Music News & Reviews

Three to see: A Daydream Fest, Girls Rock and a famous songwriter

Electro-pop act Pregnant
Electro-pop act Pregnant

Pregnant, Vandalaze among Daydream Festival performers

Various genres

3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5

Latino Center of Art & Culture (2700 Front St., Sacramento)

“Remember the love letters you wrote in high school!? Imagine that but in the form of a festival,” goes the description for this art and music affair. Consider us intrigued! Fresh off their rooftop show the night before (see below), Pregnant headlines a music bill that includes Honyock, Vandalaze and nine other acts, with a dozen local artists including Jesse Vasquez, Cody Grey and Melissa Uroff-Milner contributing their work. $12 adv/ $15 door.

Girls Rock Sacramento Benefit with Missing Persons

Pop/rock/various genres

5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 5

Ace of Spades

Missing Persons, a staple of ’80s new-wave and post-punk, headlines this benefit for Girls Rock Sacramento, a local nonprofit offering support through music education for young women. The lineup includes fireballing beatboxer Butterscotch, with Lindsey Pavao, Carly DuHain and Autumn Sky Hall fronting the bands Trophii, Drop Dead Red, and Write or Die, respectively. $25.

JD Souther


7:30 p.m. Friday, August. 4

Harris Center

“Heartache Tonight” and “Best of My Love” by the Eagles, yeah, Songwriters Hall of Fame member JD Souther wrote those, as well as a handful of other tunes made famous by artists from Roy Orbison to Linda Ronstadt. But don’t confuse the Texas-flavored country bluesman as just a man behind someone else’s song – he’s a seasoned performer who boasts several hits of his own, including 1979’s “You’re Only Lonely.” $35-$55.

Looking ahead: Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Sept. 8 at the Crest Theatre

Now considered a top-tier blues guitarist, the venerable Kenny Wayne Shepherd has more than two decades of recording and touring on his résumé – did we mention he’s only 40? $38-$68.