Best Coast

When: Fri., June 19, 8 p.m. 2015

The first time you saw Best Coast, you were impressed by the novelty — how well and for how long these upbeat indie rockers held onto your attention despite just being, usually, two people playing electric guitars and singing. This duo is touring behind last month’s release, their third studio album, California Nights, which is a bit darker and weirder and should pique your interest whether you’ve seen them multiple times already. On their own website, they explained the record’s noir theme at length. “In L.A., there’s a real darkness that you don’t see unless you know where to look. That’s a theme we very consciously decided to explore and play with when making this record. We related to the idea that things may look or sound fun and upbeat, but they may not actually always be that way.”

Price: $15