Smoky UK trio revisit the formative years of trip-hop.
Jun 28 at the Fillmore.Pocahaunted
Weird, druggy outsider psyche-funk played by girls in multicolored capes.
Jul 28 at the Rickshaw Stop.John Pizzarelli
Bucky’s son plays jazz guitar tribute to the great Duke Ellington.
Jul 30-Aug 1 at Yoshi’s Oakland.Black Star
1-2-3, Mos Def and Talib Kweli got it rockin’ on to the tip-top.
Jul 31 at the Fox Theater.The Watson Twins
Former Jenny Lewis collaborators explore their R&B side.
Aug 3 at Cafe du Nord.Matisyahu
The only Hasidic rapper to ever . . . well, the only Hasidic rapper, period.
Aug 3 at the Regency Ballroom.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.
Everyone knows about The Birds and Shadow of a Doubt. The lucky ones know about Smile. But too few people know about one of the greatest films ever shot in Sonoma County, ‘Thieves’ Highway.’ Opening in a Sebastopol apple orchard, the 1949 film essentially follows a fruit truck on its travels down to a San Francisco fruit market. Sounds drab? It’s anything but. With a loaded underworld plot about the cutthroat fruit-distribution business and featuring the absolute, most incredible tire-changing scene in the history of cinema, Thieves’ Highway is suspenseful, intriguing and beautifully shot by blacklisted director Jules Dassin (Rififi, The Naked City). With a brilliant performance by Lee J. Cobb and a crisp new transfer from the Criterion collection, Thieves’ Highway is an afternoon must-see on Saturday, July 24, at the Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 2pm. $2–$5. 707.579.1500.