Music News & Reviews

Three to see: Live music, dance around Sacramento

Anaïs Mitchell teams with Patty Griffin and Sara Watkins.
Anaïs Mitchell teams with Patty Griffin and Sara Watkins.

One -Hit Wonder Show


9 p.m. Saturday, March 26

Old Ironsides

Think you’re too sexy for this show? Come on, Eileen! Order a drink, jump around and feel the noize with local acts such as Phantom Jets, Jem & Scout, Empty Wagon, Heath and Bill and several others covering nothing but one-hit wonders all night. Mmm mmm mmm. 1901 10th St., Sacramento. $8.

Bach to Now and Beyond


Thursday, March 24, through April 2

E. Claire Raley Studios

The Sacramento Ballet is set up at its new midtown digs and will feature George Balanchine’s “Concerto Barocco,” set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s stirring Double Violin Concerto. You’ll also see Ma Cong’s “Blood Rush.” Ashley Walton and local artist Raphael Delgado contribute to this show, which continues through April 2. 2420 N St., Sacramento.

“Use Your Voice” with Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell


8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

Mondavi Center

Patty Griffin’s voice has a warmth, honesty and spark that has made her a household name for years. Indie folk treasure Sara Watkins is the long-time singer with Nickel Creek. Anaïs Mitchell has been referred to as the “queen of modern folk.” You might not often get the chance to see them put together in an in-the-round format. 1 Shields Ave., Davis. $13.50-$61.

Looking ahead: Built to Spill with Sister Crayon. April 14 at Harlow’s

Indie rock deity Doug Martsch and his fireballing new-look Built to Spill rhythm section are back at Harlow’s with local darling Sister Crayon. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $30.