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Three to See: Live music in Sacramento

The San Francisco band Poor Man’s Whiskey will be at the Auburn Events Center.
The San Francisco band Poor Man’s Whiskey will be at the Auburn Events Center. Courtesy of Poor Man’s Whiskey

Poor Man’s Whiskey


7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Auburn Event Center

These venerable Bay Area hucksters of hoedowns are making another lineup shift, so this is bassist Aspen Stevenson’s last show after a decade with the band. Might we see some selections from their high-flying bluegrass-tinged tributes to the Allman Brothers, Old & In the Way, “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Graceland,” or all originals on this night? There are likely no rules. With Rusty Stringfield. Doors 6 p.m. 145 Elm Ave., Auburn. $20.

Broncho with the Shelters


8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Press Club

With guitars that occasionally saunter up out of the fuzz, let out a few primal wails and then slink back down into the cavernous sonic woosh, the Oklahoma-bred Broncho taps a nostalgia both for the heyday of the Cars and the earliest Strokes. They’re joined by the Shelters. With Croissants. 2030 P St., Sacramento.

The Charlatans


7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

Ace of Spades

Warriors of the “Madchester” psychedelic rock scene, the Charlatans have persevered through the loss of two band members – most recently, drummer Jon Brookes to cancer in 2013 – to release their lauded 12th album, “Modern Nature,” in April, with fill-ins from former members of the Verve and New Order. From tragedy comes creative rebirth in this stirring new psych-rock offering. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $19.50-$22.

Looking ahead: “Electric Christmas,” Dec. 9 at Memorial Auditorium

This local holiday favorite features headliner Bastille, with Robert DeLong, Cold War Kids, Saint Motel and Marian Hill. 1515 J St., Sacramento. $30-$55.