Your Daily Lick: Bray

@mphibian (Sepia Tones)



This San Francisco artist doesn't do anything that hasn't been done a hundred times before, but generally makes it work. His straightforward hard-rock style feels like a cross between Heart and Fuel, and what that approach lacks in edge Bray makes up for with confidence and attitude. The record sounds good, the songs feel good, and sometimes good is plenty good enough.

At the Independent (628 Divisadero St., San Francisco) on July 11. 9 p.m., $15