8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27
This year’s “We Are Undone” is yet another reverbing think-piece from Two Gallants. This Bay Area duo irreverently zigzags between folk and seething two-piece blues rock. Throwback acoustic rockers Goodnight, Texas open. Doors 8 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $15. www.harlows.com
Plain White T’s
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7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28
“Hey There Delilah” was perhaps the most ubiquitous track of 2007, but an acoustic pop number can be a death knell for a group with punk roots like the Plain White T’s. On this year’s “American Nights,” it appears that almost a decade later, they can indeed have it both ways. With Matt McAndrews, Beta Play and Tedrow & the Good Intentions. 9426 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. $22. www.theboardwalkpresents.com
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Wednesday, Dec. 2
The Center for the Arts
It is nearly universally agreed that Neil Young’s most recent tour, superbly backed by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, was one of the rock legend’s best treks in a storied career. Nelson & POTR are now back to peddling their gloves-off “cowboy hippie surf rock.” With the Coffis Brothers. 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. $30. www.thecenterforthearts.org
Looking ahead: The Maine. Dec. 11 at Ace of Spades
One of pop punk rock’s fastest-rising acts might just end up king of the mountain by the time 2016 rolls around. Don’t sleep on tickets for this one. With the Technicolors. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $20. www.aceofspadessac.com.