JD McPherson with Honeyhoney
Rock and roll
6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17
The guitar-frolicking JD McPherson is hardly the first to go up into the attic and blow the dust off the chest of the heel-kickin’ dance-hall rock ’n’ roll of decades past, but with his bust-out 2015 album “Let the Good Times Roll,” he’s managed to do it in a welcomingly authentic way. Americana darling Honeyhoney opens. Doors 5 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $20 adv., $25 door. www.harlows.com.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15
Crooked House Concerts (Auburn)
Once a member of the underrated ’70s power pop trio the Nerves, Peter Case has carved out a slice of lore for himself as a solo folk and bluesman for more than 30 years; his ragtag 2015 record “Hwy 62” is a nugget of gold. Case performs at the cozy Crooked House concert series, which also hosts Rita Hosking on Saturday, Feb. 6. $20. For reservations, call 530-401-6381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15
Berryessa Brewing Co.
Imagine a bone-tingling, wild-eyed steampunk-inspired Tom Waits and the junkyard jazz of Dustbowl Revival all mixed into one folk musician, and you’ve got Portland’s Professor Gall. He’ll make this feel like a mini Lagunitas Beer Circus. 27260 Highway 128, Winters. Free. www.berryessabrewingco.com.
Looking ahead: The White Buffalo. Feb. 5 at Ace of Spades
Every time this gruff mountain of a blues and folk troubadour comes to town, it’s in a bigger venue – to the surprise of no one who knows this songwriter’s touch. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $20. www.aceofspadessac.com.