Friday, June 11, 2021

Sacramento Punk Reviews - 2

 Another Sacramento Punky Revue:


Sick Burn / These Bastards " Burn These Sick Bastards" split 7" ep. 


A pandemic release maybe made cuz these two buddy bands missed playing shows together. As the homer I am, of course, I am partial to the Siq Bern side, but one should not neglect the flipside of this pretty purply pink piece of vinyl. 


Over there, These Bastards rip out three fast blasters with some nice, tidy breaks that are full of great back and forth vocals. They know when to step on the gas and when to let up a bit to build up the pressure. Pay attention and you are gonna hear some really sweet intricate guitar perdiddlin in the midst of it all. Their side ends with a fine tribute to all things rad in sac: "Gonna play the Colony with our friends in Sick Burn" and it gets funnier from there, but you'll just have to buy the record to find out why.


The chants of 'Sick Burn' ending the These Bastards' side remind you to flip over the record which is good cuz on the other side Sick Burn does what Sick Burn does best: absolutely Tear it Up with five blasts of clever positivity, pit cheerleading intensity, and up with thrash/down with jobs reality. 


Full of awesome buildups and explosions that show that getting older can sometimes result in getting faster, it always feels like it is dancing on the edge of collapse but somehow manages to hold together with a tightness and great dynamic songwriting.


Its fabulous furious fast furryness all packed up neat and nifty with a patch that features Matt Shrugg's slimy cover art.


It may have sold out of the first press (in like 2 months!?!?!), but you can hear it on the band's bandcamps or bug @thrashtapes about it or maybe see if @phonoselect has some. Or maybe they'll burn it into a CDr and you can pick it up the next time Sick Burn and These Bastards rock together which I imagine will be happening sooner than it has in a while


Sickburn.bandcamp.com






Tuesday, June 8, 2021

upcoming shows

 UPCOMING SHOWS (ALL CAPS = ALL AGES)


WED, JUNE 9

CASH’D OUT + TRUCKADEROS. 6 pm @ TWO RIVERS CIDER, 4311 ATTAWA AVE, ALL AGES. RESERVE TIX in advance.


FRI, JUNE 11

THE NICKEL SLOTS. 6pm @ CLAIMSTAKE BREWING, 11336 MONIER PARK PLACE, FREE, ALL AGES?


SAT, JUNE 12

HECK DORLAN + NAILED DOWN + SCULLY + LxBxRx + CRIMINATIVE + WE MISS YOU HERE + FRACTURE. 5pm @ xHOUSESHOWx, ALL AGES, $8.

KEPI GHOULIE. 7pm @ SIDE DOOR, 2900 FRANKLIN BLVD, ALL AGES, $20.


SUN, JUNE 13

Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers + Twilight Drifters. 5pm @ Torch Club, 904 15th St, 21+, $25.


THURS, JUNE 17

ALBINO CROW + FALLOUT KINGS + THE HALEY SHOW. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $!0.



SAT, JUNE 19,

DADS CAR SHOW and MUSIC FEST w/ RORY JUSTICE TRIO + JOHNNY and JAALENE + KYLE HOWLAND and TODD MORGAN + TONY T and the PEENDLETONS + THE WENZDAZE. 1 pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, WOODLAND, FREE, ALL AGES.


BEAUTY IS BETRAYAL + SUNSPEAR + DISPERSER + THE MEASURE. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $10

GHOST TOWN REBELLION single release party + LETS GET A FERRARI. 6pm @ PALM TREE BREWERY, 6121 HAZEL AVE, ALL AGES, FREE.


SAT, JUNE 26,
KILL THE PRECEDENT + PEACE KILLERS + SOLANUM. 8 pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $10.


BEST MOVE + MEDIOCRE CAFE + MAE POWELL + DJ SHAUN SLAUGHTER> 7pm @ RED MUSEUM, 212 15th ST, ALL AGES, $8/12.


SUN, JUNE 27

SKATEJAM w/ 12 GAUGE PROMISE + SAC RIOT PUNX + SAC STORYTELLERS + PANHANDLERS + BOLIVIAN NOMADS. 2pm @ SACRAMPS, 7000 FRANKLIN BLVD #618, ALL AGES, FREE.




