Fri., March 01, Ryan Hernandez Band
PowerHouse Pub, 10 p.m., $10
Wherever he performs—at a coffee shop, restaurant or bar—Ryan Hernandez's dynamic voice lingers in the air and hints at a sadness that haunts your soul. He plays interestingly arranged covers, including blues (Tracy Chapman's “Give Me One Reason”) and indie rock (Radiohead's “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”) and is equaly adept as a solo act (accompanying himself on guitar and effects pedals), a duo (with guitarist Kazutoshi Haji), a trio (adding drummer Jeff Tuttle) or as the Ryan Hernandez Band (adding Brad Lokke on bass). Hernandez is also pretty good on bass and drums. Lord knows what he'll perform this Friday at PowerHouse Pub, but expect to be impressed. 614 Sutter Street in Folsom, www.ryanhernandezmusic.com.