Sat, June 19, Adrian Bourgeois/Ricky Berger
Luigi’s Fun Garden, 8 p.m., $6
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento-area singer-songwriters Adrian Bourgeois and Ricky Berger have been traversing the nation, lugging their guitar cases coast to coast for a tour of small clubs. Now the pair returns to town for a homecoming show. Bourgeois, son of Brent, follows his dad’s school of intricate Beatlesesque pop—songs such as “Juniper” and “My Imaginary Friend” are timeless but add a 21st-century layer of sonic derring-do. Meanwhile, Berger—way ahead of the curve on that girls-with-ukuleles trend—makes music that’s difficult to define. Part cabaret, part circus sideshow and many parts classic torch, it’s literate, evocative and curiously pretty. 1050 20th Street, www.adrianbourgeois.com and www.rickybergermusic.com.