SATURDAY-MONDAY

The Arlington-based Teenbeat label has always reflected the quirks of its proprietor, Mark Robinson. Robinson’s affection for Factory Records, a Manchester, England, independent label, and its ’80s experimental new wave pop, has guided Teenbeat. Robinson’s own group often carries the new-wave flag: Flin Flon’s debut album A-OK builds from bass line up, the way his faves New Order and Gang of Four liked it. A-OK is more self-assured than Robinsonþ s solo project, Olympic Death Squad, and—engineered by Christian Quick in his Warrenton studio—has an enviable sound. Preceding Flin Flon on Sunday are the Rondelles (pictured), a trio of young New Mexico transplants whose smartly constructed four-song single of Brit-punk-meets-American-garage sounds is unexpectedly mature. Saturday features Charlottesville’s True Love Always, who play the songs of John Lindaman, a longtime friend of Robinson’s, on its second album, Hopefully. TLA is a well-kept, respectable trio that employs jazz chords in unconventional ways to enliven its tidy, sometimes melancholy, guitar pop. Sharing the bill with TLA is Hot Pursuit, a new group that imports the harmonies of Margaret McCartney (Tuscadero) and that irrepressible gal who honed her talent entertaining square pegs and myself through many high school study halls: Evelyn Hurley (formerly of Blast Off Country Style). Johnny Cohen and a “special guest” perform on Monday. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 through Monday, Nov. 16, at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-8646. (John Dugan)