An Intimate Evening with Langhorne Slim
9 p.m. Sat. Feb. 24
“I’ve proved again this morning that I’m incapable of packing light and will still likely wear the same outfit for the next month,” wanderlust troubadour Langhorne Slim professed last week before embarking on his “Lost at Last Vol. 1” solo tour. With all due love to his usual band of merry men, the Law, a guitar and the clothes on his back is about all this streetside soulman needs to let you into the Northern Lights and dark corners of his enigmatic catalog. Twain opens. $15. www.harlows.com.
8 p.m. Sun. Feb. 25
In addition to housing the B Street Theatre troupe, The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts (a.k.a. “The Sofia”), midtown’s newest shimmering crown jewel, is also hosting concerts. Fireballing blues guitarist and Southern rock caterwauler Tinsley Ellis gets the honor of playing the venue’s first gig, with blues songstress Janiva Magness performing on Thurs., March 1 with support from David Luning. www.bstreettheatre.org.
9 p.m. Wed. Feb. 28 at Crazy Horse
9 p.m. Thurs. March 1 at Harlow’s
No need for a backing band up until this point, so why change it up now? One-man sound machine Zach Deputy’s “Out of Hibernation” tour includes stops in Sacramento and Nevada City for midweek romps through his sun-splashed body of hop-off-the-hammock island funk and calypso pop, delivered with some craftily manufactured beats and a few forays into hip-hop. www.crazyhorsenc.com; www.harlows.com.
Looking ahead: Saint Solitaire. March 16 at Momo Lounge
Saint Solitaire, the backhouse indie funk brainchild of longtime Sacramento musician Andrew Barnhart, is making a comeback - and we need it. www.facebook.com/events/213052085907536.