Eight Gigs: Frack!

Fri., April 14, 8 p.m., Cafe Colonial, $9

Frack! is Sacramento’s loudest band wielding a lap-steel guitar. Since its first live performance last August, the trio recently opened for Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine and continues to bolster its reputation one show at a time. Singer-guitarist Chema Salinas says Frack! looks forward to releasing its debut album This is Not a Drill this summer. The band writes gritty, hard-hitting punk rock with its tom-heavy percussion courtesy of Eric Marais, chunky bass lines from Malcolm O’Keeffe and its signature distorted, lap-steel twang from Salinas. 3520 Stockton Boulevard, www.facebook.com/frackband.