Sat, March 13, Moonshine Bandits
The Boardwalk, 8 p.m., $12
Orangevale, CA 95662
Not sure what to make of Moonshine Bandits, the Central Valley rock-rap troupe that prides itself on down-home lyrics and rickety beats, complete with loyal pole climbers, or strippers, or what the band affectionately refers to as “Shiner girls,” as groupies. The beats and raps are game but sometimes err on the side of being corny. Or maybe that’s just my aversion for country rock? Anyway, the upside is there’s lots of drankin’—whiskey seems to be the juice of choice—and their DJ Chopstiqs remixes appeal. With Live Manikins, the Shades of Gray, Greyspace and James Cavern. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale; www.myspace.com/moonshinebandits.