Blitzen Trapper @ Harlow’s, Monday 3/5

Awesome alt-country group Blitzen Trapper come to Harlow’s Monday night, in support of their recent Sub Pop release “American Goldwing.” Trapper use the tools of classic country, like pedal steel guitar and the imagery of Americana, with a flair for the poetic/psychedelic. A running theme, for example, seems to be man becoming animal, best expressed on their classic 2008 album “Furr.” Plus, apparently the lead singer is Richard Alpert. Should be a great time out!

I have only been to Harlow’s once, to see Grandaddy, so I make that more than 10 years ago. I remember some frat boy type hopped up on stage to sing along with the band.

(And why do the good shows always have to be on Monday? By the time I’m at the stage where Monday is not a school night, what bands will I even go out and see? Won’t you be able to consume the entirety of Western music via digital input right into your brain, making the creation of new music pretty much useless by then?)

J Greenberg joins us, performs at Luna’s Saturday

My friend and local TV producer J Greenberg is also a rock ‘n’ roll singer, and he is performing Saturday at Luna’s Cafe in a solo show. He opens for Family Bandits.

In addition, I am pleased to announce that J Greenberg will be joining us here at The Sac Rag as a contributor! He should provide a great dose of Midtown flavor and hopefully will be able to report on the music scene. Look for J’s take on our fair city starting soon.

Family Bandits, J Greenberg, Steve Yerkes
Luna’s Cafe and Juice Bar
8PM – $6

Friday Night Concerts in the Park lineup announced

This won’t stop until one of them changes his name.

Downtown Partnership announced the lineup for their summer concert series at Cesar Chavez Park today. The series is sponsored by a local beer supplier, by which I mean they supply beer to local liquor stores: Budweiser.

Lots of the usual bands, including Kepi, The Secretions, The Brodys, Mike Farrell, and Mumbo Gumbo. Also quite a few that have never played the series before. And as usual, they have done a good job booking similar bands for each night.

Downtown Partnership: Friday Night Concerts in the Park

Conan O’Brien to appear in Sacramento

Conan O’Brien’s nationwide stage tour, the “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” (ha) will be making a stop right here in Sacramento on May 6, according to the just-released tour dates.

The show will take place at the Memorial Auditorium. Let’s show Team Coco how wonderful Sacramento can be! Tickets can be purchased here.