Fri, April 15, The Definite Articles
Luigi’s Fun Garden, 8 p.m., $7
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Definite Articles dropped their debut, King Merriweather, last fall, but you can get a taste of the 11-track, brooding, chamber-indie-inspired full-length on Bandcamp. Recorded at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco last year, the album showcases singer-songwriter Shawn Alpay’s composition talents—and soft but pointed alto—especially on groovy, affecting tracks like “Cartography.” Plus, look for former Wallpaper member Arjun Singh on drums. They’re playing with Doom Bird, the New Heirlooms (a new Davis act featuring former Missouri Mule members) and Shayna and the Bulldog. 1050 20th Street, www.thedefinitearticles.com.