9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5
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Scorching Allman Brothers-inspired canyon jams, funked-out swamp hooks bordering on hip-hop and chilling backwoods ballads – Portland, Ore.-based Blitzen Trapper has America covered with their rollicking, resonating rock ’n’ roll. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $18 advance/$20 door. www.harlows.com
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6
Natalie Ribbons, formerly of Sacramento drum-and-guitar duo Agent Ribbons, returns to the capital city with her latest project, the ’60s-pop-inspired Tele Novella, which jubilantly toasts the spirit of her former outfit with its moody, groovy psych-pop songs. With Vasas and the Rippers. 2565 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento. $8. www.facebook.com/events/1068780536525385/
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9
Ace of Spades
For a band that has trudged through the stagnant, murky waters of lo-fi noise rock on previous records, Wavves’ 2015 album “V” feels like a sprint toward the ocean with vibrant ’70s punk riffs, extolling a freer sound while maintaining a Pixies-esque edge. With Steep Leans and PartyBaby. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $20. www.aceofspadessac.com