* On Feb. 13, catch Lovebettie, Shattered, Margin Art and Zero Return; on Feb. 20, Recession takes another crack at it, going up against Burning Earth, glam-rock fixtures The Cosmosonics, and '80s-style rock balladeer Anthony Rankin (whose song "Smoke and Mirrors" sounds suspiciously like Bon Jovi). On Feb. 27, The Metropolitans take another crack at rock-challenge gold, with Soul Harmonic, Derek White & The Monophobics and The Hood Gang. The finals are March 7.
Signal to Noise
LET'S see: typically lousy February-in-Pittsburgh weather; regular concert-goers struggling with months of accumulated seasonal...