If I told you there was a Bay Area band that evoked the Velvet Underground singing like the Zombies on far too many downers, you'd probably respond, "Wow, rad!" Not so fast. Jason Quever's Papercuts are heavy on the stylish, chic, mellow California drug haze, but light on just about everything else. They certainly have their place, but empty psych-pop is still empty.
At Cafe du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco) on Apr. 24. 9:30 p.m., $10