FRIDAY 11/2

TACOCAT, G.O.A.T., THE PLURALS, FF

Lansing, Michigan, band the Plurals play bright and unassuming Midwestern punk with a hint of slackery '90s indie rock. The band members say they're "heralding the era of post-fun," but I'd say they are just plain fun rock 'n' roll. On their 2011 LP on Good Time Gang Recordings (high five!), The Plurals Today, the Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective, the three-piece get rowdy, straddling Hüsker Dü and power-pop inspiration with rollicking, meaty bass and "la la la la ooh-ahh" boy/girl vocals. Rounding out the otherwise local bill are FF (who call to mind Northwestern flannel-wearing bands like Broken Water), pop-punk mainstays Tacocat, and G.O.A.T., a new band unrelated to the defunct and similarly all-caps jazz-rock group. Hollow Earth Radio, 8 pm.

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