7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30
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This reporter is still more of a “Rubber Soul” guy, but I digress! The Beatles’ seminal double “White Album,” in the 49th year since its release, gets a start-to-finish live arrangement by the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy for rhythm, strings, woodwinds, bass, percussion and choir, with Peter Petty serving as host and performances from Gabe Nelson, Dana Moret and several more on deck. $29.50-$48. www.crestsacramento.com.
Conor Oberst with Tim Kasher
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3
Miners Foundry, Nevada City
Brooding indie folk hero Conor Oberst - between Bright Eyes and various projects, one of the most sneakily intense and prolific songwriters to be found - is playing in Nevada County for the second time this year (which is pretty cool), and he’s bringing along Tim Kasher (frontman of both indie darlings Cursive and the Good Life) to round out a superb bill. $29 adv./$34 door. www.minersfoundry.org.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4
This is believed to the be the first Sacramento gig in the 25-year history of fiercely sludged-up rock trio Boris, hailing from Japan, The group’s latest album “Dear,” released in July, is a thundering haymaker of a dark metal record, loaded with murky, unrelenting riffs and so many time shifts and mood swings that you’ll barely know what hit you. $17 adv./ $20 door. www.harlows.com.
Looking ahead: Rising Appalachia. Oct. 16 and 17 at Center for the Arts
It feels like this global folk-pop act is taking over the world every time they tour. As part of this pair of shows (with Old Crow Medicine Show’s Gill Landry), you can also snag separate tickets for a preshow conversation with the group. $34-$84. www.thecenterforthearts.org/event/rising-appalachia.