Sun., July 07, William Mylar
Marilyn's on K, 5 p.m., no cover
Folk music gets co-mingled with so many genres these days (indie rock, punk, country) that it's hard to imagine a time when it was in fact a totally separate genre of music. Back in the 1970s, when Sacramento native William Mylar first brought his acoustic guitar to coffee shops, he shocked audiences with his sweaty, punk-infused table-hopping energy. He called his sound “folk wave,” though musically, it more closely resembled the Grateful Dead. Through the years, his sound has come to adopt elements of rock, jazz, country and bluegrass. He's gigging quite a bit still, with a new monthly residence at Marilyn's on K. 908 K Street, www.mylarville.com.