Hurray for the Riff Raff at Mr. Smalls; Global Mondays at Cappy’s (Mon., 7/31/17)

1) Hurray for the Riff Raff should remind Pittsburgh concertgoers why it often pays to check out weekday headliners at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The Americana band was not terribly well known when it performed on a Tuesday evening in 2015. Cut to now, and The Navigator, its sixth major LP, is one of the most acclaimed albums of this year. Hurray for the Riff Raff is the project of frontwoman Alynda Segarra. She is from New York City, but Segarra and her band are based in New Orleans. Their music encompasses about every American sound between those cities and beyond them. On “Rican Beach,” her vocals shine like Joni Mitchell while the music and lyrics hark back to her Puerto Rican ancestry. Her upbringing no doubt contributed to her sound. Segarra grew up in the Bronx, where she was exposed to doo-wop and Motown; later she cut her teeth at New York punk shows. Hurray for the Riff Raff headlines Mr. Smalls. Becca Mancari opens. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

2) It’s Global Mondays at Cappy’s Cafe in Shadyside with imported bottled beers for only $3. While there, team up an import with a bowl of their scrumptious chili. 5431 Walnut St.