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AAC showcase strikes many chords at Sacramento’s Blue Lamp

Daisy Spot will be part of an Americans Are Coming showcase at Blue Lamp in Sacramento.
Daisy Spot will be part of an Americans Are Coming showcase at Blue Lamp in Sacramento.

AAC Showcase


8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Blue Lamp

With several artists from the local Americans Are Coming label at Blue Lamp this weekend, it’s going to feel like the mid-’00s. The revered rock trio Frank Jordan plays its first gig in three years with Pinnacles and Hatchet Job on Friday; Saturday night pairs the ethereal Mike Farrell-led Daisy Spot with fireballers the Proles, along with Pets. 1400 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $10 adv./$12 door.

Sac Porchfest 2016

Various genres

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Neighborhood near 21st and I streets

Midtown has great porches. It has great bands. Putting the two together seems like a natural fit as well as a stroke of total genius. Justin Farren, Be Brave Bold Robot, Salt Wizard, So Much Light, the Sacramento Philharmonic and more will play free music on porches around the Grid throughout the day; donations will be taken for the Mustard Seed school.

NorCal NoiseFest


Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Luna’s Cafe/Cafe Colonial

NorCal NoiseFest turns 21 this year; if “noise” is your thing, come buy it a drink! Uberkunst, Instagon, Big City Orchestra, Liver Cancer, Vankmen, Lords of Outland, Dental Work and tons more lead three days worth of dozens of experimental artists challenging boundaries with wild sonic craftsmanship.

Looking ahead: Clint Black, Oct 13-15 at Harris Center

Indelible country star Clint Black is back in Folsom for three full-band shows in October; ticket availability doesn’t figure to last long. 10 College Pkwy., Folsom. $39-$59.