April Verch Band
7 p.m. Friday
Sun City Lincoln Hills Ballroom
April Verch’s upbringing in Ottawa Valley, Canada, is described as a “melting pot of Franco-Celtic flavors brought by the hard-working loggers who settled the area.” By no means does this saccharine-voiced singer herself resemble a logger, but her music is indeed that of the jovial celebration that would inevitably follow a long day of swinging the axe. Verch has released nine albums of playful and old-timey country folk, anchored by her frenetic fiddling and flanked by her equally awe-inspiring step-dancing skills. 965 Orchard Creek Lane, Lincoln. $20. www.suncity-lincolnhills.org.
8 p.m. Sunday
The folks who Las Cafeteras have shared stages with provide telling insight to this enigmatic outfit from East Los Angeles. Their sunny-day, street-preacher vibes make sense alongside Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and their urban angst is a natural fit with Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine. As for fellow East L.A. act Ozomatli, well, that one’s a layup. Their cultural roots fiercely radiate through every note and lyric, spinning tales of “searching for love and fighting for justice” that pulse with Afro-Mexican, cumbia and acoustic folk rhythms. With World Hood and DJ Omequetzal. 2574 21st St., Sacramento. $10. www.facebook.com/events/1397770210520909.
8 p.m. Tuesday
When shows like this one hit on a Tuesday, it’s a sure bet Wednesday will be a day of sore feet, but Denver’s seven-piece funk machine the Motet makes sure it’s worth it. Every night is a Saturday night with these cats, and everyone gets disco fever from their urban dancehall electro-funk and combustive worldbeat jams. They’ve got seven albums, including last year’s self-titled effort, but the lifeblood of this group is their ballistic live shows, known for cheeky improvs. Doors 7 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $20. www.harlows.com.
Looking ahead: Bob Seger. March 3 at Sleep Train Arena
His first Sacramento show in nearly 20 years, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are touring in support of the timeless rocker’s new record, “Ride Out.” 1 Sports Pkwy, Sacramento. $79-$111. www.sleeptrainarena.com.