Jay Allen Sanford 10 a.m., April 19
Australian quartet San Cisco cites Flaming Lips and Vampire Weekend as main influences, but their reliance on keyboards (sometimes played by three of the four members at once) can sometimes make them sound like Kraftwerk with a backbeat. They’re coming to the Irenic on August 30 with a new album, The Water, which shows marked growth, both musically and thematically, since their down-under debut as the teen-angst mongers behind “Awkward,” a track that got them branded by some as the Australian Blink-182. The first single from the new LP “SloMo” includes a flipside called “B Side” that shows traces of soul, disco, and hip-hop, albeit from a couple of decades back. Must sound new to the vegemite munchers, though, seeing as how the number-three album on the ARIA/Australian Recording Industry Association chart right now is a tribute to mid-20th-century crooner Mario Lanza.
- When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 7 p.m.
- Cost: $18