Thursday, February 25, 2010

Weekend Concert Preview

These are this weekend's shows in the Davis and Sacramento area. Recommended shows are in bold. Descriptions of the bands are in the order that I listed the bands. All shows are all ages unless otherwise noted.


Pistol Pete, NoBunny, The Ponteens. I'm busy tonight, but if I were around, this is definitely the show I would be at. Pistol Pete has a real heavy blues sound, with some almost metal sounding virtuoso guitar, a la Stevie Vai and Joe Satriani. No Bunny plays extremely catchy upbeat pop-punk, very reminiscent of The Ramones. He's from Oakland, and he's embarking on a national tour, so catch him now. The Poonteens are a pretty traditional punk 3-piece, with serious chops and some catchy songs. Highly recommend that you get to this show.The Hub @ Sol Collective (Sac), 8:30. $5.

Sea Of Bees, Early and Often. If the other show wasn't your bag, this one will be pretty decent too. Good folk rock/indie rock, and some kinda whiny grunge/indie rock. 16th Street Cafe (formerly the Java Lounge, Sac), 8pm. $6.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Psychedelic alt-rock, done very well. Harlow's (Sac), 9:30. $20, 21+.

Moomaw, Jay Shaner, Magic No. 9. Spacey Americana/folk, and some pretty run of the mill guitar folk. Fox and Goose (Sac), 9pm. $5, 21+.

Saturday and Sunday's shows after the jump!


Persephones Bees, Mark Farrell, Jeepster. Female-fronted rock with a touch of 70's, gritty heavy blues, and some solid pop-rock. All three bands sound damn good, so it looks to be a very good show. Blue Lamp (Sac), 8pm. Free, 21+.

Final Summation, Capt. 9's & the Knickerbocker Trio, Phantom Jets, The Four Eyes. Catchy punk, funny catchy punk, really fantastic surf/garage rock, and some garage rock with a 90's alt sound. 4 very solid bands, and the Phantom Jets are really fantastic, definitely highly recommend it. I'd be here for sure if I were over 21. Old Ironsides (Sac), 9pm. $7, 21+.

Mountshout, The Shants, Ash Reiter. Upbeat folk with a beautiful voice, Americana, and some slightly jazzy folk. 1315 L Street (Davis), 7:30pm. Free.

Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet, Mucky the Ducky, Caroliner Rainbow, Mama Buries. Basically, all of these bands can be described as very, very weird. John Natsoulas Gallery (Davis), 8pm. $5-10.

Absolute Zero. Alt-punk, although apparently it's going to be an acoustic show. R5 Records (Sac), 7pm. Free.

Crazy Ballhead, Mahtie Bush, Klassiq, Cadaver the Rapper. Hip/Hop show. Distillery (Sac), 9:30pm. $7, 21+.

Pine, Ayla Nereo, Helene Renaut. Another folk show, all female artists. 330 University Avenue (Davis), 7:30. Free.

Smirker, Fortress of Attitude, The Dirt Nap Band, The Electric Mime. Some straight rock, some comedy rock, and some country/bluegrass. Marylin's (Sac), 8pm. $5, 21+.


Tigerboy, Jen Grady, Hélène Renaut, Ayla Nereo. Folk, all female acts. The Gam (Sac), 7pm. $3.

S.J. Tucker. Folk singer. The Hub (Sac), 8pm. $6.

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