Fri., June 14, the Infamous Swanks
Cesar Chavez Plaza, 5 p.m., no cover
Before forming the Infamous Swanks, Brandyn Williams played in a punk band. But then, rockabilly called, and he answered. Raised on Kiss, Van Halen and Led Zeppelin, Sacramento native Paul Johnson joined Williams in 2009; and Nick Chacon, another Sacramentan, joined in 2010. This trio plays rockabilly with an edge. On “S.F. Blues,” you'll hear something that sounds like the Stray Cats meets Johnny Cash—two of the group's many influences. Chuck Berry, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson and Johnny Dilks are also on that list. The music's fast, fun and meant to get you out of your seat. The Swanks will be joined by Lesdystics, Avenue Saints and the Bay Fly Effect. 910 I Street, www.facebook.com/theinfamousswanks.