Event Pick: Avers and Rikki Shay at the Camel 

Nov. 27

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Avers is the loudest cat’s meow in the local music scene. Featuring a trifecta of hooks, looks and appeal, the Richmond rockers’ sugary, shoe-gazing confections are tailor-made to please. The group’s new EP, “Wasted Tracks,” proves there’s substance behind the national hype. Tunes such as the ’80s indie pleader, “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” and the streamlined psychedelic pop of “Calling Out to You” are bona fide ear worms — once you let them in, they’re hard to get out of your head. Joining Avers for a night of irresistibility Friday, Nov. 27, at the Camel is Rikki Shay, the new group born from the ashes of late, great, local vibe merchants Black Girls. “Changing of the Heart,” the first recorded offering by the band on Soundcloud, features lead vocalist Drew Gillihan’s distinctive falsetto over a groove-based tease of playful soul rock. Two great tastes that go great together. Doors for the Black Friday funfest open at 9 p.m. $8-$10. thecamel.org.


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