Top 40-emulating, with an upbeat sound. This phrase doesn't describe Los Angeles band Ides of Gemini. As the name suggests, their sound is epic and austere and a little foreboding—but in a good way. With a style described as Slavic, this band rocks overdriven guitars (tuned wonkily) with ethereal vocals reverberating above. Dark angels indeed.
Mon., July 9, 9 p.m., 2012