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Three To See: Live Music in Sacramento

Chloe Smith, left, and Leah Song constitute Rising Appalachia, which performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in Grass Valley.
Chloe Smith, left, and Leah Song constitute Rising Appalachia, which performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in Grass Valley. Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia

Folk/pop

8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 29 & Friday, Oct. 30

The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

Meld the globally conscious organic wanderlust of Michael Franti and the harmonious folk pop of Indigo Girls and you have the duo of Leah Song and Chloe Smith, a.k.a. Rising Appalachia. The sweetly sharp-tongued duo is touring in support of both a new album, “Wider Circles,” and the Prison Yoga Project (http://prisonyoga.org/), which is exactly what is sounds like. 314 W Main St., Grass Valley. $40. www.thecenterforthearts.org

Valise

Indie/rock/electro-pop

9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3

LowBrau

Nice of these Dallas dudes to stop by and dish up a free “Le Twist Tuesday” set this week, as they’re hitting the road next weekend on a string of dates with Macy Gray. It appears their atmospheric, stylized indie pop is catching on. 1050 20th St., Sacramento. Free. www.lowbrausacramento.com

Lake Street Dive

Jazz/pop/alt-country

8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

Mondavi Center

Lake Street Dive last played in town two years ago at Harlow’s. The leap in venue size demonstrates the heights to which this group has ascended. Sultry frontwoman Rachael Price simply has “it” – the kind of soul-dipped pipes and dog-eared alt-country sass that stand alongside any other jazz singer you can muster up. Davis. $17.50-$35. www.mondaviarts.org

Looking ahead: Ozomatli. Nov. 19 at the Crest

This Latin rock/hip hop mainstay has a habit of throwing a party in the crowd to close its sets, which should be pretty darn cool at the Crest. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $20-$45. www.crestsacramento.com

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