Genre (The Nothing Room)
Like fellow local Josh Fix, San Francisco quintet Mass Fiction revives piano-based, Queen-inspired power-pop for a new generation. The difference is where they go with it: Mass Fiction’s infusion of rough-edged alternative rock is more creative and original, yet less persuasive than Fix’s authentic swagger. '
At the Elbo Room (647 Valencia St., San Francisco) on December 2. 9 p.m., $6