Legendary sludge trio, the Melvins, grace the stage
7 p.m. Sunday, July 9
Goldfield Trading Posts
We’re going to tag this one as the biggest name yet to grace Goldfield’s burgeoning stage thus far. Godfathers of grunge the Melvins have a new album, “A Walk with Love and Death,” out this week. It’s a double album that also serves as the score to a short film of the same name produced by the legendary sludge trio. $20 adv./$22 door. www.goldfieldtradingpost.com.
‘Tour de Fat’ bike-themed event rolls into town for the first time
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11
Ace of Spades
Size-wise, likely not quite the elaborate sprawling carnival normally seen in San Francisco, but Sacramento gets its first-ever stop from New Belgium’s traveling bicycle-themed “Tour de Fat.” Bluesy rock act Hollis Brown is your headliner, with locals 50 Watt Heavy also kicking in. There’s also a costume contest and dance-off as part of the festivities, and likely more than a couple cold Fat Tires. $17. www.newbelgium.com/tourdefat
Dan P. and the Bricks
8 p.m. Saturday, July 8
It’s all good snappy fun and games with the jumpy, ebullient ska outfit Dan P. and the Bricks, by way of Santa Cruz. They’re joined by South Korea outfit Skasucks, a band that clearly doesn’t believe its own name. Rebel Radio and At Both Ends round out what should be a jovial bill. $10. https://punchandpie.queueapp.com/
Looking ahead: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with Nicki Bluhm. July 28 at Ace of Spades.
An impossibly delicious double bill features the exploding Lukas Nelson (son of Willie) & Promise of the Real with also rapidly ascending songstress Nicki Bluhm. $27. www.aceofspadessac.com.