If there's a rock & roll underground still surviving in Silver Lake, Sick City Records is at the heart of it. It's the small but ferocious label operating out of Franky's, the record store - slash - barber shop that'll do something nice for your ears and your hair, and it's presenting its first Sick Fest at the just as rock & roll Redwood with a bunch of bubbling-under L.A.-area bands. Headlining are The Abigails, who match Cramps-y menace with Lee Hazlewood-style Americana, and there's able support from the power-poppy Pocket Rockets, paisley-underground revivalists Los Craters, revved-up wild-asses The Cigarette Bums, jangle-punkers Thee Commons and many more. Free and starts at 6 p.m., so get ready for an eight-hour shift at the fun factory.
Sat., March 29, 3 p.m., 2014