Vetiver at Talking Head
The lowdown -- San Francisco folk-rockers Vetiver, who play the Talking Head on Saturday, are touring in support of their May release To Find Me Gone. Band leader Andy Cabic, who grew up in Northern Virginia, had the aid of several "acoustic experimentalists" for the album.
If you go -- The Talking Head is at 203 Davis St. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $9. Call 410-962-5588 or visit talk ingheadclub.com.
Patty Larkin at Baldwin's Station
The lowdown -- Guitar-based singer/songwriter Patty Larkin plays at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville on Sunday. Her most recent album, La Guitara, Gender Bending Strings, is a collection of female guitarists that spans the global and stylistic spectrums.
If you go -- Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St., Sykesville. Tickets are $22.50, and showtime is 7:30 p.m. Call 410-795- 1041 or visit baldwinsstation. com.
Reggae veterans play Sonar
The lowdown -- Roots reggae veterans Israel Vibrations play at Sonar on Saturday. Singers Cecil "Skelly" Spence and Lascelle "Wiss" Bulgin, who will be backed by the Roots Radics Band, met at a rehabilitation center in Jamaica when they contracted polio as children. They found comfort and faith in Rastafari and songwriting and began their recording career 30 years ago. Nasio Fontaine and Lionize will open.
If you go -- Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $17. Call 410-327-8333 or visit sonar baltimore.com.