There’s a wonderfully exhausting exuberance about Cincinnati’s Pomegranates. The band’s take on indie rock bridges the gap between spunky and spacey, matching breathlessly inventive music with high-pitched vocals that come off like Silversun Pickups’ hip little cousin. This year’s Heaven finds them burrowing deeper into darkness without losing their charms.
They’ll be joined Sunday at Kobo by Detroit retro rockers The Hounds Below, a band featuring Jack White’s favorite punching bag, Jason Stollsteimer of The Von Bondies. It’s kind of like Elvis Presley’s Vegas days with more distortion.
Public Red and Jackie Stabb, late of Jackie and the Stabbs, round out the lineup.