Sat., July 06, Wild Ones
Sophia's Thai Kitchen, 9:30 p.m., $5
Every once in a while, a band comes along and you forget, for the duration of a record, why you were ever disenchanted with music as it continues to electronicize itself into a mess of errant beeps and fuzzy thumping. Wild Ones, the prize pony for indie Portland, Ore., label Party Damage Records, is a project like that—technoesque without seeming robotic, modern without being obnoxiously obscure. Danielle Sullivan's vocals are sweet but not saccharine, running point on a sound that comes off at times like an upgrade on the Cranberries. The new album, Keep it Safe, drops July 9. 129 E Street, Suite E in Davis; http://wildonestheband.tumblr.com.