Funk Master Maceo Parker Jams at Byham; Reverend Horton Heat Plays for Congregation at Altar Bar (CPs Fri., 1/16/15)

1) Master funkateer and saxophonist Maceo Parker has played with two of the biggest in the genre—James Brown and George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic. Parker has recorded 16 albums of his own and played on over 80 other albums, running the gamut of music history from the aforementioned Brown and Clinton to Prince, Bootsy Collins, Keith Richards, De La Soul, Dave Matthews, and Ani DiFranco. He also plays tenor and baritone sax. Parker’s signature sound can be heard on videos like “Shake Everything You’ve Got.” The title of Parker’s autobiography is 98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music. 8 p.m. Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District.

2) The “Reverend” is in town. The Reverend Horton Heat, that is. The Reverend is Dallas-based musician Jim Heath and his band. Their music has been described as “psychobilly,” with influences of surf, rock, big band, punk, country, and several other genres, making for an eclectic, energetic fusion of sound. The Reverend’s service is at Altar Bar. Assisting in the service are Robert Gordon, Dale Watson, and Rosie Flores. 8:30 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., Strip District.

3) It’s Free Good Fridays at the Warhol in January, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. The event is sponsored by UPMC Health Plan and includes free admission from 5 – 10 p.m., Pittsburgh’s own DJ Huck Finn, and a cash bar. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.