Wed, July 15, Summer Cats
Blue Lamp, 9 p.m., $7
When you think about Australia, what comes to mind? AC/DC? Maybe you picture the Crocodile Hunter or Crocodile Dundee? Summer Cats, a five-piece garage-pop act out of the land of “crikey” and boomerangs, want to bring you a new picture of what the country can offer. Fitting somewhere in between pop-sweeties Stereolab and the Flaming Lips, the band is getting its North America debut via Slumberland Records, a veteran label recently revived to put out Crystal Stilts, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and, recently, Liechtenstein. The record is 33 minutes of lovable, danceable pop tracks that will melt your American heart. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.myspace.com/summercats.