Sat., March 16, Frank Fairfield
Veterans Memorial Theatre, 8 p.m., $16
As if in some sort of backlash to the staccato blender orchestra that is dubstep, Americana and folk music has been reaching a greater audience recently. In the case of Frank Fairfield, he brings history to life, playing traditional folk tunes that have been circulating for generations. Trust that he'll claw his banjo, drive the bow across his fiddle's strings until the hair breaks, and strum his guitar with such stoney-faced conviction that you cannot help but tap your feet and squiggle in your seat until you must rise with an unprecedented urge to do-si-do—and not feel like a cheesy fraud for doing so. 203 E. 14th Street in Davis, http://frankfairfield.bandcamp.com.