Fri., April 19, Be Brave Bold Robot
Marilyn's on K, 9 p.m., $5
While Be Brave Bold Robot is no doubt popular in its hometown, Sacramento, it's a shame the rest of the country hasn't discovered it yet, especially with bands like Mumford & Sons—which it sounds somewhat like—being so popular right now. But BBBR has too many other musical influences to draw such a direct comparison, not to mention that Dean Haakenson's lyrics might be a bit too sophisticated for the average Mumford & Sons fan. His songs expresses complex, yet heartfelt ideas by utilizing poetic word jumbles and philosophical meanderings. Its best song, “Gridlocked,” will get you choked up as you ponder your own existence on the planet. 908 K Street, www.facebook.com/bebraveboldrobot.