Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So here’s to renegades living off the rice and beans … Are we even close to fix a broken system?” they ask on the slinky indie-pop anthem “Pussy Grabs Back.” WASI shift into a spacey and pulsating groove on the autobiographical statement of purpose “What Is Riot Pop?” As part of the group’s free Monday-night residency in January at the Satellite, WASI will be accompanied by thoroughly charming special guests Lucy & La Mer; plus, Plasmic, Xkylar, Ghost Tense and a DJ set by Polar/Bear (with Polartropica and Minibear).
The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; Mon., Jan. 20, 9 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 661-4380, www.thesatellitela.com/welcome/1890.
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