Beach Slang and Bleached

Oct. 28
8 p.m.
Indie Rock, Rock

Philadelphia band Beach Slang — who recently parted ways with guitarist Ruben Gallego in light of sexual assault allegations against him — had to change their approach to their current tour, turning their full-band show into an acoustic solo set by singer/guitarist James Alex. A solo set might not be ideal, considering the band’s signature sound, which has plenty of Replacements in its cathartic DNA and is figuratively and literally electric. Fortunately, Alex’s songs are just straightforward enough to hold up well in an acoustic setting, not to mention that tunes like “We Are Nothing” and “Too Late to Die Young” are actually acoustic to begin with. He’ll be joined by Los Angeles band Bleached, who broke through with their 2011 song “Think of You” and released their latest album, Welcome the Worms, in April. On both that album and 2013’s Ride Your Heart, they’ve excelled in a kind of fuzzy pop-punk that’s distinctly native to the West Coast, with an ever-present influence drawn from ’60s girl groups like the Shangri-Las. Hunny also performs.