Tijuana Panthers

Are there three nicer boys you could spend Valentine’s Day with than Tijuana Panthers? Recent “Tijuana Panthers Creep Club” souvenir buttons notwithstanding, this Long Beach punk-power-pop trio is all about communication, honesty and being themselves, which in this case happens to sound like the dream-come-true realization of what would have happened if Posh Boy Records had discovered and signed New Zealand’s Clean circa 1979, or if the Modern Lovers had inspired as many teenage garage bands as the Ramones did. It’s music for those in love with the old world, with stellar support from OC’s heavily psychedelic Cosmonauts—who find their beauty and romance in the center of a storm of noise—and Pedro surf trio Bombon, keeping the spirit of budget rock alive.

Fri., Feb. 14, 7 p.m., 2014

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