Eight Gigs: Brass Bed

Thu., June 30, 8 p.m., Oak Park Brewing Co., no cover

Local manager-turned-label-guru Chris Watson became quite a big name after Pennsylvania’s Dr. Dog blew up on a national scale. His label boasted lesser-known releases from artists including Sacramento’s own sadly defunct trio Frank Jordan. His new company is called Friendship Fever and comes at a time when our scene is due for some new love. His latest find, Brass Bed, hails from Louisiana and brings a blend of lazy indie pop steeped in the tradition of noisy guitar rock. Opening up are local bands Honyock and the Rippers. 3514 Broadway, http://brassbedisbrassbed.tumblr.com.