Eight Gigs: Points North

Sat., Jan. 16, 5 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $20

Enjoy guitar-driven rock? Like playing air guitar, bass and drums? As luck would have it, the Bay Area’s own Points North—Eric Barnett (guitar), Uriah Duffy (bass) and Kevin Aiello (drums)—will play a proper show in the Sacramento Valley, opening for bassist extraordinaire Stu Hamm. The trio released a self-titled album on Magna Carta earlier last year—a wonderful collection of hard rockers, instrumental ballads (see the magnificent “Child’s Play” for reference) and much more. Come early and get a spot to have your doors blown off. 2708 J Street, www.pointsnorthband.com.