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Ratt Plays Jergel’s; Mr. Smalls Hosts New Politics, Plain White T’s, and The Mowgli’s; Local Bands Play A Benedum Christmas (Tues., 12/15/19)

1) Sometimes you just need a little L.A. ‘90s hair metal music, and Ratt is a good one of that genre. The group is best known for the hits “Round and Round” and “Lay it Down,” which reached No. 12 and No. 40 respectively on the Billboard Top 40. The band has had a few stops and starts, but will definitely be at Jergel’s to provide fans with more of that good Ratt sound. 8 p.m. Sold out. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. (RH)

2) It’s a trio of power-pop acts at Mr. Smalls Theatre. New Politics may have a song called “Harlem,” but they hail from Copenhagen, Denmark. Plain White T’s are from Lombard, Illinois, outside Chicago, and are best known for their song “Hey There Delilah.” The Mowgli’s,  meanwhile, are from southern California, but the band members lost their “head in San Francisco, waiting for the fog to roll out.” 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

3) Pittsburgh Winery and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are teaming up again for A Benedum Christmas – Home for the Holidays, a rock, blues, and soul entertainment extravaganza featuring local artists performing holiday classics and other top songs. Trio+, The Steeltown Horns, and Buffalo Rose will accompany the Home for the Holidays performers, featuring Scott Blasey, Lyndsey Smith, Billy Price, Margot Bingham, Joy Ike, Anthony Jardine, Jimbo Jackson, Morgan Erina, John Schisler, Kevin Garrett, and Clinton Clegg. At the event, nonperishable food (perishable food or glass items can not be accepted) and household items will be collected for donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. A VIP ticket is also available which includes a pre-show wine tasting by Pittsburgh Winery and a one-year Partners membership in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. 7:30 p.m. Benedum Center, 237 7th Ave., Cultural District. (RH)

Scott Blasey.