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Three to See: Hip-hop, punk and classical guitar

Guttermouth lives and breathes punk as a lifestyle. The band performs Monday at Harlow’s.
Guttermouth lives and breathes punk as a lifestyle. The band performs Monday at Harlow’s. Courtesy of Guttermouth

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony


7 p.m. Saturday

Ace of Spades

The word leading up to 2015 for chart-topping hip-hop legend Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is that it would be a year of lasts: their last world tour, and their final album, “E. 1999,” which – taking a page from Wu-Tang – the troupe intends to make only one copy of and auction it off, potentially for up to seven figures. We’ve heard stop-and-start rumors and breakups and comebacks from them before, so who knows that the future will hold, but all signs point to the group being on top of their game, and their Facebook page tells us they’ll be performing “E. 1999” in its entirety on Saturday night. With Souljah Snoop Loc. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $25-$100.


Punk rock

8 p.m. Monday


“Punk rock” can be taken as a musical genre and left at that, or as a lifestyle to be lived and breathed. Veterans of Southern California punk since the late 1980s, Guttermouth is most decidedly in the latter category and seemingly has no love lost for those in the former. With notoriously outlandish behavior and rowdy tunes played with pure abandon, they were famously booted from the Warped Tour in 2004 for reasons still shrouded in rumor. Who cares why? For at least that one year, on a bill full of “punk,” they were the most punk. Counterpunch and veteran local act BOATS! opens. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $12-$15.

International Guitar Night

Classical guitar

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Harris Center for the Arts

If you’ve heard of these International Guitar Night shows, then you’re likely aware of the clout they carry in the world of acoustic finger-style guitar, among both classical six-string purists and those seeking a crossover vibe. The traveling series is the brainchild of the Bay Area’s Brian Gore, himself a renowned guitarist, and each tour features a different crop of global virtuosos. The bill for this show includes Gore, fellow composer and Grammy winner Andrew York, jazz/bossa nova/classical fuser Diego Figueiredo and Canadian-Iranian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal. Folsom Lake College, 10 College Pkwy., Folsom. $19-$39.

Looking ahead: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, March 14 at the Crest

To some it looked as though he was going to peak before he even turned 20, but nearly 20 years later his guitar-fueled blues rock career has hardly missed a beat. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $35-$55.