Rock & Pop

Mission Creek Oakland presents: Horrible/Adorable

When: Fri., Sept. 27, 9 p.m. 2013

Since January, Oakland’s Horrible/Adorable has been making sweet little two-minute punk songs that are the sonic equivalent of a cute kitten kneading your chest with sharp claws. Its most recent recordings, from July, have a distinct guitar jangle, good for melting creamsicles and cooling down tall-boys. As part of Mission Creek Oakland, the three women of Horrible/Adorable will be rocking out at The Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on Friday. Joining them will be Odd Owl, a sleek-sounding outfit from San Francisco with an indie-pop vibe and a beautifully voiced vocalist, and Seaside’s Burnt Palms, a grungy sand-blasted band whose recently released self-titled album has the washed-out distortion of noise-pop. You can bob your head or dance in whatever style suits you.

Patrick Newson

Price: $5, $7

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