Hanson Plays The Roxian; Rivers Casino Hosts Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors (Sat., 12/14/19)

1) Although Hanson is arguably best known for “MMMBop,” they also have two Christmas albums: 1997’s Snowed In and 2017’s Finally It’s Christmas. The trio of brothers is from Tusla, Oklahoma. They will perform holiday standards, hits, and songs from their upcoming seventh studio album on their Wintry Mix Tour. The tour includes a concert at the Roxian Theatre. Paul McDonald and Joshua & the Holy Rollers, fronted by Mac Hanson, open. 7 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. (CM)

Jim Donvan (jumping guitarist) & Sun King Warriors. Photo: Erica Dilcer.

Jim Donovan (jumping guitarist) & the Sun King Warriors. Photo: Erica Dilcer.

2) Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors bring their lively brand of jam rock to Rivers Casino. Most appropriately, they will be performing in the Drum Bar. Donovan and the band’s latest album is 2018’s We See Through It. They describe their new work by saying, “It illustrates the transformational power of music. Featuring ten songs that span genres and eras ̧ the sound of the new album blends the vintage rock sound of Zeppelin with the alternative folk of Mumford & Sons propelled by barreling drums.” Songs from the album have been garnering a lot of airplay in Pittsburgh and beyond. The band’s prior release was 2016’s Sun King Warriors. 10 p.m. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.