JULY 2021

FRI, JULY 9, 

BLUES LAWYER + CINDY + JULIAN NEVER. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, $10


SAT, JULY 10

TRIGGER EFFECT+ REBEL HOLOGRAM + SEDIT. 7 pm @ IDOL BEER WORKS, 100 S. SACRAMENTO ST, LODI, ALL AGES, $10.


STORYTELLERS + HALCONES. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, $10.


Banger + Shu Lace + Left Hand + J Rock. 7 pm @ San Juan Club, 7270 Sunset Ave, 21+?, Free.



SAT, JULY 17,

BENEFIT for TOM HUNTING of EXODUS w/ BLIND ILLUSION + BONELESS ONES + JESUS CRISIS. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $20.



JULY 31/AUG 1

NORTHERN ALLIANCE 2021 FEST. DEN OF SIN, ALL AGES, DONATION.



AUGUST 2021

FRI, AUG 6

SAD SUMMER FEST w/ ALL TIME LOW + THE STORY SO FAR + MOVEMENTS + THE MAINE + GRAYSCALE + DESTROY BOYS. 4pm @ HEART HEALTH PARK(?), CAL EXPO, ALL AGES, $45.


THUR, AUG 12

GLITTER WIZARD + RIP. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES. $14


MON, AUG 16

DEICIDE + KATAKLYSM + INTERNAL BLEEDING. 7pm @ GOLDFIELD, ROSEVILLE. ALL AGES?


THUR, AUG 19

AGENT ORANGE + SPICE PISTOLS. 8pm @ HARLOWS, 2708 J ST, ALL AGES, $15/18.


SUN, AUG 22

YEAR OF THE COBRA + SKY PIG + GHOST MESA + FRACK. 8pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES.


SAT AUG 28

STEVE KELLEY CELEBRATION OF LIFE w/ UNPROVOKED + TWITCH ANGRY + 24 GORE + RAGE OF WAR.  2pm @ MICKE GROVE PARK, LODI, ALL AGES.


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Sacramento punk reviews - 1

Maybe starting a semi-regular dig into local music releases posted on instagram for immediacy and on the sacpunkshows.com website for archivyness. Mostly new, sometimes old.



Gotta start with one of the most recent, Mescaline Maniacs, cuz YOWZA. Yeah it was out there on the bandcamps and a tape once upon a time, but local label Thrash Tapes teamed up with legendary label 625Thrash put this thing out as a 7" just a minute ago and distro it via the mighty TolLiveaLie for the premiere version so far. 


Methinks this record is a beautiful monster capturing the power and unique brilliance that is Mescaline Maniacs. The Mescaline recipe involves taking some of the gnarliest sounding breakdowns and mashing em like moist potatoes into some absolutely vicious grindy powerviolence and then frosting the whole pile with several layers of sticky grit. 


Absolutely filthy sounding power-filled rage that aint pretty, but sure is beautiful. And just absolutely packed with an emotional edge that feels like its all about to fall apart, but it somehow stays together perfectly. Good mashed potatoes, eh? 


There's a stack of guest vocalists on this thing from a whole buncha great regional bands hollerin out on the breakdowns that somehow totally works and manages to avoid sounding cheesy or gratuitous. It's a mystery how they pulled that off, but then you realize that pretty much the same moment this record came out, covid restrictions started to get lifted and then it all starts to make a little bit of sense. Coincidence or conspiracy?


I love this record. It already feels to me like a gonna-be sacto classic like many from this fine town that exist in a sonic space that is slightly off from what most other bands would even dare to try (filthy beatdown grind!?!). Yet, executed in such a way that you're left shaking your head wondering how come no one bothered to think to do something so fabulous before. 


Track it down. Play it loud. Mash your fuckin taters. https://625thrash.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-ep-625-269 https://tolivealie.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19&products_id=2837


Monday, May 24, 2021

Updated Show list

 UPCOMING SHOWS (ALL CAPS = ALL AGES)


FRI, MAY 28

OPERATION RESTORE MAXIMUM FREEDOM/KDVS FUNDRAISER on TWITCH w/ SINTESIS + IGUANA GIRL + NOHO + ARI B + AMMAAR VAYANI + RON MEXICO. 6pm @ twitch.tv/kdvs903fm. ALL AGES, FREE/DONATIONS.

