Staff Pick: Eternal Summers at Cafe Bourbon Street

From the June 7, 2012 edition

If you’re sick of bands splitting the difference between “hazy mirage” and “John Hughes soundtrack” in the ceaseless quest to repurpose the past, Eternal Summers might be a tough sell. But one listen to “Millions,” the lead single from the band’s new album, “Correct Behavior,” cuts through the apprehension with clean, crisp confidence. It’s the kind of track that reminds you why bands go for nostalgia in the first place — and one where the scenery plays an almost cinematic role in the songwriting. See what else they can pull from their bag of tricks Friday at Bourbon Street, where locals Dirty Girls and The Beers will also perform.

Credit: Joe Unander