Philly rockers will shine at Sara Sherr’s next girls-to-the-front Sugar Town showcase. Led by singer-guitarist Ashley Wildes, Dear Althea does raw, heavy pop-punk, like the darker stuff on a riot-grrrl road-trip mixtape circa ’98. The Pretty Greens got their start as a Go-Go’s cover band, but they’ve eased into something dreamier, like a surfy Television or a plugged-in Vaselines. Kicking the night off will be semi-recent NYC transplant Kate Ferencz, who makes the kind of cock-eyed, lovely, lo-fi bedroom pop you just don’t hear much of anymore.
Sat., Sept. 29, 11 p.m., $8, with Dear Althea, The Pretty Greens, Kate Ferencz and DJ Avalon Clare, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com.
CORRECTION: For some reason we had the cover price as $18. That is wrong. The cover is $8.