Much like The Flamin’ Groovies, The Rubinoos began in 1970, playing short, poppy Beatlesque power-pop tunes in an era dominated by hippie jam bands. The Berkeley group were considered terribly unhip at the time as they reveled in their love of bubblegum melodies and garage-rock structures on such tracks as “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” (not the Ramones song) and a remake of Tommy James & the Shondells’ “I Think We’re Alone Now.” The band started to make more of an impression once the power-pop and punk scenes sprouted up in the late ’70s. Produced by Green on Red’s Chuck Prophet, The Rubinoos’ latest album, From Home, is a collection of lovelorn pop songs whose best moments range from the surging, euphoric harmonies of “Do You Remember” to the garage-rocking drive of “Honey From the Honeycombs.”

Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; Sun., Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m.; $20; ages 21 & over. (213) 389-3856,

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