‘Blues & Bourbon’ Wednesdays, feat. James Harman Blues/rock
6:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 18
Alabama-bred soul & blues from James Harman & Friends kicks off this new early-evening Wednesday blues series at Momo (above Harlow’s). The inaugural six-week slate running through Thanksgiving week offers rowdy Mississippi Delta blues outfit Howell Devine on Oct. 25, Mark Hummel’s Deep Basement Shakers on Nov. 8 and Red’s Blues on Nov. 22. A mere $5 gets you in; $25 gets you in with a flight of three bourbon pours. Happy hump day! www.momosacramento.com.
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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
7:30 p.m. Tues. Oct. 17
Darn near one year to the day after their 2016 gig (if you were there, you know it was quite the wallop), “The Rev” and his Big Damn Band (wife Breezy Peyton on washboard and drummer Max Senteney) are bringing that irresistibly jovial backcountry barnstorming roots blues back to Goldfield. There’s no opener on the books, so it looks like we’re in for a heaping serving of the BDB. Zero complaints here. $15. www.goldfieldtradingpost.com.
6:30 p.m. Mon. Oct. 16
It’s pretty clear that the duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott (formerly cheekily known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) know their harmony history, with streams of psychedelic-era Beatles and colorful Beach Boys vibes, circa “God Only Knows,” trickling through an effervescent take on wild-eyed indie electro-pop that ranges from the sobering introspective to the relentless groove. Doors 6 p.m. $16 adv/$18 door. www.harlows.com.
Looking ahead: Sacramento PorchFest Oct. 21, Midtown
Surprise! While it looked like it wasn’t happening in 2017, Sac PorchFest returns for another go around, blanketing the front porches of midtown (near 21st and I St.) with free local music. www.facebook.com/events/1436250306452769