Fri., Aug. 09, Youth Lagoon
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 9:30 p.m., $15
Youth Lagoon, née Trevor Powers, will be playing Outside Lands in San Francisco the day after this show to a massive crowd of blissed-out electronica kids (read: advantage, Sacramento). The San Diego-born and Idaho-raised musician's second album, Wondrous Bughouse, is even more avant-garde and psychedelically soundscapey than 2011's The Year of Hibernation, but it eventually yields to a similar, dream-pop aesthetic. The eccentric Powers claims that he's “not a gifted speaker. … But music always makes sense,” and indeed, it's a statement to behold. The venue is almost certainly too small for the act, so get your tickets, like, yesterday. 2708 J Street, www.fatpossum.com/artists/youth-lagoon.