Eight Gigs: Tesla

Sat., June 13, 6:30 p.m., Thunder Valley Casino Resort, $32.75-$169.75

Say what you want about Sacramento's Tesla, but this group of guys has been doing things their own way ever since their debut record, Mechanical Resonance, on Geffen Records. Although unceremoniously lumped in with the hair bands that dominated the scene at the time, this band proved it's staying through sheer determination and a bunch of solid records. And while it may be best known for an acoustic version of Les Emmerson's “Signs,” the group's catalog is quite impressive on its own. Tesla's latest record is called Simplicity and was released yet again on its own Tesla Electric Company Recordings label. Bay Area hard rockers Y&T open the festivities. 1200 Athens Avenue in Lincoln, http://teslatheband.com.