Fri, July 15, The Generals

The Refuge, 7 p.m., $7

The Refuge

1723 L St.
Sacramento, CA 94207

(916) 764-5598

The Generals formed in 2006 and promptly made their way into local clubs and venues. With a sound reminiscent of Depeche Mode, a favorite and influence of both bandmates Matt Sertich (guitar, piano, vocals) and Kirk Janowiak (drums, programming, keyboards), the band has released two albums on their own label, Generals Music Limited: an EP called Save Me and a second eponymous full-length. They usually stick to original material like the song “Alive,” an anthem-rock piece that smacks of early-’80s U2. Their love of overarching themes like salvation and climactic presentation make this a band you won’t want to miss. 1723 L Street,