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Music & nightlife picks: Trio of concerts sure to draw crowds

Bay Area punk icons Dead Kennedys performs Tuesday, March 8 at Strummer’s.
Bay Area punk icons Dead Kennedys performs Tuesday, March 8 at Strummer’s. Special to The Bee

This week’s concert outlook is all about the local scene. From Americana to indie-rock or punk, these three shows should have no problem bringing out their respective crowds.

Central Valley roots

▪ The event: Orosi folk singer Lance Canales plays a free local show between out-of-town gigs. The draw: The gravel-voiced Canales has been toiling away, presenting his central San Joaquin Valley roots to audiences around the country. He recently performed at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City. Details: 9 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen, 1279 N. Wishon Ave. This is a free event.

Stone. Strange. Style.

▪ The event: San Francisco indie rock blues band Stone Foxes headlines a show with local favorites Strange Vine and Style Like Revelators. The draw: While Stone Foxes are technically from the Bay Area, the core of the band are Valley natives. Brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler grew up in the foothills and attended the same small high school that spawned Strange Vine (and the late guitar prodigy Corby Yates). Add in the opener, Style Like Revelators, and this has the potential to be one of the biggest “local” shows of the year. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $10-$12. 559-412-7400,

Punk rock ‘uber alles’

▪ The event: ’80s punk icons Dead Kennedys play Strummer’s, the all-ages club named after ’70s punk icon Joe Strummer. The draw: Singing along to punk anthems like “California Uber Alles” and “Holiday in Cambodia” (or “Stealing People’s Mail” or “Viva Las Vegas”). This is the original Kennedys (East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, D.H. Peligro) minus singer Jello Biafra, who left the band in 1986 (Biafra played with his latest project in 2013). The show is sure to bring out Fresno’s original punks, many of whom will remember the San Francsico punk band’s 1981 show at the Belmont Ballroom. For the younger punk set, let it be a good primer. Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday March 8 at Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $23, all ages. 559-485-5356,