Eight Gigs: Rebel Radio
Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Cafe Colonial, $8
Sacramento’s Rebel Radio combines driving bass lines and off-the-cuff percussion with steady guitar rhythms to create a unique blend of punk and ska. Tracks like “Keep it to Yourself” and “Asphyxiation” incorporate a much faster pace with enough punk-rock grit to get the pit moving. Rebel Radio started out as band with deep roots in reggae and ska, but since drummer Jerred Whitbey joined the ranks, the band switched gears and sped toward a more aggressive, punk-rock sound. Still, the band doesn’t lose sight of its ska foundation. 3520 Stockton Boulevard, www.facebook.com/rebelradioband.