Machine Gun Kelly Plays The Pete; Hurricanes vs. Panthers at Heinz; Rivers Hosts Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors (Sat., 10/30/21)

1) Machine Gun Kelly (MGK, née Richard Colson Baker) will play the Petersen Events Center. MGK is a rapper and musician from Cleveland who has touched multiple facets of pop culture. With Camila Cabello, he recorded “Bad Things,” which samples Fastball’s “Out of My Head,” in 2016. He was to open for Linkin Park on the band’s One More Light Tour, but the tour was canceled following the 2017 death of singer Chester Bennington. His acting credits include his portrayal of drummer Tommy Lee in The Dirt, a Netflix biopic of Mötley Crüe. 2020’s Tickets to My Downfall is his fifth album. It contains a more pop-punk sound, with Travis Barker, blink-182’s drummer, producing. Born with Horns is to follow in 2021. Jxdn and KennyHoopla open. 7:30 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. (C.M.)

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in action against Virginia Tech in 2020. (photo: Pitt Athletics)

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in action against Virginia Tech in 2020. (photo: Pitt Athletics)

2) With another big win last week, this time against Clemson, Pitt Football is now 6-1. Today they will try and run their win total to 7-1 with a home game against the University of Miami. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has been on fire in regards to his passing and touchdown throws. He is rightfully a Heisman Trophy candidate. Next up for Pitt is an away game against Duke next Saturday. Noon. Heinz Field. 100 Art Rooney Ave.

3) Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors bring their lively brand of jam rock to Rivers Casino. Donovan and the band’s latest album is 2018’s We See Through It. They describe it 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.” Several songs from the album garnered good radio airplay. 9 p.m. performance time. Drum Bar, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.

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

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