This Philly four-piece is upfront about its ’90s post-punk influences: They plucked those catchy, caffeinated hooks from Superchunk; the neck-wrenching chord changes take a healthy bite out of Samiam. Let’s also give a nod to the Get Up Kids generation for all the sincere and angsty vocal eruptions. Which is to say Ma Jolie did its homework and does pop-punk right. Coursing with adrenaline (but rarely drunk on testosterone), they machine-gun through their self-released full-length debut, …Compared to Giants, like proud flag bearers. They’re music fans, like you.
Fri., July 6, 7 p.m., $10, with Lemuria and NONA, The Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 866-468-7619,