Thurs., April 25, Yonder Mountain String Band
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 8 p.m., $27.50-$30
Employing a lively combination of bluegrass, folk and, I guess you could call it “speed folk” with the way it plays, Yonder Mountain String Band is bringing its rousing show to Sacramento, and it should be a hell of a time. Virtuoso ukulele and guitar playing are among the highlights of numbers like “Boatman's Dance,” and the word “dizzying” only begins to describe lightning-fast tracks like “Out of the Blue” and “Casualty.” Such upbeat material helps one understand why the band needs to have the occasional mid-tempo track like “Night Out” in the repertoire, because, like the band, you'll need to catch your breath more than once during the show. 2708 J Street, www.yondermountain.com.