[CALI ROCK] + THU., AUG. 10
It’s surprisingly satisfying when a band’s name matches its sound. A band called Valley Queen seems like it would have a laid-back, West Coast sound in the vein of Fleetwood Mac, and it does! In March, the Los Angeles-based group released its debut EP, Destroyer, a minimalist album characterized by mellow, melancholy songwriting. Frontwoman Natalie Carol anchors its sound with her clear, strong voice and lyrics playing on the mythology of California, like “Out in California / Where no one ever dies / Or admits to growing older.” Valley Queen plays Brillobox tonight with local jazz-pop group Badluxe, fresh off the July release of its first EP, Ribcage Xylophone.
8 p.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $10. 21+. 412-621-4900 or brilloboxpgh.com