It’s been far too long since local denizens of power pop The Stairs last graced an Allston stage (their 2005 break-up spawned Hallelujah The Hills), but the dudes are finally back for a night of keyboard riffs and singalong-able refrains at Great Scott. Joining them are the infectious dream-pop stylings of Magic Magic; creepy, clappy, folky jams from Brooklyn-via-Boston act Thick Wild; and and electric solo set of sweet singer-songwriter compositions from Drew O’Doherty. Hop the T, hop on a bike, hop in some cool kicks, just do what it takes to make it to this night of sweet tunes.
9pm // 21+ // $10
REMEMBER WHEN’T THERE: Lunch With Swirlies @ Johnny Brenda’s (Philly) 7/23/11
A hometown tour finale brings my first Swirlies show to mind