Fri., Jan. 18, Exquisite Corps
TownHouse Lounge, 9 p.m., $6
Exquisite Corps is known for its alternative twist to chamber music, implementing rock with orchestral elements. On top of the group's ability to forcefully perform behind delicate strings, vocalist Bryan Valenzuela adds dark melodies that dramatically peak as the band builds momentum. Now, the troupe must say farewell to violinist Reylynn Goessling, but not before performing one last show with her. But fret not: The band isn't going anywhere, it's just bidding Goessling one last adieu before she pursues a life of self-described “homebound leisure.” Join Exquisite Corps with Sacramento duo Blue Oaks and Nevada City's Ghost Pines for rockin' strings, blues and math rock. 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/excorpsmusic.