Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat performs Thursday with opening act Guttermouth at the Fat Cat Music House & Lounge in Modesto. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Formed in 1985, the band began by playing gigs around its hometown of Dallas, Texas. The group mixes surf rock, country, punk, big band, rockabilly and psychobilly. The Fat Cat is at 930 11th St. Tickets are $15; (209) 524-1400 or www.fatcatmodesto.com.
Music Institute show
The Valley Music Institute presents 16 student rock bands in a free concert Sunday at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. The show begins at 1 p.m. in the Foster Theater. The student musicians range in age from 7 to 70. This is the lineup:
1 p.m. Titanic Rockers, T-5 plus one, Uncaged, Bad Reputation.
2 p.m. Forgiven Souls, South of the Equator, Off Key, Rebel G
3 p.m. Breaking Chains, Colossal, Fractured, Grove Monkey
4 p.m. Deadline, The Matrix, The Resistance, Between the Lines, High Voltage
Art and music expo
A Local Grown Art & Music Expo featuring local artists and bands will be held Saturday at the Lower Level Studio in Modesto.
The program will include artists Jim Christiansen, Jenn Coffey and Mark Holden, with performances by Jason Winfree and Keith Davis, Joe Barretta, Madie Boyd and The Dust Bowl Children.
The show is 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the studio, 948 11th St., Suite 1, Modesto. Tickets are $5 and the show is open to all ages. Call (209) 846-1079.