Social Studies w/ Kindergarten
Cousin Larry's Café
1 Elm Street
Tuesday, November 10 @ 9 PM
San Francisco quintet Social Studies dislikes predictability. Founding members Nathalia Rogovin and Michael Jirkovsky are constantly on the lookout for new guests and perspectives to shake up their tunes. No matter the lineup, the band pumps out California pop staples with a twist. Keeping the instrumentals simple with drums, bass, and an old-school Casiotone, the group blends sunny, surf-infused baselines with danceable beats and a dash of pipe organ.
Rogovin's vocals top off the whole lot. Her sweet pipes sound vaguely reminiscent of The Bird and The Bee's front woman, Inara George. When she sings, "We'll fight together for half our lives," the proposition doesn't sound half bad. Currently, they're awaiting the release of their first full-length recording in 2010. Until then, tide yourself over with their singles and catch them at Larry's on November 10.