The Darlings have emerged from a recent hiatus trotting out songs from a forthcoming album that are their most beautifully constructed tunes yet. Their lush brand of pop-rock is pure ear candy, but there's some lyrical bite to go with the sweet. Plus, singer Jenny Lute has some of the best pipes in the city.

The Wet Darlings

8 p.m. Friday

CD102.5 Rock Local Stage

The Darlings have emerged from a recent hiatus trotting out songs from a forthcoming album that are their most beautifully constructed tunes yet. Their lush brand of pop-rock is pure ear candy, but there's some lyrical bite to go with the sweet. Plus, singer Jenny Lute has some of the best pipes in the city.

Bummers

5:30 p.m. Saturday

CD102.5 Rock Local Stage

One of the buzziest bands in the city, Bummers have been drawing raves for their brand of surf-y garage rock with anthemic flairs and energetic live show. I can't wait to find out if the hype is justified. Their set is sure to not live up to their name.

The Girls!/Washington Beach Bums/New Bomb Turks/Cadaver Dogs

6:45-9:45 p.m. Saturday

CD102.5 Rock Local Stage

I already feel bad for the volunteers at the beer stand closest to this stage. Saturday at Pearl & Broad is going be ground zero for a rampaging FOUR-HEADED PARTY BEAST! Seriously, it just doesn't stop.

At 6:45, The Girls! (who fully deserve the exclamation point in their name) will bring impossibly catchy pop-punk that has a "singalong the first time you hear it" quality.

At 7:45, Washington Beach Bums will see just how many people can fit onstage and bring their smirking sunglasses-at-night attitudes and even more party anthems.

New Bomb Turks destroyed Ace of Cups (and my glasses) during a show celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal Columbus party punk record !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!! at Ace of Cups earlier this year. They're legends. Duh. Don't miss. 8:45.

Closing out the night (9:45) is an unabashed celebration of all things rock 'n' roll with Cadaver Dogs. Frontman Mat Franklin is like a televangelist onstage, and his religion is having a good time. The party starts early and ends hard.