Sat., Sept. 21, Saint Solitaire
Blue Lamp, 8 p.m., $8-$10
Those who caught the Radiohead tribute show at the Launch festival after-party a few weeks back may have noted that local experimental-rock group Saint Solitaire was all up in that mix, paying homage to a band it claims as a major influence. Led by frontman Andrew Barnhart on vocals, guitar and keys, the band formed at the beginning of the year and released its debut EP, Full Artistic Control in March. Its aspirations toward Thom Yorke-esque vocals and a disarming rhythm section is indeed present in the band's aesthetic; it's also evocative of that perpetually-in-college, modern-rock sound à la Incubus. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, http://saintsolitaire.com.