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The Lil’ Smokies

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[FOLK] + TUE., FEB. 13

You’ll find yourself toe-tapping along to swinging songs about trains and heartbreak when you don your ornately flowered Western shirt and make your way to Nied’s Hotel, in Lawrenceville, to catch local country stalwart Slim Forsythe. Born in 1956, and raised in Pittsburgh, Slim considers himself a “goodwill ambassador” for the Keystone State. I’m banking on hearing the punchy new single, “The Ballad of Punxsutawney Phil.” Or perhaps “Down on My Knees at Nied’s Hotel,” Edhochuli a duet Slim recorded on 7-inch vinyl with Molly Alphabet, and a tune that’s equal parts soaring fiddle and heartwrenching lyrics. Emily Bennett 7 p.m. 5438 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. All ages. www.niedshotel.myfastsite.com

If there’s ever a right time to judge a band by its name, it’s now. The Lil’ Smokies are set to bless the stage at Club Café the night before Valentine’s Day, and these seasoned folk-song vets are guaranteed to be as equally tasty and adorable as their snack namesake suggests. The truest of newgrass collectives, don’t dismiss this band as one torn from an off-brand Mumford & Sons feature — The Lil’ Smokies are the realest of all the deals, and will have you sighing, grinning and longing for home, all in one sweep. EB 8 p.m. 56 S. 12th St., South Side. $12. 412-431-4950 or www. clubcafelive. com

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[PUNK] + SUN., FEB. 11 Despite being a melting pot of styles — a little math rocky, a little punk, a little progressive — Pittsburgh’s Edhochuli is a tight and focused band, and it’s delivering its sounds to your ears again very soon. The group is playing the Rock Room, alongside some equally compelling acts like Argentinian post-punk band Amor Fizz and Venezuelan punk-prog outfit ZETA. Local folks from Plastic Idea, a band that features a bunch of really cool people from other really good bands like Soothsayer and Vostok, are showing up too. Honestly, I can feel the riffs already. EB 8 p.m. 1054 Herron Ave., Polish Hill. $6. 412-683-4418

[SOUL] + WED., FEB. 14 Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day? Toss out the boring dinner plans (or eat-Ben & Jerry’s under-the-covers plans) and trade them in for something a little more retro. This year, instead of your own tears, take a swim in the rich, seductive sound of 1970s Detroit soul that The Spinners helped create. Still touring on the music that made them famous, the group has a pretty big draw on the oldiesconcert circuit. The smooth-soul group has never (literally never) stopped touring, long after the conclusion of its chart career. Spend the extra money and make it a night to remember at the Palace Theatre. EB 8 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. $48-78. All ages. 724-836-8000 or www.thepalacetheatre.org

Feb. 7, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper  

Volume 28 Issue 6

Feb. 7, 2018 - Pittsburgh City Paper  

Volume 28 Issue 6