As their name implies, Pink Mountaintops have a sound that's alternately thunderous and tenderly pretty. The Canadians anticipate “The Second Coming of Summer” on their new album, Get Back, with stomping beats and bracingly euphoric chords like a modern answer to The Clash's “London Calling.” Annie Hardy, whose band Giant Drag opens tonight, duets with Mountaintops leader Stephen McBean on the urban urgency of “North Hollywood Microwaves” amid a traffic jam of crashing guitars, sassy lyrics and wailing sax. “Sell Your Soul” is like a glitter-boogie fever-dream reincarnation of Mott the Hoople, while McBean's unexpected optimism burns through the hazy jangle of “Through All the Worry.” Guest contributions from Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis add to the mix another layer of fuzz and mystery.

Fri., May 30, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/30/14)

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