SAT, MAY 29

OPERATION RESTORE MAXIMUM FREEDOM/KDVS FUNDRAISER on TWITCH w/ SUPER SENIOR + FABI + MR GLASS + SPLIT P + JOSHUA WISTERMAN + CASPER + SASHA VAL LAUR.. 6pm @ twitch.tv/kdvs903fm. ALL AGES, FREE/DONATIONS.


FULL METAL HIPPIES + WINTER REIGN + VOLRAHVEN + MOTHER GIRTH + METHOD ONE. 6pm @ SACRAMENTO REHEARSAL STUDIOS, 5749 88th ST, ALL AGES, FREE. 


THE KELPS + AUTUMN SKY HALL. 7pm @ STAB COMEDY, 1710 BROADWAY, ALL AGES, $10 adv tix or stream on twitch.tv/stabcomedy


SUN, MAY 30

DANGERFORCE5. 3pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, WOODLAND, ALL AGES, FREE


OPERATION RESTORE MAXIMUM FREEDOM/KDVS FUNDRAISER on TWITCH w/ HIDE + MARS KUMARI + NINA SPHERES + HALIBUT HEAD + KEEF HARING + BIG SAMMY. 6pm @ twitch.tv/kdvs903fm. ALL AGES, FREE/DONATIONS.



JUNE 2021


FRI, JUNE 4

PAPER AIRPLANES + KILROI + MARIGOLD + ADDALEMON + MASTOIDS. 7pm @ PUS CAVERN STUDIOS, ALL AGES, $10 - advanced tickets from bands.


SUN, JUNE 6

DANGERFORCE5. 3pm @ SACYARD TAPHOUSE, 1725 33rd St, ALL AGES, FREE


ADDALEMON + REDWOOD CEMETERY + STEPDAD PASSPORT + EFFECTIVE DENIAL + ITS A PARTY. 5pm @ FREE CANDY HOUSE, ALL AGES, $10.


WED, JUNE 9

CASH’D OUT + TRUCKADEROS. 6 pm @ TWO RIVERS CIDER, 4311 ATTAWA AVE, ALL AGES. RESERVE TIX in advance.


FRI, JUNE 11

THE NICKEL SLOTS. 6pm @ CLAIMSTAKE BREWING, 11336 MONIER PARK PLACE, FREE, ALL AGES?


SAT, JUNE 12

KEPI GHOULIE. 7pm @ SIDE DOOR, 2900 FRANKLIN BLVD, ALL AGES, $20.


SUN, JUNE 13

Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers + Twilight Drifters. 5pm @ Torch Club, 904 15th St, 21+, $25.



SAT, JUNE 19,

DADS CAR SHOW and MUSIC FEST w/ RORY JUSTICE TRIO + JOHNNY and JAALENE + KYLE HOWLAND and TODD MORGAN + TONY T and the PEENDLETONS + THE WENZDAZE. 1 pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, WOODLAND, FREE, ALL AGES.


BEAUTY IS BETRAYAL + SUNSPEAR + DISPERSER + THE MEASURE. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $10

GHOST TOWN REBELLION single release party + LETS GET A FERRARI. 6pm @ PALM TREE BREWERY, 6121 HAZEL AVE, ALL AGES, FREE.


SAT, JUNE 26,
KILL THE PRECEDENT + PEACE KILLERS + SOLANUM. 8 pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $10.



JULY 2021

FRI, JULY 9, 

BLUES LAWYER + CINDY + JULIAN NEVER. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, FREE.


SAT, JULY 10

TRIGGER EFFECT+ REBEL HOLOGRAM + SEDIT. 7 pm @ IDOL BEER WORKS, 100 S. SACRAMENTO ST, LODI, ALL AGES, $10.


STORYTELLERS + HALCONES. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, $10.



SAT, JULY 17,

BENEFIT for TOM HUNTING of EXODUS w/ BLIND ILLUSION + BONELESS ONES + JESUS CRISIS. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $20.



