Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 12
With country mainstay Jerry Jeff Walker having to postpone his headlining gig this evening, no reason not to throw a full night’s party with his would-be opener, the enigmatic Tim Flannery. “Flan” is a pristine songwriter/guitarist and veteran performer with three World Series rings (as former third-base coach for the San Francisco Giants) and 13 albums under his belt, including his most recent release, “The Last of the Old Dogs.” Doors 6:30 p.m. $25-$40. www.crestsacramento.com.
9 p.m. Saturday, August 12
Zigzagging between jazz/ gospel-inflected wails from soul siren Sarah Clarke, spats of throwback hip-hop and rolling tides of classic night-on-the-town funk and R&B, Portland’s Dirty Revival has the look of a band that will soon be nipping at the heels of breakout funk collectives like the Suffers and vying to fill the void of the late great Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. $8. www.torchclub.net
10 p.m. Fri. Aug. 11
Crazy Horse Saloon (Nevada City)
It’s some dirty, sticky fun to take a listen to “Here, There & Everywhere,” the most recent release from Reno’s Jelly Bread, which features former Izabella and Poor Man’s Whiskey axeman Sean Lehe. The group is holding on tight to their throwback Apollo funk roots, but allowing streams of pure Muscle Shoals Southern rock and soul to trickle into the grip. $10. www.crazyhorsenc.com.
Looking ahead: Com Truise. Sept. 1 at Harlow’s
A standout alumni act of the now defunct TBD Fest, producer Seth “Com Truise” Haley packs hefty nods to new wave rock into his intricate brand of electronic music. $20. www.harlows.com.