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Three to see: Surf rock, a brewery party and Horse Feathers

Achilles Wheel will play at Berryessa Brewing on Sunday.
Achilles Wheel will play at Berryessa Brewing on Sunday. LiveShots

Las Pesadillas


9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

Old Ironsides

A massive block party recently celebrated the future of the R Street Corridor. Around the corner at Old I’s, things will sound an awful lot like the past with 20-year local veteran Las Pesadillas. Orangevale’s freaky psych-surf rockers start like electroshock therapy but end like a kegger. With Switzerland’s Temps de Nuits and former Sacramentan James Finch Jr. 1901 10th St., Sacramento.

Berryessa Brewing 3rd Anniversary

Various genres

Noon Sunday, Oct. 11

Berryessa Brewing Co.

One of the region’s top brewers has some special selections on tap for its third-anniversary celebration. It has enlisted the vivacious funk of the Nibblers, the wily honky tonk of Miss Lonely Hearts, and the Americana jams of Achilles Wheel, along with Peter Petty and the Lurk. The party goes until dark. 27260 Highway128, Winters. $10.

Horse Feathers


7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14

Veterans Memorial Theatre, Davis

The Pacific Northwest has exported freighters full of ambient folk pop over the past few years, but with the 2014 release of “So It Is With Us,” Portland’s Horse Feathers etched its name into the plaque of the indie rock elite. The record blusters with delightfully expansive instrumentation and atmospheric barnyard soul – an offering that may just prove timeless. With River Whyless. 203 East 14th St., Davis. $15.

Looking ahead: Matisyahu. Nov. 5 at the Crest Theatre

It’s been quite a decade for the enigmatic reggae/hip-hop star, out on an acoustic tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of his “Live at Stubb’s” album. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $39-$59.