The Asteroid #4 Hit the Prospector May 24

Over the last 13 years, Philadelphia quintet the Asteroid #4 have proven themselves to be extremely capable rejuvenators of psych pop, garage rock and country rock. They plow familiar ground yet still find rich seams of sonic sweetness in their hooky, sincere songs.

The Asteroid #4 know rock history and they earnestly repeat it with panache, even if they sometimes dip into pastiche. In this way, they recall the Lilys, another band of crafty appropriators of slightly underground rock tropes. Whatever the case, both groups' melodies win the day (and night), arguments about originality be damned.

You can listen to the Asteroid #4's albums here.

The Asteroid #4 play with the Quarter After, Matthew J. Tow, and DJs Frederick Phases and Billgazer at the Prospector, 2400 E. 7th St., Long Beach, (562) 438-3839; 10 p.m.

Here's live footage of the Asteroid #4's “My Love.”

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