Eight Gigs: Cassette Idols

Fri., Feb. 5, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $7

Join Cassette Idols (pictured), Ghostplay and Ghost Color for a night of post-punk, garage and indie rock. Cassette Idols vocalist-guitarist Artie Dorame writes energetic and fast-paced garage rock with pop-oriented melodies. The trio, which also includes Kevin Bryant on drums and Michael Gervais on bass and vocals, looks forward to its self-titled EP release this spring. Two songs from the upcoming release featured on the group’s Bandcamp page—“Crimson Smile,” with its pop-driven cheek, and “Deciding Factor,” with its more fluid guitar style—offer listeners a taste of what’s to come. 1517 21st Street, www.cassetteidols.com.