Tues., March 19, Cove
Bows & Arrows, 8 p.m., $5
The bio material for Sacramento band Cove describes the four-piece as a “quiet thing” and a “loud thing.” The band evokes aural memories of Calexico and the Dirty Three—replete with sweeping, ambient instrumentation and melodies that seem to ghost into the ether. But Cove also seems to stick close to its Northern California roots, experimenting with Pavement-esque lyrical structures and a relaxed vibe. It's the kind of music you put on for a midnight drive down Highway 1—the kind that makes you think you might never come back. The band is set to release an album this year. It plays Tuesday with Gabriel Mintz and Low Hum. 1815 19th Street, www.covetheband.com.