Eight Gigs: Pets

Sat., Sept. 12, 3:30p.m., River Walk Park, no cover

The reverb and distortion go to 11 with Pets. Throw in the catchy harmonies of Allison Jones (guitar and vocals) and Derek Fieth (bass and vocals), and the music radiates with a refreshing take on fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll. Jones and Fieth, who are also married, are the foundation of Pets, who will perform with Lucy Giles of Dog Party on drums at this year's West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix. The event includes hundreds of cyclists racing an all-terrain track that includes deep grass, pavement, dirt and more. Bike Dog Brewing Co. will provide the beer and Pets and Dog Party the tunes from the center of the racetrack. 651 Second Street in West Sacramento, www.wscxgp.com.