Eight Gigs: Sun Valley Gun Club

Fri., Apr. 15, 10 p.m., Pour House, no cover

Sun Valley Gun Club often gets described as slacker-esque—a band bringing back all the genuine, unironic aspects of our favorite ’90s indie rock. But really, it just knows how to put a good song together—one that compels both emotionally and sonically, and the band deserves to stand on its own merit without the slacker badge to prop them up. Great lyrics and artfully selected genre-mixing abound in SVGC’s newly reissued self-titled album, which culminates in a series of songs that yearn, contemplate, digress and, most of all, rock. 1910 Q Street, www.sunvalleygunclub.com.