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TUFT brings cavalcade of lush rock melodies to Davis

L.A.’s TUFT (formerly Hi Ho Silver Oh) offers careening vocal harmonies awash in a wave of plush melodies and sultry jams.
L.A.’s TUFT (formerly Hi Ho Silver Oh) offers careening vocal harmonies awash in a wave of plush melodies and sultry jams. Courtesy of TUFT

Sac Stay Home Fest

Various genres

2 p.m. - midnight Saturday, Aug. 13

Red Museum

Staged at Red Museum, downtown’s sweetest new venue, Sac Stay Home Fest has booked an entire day of free, all-ages music with local bands including the venerable Mondo Deco, Privileges, Sun Valley Gun Club, Ross Hammond, Tooth, Jackie Dreamspell, a Happy Medium reunion and a Slip ’n Slide (that’s not the name of a DJ – we’re talking an actual Slip ’n Slide!). 212 15th St., Sacramento. Free. www.facebook.com/events/262689437442994/

Matisyahu

Reggae/hip-hop/rock

7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16

Ace of Spades

“One Day,” the yearning single that served as an unofficial anthem of the 2010 Olympics games, made Orthodox Jewish reggae singer/rapper Matthew “Matisyahu” Miller an international star. Matisyahu recently released a third installment of his “Live at Stubbs” series, 11 years after that first live recording at the famous nightclub club in Austin, Texas, cemented his arrival. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $27.50 adv./$30 door. www.aceofspadessac.com

TUFT

Rock/pop/indie

9:30 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 18

Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Reminiscent of Jim James’ solo introspection and his My Morning Jacket rock ’n’ roll flipouts, L.A.’s TUFT (formerly Hi Ho Silver Oh) offers careening vocal harmonies awash in a wave of plush melodies and sultry jams. With Doncat. 129 E St., Davis. $5. www.sophiasthaikitchen.com

Looking ahead: Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters. Sept. 14-15 at Harris Center

Yep, Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton is one of those actors who dips his toe into the music world, fronting an extremely credible country rock/rockabilly band. How cool would it be if he sang in the “Sling Blade” voice? 10 College Parkway, Folsom. $29-$55. www.harriscenter.net

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