Eight Gigs: The Ghost Town Rebellion

Fri., April 8, 8 p.m., Shine, $6

On one song, the Ghost Town Rebellion tells the story of a great storm in a golden city and the poor searching for higher ground to escape the rising flood. That city is Sacramento. That higher ground is Poverty Ridge, around T and 21st streets. And I don’t need to tell you about the levees. Anyway, that’s the Ghost Town Rebellion’s whole thing: It’s a local history lesson and a rock show all at once. Credentials? Frontman Shawn Peter developed a historical walking tour for Sacramento. Now, that Wild West knowledge gets thrown into bluesy rock ’n’ roll. 1400 E Street, www.reverbnation.com/