Your Daily Lick: Dave Rude Band

Dave Rude Band EP (self-released)



The album art features singer/guitarist Dave Rude (who also plays in ancient Sacramento hard-rock band Tesla) sporting a Kiss shirt, drummer Josh Schmidt in a Descendents shirt, and bassist Marco Guzman in a Hendrix shirt. But across these six songs, the reliably tight trio's sound more closely resembles a melodic, modernized mix of Buckcherry and Alice in Chains.

At Blakes on Telegraph (2367 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley) on Mar. 21. 9 p.m., $10-$12