“ABBA meets Sex Pistols” was the vibe first sought by New York’s seminal power-pop band Sorrows when they formed back in the late ’70s — at least according to their maybe-joking bio — but the sound is anything but gimmicky. Sorrows have influences ranging from ’60s R&B to rockabilly to punk at its most buoyant, as they bounce happily somewhere between The Ramones and The Yardbirds. After a long hiatus following two releases ranked high on vinyl collectors’ must-have lists, the guys returned in 2010 with a well-received record for Bomp. They’re a great get for this bodacious bill, being touted as an “NYC/L.A. rock summit” with some formidable locals: shiny shag rockers Veneer, East L.A. psych-tinged grinders The Bloodhounds, and Dollsy glitter group Dr. Boogie (currently getting tons of airplay from Rodney on the Roq).
Sat., Jan. 24, 9 p.m., 2015
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