Eight Gigs: The Growlers

Fri., June 10, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $22-$25

Many Sacramentans got their first taste of Costa Mesa band the Growlers at TBD Fest last year, though they’d come through town previously for smaller shows. They’re now a fast-moving train, presently on their “Wet Dreams” tour; the night after this, they play the historic Fox Theatre in Oakland, if that gives you an idea of their trajectory. Take the name of their tour and the fact that their most recent EP was titled Gay Thoughts (and boasts a track called “Uncle Sam’s a Dick”), and all signs point to a fun, irreverent live show. 1417 R Street, www.thegrowlers.com.