When: Sat., May 28, 7 p.m. 2016
Samuelito Cruz seems to have a never-ending stream of music project ideas. Over the past couple years, he’s become well known in the Oakland punk scene for his bands Never Young, Toner, and Happy Diving. And now, you can add his new hardcore band Baja Boys to that list. Unlike, say, Toner, which showcases his penchant for writing hooky, guitar-driven shoegaze pop, Baja Boys is aggressive and incredibly fast. Each track on its debut tape, Cassette 1, is only about a minute long and packed with pounding instrumentation. The band plays at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Temescal this Saturday. Entry, a band from LA whose take on hardcore contains more electronic and noise elements, joins Baja Boys on the bill, along with Rhizome and Delete, of San Francisco and Oakland, respectively.