Music News & Reviews

Three To See: Jake Bugg brings refreshed pop sound to Ace of Spades

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Jake Bugg


7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Ace of Spades

Jake Bugg’s third album, “On My One,” surprised fans when it was released in June. In a refreshingly daring gamble (and one that has received mixed reviews), the British-born singer-songwriter offered up a genre-fusing record that moved beyond his folk-rockabilly roots, expanding into unapologetic electronic riffs, festive R&B rhythms and yes, even rap. With Syd Arthur. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $20.

The Golden Pony


5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

MARRS Building

Pumpkin spice lattes are back, but we can still hold onto a little bit of summer with one more “THIS” concert event. The series’ season finale hosts sensually combustible DJ the Golden Pony (fresh off a busy schedule spinning at Burning Man), along with a live-band set from local dream pop act Good Fortune. 20th and K streets, Sacramento. Free.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack


8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Harris Center

Probably not the evening to get your “Zoot Suit Riot” fix from the notoriously cheeky Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, who were easy to write off as a novelty ’90s act until they rose from oblivion in 2014 with “Please Return the Evening,” a sharp, swinging tribute to Sinatra, Martin and Davis Jr. 10 College Parkway, Folsom. $25-$35.

Looking ahead: Stevie Nicks. Dec. 13 at Golden 1 Center

Add rock queen and Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks to the growing concert list for the new downtown arena – various pre-sales are on now, with the general on-sale starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 12.