Crescent Bay Entertainment, which brought Crosby, Stills & Nash to the Sunset Center last year, brings in "Texican rock 'n' roll" trio Los Lonely Boys for a show Tuesday night at 8.

The band tore out of the gate with its initial major label release in 2004, bouyed by the No. 1 Adult Contemporary hit "Heaven," which also won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Pop Performance.

The three brothers out of San Angelo, Texas, guitarist Henry Garza, bassist JoJo Garza and drummer Ringo Garza Jr., cut their musical teeth backing up their father Ringo Garza Sr., who was a member of the '70s and '80s conjunto group the Falcones.

The trio, which has toured relentlessly and are known for their dynamic and show-stopping live shows, released its album "Rockpango" (Spanglish for "rock party") in 2011. Last year they played to a energized crowd at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival.

It should be interesting to see if the band tones it down for its Sunset Center show, Carmel not exactly known for its raucous crowds and loud rock music. My guess is, no way they take the pedal off the metal. It's in their genes to play kick-ass Tex-Mex rock 'n' roll.

Details at sunset The band Buxton opens the show. Tickets are $39, $49 and $59, available at the website.

Oakland-based indie rock trio Glimpse Trio plays Saturday night at the Golden State Theatre with singer-songwriter Sean Schiveley (lead vocalist of Salinas' The People) opening the show at 9 p.m.


Downbeat Magazine Editor Frank Alkyer called the trio "a furious blend of rock, jazz, blues, punk and metal fused with infectious folksiness," while the East Bay Express' Rachel Swan said:"Some of the best and most complicated music to emerge from a garage in years."

Its members have played with punk, jazz, hip-hop and funk musicians and bands, so their sound is hard to pigeonhole. Just call it eclectic punk-jazz.

Tickets are $10 at the door for this all-ages show.

Casa Sorrento in Salinas continues its Reggae Summer Concert Series this Saturday night with Natural Heights, with local band DubDog opening at 9 p.m.

The San Diego band, making its debut performance at the Casa, mixes modern reggae with the classic Jamaican sound with a theme of positivity. There's a $5 cover. For 21-and-over only.

Plaza Linda kicks it up a notch on Saturday night when Harpin' Jonny & The Unpaid Bills take over the intimate space at the Carmel Valley Village Mexican restaurant.

Jonny, real name Jonny Troutner, plays harmonica and sings and will be joined by the Unpaid Bills, guitarist/vocalist Bill Haines and bassist/vocalist Bill Sullivan, veterans of the Broadway Band and John "Broadway" Tucker bands, among others.

Troutner has been playing harmonica (or blues harp) in the Santa Cruz area since the early '90s, starting with Stormin' Norman & The Cyclones, as well as with the Larry Hosford Band, The Primadons and Harpin' Jonny and the Groovehounds, which consisted of the rhythm section of Red Beans & Rice.

Expect a little country blues, jump blues, Chicago blues and even some folk and jazz standards from this threesome, which should keep the joint jumping from 7-9 p.m. Donation is $10 at the door.

Local Americana singer-songwriter Casey Frazier, who will celebrate the release of his new album "Regal" on Friday, March 8, at the Turf Club in Monterey, will do a little preview of that show Thursday night at 9 at Carbone's in New Monterey. Call it a test flight, if you will.

Reports are that Frazier expands on his Americana sound, which is rooted in country and '70s rock, with this new album.

Local singer-songwriter Jay Burriss returns to the London Bridge Pub Saturday night with his usual bag of tricks that includes a bunch of his originals, songs by the Stones and Dylan, and perhaps even a little Brazilian music.

His shows always attract a slew of fellow musicians who sit in, so you'll never know which direction it will go in. One thing is for sure, it's pretty darn entertaining.

The twice-monthly Jazz Jams at Cibo restaurant in downtown Monterey takes place this Sunday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

As usual, the hosts are vocalist Lee Durley and drummer David Moorwood, with the first set devoted to an open jam, so bring your instruments.

Meanwhile, joining Morwood over at the Hyatt Regency Monterey will be former "Saturday Night Live" Band saxophonist George Young on Friday night and local sax man Gary Meek on Saturday night, both 7 p.m. starts, no cover.

A quick note on Tuesday's B.B. King show at Golden State Theatre: the King didn't play Lucille all that much, he told jokes, sang and interacted with people in the audience and threw out picks and gold chains at the end, but the audience didn't seem to mind, lapping up all the warmth and greatness from a true legend in music history. The man, after all, is 87 and still playing! Long live the King! (Here's a slideshow from the show.) GO!

Donny McCaslin Group plays at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. McCaslin is a Santa Cruz native who has played with artists such as Gary Burton, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez and Santi Debriano, replaced Michael Brecker in Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead and joined trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas' group, replacing Chris Potter, before leading his own group.

His latest CD "Casting for Gravity," and band features a radically different sound that fuses electronica, dub and rock-inspired jazz while focused on grooves and electronic textures and drawing on alternative influences such as Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada.

His current group features an lineup of excellent musicians, including Jason Lindner on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on bass and Nate Smith on drums.

Tickets are $20 advance, $23 at the door, available at 427-5100 and online at: More info at or 427-2227.