Pittsburgh Plays Petty, Show 2; Ferdinand the Bull Loose at Club Cafe (Sat., 1/6/18)

1) December’s Pittsburgh Plays Petty, a tribute at Mr. Smalls, proved so popular and sold out so quickly that a second show was added for January. And now that show has sold out too. Small wonder, as Tom Petty’s music exists outside of time. Take “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” which sounds like a cut from Heartbreakers’ classics like 1979’s Damn the Torpedoes or 1981’s Hard Promises. However, it appears on 1994’s Wildflowers, his second solo album. It was a hit then, even as grunge and boy bands ruled the airwaves, and it sounds just as fresh now. The tribute’s lineup includes veterans such as Bill Deasy, formerly of The Gathering Field, and Jim Donovan, formerly of Rusted Root and now of Sun King Warriors. Chet Vincent of Chet Vincent & The Big Bend will perform, as will Nathan Zoob, an accomplished solo artist and a member of Wreck Loose. Angela Autumn, who has appeared on CBS’s “Pittsburgh Today Live” and at the Feed More Festival at Stage AE, will also play. Wicked-good guitarist Byron Nash is on the bill as well. For the complete lineup, check out the event page. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

2) Ferdinand the Bull plays at Club Cafe! No, not the recently released 20th Century Fox animated movie starring John Cena as the titular bovine, who would rather smell flowers than fight matadors. Rather, the folk quartet from Pittsburgh, who have toured nationally as well as performed at local events, such as the Allegheny County Music Festival. Their YouTube page offers a travelogue of where they have played as well as some beautiful tunes of course. The lush “Days We Forgot,” filmed among some equally lush California redwoods, is the title track from their debut album. They also have released a number of strong EPs. Honors include The Pitt News’ Band of the Year for 2016. Ferdinand the Bull has another record in the works, and this early show promises a sneak peek at some new cuts. Her Ladyship opens. 7 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. (CM)