Eight Gigs: Dressy Bessy
Sun., Oct. 23, 5 p.m., Press Club, $8
In 2012, Dressy Bessy released two volumes of “Summer Singles,” and it’s kind of a surprise it didn’t release more. The band is perfect for the format; each release has two jangly, feel-good pop songs, exactly the kind of bittersweet bubblegum tune you want to sing to yourself on a summertime drive along the California coastline. The group got its start back in the ’90s, as part of the Elephant 6 collective (Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Elf Power, etc). Part of how it has stayed active as a band for so long is its uncanny ability to mash together infectious ’60s-loving hooks with raw garage-rock power. 2030 P Street, www.dressybessy.com.