Sun, Feb 21, Catch Hell

Shire Road Club, 8 p.m., $10

The Shire Road Club

5525 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95841

(916) 339-1675

The best part about rock/punk/metal five piece Catch Hell is that they still leave room for guitar solos. I guess some 20 years ago, people just got sick of wanking, but the fact that Hell’s lead guitarist takes a few bars during every song to whip out some slower, vaguely metal and bluesy shredding is a pleasant surprise. Especially during those fully stocked punk/hardcore lineups; tonight’s features Virginia’s Worn in Red, and locals Rat Damage, Officer Down, Warm Streams and (Waning). (Six bands! Geez!) Anyway, I also dig how Hell strikes a nice balance between rock, punk and metal. This should be a solid show. 5525 Auburn Boulevard,