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. www.keepsmilinpromotions.com
Broncho with the Shelters
8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17
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. www.facebook.com/thepressclub
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. www.aceofspadessac.com.
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.