If there is ever going to be a serious revival of blue-collar hard rock, you can look to bands like Wayland — bands that turn the volume way up and let the good times roll. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based act pays homage to performers including Bob Seger with its whiskey-driven barroom blitz. I wouldn't call Wayland a throwback, but check out the quartet's latest single, "Reno," with the a cappella intro, "It's no Las Vegas no Atlantic City / The streets are dirty and the girls are cocaine pretty." Some days you feel like pushing the musical envelope, other days you feel like beer and hot wings. The JJ Lang Band, Nasty Habit, and Knight Patrol also play.
Wayland performs on Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. at Pineapple Jacks, 507 Spencerport Road. $5-$8. 247-5225.