Allah-Las seem to have blended the sunniest elements of surf, psych, garage rock and folk music into a windows-down summer soundtrack that’s as fit for the present as it would have been half a century ago. It’s a sound informed by more than just the sounds of the ’60s, though — three parts of this California four-piece met working at Hollywood’s hallowed Amoeba Music, and their influences range from The Rolling Stones to The Kinks to Love’s Arthur Lee. It wasn’t long after finding their fourth member that they garnered the attention of singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse, who promptly agreed to release their first split 7-inch and went on to produce their self-titled full-length, released in 2013. The band’s latest singles “Had It All” and “Every Girl” indicate they’re certainly not done cranking out hazy garage-rock quite yet, and the hope for a new track or two thrown in tonight’s setlist is just one more reason to catch these easygoing rockers.
Opening tonight's show at The High Watt will be local Cream faves Evan P. Donohue and Music Band. Show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $12 at the door. After the jump, watch Donohue play "Tell Me Sara" and hear Music Band's latest, Can I Live.