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Three to see: Yarn teams with Todd Sheaffer

The Americana band Yarn
The Americana band Yarn

Yarn w/ Todd Sheaffer


9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18

Crazy Horse Saloon

Todd Sheaffer of newgrass heroes Railroad Earth will play a solo set and then return to the stage to weave his talents with Crazy Horse favorites Yarn. By way of Brooklyn, Yarn’s crisp, snappy approach to bluesy Americana smooths out the edges of vintage country rock’s finest while tilting the cap to Railroad Earth’s rootsy allure. 238 Commercial St., Nevada City. $20.

Diarrhea Planet


8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18

Blue Lamp

This noticeably genuine four-guitar, six-piece tsunami is almost able to ignore its Nashville, Tenn., roots while filling every square inch of sonic space in the room with unashamedly bombastic riffs, multiple vocals and bottomless energy. With Lovely Bad Things, Sun Valley Gun Club and Boy Romeo. 1400 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $10.

Kanye West


9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

Golden 1 Center

Just in case you were wondering, there are still tickets available for ’Ye’s Sacramento tour stop – however, there is no availability on the floor, where a specially designed stage will be suspended over the top of concertgoers’ heads. 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento. $26-$150.

Looking ahead: Jackie Greene, Dec. 31 at the Crest Theatre

It wouldn’t seem like New Year’s Eve in Sacramento without a visit from local favorite Jackie Greene, ringing in ’17 with pals the Mother Hips. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $80.

Editor’s note: This story was changed on 11/21 to change the website in the item about Jackie Greene.