Queens combo The Beets may or may not be named after Doug Funnie's favorite British Invasion export, but they play with a childlike wonder that renders them perfect for Nickelodeon, or at least for bars partial to scrappy sing-along pop with twee tendencies. Friday, they'll pump Double Happiness full of joy with assistance from The Red Paintings.

Queens combo The Beets may or may not be named after Doug Funnie's favorite British Invasion export, but they play with a childlike wonder that renders them perfect for Nickelodeon, or at least for bars partial to scrappy sing-along pop with twee tendencies. Friday, they'll pump Double Happiness full of joy with assistance from The Red Paintings.

Fans of droning boy-girl not-quite-pop, consider 2011's Let the Poison Out an acoustic-strummed analog to Times New Viking's ear-searing ruckus. You'd be hard-pressed to find a catchier set of shambling singles on either side of the radar.