Eight Gigs: TOMMY
Fri., March 31, 8 p.m., Guild Theater, $10-$15
Sacramento isn’t exactly known for producing pop stars, but Tommy Patterson— going simply by TOMMY—could change that. The singer’s style is worthy of a ’90s boy band with some Maroon 5, Sam Smith and alternative electropop thrown in. His first single, “Naive,” is crisp and slick with just a little heavy bass—the songwriter partnered with some Grammy-nominated producers who have worked with the likes of Justin Bieber. At the Guild, he’ll celebrate the release of his debut EP by playing every song live for the first time and sharing the emotional stories behind them. 2828 35th Street, http://officialtommy.com.