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Get Out! Lennon and Van Etten among weekend concert highlights

June 19, 2014

By Scott Tady, Beaver County Times, Pa.

June 19--Tegan and Sara say "Let's Make Things Physical."

That's what the Canadian indie-pop twins named their tour that brings them back to Stage AE on Thursday, having opened a show there last year for fun.

Originally scheduled outdoors, this year's show was moved indoors by the band, citing inclement weather in a Wednesday tweet.

Maybe that's to keep the mud and rain off their Keep Company brand of limited edition shoes, available online, with each purchase including a free download of the sisters' unreleased "I Was a Fool (Apparent Motion Remix)" that raises money for the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Their Stage AE warmup acts are My Midnight Heart and The Courtneys, with tickets $35. Showtime is 8 p.m.

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Sharon Van Etten is on a roll that's bringing her to Millvale.

The Brooklyn indie-folk artist performs Thursday at Mr. Small's Theatre, supporting her month-old album, "Are We There," which is drawing rave reviews, just like her 2012 album did.

Hailed for her lush harmonies, shifting dynamics, and emotional but not ostentatious lyrics, Etten will perform in an 8 p.m. show that begins with Baltimore-based Jana Hunter, whom her label describes as a "dark pop musician."

Tickets are $16.

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Get your fill of '90s guitar rock Friday with the "Summerland Tour" outside at Stage AE.

Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve6 and Spacehog will entertain in the 7:30 p.m. show with tickets $25 plus $8.85 in fees.

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Ace slide-guitarist Sonny Landreth brings a hearty taste of the Delta blues to Hartwood Acres amphitheater on Sunday.

Landreth, hailed by Eric Clapton as "the most underestimated musician on the planet and also one of the most advanced," will be supported by Pittsburgh soul artist Kevin Garrett who also sings in the Brooklyn post-folk band Noble Hunter.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and admission is free.

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The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT) will prowl the stage Sunday at Club Cafe on Pittsburgh'sSouth Side.

GOASTT, fronted by Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko, and Sean's longtime girlfriend, Atlanta-raised model, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, have earned their share of praise.

You can check out GOASTT's new album "#Midnight Sun" streaming exclusively on the website of Mojo magazine, which described the 12-song collection as "out of body transmissions that channel "Bends"-era Radiohead, Syd Barrett whimsy and woozy melodic weirdness."

Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 the day of the show, which starts at 8 p.m.


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