Rev up with Loose Engines, a blast from the Beatles’ past, throwback jazz

Comedian, playwright, actor Jack Gallagher.
Comedian, playwright, actor Jack Gallagher. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Photography

2nd Saturday Concert Series with Loose Engines


7 p.m. Sat. April 14

Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen (1915 I St.)

Rambunctious country blues rock outfit Loose Engines, “Grub Dog” Mitchell’s newest collaborative of local ruffians (including Noah Nelson, Greg Baxter and others), has the honor of kicking off the Bike Kitchen’s slate of 2018 shows along with Slattern V and Manky. This cozy showcase of local talent runs every second Saturday through October, with the likes of Arts & Leisure (June 9), Nickel Slots (Aug. 11) and Drug Apts (Sept. 8) and tons more on board. Free. www.facebook.com/SacBikeKitchen.

Peter Asher and Albert Lee


7 p.m. Sat. April 14


Expect a good deal of lively banter and plenty of recognizable tunes at “An Evening of Stories and Songs,” courtesy of these two veteran troubadours: Peter Asher, one half of famed duo Peter & Gordon and former head honcho at the Beatles’ Apple Records label joins up with the venerable Albert Lee, for years the music director for the Everly Brothers and an extensively decorated axman. Doors 5:30 p.m. $27.50 adv./$30 door. www.harlows.com.

The Hot Baked Goods


6:30 p.m. Thurs. April 19

Crocker Art Museum

San Francisco collective Hot Baked Goods – a fixture at Amnesia in the Mission District – cobbles together a zesty, swinging brand of throwback hooch parlor jazz (heavy on the ragtime). At this year’s finale of the Crocker’s “Audio Muse” series, new media artist Darin Reyes will supply an art installation to accompany the Goods. $14. www.crockerart.org.

Looking ahead: Jack Gallagher. June 9 at the Sofia

Jack Gallagher’s “The 7th Sorta Annual One Night Only Rock & Roll Concert Event, ‘The Jokes on Me’” shifts from the 24th Street Theatre to the Sofia. Tickets for both shows are (predictably) going fast. $25. www.bstreettheatre.org.