1) Steve Sobosla is the lead singer of Punchline, a prominent pop punk outfit that is the biggest thing to start in Fayette County since that McDonald’s in Uniontown got to serve the first Big Mac. He also has a solo venture titled Blue of Colors that is less pop punk and more just pop, with some orchestral and electronic flourishes. The 34-year-old singer/songwriter has put together a debut album for the side project and is touring behind it, starting with a late show at Club Café tonight. Opening are Nashville’s Jon Bindley and New York City’s ominously named The End of America. 10:30 p.m. 56-58 South 12th St., South Side.
2) There is no shortage of Led Zeppelin tribute acts out there, from the all-female Lez Zeppelin to the reggae-styled Dread Zeppelin. Unlike these groups, Chicago’s Led Zeppelin 2 plays it straight. The band, which comes to Altar Bar tonight, consists of four grade-A musicians (all of whom have contributed to a variety of non-tribute acts) trying to sound and look as much like the young Zep as they can. Frontman Bruce Lamont even wears a jean jacket over his bare chest with a giant belt buckle, just like Robert Plant in his groupie-devouring days. 9 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., Strip District.
3) No Bad Juju is a local party band for hire featuring a staggering eight members. This includes two lead vocalists and a horn section and allows them to replicate the tracks of such beloved jumbo-sized bands as Parliament, Kool and the Gang, and Earth, Wind and Fire. Their setlists also include new hits from the likes of Katy Perry and Adele, as well as a few originals. This evening, they’ll be playing well into the night at River Casino’s Wheelhouse Bar and Grille. 10 p.m. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.
4) OK, so the Steel City Comedy Tour isn’t much of a tour. The farthest this caravan of local comedians ever seem to venture is into the 724 or 814 area codes. What it is, is a collective of funny men and women who can spark up clubs and fundraisers by spreading Pittsburgh’s unique kind of laughs. Tonight, the “tour” stays in Pittsburgh with an early show at Club Café featuring Tommy Kupiec, Chuck Krieger, Ray Zawodni, Carl Schimmel, Sean Collier, and Mike Wysocki. 8 p.m. 56-58 South 12th St., South Side.