“Tell me what to do, and you’ll see me disappear … I am not your bitch,” singer-guitarist Jessica Boudreaux warns on “Can’t Tell Me No,” the title track of Summer Cannibals’ fourth album, on the Tiny Engines label. Themes of defiance and romantic liberation course through the new record as Boudreaux puts distance between herself and a controlling ex. “I tried to behave/I tried so hard to fucking change, yeah … It just got harder every day,” she muses against shadowy chords that build to a grungy chorus. The Portland, Oregon, band deftly mix together punk and indie-pop styles behind Boudreaux’s determined, confessional lyrics. The bill is even more compelling with L.A.’s Ramonda Hammer, who take lead singer Devin Davis’ affecting melodic entreaties and pulverize them with remorselessly heavy Nirvana-style grunge power. With June Swoon.
The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; Fri., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.; $14; ages 21 & over. (323) 661-4380, www.thesatellitela.com.