Sat., June 15, Cayucas
Sophia's Thai Kitchen, 9:30 p.m., $7-$10
If you like upbeat, melodic pop rock in the vein of '60s surf-rock tunes, then you'll probably enjoy Bigfoot, the debut album from Cayucas. The “Faith”-like (note: George Michael reference) guitar strumming and beat of “Cayucos” match well with singer Zach Yudin's echoing vocals, while the propulsive and compulsively danceable single “High School Lover” is so groovy it might get stuck in your mind for all eternity. The band doesn't get many points for creativity, as most of its songs sound the same—the Yudin-sounds-like-he's-singing-in-a-cavernous-empty-concert-hall feel occurs throughout the record—but there is talent here. Hopefully Cayucas gets more creative next time around. 129 E Street in Davis, www.cayucas.com.