Beverly at Black Cat Backstage Thursday, Aug. 14

It’s hard to keep track of Beverly frontwoman Frankie Rose. The Brooklyn-based drummer and vocalist has manned the kit for a slew of buzzy bands like Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and Crystal Stilts, in addition to releasing a trio of solid solo records. But no matter Rose’s project of the moment, she sticks close to a retro sound that pairs ’60s girl-group harmonies with hazy lo-fi riffs—and with Beverly, Rose totally masters this vintage formula. The duo, which features Rose on the drums and Drew Citron on guitar, is part gritty garage rock, part harmony-driven pop, and all uber-catchy hooks. On its debut album, Careers, the pair dishes out loads of fuzzed out guitars and layers of dreamy “ooohs” and “ahhhs” over Rose’s charging drum beats. Tracks like “Honey Do” and “You Can’t Get It Right” are total earworms with surf-rock guitar riffs and ethereal vocals, while others, like “Yale’s Life,” slow things down with gorgeous instrumental interludes. But whether Beverly’s shredding through a chorus or breaking hearts with a haunting harmony, its knack for crafting infectious tracks will have you humming along happily. Beverly performs with Expert Alterations at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com.

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