Fri., Aug. 30, the Left Hand
Blue Lamp, 9 p.m., $6
Inspired by Tales From the Crypt comic books, horror flicks and Stephen King novels, horror-punk four-piece the Left Hand continues to put an eerie twist on its music. Vocalist Vic Salazar's deep croons are an ode to the Misfits vocalists Glenn Danzig and Michale Graves. Last February, the quartet released a self-titled debut album and filmed a music video for the song “One Monster After Another,” shot at the Cemetarium Haunted House in Fair Oaks. The video evokes scenes from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Also performing on this Friday-night bill are Losing All Pride, M.D.L. and the Bar Fly Effect. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.reverbnation.com/thelefthand.