Ricky Nelson Remembered
The Orange Peels Fox & Goose, 9 p.m., $5
Symphonic Spectacular: The Music of Queen
Harris Center for the Arts, 8 p.m., $35-$59 On December 31, 1985, a plane crash claimed the life of Rick Nelson, but not his music. His twin sons Gunnar and ROCK Matthew Nelson host Ricky Nelson Remembered, a multimedia extravaganza featuring some of the elder Nelson’s best-known songs. Hear the songs as he performed them, and hear his sons perform some of those classics. Interviews with performers and friends, and behind-the-scenes footage will provide insight into the man known for “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Poor Little Fool,” “It’s Late” and “Garden Party”—with its lyrics reminding us that we can’t please everyone. Opening this show is the Four Preps. 10 College Parkway in Folsom, www.rickynelsonremembered.com.
—Trina L. Drotar
Before the Orange Peels formed, singer Allen Clapp played in a surf-punk band with the guys who would eventually form garage-rock band the Mummies. While those fellas went off to wrap themselves in toilet paper and thrash their instruments, Clapp took surf sounds in a different direction, focusing more on the complex Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys vibe. The Orange Peels have in SURF POP fact utilized orchestral levels of sweeping layered sound, accompanied by gorgeous songwriting influenced by Burt Bacharach. Though the Peels has never lost its psychedelic beach-pop sound, it is a little simplified for its most recent album, Sun Moon, which is packed with easygoing indiepop gems. 1001 R Street, www.facebook.com/ theorangepeels.
Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 8 p.m., $10
Nevada County Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m., $5-$50
Los Angeles band Miner is only a year old, but it certainly seems to know what it Although no one will probably ever come wants—a slice of that treacle-sweet, choclose to matching the colorful and charrus- and banjo-filled pie that groups like the ismatic personality of Freddie Mercury, Lumineers and Of Monsters and FOLK British singer Michael Shotton (pictured) Men got to first. The six-piece comes pretty damn close to sounding like band, anchored by husband and wife Justin him. Shotton—backed by a seven-piece band and Kate Miner, isn’t shy about selling its and the Music in the Mountains Festival romantic Californian side; the video for its Orchestra in a show called Symphonic first single “Hey Love” is filled with sunSpectacular: The Music of Queen—seeks to shine and the seaside and also some yoga recreate the live atmosphere of a Queen poses and nonironic tambourine around a concert. This performance is ROCK campfire. This is your chance to catch this part of Music in the Mountains’ SACRAMENTO NEWSpleasant bunch before it lands a huge licensAND REVIEW SummerFest 2013 concert series. Checkered crop ad to 4.9 ing deal for a car commercial. X 5.67 2708 J Street, unitards and suspenders are optional. www.thisisminer.com. 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, —Deena Drewis http://musicinthemountains.org.
FEATURED ARTISTS coffis bros – JUNE 27 The Coffis Brothers & The Mountan Men are a Rock and Roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis are backed by Kyle Poppen on lead guitar, Mason Hutchinson on bass and Henry Chadwick on drums. The Coffis Brothers boast an extensive repertoire of original rock and blues tunes built around simple and honest lyrics, neatly constructed verses and catchy hooks. The brothers blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight ahead rock are evidence of an upbringing spent listening to Tom Petty, Neil Young and Beatles records.
ELECTRIC GREASE – JUNE 28 Electric Grease is a band from the central valley that plays all over the state of California. Their music is influenced in the early Chicago blues and west coast jump styles. Their 4 piece band has an exciting rhythm and blues has a sound that has them performing to packed houses up and down the west coast. They have been described as a greasy and gritty band that leaves the crowd wanting more!
ROY RAPID & THE RHYTHM ROCK TRIO – JUNE 29 Roy Rapid and the Rhythm Rock Trio are an authentic, original 1950’s rockabilly band from San Diego that formed in 2010. They have been nominated by the San Diego Music Awards for best Americana or Country Album, “One Last Chance”. They won the West Coast Rockabilly Showdown in the summer of 2012, and in the winter of 2012, Sleazy Records from Malaga, Spain released their four track, 45 RPM, vinyl EP, “That Fire”. Coming back from recently playing at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender they are ready to rock Sacramento with KB and the Slingtones!
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