Bryan Adams in Concert at UPMC Events Center; Club Cafe Hosts Jill Sobule; Sir Mix-a-Lot at Jergel’s (Wed., 8/14/19)

1) Bryan Adams, the Canadian pop/rocker, can lay down some scorching guitar heat with his lead guitar, but is also equally adept at singing a touching ballad. Guitar scorchers include “Home Again,” “Run to You,” and “Heat of the Night.” While on the softer side Adams has scored big chart success with songs like “Heaven,” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman.” Adams has had numerous No. 1 songs and has received 20 Juno Awards from 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He and his longtime songwriting collaborator, Jim Vallance, created the songs, lyrics, and music for Disney’s Pretty Woman – The Musical. Adams is also a talented photographer who has exhibited his works at many museums including the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, and has even published several books. He is an animal rights activist and has a foundation that supports youth education. He plays in various fundraising concerts to support good causes. Shine a Light, his most recent album, was released in January. Adams will be performing at the new UPMC Event Center at Robert Morris University. 7:30 p.m. 6001 University Blvd., Moon Twp. (RH)

2) Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule is returning to Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe more than 10 years after recording her live DVD, Live in Pittsburgh, at the same venue. She will have plenty of new material to add to the set list since that 2003 recording—she’s released many albums since then, including last year’s Dottie’s Charms and two EPs. Her biggest commercial hit came from 1995’s self-titled album, featuring the singles “I Kissed A Girl” and “Supermodel,” which were featured on the Clueless movie soundtrack. Since then, Sobule’s sound has evolved into a narrative, folk-influenced style, which has won her a dedicated following. Her latest LP is 2018’s Nostalgia Kills. 8 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. (EC, RH)

3) On the TV show “Seinfeld,” there was a proctologist who took pride in calling himself “the assman.” Appearing at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille this month, one could say there’s a different kind of “assman.” This one, Sir Mix-a-Lot, has an appreciation for women with a big derriere as referenced in his 1992 No.1 smash hit song “Baby Got Back.” It was the second best selling song of the year. Sir Mix-a-Lot (nee Anthony Ray) will be definitely be playing that tune at his Pittsburgh appearance and more. Special guests are Morbid Sikosis w/DjGWK. 8 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. 

4) In the mood for some female-fronted indie rock? Then head over to Mr. Roboto Project. Tonight Portland Oregon’s own, Summer Cannibals, will be performing. The group recently released their new album Can’t Tell Me No. It’s an energetic LP and described in their press release as “whose very existence is the result of taking back power, the record paves a path for those who may feel powerless and voiceless offering the hope that through strength and community they can create change.” 7 p.m. 5106 Penn Ave.