Sat, Aug 27, Grass Widow

Luigi’s Fun Garden, 8 p.m., $5

Luigi’s Slice and Fun Garden

1050 20th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 552-0317

Does a girl band have to be either nauseatingly dreamy, such as Au Revoir Simone, or unabashedly leather rock, like locals Aroarah? No—and thank goodness. The trio of women who makes up San Francisco’s Grass Widow lace together a catchy brand of indie rock, but it’s kinda glum, even mod and dark. Sure, there are hints of that trademark Vivian Girls all-lady band post-punk, but Grass Widow brings a harder, more rousing, drum-forward vibe that’s brisk, fun, tough. Locals Nacho Business open with its good-times indie-pop and post-punkers G. Green, too, who should be tight coming off a U.S. tour. 1050 20th Street,