Now, I'm not going to pretend that I know a bunch about punk music, because I don't. I respect it - any band that can name themselves Grave Babies, or the Queers deserves a fair amount of reverence from folks like me (indie pop, dance music, of Montreal fanatics).
Aside from their awesome names, punk bands are great about creating distinct flyers for every single show and they promote (especially online) like crazy! But the best place to find out what's happening in the punk scene any day of the week is Sacramento Punk Shows.
They are on top of promoting local shows - in fact they were months ahead of everyone else with Wild Flag's show at the Hub. I wouldn't be surprised that the reason why it's sold out already (yup, sorry folks) has something to do with whomever keeps up on their punk homework at Sacramento Punk Shows.
Just check out their most recently updated show list:
Carry the Torch + It Prevails + Havenside + Above the City. 6 pm @ Fire Escape, 7431 Madison Ave, $5, all ages.
WED, OCT 27
Dogfood + Shitty Ramones + Hybrid Creeps + Rob 86. Powerhouse Pub, Folsom 21+, Free.
THUR, OCT 28
Eat Skull + Ganglians + Buk Buk Bigups. 8 pm @ Luigi's Fun Garden, 1050 20th St. all ages.
FRI, OCT 29
Dreaming Dead + Exhausted Prayer + Hoopsnake + Killgasm + New Plague. 8 pm @ On the Y, 670 Fulton Ave. $6, 21.
Support the Rabid + No Beatings from Holly + We Are Rayged. 8 pm @ 300 Room, 300 West Capitol Ave. All ages. $2.
Evil Plan + The Nothing Society + Ventura + Fuel the Change + Heavy Liquid. 6 pm @ Club 916, 5525 Auburn Blvd. $10, all ages.
SAT, OCT 30
Psychosomatic + Drastic Actions + Black mackerel + Lessons in Failure + Number 13. 8 pm @ On the Y, 670 Fulton Ave. 21+, $10, Zombie Holocaust, wear a costume.
Hubraiser -- Halloween Fundraiser for the Hub w/ G Green + Buk Buk Bigups + Los Misfits. 8 pm @ Hub, downtown, 21+, $7.
SUN, OCT 31
The Lurking Terror + The Left Hand + Skry. 6 pm @ Fire Escape, 7431 Madison. $8, All ages, half off if you dress like a zombie for the zombie video shoot.
Rumors of a punk rock halloween basement party @ Casa de Chaos.
WED, NOV 3
@ Ruggles Warehouse, 3130 Branch St. All ages, $10-12.
Elitist + Larry David + Rotten Funeral + Rape Whistle. 8 pm @ Hub, downtown, all ages, $5.
THUR, NOV 4
A Single Second + DC Fallout + Walking Dead. 8 pm @ Shaker's, 5941 Sperry Dr. $5, 21+.
Lesbian + Times of Desperation + Acid Cop + Majesty. 8 pm @ Hub, downtown, all ages, $5.
FRI, NOV 5
Call to Preserve + Venia + Dead Icons + Havenside + Bull True + These Nightmares. 7 pm @ Studio 21, 4175 Cincinatti Ave., Suite 200, Rocklin, 95765. All ages, $8/10.
Warm Climate + Grave Babies + build Target. 9 pm @ Hub, downtown, all ages, $5.
SAT, NOV 6
Last of Lucy + Super Happy StorytimeLand + Kennedy Veil. Hub, all ages. $5.
SUN, NOV 7
Personal and the Pizzas + Mean Jeans + Scumby. 9 pm @ Hub, downtown, all ages, $5.
WED, NOV 10
Total Chaos + Psychosomatic + Twitch Angry + Stubenate + The 32s + Slip into Coma. 7 pm @ Club 916, 5525 Auburn Blvd. $10, All ages.
Bastards of Young + Carpenter (Vancouver) + Drastic Actions. 9 pm @ Press Club, 21st and P. $5, 21+.
Cruddy @ Hub.
And that's not even all of them! Check out the rest >>HERE<<
So if you're looking for a punk show in the area, go to Sacramento Punk Shows first: