“All I want is your praise/Oh, and I want fame,” Paige Stark confides on “Girls on T.V.,” from Tashaki Miyaki’s 2017 album, The Dream. She coos the lines with a dreamy delivery that disguises the lyrics’ inherent sarcasm. As with many of the local group’s songs, Stark’s melodic entreaties are buried in a fuzzy storm of Luke Paquin’s guitar. The combination of Stark’s yearning vocals with Paquin’s cloudy guitar often evokes Neil Young’s duality of folk-pop mixed with harder rock. Influences aside, such pretty pop confections “Anyone But You” exude their own distinctive allure, with Stark’s singing riding blearily above a slow breeze of guitar, keyboards and strings. There are also traces of The Jesus and Mary Chain/Velvet Underground–style contrast between soft pop and fuzzy noise on such tracks as “Somethin’ Is Better Than Nothin’.” With Johnny Payne and Joel Jerome.
Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; Sun., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.; $12; ages 21 & over. (213) 389-3856, www.bootlegtheater.org/e/tashaki-miyaki-84804557715.
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