Eight Gigs: Deep State

Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m., Cafe Colonial, $8

The members of Deep State must be a bunch of fools. After all, it’s the refrain on the foolishly titled “Tittyboyz,” off the group’s 2015 debut Nice. One decidedly not-foolish decision: signing with Sacramento’s indie label Friendship Fever and thus getting to visit California from its hometown of Athens, Georgia, probably semiregularly. Get ready for driving guitars, punk-pop melodies and relatable lyrics, and look forward to Deep State’s next record, Thought Garden, which drops in April. Don’t miss opener Dog Rifle celebrating its tape release. 3520 Stockton Boulevard, www.facebook.com/deepstatega.