With the possible exception of the Beach Boys, no one’s likely this year to out-summer Best Coast, whose sophomore set of sun-kissed surf pop came out in May to reviews as warm as the water off Kokomo. Now the L.A. duo is on the road in support of The Only Place, leaving behind the babes and waves to which singer Bethany Cosentino pledges allegiance in the album’s typically jangly title track. Tonight, she and bandmate Bobb Bruno hit New York with opening performances by Tennessee garage gals Those Darlins and local neo-shoegazers DIIV.

Tue., July 17, 8 p.m., 2012

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