Pseudo Youth came together when a group of four excellent musicians got tired of doing time on the cover-band treadmill. The quartet had something to say and started saying — and playing — it in 2012. The band soon fell into its own groove and sound; a melodious cacophony of hard rock and thick, chthonic hooks. The guitars' crush is crowned with a heavy but not overly dramatic vocal delivery. Excellent modern rock, daddy-o.
Pseudo Youth performs with The Results, Age of Shadows, and Zero Signal Saturday, January 11, 8 p.m., at California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Road West. $6-$8. 621-1480.