Eight Gigs: The Dustbowl Revival

Sat., April 30, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $12-$14

I remember the Dustbowl Revival’s first Sacramento gig back in January 2014. Per usual, the Venice-based collective turned the quiet room into a racuous, sweaty dance party, full of old-timey feels and Americana pride. Lucky for us, Dustbowl made Harlow’s a regular tour stop, and the crowds have grown and grown ever since. Dustbowl’s recipe for success? Expert musicianship, silly storytelling, time travel to the 1930s and the hottest of hot swing. Suspenders, kazoos, bow ties and muted trumpet are all key players, too. Don’t forget your dancing shoes—and a lampshade. 2708 J Street, www.dustbowlrevival.com.