Cage match: Winters vs. Sacramento
The frequency of quality shows coming to the town of Winters these days is enough to make Sacramentans jealous. With an October and November lineup that takes the best bands from Berkeley haunts like the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse and Ashkenaz and mixes in regulars from San Francisco clubs like Slim’s and the Great American Music Hall, the Palms Playhouse is making quite a name for itself. Next Wednesday’s show features the inimitable Dave Alvin with his band, the Guilty Men, and country troubadour Robbie Fulks in tow. Sure, it’s been a while since Alvin’s old band the Blasters released American Music (25 years in fact), but that’s not the point. His solo material is the real meat and potatoes, and his new album, Ashgrove, surely will please old and new fans alike. If you like folk, blues and a little rock ’n’ roll, Alvin’s live show is a must. Opener Fulks can be quite a funny chap as well. The show starts at 8 p.m., and admission is $20. The Palms is located at 13 Main Street in Winters. Visit www.palmsplayhouse.com or call (530) 795-1825 for more information.