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Three to see: Live music in Sacramento

Gin Blossoms, from left: Scotty Johnson, Bill Leen, Robin Wilson and Jesse Valenzuela
Gin Blossoms, from left: Scotty Johnson, Bill Leen, Robin Wilson and Jesse Valenzuela Merrick Music Group

Gin Blossoms


8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19

Harris Center

August 4, 1992. Yes, that would indeed be 25 years since the release of the Gin Blossoms’ “New Miserable Experience,” touting the singles “Found Out About You” and “Hey Jealousy.” While no release date has been announced, rumor has it that a brand new Blossoms album is recorded and ready to roll – but we’re still trying to wrap our heads around this 25 years thing! $40-$48. www.harriscenter.net.

See How They Run


7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22


Long in the making has been the release of the effervescent folkpop EP “The Strength of Strings,” the first official offering from L.A.’s See How They Run, a shimmering collaboration between longtime musical besties Paige Lewis and beloved Sacramento native Adrian Bourgeois. The ever-delightful Ricky Berger and Sacramento favorite David Houston lend a hand for this CD release party. Doors 6:30 p.m. $8 advance/$12 door. www.harlows.com.



10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24

District 30

The slick downtown digs of District 30 are sneakily becoming a big destination for electronic music with the “Reverb Thursday” series. As is typical for these events, you can snag free entry on the Eventbrite page for Minnesota, the bass-thumping, charismatic and sonically intense alter ego of Berkeley-based DJ Christian Bauhofer. Interstellar electro act Moon Boots visits next Thursday, Sept. 7. www.district30.eventbrite.com.

Looking ahead: Willie Watson. Sept. 21 at Harlow’s

Now a solo artists, the former Old Crow Medicine Show gunslinger stops at Harlow’s on his way to headline the Lost Sierra Hoedown near Graeagle on Sept. 23. www.harlows.com; www.lostsierrahoedown.com.