Sat,July 3, Der Spazm
Fire Escape Bar and Grill, 8 p.m., $5
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Here’s a show worth venturing out to the far reaches of Citrus Heights for: Der Spazm, rollicking experimental-rock four-piece with a heavy Sonic Youth jones—which I like, because I have a sweet tooth for lo-fi garage with a pop-punk streak and vocals that are wildly smooth and totally antithetical to the band’s crunchy styling. It’s like biting into one of those wafer cookies, only to discover smooth chocolate goodness melting inside. But with guitars and drums. Anyway, Mister Loveless, the Yes Go’s and a band I really have to check out, Cacapoopoopeepee, round out the bill. 7431 Madison Avenue in Citrus Heights; www.myspace.com/derspazm.