9 p.m. Tuesday
It’s hard to imagine a part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival where Galactic does not play – both at the festival itself and at a bevy of rowdy pop-up shows and hootenannies throughout the weekend. This largely instrumental collective has been a purveyor of ’Nawlins tunes for 20 years, presenting the city’s heralded sultry jazz and dirty street soul to worldwide audiences with the sensibilities of a modern jam rock act, one that’s not afraid to test the limits of their amps. Galactic has been kind enough to make Harlow’s an annual stop in recent years. (We want the funk!) Doors open 7 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $35. www.harlows.com
Ann Savoy & the Magnolia Sisters
3 p.m. Sunday
There will be a few Celtic tunes in the mix on Sunday, just for fun – but acoustic boot-stompers Ann Savoy & the Magnolia Sisters’ roots are firmly entrenched in the traditional stylings of Cajun and Creole music. Savoy is a seasoned veteran of the music business, having previously toured with Michael Doucet and recorded a Grammy-nominated album of duets with Linda Ronstadt. Savoy and her all-female band host a matinee dance party at Beatnik’s new Southside Park location, where the lineup for June’s Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival will be announced. 723 S St., Sacramento. $15-$20. www.beatnik-studios.com.
9 p.m. Thursday
Armed with banjo, guitar, kick drum and a dream, Southern-fried troubadour Austin Quattlebaum will be all over the region this week, spreading around his wildly swampy blues and backwoods folk. Before landing at the Shady (1409 R St., Sacramento) for a duo show with “guitar shredding comrade” Jonny Mojo, Quattlebaum will join up with the Rusty Buckets at both the Auburn Events Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday ($10-$15, 145 Elm Ave., Auburn) and Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub for a 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday matinee (425 Main St., Placerville). He’ll also perform live on KFOK Community Radio in Georgetown (95.1 FM) at 8 p.m. Sunday. www.shadyladybar.com, keepsmilinpromotions.com
Looking ahead: Jay Farrar. April 17 at the Center for the Arts
The mysterious, no-frills front man of Son Volt (and formerly of Uncle Tupelo) is, in no uncertain terms, one of the godfathers of modern Americana. 314 West Main St., Grass Valley. $25. thecenterforthearts.org.