Music News & Reviews

Three to see: Live music in Sacramento

Electric Six, a six-piece band from Detroit, Mich., plays June 11 at Harlow’s.
Electric Six, a six-piece band from Detroit, Mich., plays June 11 at Harlow’s. Frank Nash

Electric Six


9:30 p.m. June 11


This band is known for its raucous garage rock with a super-current of glitzy disco punk as well as for its irreverent antics. The group originally credited the backing vocals on its 2003 cheeky single “Danger! High Voltage” to a fake anonymous fan when the voice was actually that of fellow Detroit rocker Jack White of the White Stripes. Electric Six has several song titles and member monikers not fit for print. White Reaper opens. Doors 9 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $15.

Robben Ford


7:30 p.m. June 7

Harris Center

Robben Ford isn’t a guitar god. He’s no Hendrix, Page Clapton or even Jeff Beck. He is a consummate pro who brings his finely tuned Gibson to work every day. Ford has his own stellar catalog and has collaborated with a who’s who of rock ’n’ roll history, from Phil Lesh to Greg Allman to Bob Dylan, firing blues rock riffs about the stage like it’s just another day at the office. Ford is touring behind his latest release, March’s “Into The Sun.” 10 College Pkwy., Folsom. $30-$45.

Boca Do Rio


9:30 p.m. June 5

Crazy Horse Saloon

We have no idea what Boca Do Rio means by describing their music as Brazilian space funk, but the Bay Area veteran outfit is happy to show you. The group snags the Brazilian-bred rhythms of contemporaries like SambaDa or Ozomatli and runs a current of Parliament Funkadelic through them. The results are, quite simply, a party that no one wants to leave. After Friday’s gig, these musicians throw another party at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen in Davis on Saturday night. 298 Commercial St., Nevada City. $10.

Looking ahead: Shovels & Rope. July 2 at Ace of Spades

Alternative country fans who have not yet fallen in love with sassy, upstart husband-and-wife duo – well, there really aren’t many who haven’t. 1417 R St. $20.