Eight Gigs: The Hormones
Sat., Feb. 21, 9 p.m., Blue Lamp, $8
A rock-solid case can be made that the Ramones were the greatest punk band of all time. Their fanbase has only gotten bigger as the members have passed away. Unfortunately, for fans, they'll never get to see them again. The next best thing is San Francisco's Hormones, the all-female Ramones tribute band that does spot-on renditions of the Ramones' energetic, rebellious, funny classics. The members of the Hormones are veteran punk rockers themselves, who've been kicking out punk tunes in one shape or another for decades. Also sharing the bill is Mother Of A Girl (a Violent Femmes tribute band) and Chick Jagger (the female-fronted Rolling Stones tribute group). 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.hormonesband.com.