Get your goosebumps on when Baltimore’s bewitched Beach House brings Devotion to town. The duo’s sophomore disc smacks of Black Heart’s lovelorn incantations with the eerie twist only a classically trained lady vocalist can conjure. Victoria Legrand is also a classically trained pianist who pares her skills to indie-pop measures, trading vituosity for heavy organ sonics, buoying guitarist Alex Scally’s lazy-like-Low guitar lines. With psych-folk compatriots Papercuts (SF) and Calico Horse (here), these are Casbah’s sets of the week.... Newish North Park nightspot U31 picks up the pace by hosting 91X Loudspeaker, featuring local comers Napolean Complex and the Material.... Else: Clutch and Murder by Death rawk House of Blues... Gift Machine, Endless Bummer, Ladybird, and Trashcan Fires heat up the Ché...And odd songsmith Matt Good visits Hospital Music on Belly Up. L.A. acoustic kitty kat Veronica May opens.
— Barnaby Monk