RAD: Sacramento Is Rad +1: CS

RAD has the ability to both utterly slay and give you a belly chuckle at the same time. Hardcore punk is not a zero sum game, so let’s not take ourselves too seriously. Their latest (last?) release, Sacramento Is Rad + 1, is a tribute to Sacramento punk. RAD covers Rebel Truth’s “Child Hosts the Parasite” and “All I Know,” then weirdo punks The Lizards’ “Coke Up My Butt.” The “+1” is Poison Idea’s “Cult Band,” because, well, they’re not from Sac. Four songs in four minutes and twenty-two seconds. Done. –Camylle Reynolds (Sacramento)