Best Coast is a bit of a polarizer in underground rock. Fans of grimy and demented garage rock deride this band’s blend of ’90s alternative and retro girl-group pop, but those people hate all music that isn’t mired in the hopeless despair they writhe in.
As for me, I’ll take Bethany Cosentino’s echo-chamber slacker pop in large helpings. The girl has one of those natural knacks for melody that enables her to make everyday ditties sound transcendent, not least of which “When I’m With You,” the breakthrough single that caps off debut LP “Crazy For You.”
Joining Cosentino and company Wednesday at The Summit will be Male Bonding, a London lo-fi punk combo signed to Sub Pop. They’re toting a stellar debut album of their own, the patchwork punk tapestry “Nothing Hurts.”