Power-pop: so glorious when done right, so disappointing when mishandled. Berkeley band Trevor Childs & the Beholders (formerly Everest) lands firmly in the former territory with this debut, which summons the genius of Big Star, the Cars, and Matthew Sweet. Bright production, deceptively simple songwriting, and catchy-as-hell hooks and melodies.
At the Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk St., San Francisco) on Apr. 11. 9:30 p.m., $7