Jaclyn Campanaro

The Portland-based collective Typhoon brings its playful, rowdy romp to Harlow’s on Tuesday.

Three to see: Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Robert Randolph and the Family Band


7:30 p.m. Sunday

Crest Theatre

You’ll find Robert Randolph where the warm dance floors of the sweatiest clubs of the 1970s meet the warm pews and spiritual exuberance of gospel. Randolph is widely considered a living guitar god, often preferring boogie wailing on the pedal steel (or “sacred steel”) guitar. The Family Band made a name for itself with a breakneck touring schedule throughout the ’00s, headlining and guesting with heavyweights such as Eric Clapton and Dave Matthews Band. They lured the likes of Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty to the studio to lend chops to the band’s most lauded release to date, the 2013 bluesy dance funk haymaker “Lickety Split.” Doors 6:30 p.m. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $30-$45. www.thecrest.com.

The Wild Feathers


9 p.m. Sunday


Ruminating on a year of opening for the likes of legends Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, Wild Feathers songwriter/guitarist Ricky Young told The Bee last summer that “there’s no way you can be so cool and act like that’s not a huge deal.” Don’t tell them this, but 2014 appears to be the year that the Austin-bred, Nashville-based quartet becomes a “huge deal” in its own right. The band’s success is anchored by last year’s self-titled debut album, on which they pelt listeners with Southern rock entangled with Americana power pop and heartland blues, like five guys who spent their youth chowing down on Springsteen and washing it down with the Black Crowes. With Jamestown Revival. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $17. www.harlows.com.


Indie rock/alternative

8 p.m. Tuesday


It’s best not to ask how the players of Portland collective Typhoon all plan to squeeze onto Harlow’s cozy stage – there are 11 of them, and they’ve been known to carry as many as 14 touring members. At this point, they’re used to cramming a platoon of rowdy folk into a small space, in much the same way that they cram heaps of horns, string, keys and percussion into a ramshackle romp that is as crafty and deceptive as it is playful (think Arcade Fire with a little less seriousness and a lot more booze). With Phox and Line & Circle. 7 p.m. doors. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $15-$18. www.harlows.com.

Looking ahead: Beats Antique. April 7 at Ace of Spades

This San Francisco group is perhaps the most intriguing and innovative act to be found in electronic music, blending live instrumentals and world rhythms with deliciously organic beats. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $22. www.aceof spadessac.com.

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