JULY 31/AUG 1

NORTHERN ALLIANCE 2021 FEST. DEN OF SIN, ALL AGES, DONATION.



AUGUST 2021

FRI, AUG 6

SAD SUMMER FEST w/ ALL TIME LOW + THE STORY SO FAR + MOVEMENTS + THE MAINE + GRAYSCALE + DESTROY BOYS. 4pm @ HEART HEALTH PARK(?), CAL EXPO, ALL AGES, $45.


THUR, AUG 12

GLITTER WIZARD + RIP. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES. $14


MON, AUG 16

DEICIDE + KATAKLYSM + INTERNAL BLEEDING. 7pm @ GOLDFIELD, ROSEVILLE. ALL AGES?


SAT AUG 28

STEVE KELLEY CELEBRATION OF LIFE w/ UNPROVOKED + TWITCH ANGRY + 24 GORE + RAGE OF WAR.  2pm @ MICKE GROVE PARK, LODI, ALL AGES.


Optimism awaits fulfillment

26 shows in 3 months. Last week it was 12, week before was 6


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Updated Show list

 UPCOMING SHOWS (ALL CAPS = ALL AGES)


SAT, MAY 22

BENEFIT for PUNKS WITH LUNCH w/COREY LIGHTHOUSE + ASH BRICKY + WONDER BREAD + AJ + SEX DOLLS FOR SERIAL KILLERS. 4pm @ 8200 RAMONA AVE, ALL AGES. FREE/DONATIONS. 


SUN, MAY 23

IN DEFENSE OF SKA BOOK RELEASE and READING  w/ Q+A + ska dj + food trucks. 4pm @PHONO SELECT RECORDS, 2475 FRUITRIDGE BLVD, ALL AGES, FREE


SUN, MAY 30

DANGERFORCE5. 3pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, WOODLAND, ALL AGES, FREE



JUNE 2021


SUN, JUNE 6

DANGERFORCE5. 3pm @ SACYARD TAPHOUSE, 1725 33rd St, ALL AGES, FREE


ADDALEMON + REDWOOD CEMETERY + STEPDAD PASSPORT + EFFECTIVE DENIAL + ITS A PARTY. 5pm @ FREE CANDY HOUSE, ALL AGES, $10.


WED, JUNE 9

CASH’D OUT + TRUCKADEROS. 6 pm @ TWO RIVERS CIDER, 4311 ATTAWA AVE, ALL AGES. RESERVE TIX in advance.


SAT, JUNE 19,

DADS CAR SHOW and MUSIC FEST w/ RORY JUSTICE TRIO + JOHNNY and JAALENE + KYLE HOWLAND and TODD MORGAN + TONY T and the PEENDLETONS + THE WENZDAZE. 1 pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, WOODLAND, FREE, ALL AGES. BEAUTY IS BETRAYAL + SUNSPEAR + DISPERSER + THE MEASURE. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $10


SAT, JUNE 26,

MDK + ANEVER + NAILED DOWN + DEGENERATION XXXX + RISE AND STRIKE + EYES OUT + DOLORES + CHOKING GAME + more. 5 pm @ DEN of SIN, ALL AGES, FREE, Donations benefit. 

KILL THE PRECEDENT + PEACE KILLERS + SOLANUM. 8 pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES, $10.



JULY 2021

FRI, JULY 9, 

BLUES LAWYER + CINDY + JULIAN NEVER. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, FREE.


SAT, JULY 17,

Benefit for Tom Hunting of Exodus w/ Blind Illusion + The Boneless Ones + Jesus Crisis + more. 7 pm @ On the Y, 670 Fulton Ave, $20, 21+.


AUGUST 2021

FRI, AUG 6

SAD SUMMER FEST w/ ALL TIME LOW + THE STORY SO FAR + MOVEMENTS + THE MAINE + GRAYSCALE + DESTROY BOYS. 4pm @ HEART HEALTH PARK(?), CAL EXPO, ALL AGES, $45.


THUR, AUG 12

GLITTER WIZARD + RIP. 7pm @ HOLY DIVER, 1517 21st ST, ALL AGES. $14.


