Shortie, Shortie come home
If you call yourself a true Sacramentan, you must be familiar with the crazed sound of Shortie. But if you’ve neglected to get up off your ass and attend one of the band’s live performances, here’s your chance. With a spankin’ new album, When You’re a Machine, Shortie is out to give the people a taste of its newest creation. The vocals of frontman Pogus and the guitar duo of Joor Bol and Matt Tool, melted to the bass of Kyle Klima and smeared with the drumming of Justin Halladay, are reminiscent of Deftones and Papa Roach, but with a pinch of delicacy added for flavor. Shortie’s intensity is addictive and its look is intoxicating; it doesn’t hesitate to use both talents to its advantage. You can witness this at Scratch 8 Billiards, 120 I St., Old Sacramento, Saturday, July 28. The bill also includes ZAO, Not Waving but Drowning, Haste and Icarus Line. Cover charge is $10, the show starts at 7 p.m., Shortie should go on around 10 p.m.