7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25
It’s easy to get excited about this legendary psych act performing its seminal “Odyssey & Oracle” album live, but don’t forget to check out the dripping, bluesy piano rock glory of “I Want You Back Again” from the group’s sparkling new 2015 album “Still Got That Hunger.” You won’t need Rick Grimes to tell you that the Zombies aren’t going away anytime soon. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $45-$55. www.crestsacramento.com
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8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23
The Powerhouse is usually a Friday night destination regardless of the band, so the Friday, Oct. 23, crowd may inadvertently take in the music of Guttermouth. The notoriously raucous Southern California staple lives, breathes and strums the punk rock life with every three-minute amp-busting tune. Good luck with that. With the Secretions and Rebel Radio. 614 Sutter St., Folsom. $10. www.powerhousepub.com.
Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
Center for the Arts, Grass Valley
The story goes that Nevada City native (now Portlander) Alela Diane, who has released four albums, spent the later half of 2014 in a creative rut until linking up with similarly stalemated instrumentalist Ryan Francesconi. The tandem result, “Cold Moon” signals a rebirth for both artists, rife with spacious, lush and atmospheric melodies perfectly timed for the arrival of autumn. 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. $24. www.thecenterforthearts.org.
Looking ahead: TBD Halloween: Bleepy Hollow. Oct. 31 at Hangar Studios
The TBD team brings back 2014 fest alum Com Truise to headline this off-the-trail Halloween bash. With Slow Magic and DJ’s Shaun Slaughter and Adam Jay. 1425 C St., Sacramento. $35. www.tbdfest.com.