San Francisco multi-instrumental duo Pomplamoose is an acquired taste, depending on your interest in adorable lo-fi jazz-pop. They’re best known for their YouTube series where they do inventive, split-screen covers and mashups of the latest pop hits (ex. Nicki Minaj’s “Superbass” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”) and for their earworm holiday commercials for Hyundai back in 2010.
Even if languid, sunny indie pop isn’t your thing, it’s still easy to appreciate Pomplamoose’s hustle. Unsigned since their start, the band sold 100,000 songs online in 2009 and raised $20,000 from a 2011 Kickstarter campaign in only three days. Member Jack Conte is also the founder of crowdfunding startup Patreon. But don’t be fooled, the group’s not simply a YouTube fad; Conte and vocalist Nataly Dawn are talented musicians and, in recent years, their compositions have become more sophisticated and focused on electronic sounds and textures. (Keidra Chaney)
Thursday, September 18, Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln, 7:30pm, $18-$20. All ages.