Andy Grammer Headlines O Starry Night 4; Mr. Smalls Host Pete Yorn (Sun., 12/4/16)

1) You can’t help but smile when you listen to a song by Andy Grammer. With every note, the singer-songwriter with the soaring voice makes it clear that he loves music and wants to spread the joy. Though his name may not immediately be recognizable, you’ve probably had one of his hit singles, such as “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” stuck in your head at some point in the past few years. Both songs appeared on Grammer’s self-titled and widely acclaimed debut album. His follow-up album, Magazines or Novels, was also a smash, propelled by the single “Honey, I’m Good.” Grammer headlines O Starry Night 4 at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. The show’s openers include rock ‘n’ rollers We The Kings and Chris Jamison, a North Hills native turned The Voice contestant. He is also the lead vocalist of his own Chris Jamison Band. 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. (RH/CM)

2) 2009 to 2010 was a busy time for folk singer-songwriter Pete Yorn. Break Up, a collaborative album that he recorded with actress Scarlett Johansson in 2006, was released. He also recorded and released Back and Forth and Pete Yorn, the latter of which was produced by Pixies’ guitarist Frank Black. Yorn, who is based in Los Angeles, is no stranger to multitasking. He scored the Farrelly brothers’ 2000 film, Me, Myself & Irene, while mixing his critically acclaimed debut LP, 2001’s musicforthemorningafter. Still, the man must have needed some rest. Six years have passed between Pete Yorn and his newest album, this year’s ArrangingTime. The break did him good. ArrangingTime sees him in top form, incorporating some electronic flourishes to his folk sound. “She Was Weird,” his latest single, features a music video chronicling an actress’s metamorphosis into a character that looks straight out of James Cameron’s sci-fi epic, Avatar. Yorn plays Mr. Smalls this month. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

3Delta Rae must love Pittsburgh. This summer, the folk group played a free outdoor concert at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. A year earlier, they played the late Altar Bar. Now they are stopping at Club Cafe on their Winter Acoustic Tour. Formed in Durham, North Carolina, the group is one-half a family act: three of the six members are siblings. The sextet released their debut album, Carry the Fire, in 2012. An EP followed in 2013, Chasing Twisters. The EP saw Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham declaring his fandom. He played on a re-recorded version of “If I Loved You,” a song which first appeared on their debut. In 2015, Delta Rae released After It All, their sophomore album. No newer music just yet, but for this special winter concert, fans can look forward to acoustic versions of Delta Rae originals and holiday covers. Penny and Sparrow open. Sold Out. 8 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. (CM)