Psychedelic Furs and James Play the Roxian; Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Car Cruise at Waterfront (Tues., 7/16/19)

1) Cornerstones of any post-punk dance-night, The Psychedelic Furs and James will co-headline the Roxian Theatre. The Psychedelic Furs’ core consists of vocalist/songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-playing brother, Tim. The Furs had major chart success with the songs “Love My Way,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Heaven,” and “The Ghost in You.” The post-punk British rockers were MTV darlings during the ’80s, and they inspired director John Hughes to create a movie around “Pretty in Pink.” Their ’82 single “Love My Way” was featured several times in the 2017 Oscar-nominated film Call Me by Your Name. James formed in the ’80s but didn’t break commercially until the ’90s with singles such as “Laid.” (Even if you don’t know the title, you likely know the opening crescendo and sultry first verse.) The group disbanded in 2001 but reunited in 2007. In the interim, singer Tim Booth portrayed the villain Victor Zsasz in 2005’s Batman Begins. James’s latest release is 2018’s Living in Extraordinary Times. Dear Boy opens. 8 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. (EC, CM)

2) Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Week continues with the Waterfront Car Cruise with 500 cars of all marques (brand names). It is open to participants from 4 – 9 p.m. A $5 donation is requested from those displaying their cars during the cruise. Parking lot in front of Old Navy near Steak and Shake, Waterfront Shopping Center, Homestead.