Not to be confused with John Waite’s British ’70s glam band, these Babies got their start at a party in Brooklyn that was attended by Kevin Morby (of Woods), Cassie Ramone (from Vivian Girls) and Justin Sullivan (of Bossy) — no way is that glam. Instead, their union is languid, clumpy and soft while still remaining rockist — a lo-fi affair just barely scratched by Ramone and Morby’s back-and-forth vocals and nearly nonexistent noisy guitars. In particular, the band’s psychedelically rootsy second album, this year’s Cry Along with The Babies, is gentle, creepy and, in a really weird way, like a passive-aggressive version of X’s Wild Gift with a country twang. Bet you didn’t see that coming.
Sat., Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., $10, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 215-291-4919, kungfunecktie.com.