Live Bands

Sundae Crush, Señor Fin

When: Sat., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. 2017

Sundae Crush labels itself as “sincere daydream pop” on Facebook, and what a perfectly accurate descriptor that turns out to be. Similar in tone to acts like the Dum Dum Girls and Ariel Pink, this Seattle quartet produces seemingly timid retro-pop tunes about the most modern of topics — the inherent romantic perils of the soon-to-be-departed AOL Instant Messenger; realizing that your significant other is “toxic slime” even though they seem so old at 26; discovering that the real way to a person’s heart is through watching TV with them. Despite the band’s sugary name (and their claims of sincerity) there’s a refreshing, acerbic quality to their music; they’re hardly sweet enough to give you a toothache.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $5