Post Malone in Concert at PPG Paints Arena; The Toasters to Heat-up Club Cafe (Mon., 2/24/20)

1) Clad in a magenta suit, Post Malone rang in 2020 alongside Ryan Seacrest and K-pop group BTS at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Minutes earlier, he performed “Circles” and “Congratulations.” (And a few days later, he got a new face tattoo.) The party continues in February at PPG Paints Arena, where he will headline. Born Austin Richard Post, the singer blends rock with cloud rap for a heady sound, such as on “Wow.” Other popular songs include his collaboration with rapper Swae Lee for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: “Sunflower.” Another collaboration includes a remix of Lorde’s song “Homemade Dynamite” with SZA and Khalid. His latest album is 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. This was preceded by 2018’s Beerbongs & Bentleys. It broke the record for most songs simultaneously in the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with nine total. Swae Lee, who is one half of Rae Sremmurd (of “Black Beatles” fame), and Tyla Yaweh open. 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (CM)

2) Formed by a bunch of New York City comic book store employees in 1981, The Toasters may have done more than anyone to transform ska from the Jamaican-ized take on American R&B of the ’60s into the fierce, jumpy, punk subgenre it is today. They did this not just through their own discography but from the swell of bands that signed with their Moon Ska Records, the first U.S. label specializing in ska. Their last album was 2011’s 2Tone Army. Club Cafe has the honor of hosting the Toasters as the marquee act, with iNCO fIDO and Fubar supporting. 8 p.m. 56 – 58 South 12th St., South Side. (RH, CM)

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