Eight Gigs: Psychosomatic

Thurs., June 11, 8 p.m., Psychosomatic, $10

Jeff Salgado and his cohorts in Psychosomatic can play on virtually any metal or punk bill and go over like gangbusters. The band toes the line between furious and spurious heavy metal fare and breakneck punk rock. Salgado, who at times resembles a younger Tom Araya (Slayer)—while simultaneously playing bass and belting out vicious lyric schemes—doesn't let you stand still at his shows. Since 1988, this band has been opening for many big-name national acts including (but certainly not limited to) Exodus, M.O.D., Fang, Attitude Adjustment and Hirax. Also on this raucous bill are punk legends Dr. Know, Kill the Precedent and the Strange Party. 2030 P Street, http://officialpsychosomatic.com.