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Three to See: New Orleans jazz for Mardi Gras in Sacramento

The Element Brass Band and others will be a leading a “Second Line” parade through midtown to celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday. Above is last year’s Sacramento procession, on March 4.
The Element Brass Band and others will be a leading a “Second Line” parade through midtown to celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday. Above is last year’s Sacramento procession, on March 4. Sacramento Bee file

2nd annual Mardi Gras Second Line

New Orleans jazz/brass band

4:30 p.m. Tuesday

Various locations

Sure, the streets of Sacramento aren’t as rowdy as those of N’awlins on Fat Tuesday, but the outfit of Peter Petty, Dana Moret and local second-liners Element Brass Band aren’t buying that notion. These cats will lead a gallivanting musical romp through midtown, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Mulvaney’s (1215 19th St.) and stopping at the Porch (1815 K St.), Easy on I (1725 I St.) and finally the Torch Club (904 15th St.), where Earles of Newton finishes the night. It’s free, it’s all-ages, and there are firewater and food specials at each stop. Don’t worry about a schedule, just follow the brass and the whoop. Element heads over to Goldfield (1630 J St.) at 9 p.m. www.torchclub.net

Zion I

Hip-hop

6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Ace of Spades

Bay Area troupe Zion I’s latest offering, “The Sun Moon and Stars EP,” bears an appropriate name. From hip-hop to trip-hop to electronic to reggae, the group isn’t afraid to tackle anything under the sun, and it has a truly universal appeal with an intensely spiritual quality. However, it’s also unafraid to tackle some of the most socially divisive issues of the day – “from California to Ferguson,” as one track goes. The band’s “Rapture” tour, with support from Los Rakas, Locksmith and Tel Cairo, also finds Zion I in Nevada City at Miner’s Foundry on Wednesday night. 1417 R. St., Sacramento. $15. www.aceofspadessac.com

T Sisters with ALO

Americana/folk/pop

8 p.m. Thursday

Harlow’s

Their rendition of the Beatles’ “Because” will leave only the hopelessly robotic with dry eyes, and they’ll do it without even picking up an instrument. Hailing from Oakland, the sisters Tietjen (Rachel, Chloe and Erika) are a not-so-subtle reminder of the raw power of vocal harmonies, playfully delivered with equal doses of heart, sass and pure vivaciousness – but don’t worry, only some of their folk-pop tunes are a capella. T Sisters warm the stage for funky veteran rock outfit ALO on the group’s annual “Tour D’Amore” Valentine’s trek, which also stops at Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts on Feb. 20. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $20-$25. www.harlows.com

Looking ahead: Garth Brooks. March 27-28 at Sleep Train Arena

These tickets are likely to go fast; they’re on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Hesitate too long, and you’ll need friends in high places to get them. 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento. $75. www.sleeptrainarena.com

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