Space age for all ages
Some Sacramentans complain that live music is boring or stale. Those same folks should take in at least one Phenomenauts show before making any more snide comments. Formed almost six years ago, this Bay Area-based band has earned a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in Northern California. The group coined the term “rocket roll” to describe its blend of rockabilly, surf, pop and onstage antics. If you’re looking for a band whose attention is dedicated to sci-fi and whose members aren’t afraid to wear commando outfits, look no further. Fans of the Groovie Ghoulies, Devo and old-school surf rock should seek out the band’s albums in addition to making a trek to the newly opened all-ages club Junta. Not since Mark Mothersbaugh revamped the Devo lineup has there been a more exciting live event. The Phenomenauts play Junta, located at 719 K Street, with the Knockoffs, Dynamite 8, the Walking Dead and Ashtray, on Friday at 7 p.m. The cover is $8. Visit www.phenomenauts.com for more info.