Thurs, Aug 27, Limbeck
The Boardwalk, 8 p.m., $15
When I first saw these guys come through Sacramento, it was with Home Grown & Diffuser (this awful band whose claim to fame is a song on the M:I-2 soundtrack) at the old Capitol Garage. All they had recorded was a two-sided tape, which they were giving out for free. Well, they have come a long way from their days of handing out cassettes, putting out three albums on Doghouse Records, constantly touring and growing up a lot. When they came around the first time, they were so Orange County you could smell the arrogance from across the room. Now, they sound of beautiful country and smell of sawdust. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale; www.myspace.com/limbeck.