Fri., March 29, Grant-Lee Phillips
Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 8 p.m., $18-$22
Stockton native Grant-Lee Phillips first received national attention in the 1980s for his post-punk band Shiva Burlesque, but it was the 1990s-era band Grant Lee Buffalo that garnered acclaim for Phillips' smartly emotional pop-centric songwriting. In the 2000s, Phillips mined solo territory and played out one of the best (and longest) indie-rock cameos in television history, appearing as the wandering town troubadour on Gilmore Girls. Phillips' newest album, Walking in the Green Corn, explores the singer's Native American roots. Here, 10 tracks delve into Phillips' Muskogee lineage, marrying not just the past and the present, but also the political and the personal. 325 Spring Street in Nevada City, www.grantleephillips.com.