“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the Fat Man” to the coolly grooving “Pass the Acetone.” “No, Patrick Swayze, you ain’t gettin’ no ride,” Bollinger insists amid the rubbery bass lines of “It’s My Show!” The L.A. duo should provide a lively counterpoint to headliners Potty Mouth, the local punk-grunge band whose 2019 full-length release, SNAFU, was one of the best albums of the year. Potty Mouth’s new single, “Favorite Food,” marries surging power chords with singer Abby Weems’ melodic romantic entreaties. With Tummyache and Chase Petra.
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