Tues, Aug 17, Michael Schenker Group
The Boardwalk, 7:30 p.m., $22-$25
Orangevale, CA 95662
Those who don’t believe there’s a higher power need only attend a Michael Schenker Group show. Sure, there are many guitar shredders who know their way around the fret board, but few can match the unabashed brilliance of Schenker’s calisthenics. After cutting his teeth as a youngster in the Scorpions, he later became the focal point of one of rock’s greatest exports, UFO. Of course, you can expect a full-on sausage fest at his upcoming gig. Most of his fans are males older than 30 who do their best to ape Schenker by playing air guitar and screaming along to his classics. Sound like fun? It is. And Schenker is God. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale; www.michaelschenkerhimself.com.