Optimism awaits fulfillment

12 in 3 months. Last week it was 6


Monday, May 10, 2021

upcoming

 UPCOMING SHOWS (ALL CAPS = ALL AGES)


May 2021


FRI, MAY 14

SUNNY WAR. 7 pm @ SOFIA online SIX FEET APART Series. sofiasacramento.org


SAT, MAY 15

MESCALINE MANIACS + RISE AND STRIKE + KIND EYES + EGO TRIP + CUTTHROATS + FLOWER CROWN. 5 pm @ XhouseshowX. Yardcore, wear a mask. ALL AGES, $8.


CAFE COLONIAL livestream BENEFIT w/ DOG PARTY + SARCHASM + LAST KID ALIVE. 7pm on CAFE COLONIAL Facebook


SUN, MAY 16

AUDIO WAFFLE ONLINE w/BLACK ARTIODACTYLS + TV-MA + NEON NOODLE + HOLIDAY SPECIAL + SMITE. 12 pm on NorCal Noisefest Youtube.


SUN, MAY 23

IN DEFENSE OF SKA BOOK RELEASE w/ Q+A + ska music + food trucks. PHONO SELECT RECORDS, 2475 FRUITRIDGE BLVD, ALL AGES, FREE, Outdoor event


JUNE 2021

SAT, JUNE 19,

DADS CAR SHOW and MUSIC FEST w/ RORY JUSTICE TRIO + JOHNNY and JAALENE + KYLE HOWLAND and TODD MORGAN + TONY T and the PEENDLETONS + THE WENZDAZE. 1 pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, FREE, ALL AGES.


SAT, JUNE 26,

MDK + ANEVER + NAILED DOWN + DEGENERATION XXXX + RISE AND STRIKE + EYES OUT + DOLORES + CHOKING GAME + more. 5 pm @ DEN of SIN, ALL AGES, FREE, Donations benefit. 


JULY 2021

FRI, JULY 9, 

BLUES LAWYER + CINDY + JULIAN NEVER. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, FREE.


SAT, JULY 17,

Benefit for Tom Hunting of Exodus w/ Blind Illusion + The Boneless Ones + Jesus Crisis + more. 7 pm @ On the Y, 670 Fulton Ave, $20, 21+.



9 shows, 3 months, mom

Friday, May 7, 2021

some shows

UPCOMING SHOWS (ALL CAPS = ALL AGES)


May 2021


FRI, MAY 14

SUNNY WAR. 7 pm @ SOFIA online SIX FEET APART Series. INfo: https://bstreettheatre.org/six-feet-apart/


SAT, MAY 15

MESCALINE MANIACS + RISE AND STRIKE + KIND EYES + EGO TRIP + CUTTHROATS + FLOWER CROWN. 5 pm @ XhouseshowX. Yardcore, wear a mask. ALL AGES, $8.


SUN, MAY 23

IN DEFENSE OF SKA BOOK RELEASE w/ Q+A + ska music + food trucks. PHONO SELECT RECORDS, 2475 FRUITRIDGE BLVD, ALL AGES, FREE, Outdoor event


JUNE 2021

SAT, JUNE 19,

DADS CAR SHOW and MUSIC FEST w/ RORY JUSTICE TRIO + JOHNNY and JAALENE + KYLE HOWLAND and TODD MORGAN + TONY T and the PEENDLETONS + THE WENZDAZE. 1 pm @ BLUE NOTE BREWING, 750 DEAD CAT ALLEY, FREE, ALL AGES.


SAT, JUNE 26,

MDK + ANEVER + NAILED DOWN + DEGENERATION XXXX + RISE AND STRIKE + EYES OUT + DOLORES + CHOKING GAME + more. 5 pm @ DEN of SIN, ALL AGES, FREE, Donations benefit. 


JULY 2021

FRI, JULY 9, 

BLUES LAWYER + CINDY + JULIAN NEVER. 8 pm @ THE RUSS ROOM, 730 K ST, ALL AGES, FREE.


SAT, JULY 17,

Benefit for Tom Hunting of Exodus w/ Blind Illusion + The Boneless Ones + Jesus Crisis + more. 7 pm @ On the Y, 670 Fulton Ave, $20, 21+.