Miami's march into the national indie-rock ranks continues with Baby Calendar.
The locally loved trio balances twee-pop tendencies with unpredictable songwriting, occasionally aggressive guitar, and clever, pop-culture-cluttered lyrics. Composed of guitarist/vocalist Tom Gorrio, bassist/vocalist Jackie Biver, and drummer Arik Dayan, the band has been on the road, traveling through the Midwest and up the East Coast for most of the summer and gearing up to 180 back out to Texas and beyond next month. Not surprisingly, Baby Calendar's perambulations have honed its dynamics, and reviews from other cities have been universally great. The band's second self-released album, Fifteen Year Old Sneakers,
just dropped in August, with sunny snatches of indie faves like Grandaddy and Menomena finding their way into its finely crafted 11 songs. "Welcome to our world/Take off your shoes,"
Gorrio and Biver harmonize on "Within Cell Walls." As quirky, catchy, and charming as it is, Baby Calendar's world is the kind you can get comfy in.
Baby Calendar plays at 10 p.m. Thursday, October 6, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $4. Call 561-832-9999.