Eight Gigs: Battalion of Saints

Thu., Jan. 14, 8 p.m., Press Club, $12

The last time I saw Battalion of Saints in Sac, one of the guitarists wore a Bella Vista High School football shirt. I dunno if that means he actually lived here or if it was a lucky thrift store pull, but either way, it somehow made me appreciate the band’s old-school, raging, nihilistic hardcore a little bit more. If you’re looking for hardcore the way they used to do it, without the “dark” or the noise or the whatever else smart, angry people are into these days, this is the show for you. Insane ragers Scalped and the local Cross Class also play. 2030 P Street, www.facebook.com/