by Kirsty Evans
If Wishes Were Fishes (self-released)
Mostly funk, with a lot of ska and a bit of rock, it’s kind of hard to figure out what Stereo Freakout is going for stylistically. If Wishes Were Fishes is competent enough, and the musicianship is solid, but it’s not particularly interesting. There are some signs of promise here, but the band still has a way to go.
At Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on April 3. 9 p.m., $10