco.


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June 15/ The music of Sigur Ros conjures up a very particular and magical image of its Icelandic homeland, a frozen land born on volcanic rock, where almost everyone is Nordically beautiful and somehow related to Bjork. To see the band perform live is to stand enveloped in steam at the edge of a hot spring with your feet in the snow, to feel the warmth and hygge of a close community with the mystery of a vast and alien landscape at your back. And also, you’re standing next to your cousin, Bjork. (Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, North Shore; 412/229-5483, promowestlive.com)
 

June 2/ Join the Rebirth Brass Band as it kicks off the 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival. The New Orleans natives are iconic in the brass and jazz scene, moving seamlessly from second lines to clubs in the French Quarter and now to the main stage of Point State Park, where they most certainly will funk it up for all of the first-night festival attendees. (Point State Park, 101 Commonwealth Place, Downtown; 412/456-6666, traf.trustarts.org)

June 8/ Gather ye craft brews while ye may: Wilco is back in Pittsburgh to prove once again it does the perfect summer rock show. Front-man Jeff Tweedy is like your hip and somewhat-mysterious next-door neighbor, calling you into his backyard to sit next to the fire pit while he sprinkles heavy rock licks atop a familiar folk sound, peppered with lyrics that are equal parts caustic and sincere. (Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, North Shore; 412/229-5483, promowestlive.com)

June 14/ In the genre of bearded hearthrobs delivering romantic and soulful alt-rock, James Vincent McMorrow’s voice sets him ahead. The Irishman’s falsetto perches on the edge of his music, adding an otherworldly sheen to the blend of synth-heavy folk and R&B. (Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale; 412/821-4447, mrsmalls.com)

Hollis Brown — Mr. Smalls, mrsmalls.com June 1

Parquet Courts — Rex Theater, rex.greyareaprod.com June 2

Hippo Campus at TRAF — Point State Park, traf.trustarts.org June 3
 

Foster the People — Stage AE, promowestlive.com June 4

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at TRAF — Point State Park, traf.trustarts.org June 5

Tim Kasher — Brillobox, brilloboxpgh.com June 6

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland, warhol.org June 8
 

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — PPG Paints Arena, ppgpaintsarena.com June 9

Russ — Stage AE, promowestlive.com June 11

Bruce Robison — Club Cafe, clubcafelive.com June 12
 

Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears — PPG Paints Arena, ppgpaintsarena.com June 13

All Them Witches — Club Cafe, clubcafelive.com June 13-14

Los Colognes — Brillobox, brilloboxpgh.com June 15

Ella & Louis: All That Jazz — Heinz Hall, pittsburghsymphony.org June 16-18

Banks — Stage AE, promowestlive.com June 17

Marshall Crenshaw — Club Cafe, clubcafelive.com June 18

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot — Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, librarymusichall.com June 20

Tigers Jaw — Rex Theater, rex.greyareaprod.com June 21
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Honeck Conducts Beethoven — Heinz Hall, pittsburghsymphony.org June 23-25

The Clarks — Stage AE, promowestlive.com June 24

Thursday — Mr. Smalls, mrsmalls.com June 27

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — Jergels Rhythm Grille, jergels.com June 28

The O’Jays — Heinz Hall, pittsburghsymphony.org June 29
 

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