The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18
Goldfield Trading Post
“The Reverend” Peyton does the finger pickin’; his wife, Breezy, handles the washboard; and Ben Bussell mans the drums (rigged with a bucket). This is slip-sliding American roots blues at its finest – cheeky, honest, humble, saucy, gritty and, as the title of the band’s most recent album suggests, “So Delicious.” With Supersuckers and Jesse Dayton. 1630 J St., Sacramento. $20. www.goldfieldtradingpost.com.
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
In the frontman role, Mike “Maz” Maher is free to romp when let off the leash from his trumpeter role with jazz-funk champs Snarky Puppy. There are plenty of funky moments to make Snarky Pup fans feel at home at a Maz show, but Maher’s ultra-sharp fusion serves up tasty new varieties of soul and nibbles of progressive rock. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $17.50 advance, $20 door. www.harlows.com.
9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
They’ve been lurking a few years now, but September’s uppity “Kick at the Dust” might be that record that vaults PAPA into that elusive “next level.” Producer Shawn Everett’s (Lucius) touch is palpable, kneading a narcotic bluesy shimmer into the group’s buoyant pop rock hooks. 1400 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $10. www.bluelampsacramento.com.
Looking ahead: The Pixies. Oct. 26 at Ace of Spades
The Pixies’ “Where is My Mind?” often plays in movies or TV. Queue it up, because the seminal band is playing one of its four California club shows in Sacramento. Tickets are on sale Friday, Oct. 14. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $42. www.aceofspadessac.com.