Portugal. The Man
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25
Ace of Spades
You’ve got to dig deep into Reddit for the rumblings about when Portugal. The Man’s elusive and oft-teased eighth album “Gloomin + Doomin” will finally see daylight. Give them a break, though – this group basically released a new album each year from 2008 to 2013, each cascading with John Baldwin Gourley’s towering falsetto and daring blues-tinged rock punch. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $25. www.aceofspadessac.com
Joe Kye with Jason Chu
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
Claire Raley Studios
Remember Mr. Kye? The local violinist/indie pop artist returns in collaboration with emcee and activist Jason Chu, known for fighting bullying in Asian American communities. Kye supports Chu in the release of his stirring new album “Arrivals,” with local musicians rounding out a full live band and Capital Dance Project and other artists getting involved as well. 2420 N St., Sacramento. $20.
Ruhstaller Basement Sessions with Sunmonks
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
There’s a percolating fear of K Street losing its locality now that Golden 1 Center is up and running. It doesn’t get much more local than this: James Cavern is hosting the first in a new ongoing monthly “Basement Sessions” community music series at Ruhstaller Beer (essentially right under the arena), kicking off with color-splashed indie pop act Sunmonks. 630 K St., Sacramento. $20.
Looking ahead: Lupe Fiasco. Nov. 22 at the Crest Theatre
It seems that once-promised new music from veteran emcee Lupe Fiasco won’t happen in 2016, but his gig at the Crest is still one of the biggest-name hip-hop shows in Sacramento this year. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $32-$61. www.crestsacramento.com