Davis Music Festival continues to grow
Pop, rock and hip hop
various times, June 16-18
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Annually packed to the gills with local talent (and a few visitors), you’ve got indie rock, folk, pop, funk, hip hop and – well, pretty much all of it, courtesy of Lower 48, Pets, Foxtails Brigade, Sun Valley Gun Club, Ideateam, Nickel Slots, Sometimes Warren, iLL Imperial, Boca do Rio and tons more scattered around the streets of Davis for the seventh installment of the Davis Music Festival. Tickets: $30. df7.eventbrite.com.
“Busk n’ Blues” with The Blues Broads and others
4 p.m. June 21
E. Claire Raley Studios (2420 N St.)
“Fête de la Musique” is known internationally as “Make Music Day.” Starting at 4 p.m., Raley Studios will feature multiple artists street performing (or “busking”) for free around the complex (naturally, with beer and food trucks in tow) beginning at 4 p.m., capped with a 7 p.m. ticketed performance ($25 adv., $30 door) from the Blues Broads. www.claramidtown.org/busk-n-blues.
9 p.m. June 16
Just in case the usual diet of country punk and rockabilly in the Hideaway’s jukebox are getting stale, Atomic Ape are out to turn the beloved Franklin Boulevard dive into a whacked-out mecca of experimental jazz fusion and instrumental Eastern European progressive rock, tailor made for Gogol Bordello or Balkan Beat Box fans. Modern Man and Meet Cute also perform. $5. www.facebook.com
Looking ahead: Tom Petty with the Shelters on Aug. 25 at Golden 1 Center
Memo to those planning to catch Tom Petty’s Sacramento stop in August – the Shelters may well be your new favorite band in a couple years, so don’t sit around wishing you’d gotten there earlier.. Tickets range from $44-$139 price range, www.ticketmaster.com. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For information, www.golden1center.com.