Sat., April 13, the Expendables
Ace of Spades, 7 p.m., $17
If surf music brings to mind the Beach Boys, think instead of Dick Dale. But don't stop there. The Expendables proved themselves with their fifth album, Prove It, which debuted on Billboard 200, Independent Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts and on iTunes' top 200 and alternative charts. Since 1997, the Expendables have fused surf, rock, reggae, punk and the 1980s-style dueling guitar solo into a sound that belongs only to them. With Geoff Weers and Raul Bianchi on guitar, Ryan Demars on bass and Adam Patterson on drums and vocals, this group of four from Santa Cruz will be joined by Pacific Dub and Sacramento's Arden Park Roots. 1417 R Street, www.theexpendables.net.