Female-fronted pop-rock can be a bit of a novelty: the sort of disposable mainstream fodder we heard too much of earlier this decade. But in the right hands, it's a powerful art form -- both visceral and candy-coated, personal and party-ready. This San Francisco act capitalizes on the genre's split personality through glossy pop songs driven by Ana Isabel's incisive vocals.
At Red House (1667 Botelho Dr., Walnut Creek) on October 23. 7 p.m., $10