Wednesday's Hexagon show marks the Real Numbers' fourth record in their four-year history. Tear It in Two, the new single on the label Florida's Dying, brings clashing guitars and bubblegum melodies. While it's hard to pin to a specific genre, the band presents well-rounded rock 'n' roll, pulling from under-produced '60s garage with hints of pyschedelia and surf, keeping the pulse throbbing and the melodies clean. The band features members of Teddy & the Turks, Cozy, Retainers, and Boys Club, and all of those bands can serve as a starting point. Portland's Whines and locals Is/Is and Teenage Stranger fill out the lineup.
Wed., May 11, 9 p.m., 2011