Free Candy is a local pop-punk/skate-punk band comprised of four young and talented musicians. They may not necessarily provide sugary treats to you free of charge, but you can count on the band to serve up an energetic and highly danceable live show. The group has been tearing up the local punk scene with frequent appearances on bills all over Sacramento, including the 2017 UnderRage music festival, a recent performance at Danny Secretion’s legendary annual birthday bash/cancer benefit, and much more. On Dec. 2, 2017, Free Candy will be celebrating the release of their new album, Growing Pains, with a release party at Shine (1400 E St.), an intimate venue, cafe and community gathering space that offers local food, coffee, beer and other beverages. Shine consistently features local artists, and you can find live music there every Friday and Saturday night. For their album release party on Dec. 2, Free Candy will be joined by Citrus Heights hardcore/pop-rock band Knockout and Folsom surf-punk band Short Trip. The show starts at 8 p.m., and all ages are welcome to attend. Tickets are $7, and are available at the door.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #253 (Nov. 20 – Dec. 4, 2017)**