We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Francisco the Man isn’t from the city by the bay, so pay the band’s name no mind. Hailing from the sun-drenched shores of Los Angeles, the group of former high-school pals creates rhythmic, energetic songs that form the perfect soundtrack for summer sunsets, even in the middle of winter. These sonic pictures become clear on the band’s earwormy debut album Loose Ends, where tambourines clamor and chimes ding over deep bass guitars, electric reverb, and cheery vocals. The album’s October 2014 release was perfectly timed, given pioneering shoegaze act Slowdive’s return to the stage. Francisco the Man gives shoegaze the boost it needs in the 21st century by combining the DIY ‘90s sound with modern techniques. Let the group’s show at DC9 temporarily transport you to the warmer climes. Francisco the Man performs with Jackson Scott and Raindeer at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.