When: Wed., Jan. 4, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017
The members of Islands & Tigers are still so young that it's hard to believe that the local grunge-pop outfit has already put out a handful of good albums and undergone a few lineup changes, but such is the case. Led by singer-songwriter Bobby Rivas, Islands & Tigers' sound is both sunny and sardonic, with a winking and snarling 1990s obsession and some serious hooks and pop grooves. If the band's music has always also been adorned with a youthful punk fervor (or naivete), that's just been another part of the charm of watching Rivas grow through music. Talented San Marcos, pop-rock three-piece The Flying Buttresses and Baltimore, Maryland experimental/progressive rock group Cannibal Boom.