Rock & Pop

All Dogs and Try the Pie

When: Sun., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. 2015

The tone for much of 2015’s rock was set by Waxahatchee’s Ivy Trip, an album that hewed close to musical conventions and an instrumental palette established as “indie” back in the Nineties. Try the Pie, from San Jose, is similarly oriented around lumbering, crunchy riffs and washy, big cymbals, with an especially emotive vocalist in Bean Tupou, whose lyrics seem to speak through veiled metaphors about pain and healing. Try the Pie shares spirit with All Dogs. The Ohio’s 2015 is full-length is by turns spritely and dirge-like, varying in tempos and guitar effects throughout but unified by vocalist Maryn Jones emphatic melodies. Try the Pie shares a record label, Salinas, with All Dogs, and the two groups play together on Sunday at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (420 40th St., Oakland).

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $8

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