Photo by Steven Hayashida

Fans of alt-rock a la The Pixies, Weezer and Brand New might want to listen up, because we’re pretty sure that Sunday School is bound to be your new favorite local band. This fuzzed-out, rockin’ Sacramento-based four piece has been gigging around town pretty consistently for a year or so and have honed their sound along the way. Let us be very clear here: these dudes have their shit together and their soon-to-be-released EP that they graciously let Submerge have a sneak peek of is proof of this. “The singer, Will Heimbichner, and I have been friends since high school and have worked on various music projects over the years,” Alex Giddings recently told us. “Will had met our bassist Zach Green while studying music and also used to work with our drummer Cameron English at a call center. We all basically took a lot of the lessons we have learned from past music ventures and combined into this band that has the best of everything we’ve come to love about music: guitar hooks, catchy melodies and harmonies, and tight and rhythmic dynamic changes.” Sunday School’s EP release show is scheduled for Friday, April 14 at Starlite Lounge, located at 1517 21st St. in Sacramento. The cover is $7, start time is 9 p.m., 21-and-over. Also on the bill is Jordan Moore and Cities You Wish You Were From. The show will be hosted by local comedian Edgar Granados. Lotta bang for your buck right there! Learn more about your headliners at