Music News & Reviews

Three to See: Rock, jazz, pop – Sacramento, it’s all here

Built to Spill will perform at Harlow’s.
Built to Spill will perform at Harlow’s.

Built to Spill


8 p.m. Thursday, April 14


Built to Spill making an appearance at Harlow’s almost has become an expectation whenever the band hits the road these days, but the gigs have been anything but rote. Indie rock veteran Doug Martsch reloaded his rhythm section for the recording of last year’s “Untethered Moon,” a rejuvenating chapter in the group’s ongoing hook-filled, guitar-flooded saga. With Sister Crayon. Doors 7 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $30 advance/$35 door.

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12

Gold Lion Arts

Serving as composer and bandleader from behind the drum kit, Allison Miller guides Boom Tic Boom on a thrilling yet refined romp through modern jazz. In addition to playing with this ensemble, the New York-based musician/teacher (and jazz ambassador for the U.S. State Department) also has collaborated with mainstream artists such as Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant and Brandi Carlile. Boom Tic Boom is touring behind its just-released record “Otis Was a Polar Bear.” With Randy McKean/Clifford Childers Duo. 2733 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. $15.

THIS Midtown season opener with Figgy


4-9 p.m. Saturday, April 9

20th and K streets

Crocheting airy R&B, soul and disco together with effervescent house and electronica, East Coast DJ Figgy snags the headlining spot at the first THIS Midtown event of 2016, which brings similarly themed acts to midtown on Second Saturdays throughout the summer. With MyKill and DeeJay Adam Jay. 1050 20th St., Sacramento. Free.

Looking ahead: Marshall Tucker Band. April 29 at Quarry Park Amphitheatre

A few tickets remain for this Southern rock show at the new Quarry Park Amphitheatre in Rocklin, the first in its summer concert series that also welcomes Papa Doo Run Run on May 21 and Sons of Champlin Aug. 13, among others. 4060 Rocklin Road, Rocklin.