Music Tonight: Thursday, March 8


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It's an all ages low-fi rock night at Siren's Song tonight at 8:30 p.m. when Sacramento's grungy emo kids Meet Cute play with local garage-y headliners Super Senior, formerly Kids Eat Free (it's a move up the menu, name-wise I suppose). Local openers Five Minutes Alone starts the night. Do they sound anything like the Pantera song of the same name? Vegas odds say it's rather doubtful but there's only one way to find out, friends. Price TBA.

Northwards across the bay it's pint night at The Jam with another solid YAMS-curated show at 9:30 p.m. ($5). Three very different and very talented local bands come together to play to local half-priced beer fanciers: Paradise Inc. pays the bills with a glossy modern psychedelic pop sound, while Opossum Sun Trail favors a more classically western lysergic sound with a mezcal sheen and The Fatherlies play progressive jazz chops with, I dunno, a Sun Ra sunburn? What I'm saying is that I have a sunburn which has probably worked its way into my skull, so bear with me on my descriptions — I have good intentions I assure you.

Most of bluegrass king Del McCoury's backing band — including two of his sons — have been touring for the better part of a decade as The Travelin' McCourys playing hot bluegrass jams to packed venues across the land. Tonight at 9:30 p.m. they play Humbrews in support of their long-awaited debut long player. Three-piece Oakland folk act T Sisters, made up of — wait for it — three sisters, opens the night ($25).

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