When: Sat., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. 2014
Stranded Music and Aquarius Records have combined their discerning and specialized tastes to co-present a high-quality lineup at the recently launched Leo’s Music Club (5447 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). The evening begins with San Francisco’s Melted Toys, whose recent debut album combines hazy hooks with the tone and timbre of 1980s pop. Following Melted Toys is Holy Shit, the vessel of the eclectic and clever songwriter Matt Fishbeck. Finally, the show presents the first-ever local performance from Sensations’ Fix, an outlet for the Italian songwriter Franco Falsini’s prog-inflected psychedelia. Falsini’s records — hard-to-find, straddling stylistic lines, uniquely produced — are the sort of obscurities that young songwriters today cherish, internalize, and let color their own work. But discovery goes both ways — will Falsini let Holy Shit into his heart?
Price: $18, $20