Long Beach’s The Circuits take disco-punk rhythms (yes, there’s cowbell!) and meticulous pop guitar—Vampire Weekend borrowed that super-clean tone from Paul Simon and maybe Circuits did, too—and use it to build songs about life and love and the complications thereof. LA’s The Regal Peaches are some kind of costumed maniacs, switching instruments and bending genres in indie-pop songs that are just bristling with quirkiness. (It’s mellow on MP3, but they really commit live—weird hats, banter and bouncing around like it’s a ska show at Chain Reaction way back when.) Prepare for dudes feeling it, and be ready in case you start feeling it, too.
Tue., Feb. 25, 10 p.m., 2014