Spirit Family Reunion
5 p.m. July 4
Davis Community Park
With acts like the Lumineers and Old Crow Medicine Show having paved the way, the old-time Americana music revival is outliving the pitfalls of a “fad” and keeping doors open for acts like Brooklyn firecrackers Spirit Family Reunion. This junk-jazzy, foot-stomping barnstormer of an act headlines a free evening of music of Independence Day tunes along with local hellcats the Nickel Slots and sassy indie rockers Be Calm Honcho. 1405 F St., Davis. Free.www.davislivemusic.com.
Gift of Gab
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8 p.m. July 3
Miss out on that gig from local hip-hop royalty Blackalicious at Concerts in the Park in May? Here’s your chance to atone for it in one of midtown’s coziest music venues, when Blackalicious’ emcee Gift of Gab grabs the mike for a jam-packed night of hip-hop. On deck to perform are troupe Midtown Marauders, the classically soulful Paul Willis and Aerial, Landon Wordswell, Shallow and Decari Black. 1400 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $15.www.bluelampsacramento.com.
7 p.m. July 8
Årabrot will take you to dark places and leave you relentlessly battered when it brings you back. Hailing from Norway, this twistedly inventive noise metal act smashes through every chord as though a tidal wave of fire and brimstone were sweeping the Earth, which will forever be inhabited by snarling sonic demons. Dispirit, Lycus and Ghold join this smorgasbord of doom and darkness. 1517 21st St., Sacramento. $10.www.starlitelounge.net.
Looking ahead: Ain’t Necessarily Dead Fest. July 25 at Auburn Regional Park
The Grateful Dead are saying “so long” this weekend in Chicago, but a summer of celebrations keeps going with Moonalice, Midnight North, Stu Allen and several others. 3770 Richardson Dr., Auburn. Free. www.auburnrec.com.