We are now officially in the Oscars season of rock shows and it feels like every week we have a new contender for Show of the Year. Alien Boy play a brand of jangly chorus-washed power-pop that has brought them from the house show circuit to the good graces of Pitchfork in just a few short years. They’re joined by an abundant cheese plate of “Your Favorite Bands’ Favorite Band” and all three of the California underground rock up-and-comers on the bill beforehand are fresh off new releases. Ridgeway (Orange County), Absinthe Father (Oakland) and Star 99 (San Jose!) all have something to prove to audiences this Tuesday.
Tue, 7pm, $20
X Bar, Cupertino