Eight Gigs: Andy Allo

Sat., June 27, 9 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $20-$25

R&B and pop singer Andy Allo might have cut her teeth in the New Power Generation (y'know, the backing band for that Prince guy), but Sacramento was hip to her way before that: Allo moved from Cameroon at age 11 and eventually played her first solo gig at Fox & Goose in 2008. Allo's most recent EP, Hello, released in April of this year, is a drastic shift from earlier material that evoked artists like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Raphael Saadiq and moves more toward straight dance-pop à la Ellie Goulding. All of which is to say, at 26, Allo is a tremendously promising and diverse Sacramento-raised artist to keep on your radar. 2708 J Street, http://alloevolution.com.