Eight Gigs: The Dreaded Diamond

Fri., July 17, 6:30 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $8

While still in high school, brother and sister Tyler and Juliana Lydell crafted the impressive math-pop record Healthy Fears. The duo took keys, drums, complex rock chops and passionate hooky vocals, and created this terrific local release four years ago. Because they had two different colleges ahead for them (in Redding, Calif., and Austin, Texas, respectively) the band has been on hiatus for a while. That was until posts on their Facebook page emerged, announcing not only an upcoming show in Sacramento, but a new EP as well. Fans rejoice. This should be sure to please lovers of offbeat pop. 2708 J Street, www.thedreadeddiamond.