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Three to see: Live music around Sacramento

The Black Lillies
The Black Lillies

“A Vision Softly Creeping” – Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel


5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20


These Jerry Perry-helmed tribute shows always seem to bring out the best in Sacramento’s local talent. Adrian Bourgeois, Ricky Berger, Hans Eberbach, Larisa Bryski, Liani Moore, Sal Valentino and several others join the party to offer their takes on the tunes of Simon and Garfunkel. Doors 5 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $10 adv./$12 door.

The Melvins


7 p.m. Sunday, March 20

The Boardwalk

Looks like there’s a little spat brewing between the Melvins and Dave Grohl over a rumored aborted collaboration – but the real news fit to print with the legendary sludge rockers is the announcement of the June 3 release of the aptly titled “Bases Loaded,” featuring six different bass players, including Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. With Dusted Angel. 9426 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. $16.

The Black Lillies


6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22


Getting $100,000 worth of gear stolen as the Black Lillies did earlier this year – it’s maddening how often it happens – could end many bands. But these upstart and warmingly rowdy Americana country-soul rockers reloaded and are back on the road in support of 2015’s “Hard to Please.” Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy plays a late show at 9:30. 2708 J St. $15 adv./$18 door.

Looking ahead: Chase Bryant. April 5 at Ace of Spades

A budding country superstar, Chase Bryant might be on the fast track to ampitheater shows; catch him at Ace while you can. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $15.