Fri, July 1, Step Jayne
Blue Lamp, 9 p.m., call for cover
Sacramento, CA 95816
If you like a little theatrics paired with your musical experience, then Step Jayne is definitely worth checking out. A bit of gothic, some post-punk and a whole lot of psychedelic influences will keep you guessing what this six-piece will throw into the mix next. In “Hole in the Hardwood,” vocalist Moth starts off channeling the more melancholy and gentle side of Steven Patrick Morrissey, then suddenly erupts into the growls of a modern-day Tom Waits, supported by a cacophony of instruments provided by fellow bandmates—theatrics and music at its fullest potential. Playing with Musical Charis and Secret Argyle. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, (916) 455-3400, www.myspace.com/stepjayne.