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Three to see: Live music around Sacramento

Vox Musica collaborates with Joe Kye for “American River.”
Vox Musica collaborates with Joe Kye for “American River.” Courtesy

“American River” with Vox Musica and Joe Kye


7 p.m. Friday, Feb.. 20; 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Beatnik Studios

Virtually guaranteed to be a stirring local event, pop artist and violin guru Joe “Joseph in the Well” Kye teams up with local women’s vocal ensemble Vox Musica and its resident composer, Derek Sup, to perform “American River,” an original composition by Sup inspired by Sacramento’s rivers and landscapes. 723 S St., Sacramento. $20.

Wild Ones


9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23


The Tuesday “Le Twist” series turns 4 years old (already?!) and celebrates with one of its seminal favorites, Portland’s indie rock maestros Wild Ones. The perfectly funky, rich and intricately assembled mural of electro-tinged dream pop lets the unpolluted rock and roll seep through. 1050 20th St., Sacramento. Free.

Infamous Stringdusters featuring Nicki Bluhm


8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23


With a frisky blues-rooted approach to bluegrass, Americana world-beaters Infamous Stringdusters don’t necessarily need an assist, but add in the spark of sultry vocalist and Gramblers frontwoman Nicki Bluhm, this one should come with a warning label. Doors open 7 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $20-$25 door.

Looking ahead: Jack Gallagher. March 4 (two shows) at 24th Street Theatre

Step lively because tickets don’t figure to last for Jack Gallagher “Sixth Sorta Annual the Joke’s on Me” rock and comedy shows. 2791 24th St., Sacramento. $27.50.