John Cruz, Ryan Bingham, The Police — Plugged in, live music, Wednesday, June 13

John Cruz, 8pm, at The Independent. $13.

“Hawaiian acoustic guitarist John Cruz is world-renowned for his virtuosic, crossover style that encompasses pop, rock, folk, and native island music. A 2005 Grammy winner, his Hawaiian inspired music and rich lyrics create a unique sound.” Sutter Creek Theater

Ryan Bingham, 8pm at Cafe Du Nord $10.

“Stars-in-the-making, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses are making music that can best be described as alt-country with elements of mariachi, swing, blues and zydeco. The band has attracted a cult following (which includes big name industry fans such as Justin Stanley from Beck and Marc Ford of The Black Crowes) by playing private parties of the Hollywood elite. Twenty-five-year-old Bingham, an ex-bull rider and a native of West Texas and New Mexico, has led a transient existence packed with life experiences that noticeably inform his powerful songwriting.” —Trend Central

The Police, 8pm at McAfee Coliseum Sold out.

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