I bear no musical talent, so as far as I’m concerned, every musician makes the job look easy. Semihelix, however, especially so. Geannie Friedman writes these breezy pop songs that sound simple enough, complete with a lyrical optimism that buoys her chiming guitars. Yet strong melodies keep such positivity from feeling vacuous. September single “Renovate” bounds with the contentment of a latter-day Sonic Youth, like “Incinerate” times 10. “Everything is changing, rearranging, so enjoy the present time,” Friedman advises, and you can’t help but listen. With the Be Cool EP, neo-soul project Ground Clouds adds psychedelia to the bill.
Sat., Nov. 25, 9pm. $10 cover.