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Savannah Pope belts out a dramatic, theatrical form of hard rock that’s suffused with surreal lyrics about vivisected animal mutations and apocalyptic tidal waves sweeping the Hollywood rock scene under the waves. The singer’s flamboyant and brassy persona and colorful costumes are made for stadium concert stages, but she brings her larger-than-life sound and presence to the intimate bar Gold-Diggers. While Pope can wail operatically with her powerful pipes, she also switches gears occasionally for stranger songs such as the arty and mysterious “Mrs. Moreau” and the morbidly effusive power ballad “Rock ’n’ Roll No More.” She’s too weird to be labeled as a mere hard rocker, but she’s also too overtly glamorous to be lost among the crowd of meek, modern indie-rock singers. With Satellite Citi.

Gold-Diggers, 5632 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; Mon., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.; free. (323) 601-1091, www.facebook.com/events/590787794846266.

LA Weekly