The women of Alvvays are living the dream: forming a band with your childhood best friend. Frontwoman Molly Rankin and keyboardist Kerry MacLellan go way back; maybe that’s why all of the band’s videos look like they were filmed in Super 8, with that foggy-but-sunny air of good memories. Their nostalgic music justifies it. Like a slightly more upbeat Pains of Being Pure at Heart, these Canadian indie rockers don’t shy away from reverb or daintily glum subject matter (boyfriends who never want to get married, a culture that never wants to grow up). But Rankin’s voice shines through like a beacon, strong and resonant. Hear it tonight.
Sat., Nov. 8, 8 p.m., 2014