With a name like Rainbow Destroyer, you might expect this Philly duo to make sludgy, soul-crushing doom rock. And, sure, Rainbeaux Bite and Brian Reignbow do have a thing for horror-movie fonts, ghoulie facepaint and smoke machines. But that’s a bit of a head fake. Their brand-new EP, Waiting in the Dark is all groovy synth riffs, thumpy dance beats and power choruses about getting down and getting what’s coming to you. Their eponymous anthem — most bands should run screaming from such things, but these kids make it work — is an upbeat Jem/Monkees-style Saturday-afternoon theme song: “Rainbow Destroyer! We’re here to destroy you! Rainbow Destroyer! We’ll steal your hearts and your souls, too!” It’s ridiculous and rad.
Sugar Town, Sat., Dec. 1, 10 p.m., $8, with Sgt. Sass, Glitterlust and EX. by V., plus between-band performances by Messapotamia Lefae, Alaya Richmin, Mr. Fahrenheit, Miss Mary Wanna and DJ Nasty Sinatra, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com.