Move to the beat of the Sacramento concert scene

LAST SKA STANDING: Veteran ska-punk group Big D and the Kids Table have toured non-stop for 15 years and have outlasted nearly everyone in their genre. They also put on one hell of a show. With La Noche Oskura and the Young Vintage. Su, 10/2, 6:30 p.m.
$12. All ages. Ace of Spades, 1417 R St.;

CAN’T STEAL THIS CIVIC: The Honda Civic Tour is an annual concert festival running since 2001. This year features three energetic, youthful and very popular bands: Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, and Matt and Kim. Su, 10/2, 7 p.m.
$20-$225. Sleep Train Ampitheatre, 2677 Forty Mile Rd. in Marysville;

ROLLING STONE SAYS: Sleeper Agent, the six-piece outfit from Bowling Green, Kentucky, dropped its debut album on September 27, but media outlets like Rolling Stone are already mentioning the hooky indie-rock group as a “band to watch.” Su, 10/2, 6 p.m.
$10-$12. Harlow’s, 2708 J St.;

LARGEST DANCE MUSIC TOUR EVER?: Tiesto returns after his outrageous Sacramento show in ’09, where he was reportedly paid $200,000 for a gig at the Convention Center. This time around he’ll hit up UC Davis with his Club Life College Invasion, which claims to be “the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market.” Tu, 10/4, 6 p.m.
$40-$50. UC Davis Pavilion, 1 Shields Ave. in Davis;

LET THEM HAVE CAKE: During the past couple of years, whenever Cake has played in Sacramento, it has been as a last-minute “secret” show to test new material. So this two-day adventure with the crowned kings of Sacramento alternative rock will be particularly special, as it will give everyone a chance to see the show. Th, 10/6 and F, 10/7, 7 p.m.
$32-$37. Freeborn Hall at UC Davis, 1 Shields Ave. in Davis;

INFECTIOUS TUNES: Despite massive lineup changes, most fans of Panic! at the Disco probably couldn’t care less about who backs frontman Brendon Urie, as long as he comes packin’ his crazy-infectious tunes and dramatic vocals. M, 10/10, 6:30 p.m.
$25. Ace of Spades, 1417 R St.;

OLGA KERN AND THE PHILHARMONIC: The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2011-2012 season with a remarkable performance by award-winning pianist Olga Kern. Kern will perform three selections, including Rachmaninov’s legendary Piano Concerto No. 2. Sa, 10/15, 7 p.m.
$15-$97. Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St.; (916) 808-5181;

ALMOST LED: If you wish you could see Led Zeppelin live and you don’t feel like going to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival to see Robert Plant, look no further than the Crest Theatre to check out John Bonham’s son Jason performing a full Zep playlist as Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. M, 10/17, 7:30 p.m.
$29-$34. Crest Theatre, 1013 K St.;

HE MARRIED MANDY MOORE?: After getting hitched to Mandy Moore, leaving the Cardinals, and then taking a hiatus, Ryan Adams is finally back out on the road. Phew! Tu, 10/18, 8 p.m.
$35-$38. Crest Theatre, 1013 K St.;

MILES DAVIS REVISITED: The Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet collaborates with Blue Note Records to recreate The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959, playing highlights from the jazz master’s catalog underneath historic photos of the era. Tu, 10/18, 7:30 p.m.
$19-$39. Three Stages, Folsom Lake College, 10 College Pkwy. in Folsom; (916) 608-6888;

EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOO: Following the release of the Foo Fighters’ seventh album, Wasting Light, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has seen the band’s popularity grow nearly as big as the historic act that made him famous. Catch the Foo Fighters with Cage the Elephant. Th, 10/20, 7 p.m.
$29.50-$49.50. Power Balance Pavilion, 1 Sports Pkwy.;

MAN UP: Experimental Fat Possum act Man Man features members with names such as Honus Honus, Pow Pow, Chang Wang, Turkey Moth and Jefferson, who play upward of 20 different instruments, including a xylophone, a sousaphone, a euphonium and a marimba. M, 10/24, 7 p.m.
$16. Harlow’s, 2708 J St.;