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Punk begets pop, that’s just evolution. Chicago’s Tyler Jon Tyler has the trappings of a garage-rock band (loud, dirty, stripped down), seems to play with a lot of bands of that ilk, and has a frontwoman who frequently wails like she’s in The Raincoats. But Rebecca Flores’ songs are a bit more refined, featuring massive hooks, smart-simple choruses (“Hey, hey, hey, hey-ee, hey, hey/Where have you gone, baby?”), and guitar riffs with more jangle than the C86 comp. The band, which also features Chi-town stalwarts Tom Cassling (Daily Void) on drums and Nathan Jerde (The Ponys) on bass, calls its sound “pop music for floozies,” which is probably just a cute way of saying they really like Dolly Mixture and the Aislers Set. But who doesn’t?
Tyler Jon Tyler performs with Greenland and The Cheniers at 10:30 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10. (202) 364-0404.