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Three to See: Live music around Sacramento

Maddie & Tae will perform at Ace of Spades.
Maddie & Tae will perform at Ace of Spades. Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group

Maddie & Tae


7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

Ace of Spades

Spitfire country duo Maddie & Tae skyrocketed to prominence last year with the release of “Girl in a Country Song,” a bold tune that brazenly targets the “bro country” sect and calls out the portrayal of women in certain modern country tunes. Two singles have since followed from their August debut “Start Here.” With Dallas Smith. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $20.

Frank Sinatra tribute


6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6


Ol’ Blue Eyes would have been 100 years old this week – seems a perfect reason for local promoter Jerry Perry to stack up one of his signature tribute shows, with classic Sinatra tunes coming from the likes of Sal Valentino, Freebadge Serenaders, David Houston, the Kelps, Ricky Berger, Exquisite Corps and many more. Doors open 5:30 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $10 adv./$15 door.



8 p.m. Tues., Dec. 8


You have to see “the Magic Pipe” to believe what jazz-trained bassist and sonic mad scientist Mike “That1Guy” Silverman has created. A freaky, snaking steel behemoth, this homemade instrument allows Silverman to create dizzying layers of crafty offbeat basement funk and street freak jazz all on his own. Doors 7 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $12 adv./$15 door.

Looking ahead: Jackie Greene. Dec. 31 at the Crest Theatre

Local wonder Jackie Greene ringing in the new year on K Street – the way it oughta be! A few seats are still available. 1013 K St., Sacramento. $35-$65.