Eight Gigs: 50-Watt Heavy
Fri., Sept. 30, 9 p.m., Old Ironsides, $5
50-Watt Heavy’s first gig was six years ago during the annual Dead Rock Stars Halloween Show at Old Ironsides. Since then, the laid-back rock group wrote and recorded its self-titled EP and continues to perform in just about every venue throughout Sacramento. With influences like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco and the Replacements, 50-Watt Heavy performs upbeat, hard-hitting music that incorporates moments of alt-country and rock ’n’ roll. Joseph Kojima Gray’s full-bodied vocal range pairs well with layers of groovy keys, steady percussion and catchy guitar. 1901 10th Street, https://50wattheavy.bandcamp.com.