Fri, Oct 9, Leopold and His Fiction
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 10 p.m., call for cover
San Francisco garage rockers Leopold and His Fiction make music that sounds inspired by a pile of obscure ’60s-era vinyl thrift-store scores. With vintagey organ riffs, moody vocals and a muddied sonic sheen, the songs here marry a Detroit-rock aesthetic with a hint of folk-rock philosophy and a Bay Area-worthy psychedelia. No surprise, really; singer Daniel James was born and raised in the Motor City before relocating to Los Angeles and then finally San Francisco. There, he teamed with bassist Micayla Grace and drummer Jon Sortland for a sound that’s catchy yet never too pristine or antiseptic. 129 E Street in Davis; (530) 758-4333; www.leopoldandhisfiction.com.