1) The Psychedelic Furs’ core consists of vocalist/songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-playing brother, Tim. The Furs have had major chart success with the songs “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” and “The Ghost in You. The post-punk British rockers were MTV darlings during the ’80s and director John Hughes was inspired to create a movie around “Pretty in Pink.” “Guess what, I’ve spoken to Norm. We’re going to live in the trees” is the opening line of the popular song “We’re Gonna Live in the Trees” from singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. Both as a solo artist and as a member of The Soft Boys, The Egyptians, and The Venus 3, Englishman Hitchcock—who plays the guitar, harmonica, piano, and bass guitar—has enjoyed just-under-the-radar success. Another song that showcases his talents is “Autumn Is Your Last Chance.” This is a great opportunity to see two talented British bands. SOLD OUT. 8 p.m. Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
2) Steel Panther struts in for a concert at Stage AE this month. With that name, you may think the band hails from Pitt, but it’s actually a heavy metal group from L.A. Steel Panther’s songs combine humor with R- to X-rated content—the “Community Property” video, above, is actually one of the less raunchy ones—while the band’s whole act, including big hair and over-the-top costumes, parodies the glam-metal bands of the 1980s. The Panther has just dropped its fourth major studio album, Lower the Bar. Opening for Steel Panther is Citizen Zero. Doors open at 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.
3) The Pens continue in the playoffs with a home game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Goalie Marc-André Fleury sealed up a win for the Pens in game one. Hopefully this is the start of a long-term trend for the Penguins! 7:30 p.m. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.