The Vaselines


The Vaselines‘ on-again-off-again songwriting partnership of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee has survived decades of strife, skewered pop glee, and Kurt Cobain’s raw-throated patronage. What last year’s V for Vaselines lacks in terms of the sexually frustrated ickiness that characterized the group’s best-known singles, it makes up for in impeccable hooks, mid-tempo buoyancy, and sweet microphone-swapping payoffs. The crush of organs and barroom pianos on “Inky Lies” is worth more than twice the price of admission. Opening is Amanda X. The show is open to everyone 21 and older.

Fri., Jan. 16, 9 p.m., 2015