Dogs on Acid formed from the ashes of late, loved Philadelphia bands Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader, but its self-titled debut, released earlier this year, stakes out fresh ground, flirting with lean indie rock rather than the more winding, emo confessionals that were a hallmark of those acts. Album-opener "Keep In Touch" sets the tone, building on shimmering guitar jabs that connect even when frontman Peter Helmis struggles to do the same. "I've got the dots," he sings, "but I can't connect them all."

Dogs on Acid formed from the ashes of late, loved Philadelphia bands Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader, but its self-titled debut, released earlier this year, stakes out fresh ground, flirting with lean indie rock rather than the more winding, emo confessionals that were a hallmark of those acts. Album-opener "Keep In Touch" sets the tone, building on shimmering guitar jabs that connect even when frontman Peter Helmis struggles to do the same. "I've got the dots," he sings, "but I can't connect them all."

Year of Glad, Boxing and Smut also perform.