Sat, Nov 7, Blues Control
Luigi’s Fun Garden, 8:30 p.m., $5
Sacramento, CA 95814
A great band with a so-so name, Blues Control’s moniker is apropos of a band that you think will suck but ultimately blows your gulliver, expecting, say, lowest-common-denominator, really bad John Popper, but getting lulling harmonies that crescendo into fuzz-drenched guitar meanderings, tied down with jazzy piano riffs and winsome atmospherics. The new(er) album, Local Flavor—no, it’s not an homage to regional produce—is full of lo-fi rock good times, janky ditties that come close to being tacky jams (no vocals), but that always endear. They open for the Dutchess and the Duke. 1050 20th Street, www.myspace.com/bluescontrol.