Music News & Reviews

Ticket pick: Punk band Trash Talk tears into Harlow’s

Punk band Trash Talk returns to its hometown of Sacramento on March 16.
Punk band Trash Talk returns to its hometown of Sacramento on March 16. Courtesy Reflections Records

Sacramento has birthed plenty of great punk bands, be it Tales of Terror, Yah Mos or Hoods. But Trash Talk ranks among the best of them, a blitzkrieg of energy and over-the-top stage antics that have earned it fans worldwide.

Trash Talk bridges the subcultures of punk rock, skateboarding and even rap (as part of the progressive hip-hop collective Odd Future), though its thrash-y influences are far more pronounced, owing a debt to ’80s hardcore bands like Suicidal Tendencies and Black Flag.

Trash Talk now calls Los Angeles home, but returns to its former stomping grounds March 16 for an all-ages show at Harlow’s (2708 J St., Sacramento). Hip-hoppers Ratking and Lee Bannon open the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. $15 advance, $18 day of show. (916) 441-4693, www.harlows.com.

  Comments