“I’m alone on the couch watching my phone die,” Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad coo together against muted electric guitars on Girlpool’s loner anthem “White Flag.” They might have surrendered any thoughts of having a wild Saturday night, but they’ve created their own cool anti-party by revealing such lamentations against a stripped-down backdrop of angular post-punk chords. Their voices are oddly mesmerizing as they prowl through the dark alley of “This Place” amidst spidery guitars. Upset is a new band combining the talents of Ali Koehler (Best Coast, Vivian Girls), Rachel Gagliardi, Jennifer Prince and Hole drummer Patty Schemel, the subject of the documentary Hit So Hard. Koehler retains some of the pop instincts of her previous bands, but Upset delivers her melodies with crash-and-burn punk tempos.

Mon., Dec. 8, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/08/14)

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