Eight Gigs: Martin Birke

Fri., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Shine, $7

Photo courtesy of Martin Birke

After years (OK, decades) on the scene, Sacramento electronica artist Martin Birke continues to craft sublime textures and offbeat compositions. Sometimes he plays under the name Genre Peak, sometimes it's just under his name. Over the years Birke, who originally performed with the well-received local band Casualty Park, has played with the likes of acclaimed bassist Mick Karn. This particular show, for which the musician opens for the jazz band Idle Fret, will find Birke playing some selections from Genre Peak's latest EP, which features Birke performing music with Palestinian-American artist Manal Deeb. 1400 E Street, www.genrepeak.com.