8 p.m. April 3
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Eugene, Ore., which is surrounded by forest, has a few patches of counter-culture urban jungle dotted within its city limits. In either environment you’ll find Sapient on the prowl, unleashing the inner beast that forged his latest album, “Eaters Vol. 2: Light Tiger.” There’s an undeniable glow in his electro-jacked hip-hop – organic, unpretentious, wild-eyed and slightly mucky, as though he spends his days running in slow-mo through the woods until it’s time to head back to town to throw a bizarre underground dance party. He also heads up the hill for an April 4 gig at Stonehouse in Nevada City. With E-TAGG, J Ross Parrelli and Brady Haze. 2574 21st St., Sacramento. $10. www.solcollective.org.
9 p.m. April 4
The local Mumbo Gumbo fanbase is likely to be found swinging hips to the firey SambaDá, a Santa Cruz-bred Brazilian funk outfit notorious for leaving dance floors sweaty and blood pressures spiked with saucy hooks and frisky Latin percussion. The group celebrates the Sacramento release of “Ritual,” their newest album and third overall. Doors 8 p.m. Blue Lamp, 1400 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento. $10. www.bluelampsacramento.com.
7 p.m. April 9
Ace of Spades
A couple months ago, I reported on a local gig from the Portland Cello Project, which does some inventive and crafty stuff with cello arrangements. Shortly thereafter, I had a bizarre dream in which the members of that group, Evanescence and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra were locked in a medieval dungeon to perform a dystopian version of “Swan Lake.” Because of that dream I feel qualified to tell you that Finnish cello-driven rock act Apocalytpica is coming to town, with Zeroclient and Graveshadow. Let’s never speak of this dream again – too much therapy. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $20. www.aceofspadessac.com.
Looking ahead: Beatles ’65. May 3 at Harlow’s.
1965 Beatles means “Help” and “Rubber Soul” territory. We’re excited to see a prime crop of local artists take these songs on at this tribute show. 2708 J St.. Sacramento. $10. www.harlows.com.