Tiger Army with Murder by Death
6:30 p.m. Friday
Ace of Spades
Putting a bass-twisting, rambunctious psychobilly spin on the Orange County punk rock sounds grandfathered by the likes of Social Distortion, the venerable Tiger Army has been at it since 1995, last year releasing their fifth studio record “V.” Their touring partners, Murder by Death, take a somewhat different but no less effervescent path with shifty Nick Cave-influenced indie rock. $25. www.aceofspadessac.com
9:30 p.m. Saturday
6:30 p.m. Friday
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
“Electronic” can sound like a weird tag for Brooklyn’s Cuddle Magic – much of the sound they generate goes through the wire wash, but it’s generated by a laboratory of obscure woodwinds and percussion, cooked up by a group of sonic scientists who through it all seem like they’re just looking for new ways to kick back and shoot the breeze with you. With Madeline Kinney. $7 adv/ $10 door. www.sophiasthaikitchen.com.
Davis 4th of July w/Con Brio
5 p.m to 10 p.m. Tuesday
Davis Community Park
Fireworks, funk and free? Now that’s how you celebrate Independence Day! Fireballing soul-scorchers Con Brio headline Davis’ annual no-cost 4th of July celebration, with performances from bluesy psych-bluegrass rockers Achilles Wheel and local favorites Element Brass Band leading it off, and fireworks to wrap it up. www.facebook.com
Looking ahead: The Decemberists. August 18 at Mondavi Center.
Some scattered tickets remain for avant garde folk royalty the Decemberists tour stop in Davis, still touring behind “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.” $49. www.mondaviarts.org